Our lesson programs are designed to take children on an ideal horse riding adventure! Each child receives individualized, safe instruction and customized activities to fit their learning styles and physical abilities. Our instructor has a wealth of patience, experience, professional and teaching ideas! Students learn balance, steering and finding their cadence and rhythm on the horse. Safety and personal attention provide a fun and learning filled experience for each student. Riding ability and progression at this age depends a lot on interest, attention, physical strength and coordination, and the ability to listen to instruction. Students will be periodically evaluated to determine skill advancement through the levels. The instructor will make recommendations as to when student may move to advanced hunter/jumper instruction or dressage instruction.
All students are welcome to join and participate in the DressageForYoung Riders Program. Our program provides education and riding opportunities beyond lessons. Our goal is to work with dedicated riders who desire to improve their horsemanship and riding skills that will take them to college, become trainers, and if desired, become the high-level competitors of the future.
DressageForYoung Riders will be introduced to career opportunities and give them a solid base of horsemanship and classical riding skills that will take them to their goals of becoming trainers, instructors, competitive riders, developing business skills and stable management and technology use in and outside the horse industry. Monthly meetings will cover topics such as stable management, horse health, riding theory, ground work, sport psychology, competition preparedness, physical fitness and marketing and leadership. We will participate in home, local, regional and (if qualified) in national competitions. Our goal is to develop young riders (adults are welcome to participate as well!) into the well-rounded horse people that will be the future custodians of this wonderful sport.