DBA, but youth Beginner/intermediate lessons will be offered again come Spring time! We are just waiting for snow to disappear and a bit warmer weather! Hang in there with us!
$55.00- 1 hour lesson
Riding is so much more than just showing up and getting on! We focus on all aspects of horsemanship, from the ground, up! You will learn to groom and tack up your horse and to cool down and properly put your horse away, in addition to skills in the saddle.
"Little Tykes Lesson"
$30.00 - 30 to 40 minute lesson
Our "little tykes lesson" are geared towards beginner kids under 5 years of age. It is a great way introduce them to horseback riding! It includes time on the ground, learning how safely brush and interact with the horse, as well as time in the saddle, learning basic riding skills.
What to wear:
In order for ANY student to ride, we require long pants and closed-toed shoes. NO STUDENT will be allowed to ride in shorts, skirts, or any unprotective shoe.
We are happy to let students borrow our helmets for their first session riding with us, but after a few session, all students should purchase their own helmet. Bicycle helmets are not appropriate or safe for horseback riding.
All students must wear proper riding shoes (a comfortable boot with a 1" heel; and smooth rubber sole).
Breeches with half chaps or long pants (preferably jeans) to protect your legs. (leggings and other smooth pants will slip, making it hard to grip the saddle).
Riders should dress for the weather.
*due to COVID, we are following CDC guidelines.
one student/rider in the ring and/or in the barn at a time with the instructor. Hand sanitizer must be used in between handling horses, tack, brushes. All tack and grooming necessities, door handles and gates will be sanitized in between lessons. Masks are encouraged when in close proximity or enclosed areas(barn).
If you are feeling ill, have a fever, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID, or have been diagnosed with COVID in the past month, we ask that you please stay home and schedule your lesson for another time. Thank you for your understanding.
WHERE TO GET YOUR GEAR
There are not a lot of great tack/riding attire shops in our area but here are a few options:
Tractor Supply Company carries a few helmet styles and some Western riding boots.
Meader Supply in Rochester, NH carries a small selection of helmets, boots and riding attire
Dover Saddlery in Plaistow, NH has a large selection of helmets, boots, and riding attire. They have fantastic customer service and employees that know how to help you find what you need.
All students or parent/guardians of students must sign our liability waiver before any handling of or riding horses.
Under New Hampshire law, an equine professional or activity sponsor, or any other person engaged in an equine activity is not liable for an injury to or the death of anyone participating in an equine activity resulting from their inherent risks (HB 793). Except in limited circumstances, no participant's representative can make a claim against, maintain an action against, or recover from any other person for injury, loss, damage, or death of the participant resulting from the activities' inherent risks.