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.

FALL 2020

Offered August 31 - November 12

Private/Sibling Lessons 

  • 10:30 am or 1:30 pm

  • Monday - Thursday

  • Approximately 15 min saddling time, 45 min riding time

  •  1-3 riders per lesson time

  • All riding experience levels welcome

  • $50/rider/Lesson

Small Group Lessons

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Mon/Wed - Advanced/Intermediate riders - (3rd-12th grade with at least 1 full year riding experience, know posting trot)

  • Tues/Thur - New Rider/Beginner Level 1 riders - (K-8th grade)

  • No more than 5 riders in a group

  • $40/rider/Lesson

WINTER 2020-2021

 

Offered November 16 - February 25

Saturday morning lessons - 3rd grade and up

  • 10:00 am - noon

  • Grooming and saddling 

  • Riding and horsemanship

  • $40/rider/lesson

Private/Sibling Lessons 

  • 10:30 am or 1:30 pm

  • Monday - Thursday

  • Approximately 15 min saddling time, 45 min riding time

  •  1-3 riders per lesson time

  • All riding experience levels welcome

  • $50/rider/Lesson

Small Group Lessons - After School

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Mon - Advanced/Intermediate riders - (3rd-12th grade with at least 1 full year riding experience, know posting trot)

  • Thur - New Rider/Beginner Level 1 riders - (3-8th grade)

  • No more than 5 riders in a group

  • $40/rider/Lesson

POLICIES

To Ensure the Best Experience
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

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.

QUESTIONS

919-304-2178

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.