HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS

THE EXPERIENCE

Riding and Horsemanship skills

The Equestrian Programs at Chestnut Ridge are designed with children in mind! Our certified instructors teach safe horse skills so that all people can feel comfortable and confident with big animals, on the ground and riding them. Riders learn to work together as a team with our staff and the horses to gain new skills and have FUN! All this takes place in the riding arena and on the 377 acres of beautiful trails of Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center!

Western and English riding available.

Sessions

SPRING 2019 

  1. Week of March 11 - Week of April 11 (no horseback riding lessons week of Apr 1-5 for Spring Break) - 4 weeks, $160

  2. Week of April 22 - Week of May 13 - 4 weeks, $160

 

FALL 2019

  1. Week of September 9 - Week of October 3 - 4 weeks, $160

  2. Week of October 14 - Week of November 7 - 4 Weeks, $160

  1. Age - 1st - 8th Grade

  2. Experience - At least 1 year of riding lessons, starting posting trot

  3. Time - 4:00 - 5:30 pm Thursday

  4. Cost - $160/session 

 

  1. Age - 3rd - high school

  2. Experience - 2 or more years of riding lessons, trotting confidently, learning to canter and jump

  3. Time - 4:00 - 5:30 pm Monday or                   4:30-6:00 Wednesday​​ (middle or high school)

  4. Cost - $160/session 

Advanced 
Little New Riders
  1. Age - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

  2. Experience - Less than 1 year of riding lessons

  3. Time - 4:00 - 5:30 pm Monday ​​or Tuesday

  4. Cost  - $160/session

Beginner Level 1
  1. Age - Kindergarten - Adult

  2. Experience - All riding levels

  3. Time - By appointment

  4. Cost - $50 per hour

Private Lessons
  1. Age - 2nd grade - 8th grade

  2. Experience - less than 1 year of riding lessons

  3. Time - 4:00 - 5:30 pm Thursday

  4. Cost - $160/session 

New Riders
  1. Age - 2nd - 8th Grade

  2. Experience - 2 or more years of riding lessons, gaining skills at the trot, perfecting posting trot

  3. Time - 4:00 - 5:30 pm Tuesday or Wednesday

  4. Cost - $160/session 

Intermediate

POLICIES

To Ensure the Best Experience
QUESTIONS

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ATTIRE
  • Long pants

  • Closed toed shoes with a defined heel (boot)

  • Clothes should be comfortable, durable, and appropriate for the season

  • Please no dangling jewelry

  • Corrective eyewear should be appropriate for outdoor use 

  • Helmets are required (provided by Chestnut Ridge)

FINANCIAL
  • A $40 non-refundable deposit is required at time of registration. This deposit is applied toward tuition.

  • An installment plan is available for the balance

INCLEMENT WEATHER
WAIVER

Required for ALL riders

Please inform our staff of any special physical considerations

TRANSPORTATION

Not enrolled in Afterschool at Chestnut Ridge

  • Transportation from local schools and an afternoon snack is available for an additional charge of $5 per week. Riders can be picked-up from the equestrian area at the end of their session.

 

Currently enrolled in Afterschool at Chestnut Ridge

  • Riders will be transported to the equestrian area upon arriving to Afterschool. Riders can be picked-up from the equestrian area at the end of their session.

Riding activities may be cancelled at the director's discretion due to inclement weather. Parents will be notified of all cancellations. All riding activities cancelled for weather will be made up or rescheduled.