Riding Lessons & Training
Lessons are available for riders 7-97. All riders will start with learning safety guidelines. Because horses have their own mind and their own spirits, it is critical that every rider learn how to handle themselves on the ground around these magnificent, large animals. Riders will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of horsemanship and how communication with the horse on the ground translates to communication under saddle.
Riders are taught in their saddle of comfort, English or Western. The saddle is not what makes or breaks the connection and communication.
***Helmets are required of all riders on SRF horses.****
With a strong background in dressage and eventing, riders wishing to go in that direction will be set up for success with Lisa by their side. Lisa teaches with a strong focus on safety and building a strong healthy relationship with the horse. With that under your belt, you will have the skills needed to excel to the next level in whichever equestrian sport you like.
Interested in competing? With an abundance of local shows in our area, we are happy to haul your horse or ours to show. Lisa will be by your side throughout the day to coach and mentor and cheer you on to the blue ribbon.
Need more ride time? All lesson horses are available for on site lease!
Working around a full time job (because horses eat a lot!), scheduling is variable each week. Because we are still building infrastructure, we do not have a covered arena. This means that lessons are also weather pending. Our 60’ round pen is awaiting a good dry week for its finishing feature…..sand footing! In the meantime, we have access to an 80 x 120 arena not far up the road.
Currently under construction is our 100x200 arena on our farm. Stay tuned for exciting updates!
Lessons at Stony Rock Farm: $30/hour and are typically 60-90 minutes (based on evolution of the lesson and participant willingness)
Lessons can be arranged at your own farm on your horse for anyone within a 15 mile radius from SRF.
Lessons off site: $40 and will last 60-120 minutes (based on evolution of the lesson and participant willingness)
Catch riding and/or exercising: $25 (within 15 mile radius)
***Special rates available for police, fire, EMS, and active military.***