Horseback Riding Lessons

In a safe, fun, and positive environment for riders of all ages and abilities.

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We offer:
30 minute private lessons for beginners through advanced riders
*All beginners will ride in private lessons until the instructor deems them safe to ride in a group
60 minute group lessons
*Group lessons offered to riders on a case-by-case basis,
at the discretion of the instructor, and after a private evaluation lesson.
We teach lessons Mondays through Saturdays,
with morning, afternoon, and evening times available
with one of our fabulous, Massachusetts licensed and insured instructors.
After your introductory lesson we can find a day and time that fit your needs.  Riders come a minimum of once per week at the predetermined time.
We operate on a monthly tuition system.
Tuition for the month of lessons is due at or before the first lesson of the month.  
Pricing Effective Sept. 1st, 2019.
More Lessons = More Savings!
Rider ages 7 & up - Lessons Per Month:
1 Lesson:  $75
2 Lessons:  $150
3 Lessons:  $225
4 Lessons:  $265
5 Lessons:  $330
6 Lessons:  $395
7 Lessons:  $460
8 Lessons:  $525
9 Lessons:  $590
10 or more lessons per month:  $65 per lesson
These rates apply to both 30 minute private lessons** and 60 minute group lessons
**for riders in first grade and older
Pony Pals(sm) Lessons (for riders in Preschool through Kindergarten) $45 per lesson for 4 or 5 weeks in any given month
Please be sure to count how many days you ride per month (most months have 4, some have 5 of any given day), and multiply accordingly.


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations require 24 hour notice in order to receive a makeup.  Any lesson cancelled within 24 hours of the scheduled time slot will be charged in full and a makeup lesson will not be granted for any circumstance.  


Lessons cancelled with more than 24 hours notice will be granted a makeup which must be taken within 4 weeks of the cancellation.

Going away for a month and want to save your spot on our schedule?  No problem!  In order to save your spot on our schedule we require 50% payment for the month you will be gone.  This is not a deposit towards the returning month, and tuition for the month you return will be due in full, prior to the first lesson on the month.

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What to Wear and Bring??

Due to Covid19, we are no longer able to lend out helmets, boots, pants, or brushes.  Riders are now required to provide their own.  Failure to bring your own helmet and/or boots to your lesson will result in forfeiting your lesson.

Please note that appropriate footwear is required in the barn and on the farm property for rider and non-riders (parents, caregivers, siblings, friends, etc.).  This includes riding boots (paddock boots) and closed toed shoes.  No flip-flops or open toed shoes allowed, for safety reasons.

Ideal riding gear includes:

  • an ASTM-SEI Certified/Approved riding helmet (no bike helmets)

  • Breeches or Jodhpurs pants 

  • a t-shirt or polo with sleeves (please, no tank tops)

  • Paddock Boots or Tall Boots (Absolutely NO SNEAKERS)

  • Gloves and a Crop

Additionally, dress for the outside elements and temperature.  Although we have a lovely insulated indoor arena, our barn and arena are not climate controlled.  Also wear sunscreen and bring water during the warmer months.

Alternatively, jeans can be substituted for breeches, and a boot with a small heel can be worn in place of proper riding boots.  Please, no sneakers for riding.  

We can lend you a helmet if you have yet to purchase one.

Why shouldn't I ride in sneakers?

The heel on paddock or tall boots keeps the stirrup iron from slipping too far back on the heel or ankle, and getting stuck.  Sneakers lack a heel and pose a safety hazard.

Why should I ride in gloves, even in the summer?

Gloves provide better grip on the reins, as well as protection from blisters.  

Where should I go to purchase proper riding gear?

There are several places with fabulous customer service.

Dover Saddlery - 595 Washington St., Wellesley

SmartPakEquine - 30 Worcester Rd., (Rt. 9), Natick

For gently used apparel, check out the Horseman's Exchange, Littleton.  

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