English – Leigh Zielinski (above photos)
Western – Barb
Lessons are arranged by appointment with the instructors. If you are a new rider, most likely you will have a private lesson. After a few rides, and you become comfortable to maneuver the horse on your own with walking skills, and some trotting, you may select to advance to a group lesson.
Our lessons encompass much more than just the riding portion of horsemanship. We believe that true horse people should be able to prepare their mount for riding, including grooming and tacking-up. They should also be able to take care of their mount and the equipment after the ride, therefore our lessons, time wise, might be a bit longer than the standard lesson program.
1 Hour Group (3 or more students) – $25
45 Minute Semi Private – $25
1/2 Hour Private – $30
All students must show up a 1/2 hour prior to their riding time to groom and
tack up their horse.
Note: 24 hour cancellation is required or you will be charged a full lesson
Note that the instructors are not certified.
We instead acknowledge accomplishments and look more at their ability and experience. A proven show record, successful horse training, multiple clinic participation, and riding expertise is the foundation for developing horemanship skills in others. This is what keeps our prices lower than other barns in the area. We want our kids and adults to have fun and compete at the shows in a professional manner and we try to set that example for all of our students.
Bottom line – Have fun, play nice, and ride like you stole it!
Riding instructors are independent contractors and not employed by Windy Ridge Stable.