The Equest Farm Riding Academy provides a safe and wholesome environment for beginner through advanced riders. The riding program has been carefully designed to progress riders through a structured curriculum, providing consistent step-by-step instruction across the program. An ongoing evaluation of the student’s abilities allows for advancement at an individualized pace. Through this program students are able to develop into competitive riders, building confidence, motivation, discipline, coordination, focus and camaraderie, while still having fun and developing a compassionate bond with horses.
Along with riding skills, the riding school program incorporates safety procedures throughout the lessons. Safety at all times is our first priority.
Factors such as age, coordination, strength, frequency of lessons and attention span will impact students’ advancement. Progress is best achieved through riding consistently; we recommend riding at least once a week regularly for best results.
Regular lessons are offered for ages 6 and up.
All students of age or parents must read and sign the new Equest Policies and Procedures document as of May 1, 2013. To access, Click Here. Please bring the signed document to the Equest farm office.
For specific details that pertain to our riding levels, please Click Here.
Lessons are offered Tuesday through Sunday.
Equest Farm Riding School Program
Students in the Riding Academy have to option of paying for the entire month of lessons with the price depending on how many times a week they ride OR they may pay individually. Payment for lesson packages is required by the first of the month every month. If you are finishing an Evaluation or New Rider’s Package toward the middle or end of the month, we suggest that you pay individually for lessons for the remainder of the month OR that you resume taking lessons at the top of the new month.
If the student decides to pay for the monthly packages, they are required to use the entire of the package BY THE END OF THE MONTH. The package does expire by the end of the month, so please plan accordingly! Late cancellations and no shows still apply. Riders are allowed to cancel and re-schedule lessons within that month. The prices of lessons are as follows:
One time private lesson (Required for first lesson) - $50
New Rider’s Package:
Four private riding lessons and one, in-barn grooming/tacking lesson - $250
Group Lesson Package:
Riding one time per week - $175 (Approximately $40 per lesson)
Riding two times per week - $300 (Approximately $35 per lesson)
Individual payment - $50
Semi-Private Lesson Package:
Riding one time per week - $215 (Approximately $50 per lesson)
Riding two times per week - $390 (Approximately $45 per lesson)
Individual payment - $55
Private Lesson Package:
Riding one time per week - $275 (Approximately $63 per lesson)
Riding two times per week - $545 (Approximately $63 per lesson)