Our lesson program is designed to
be a comprehensive educational program open to beginner
through advanced riders. We have developed numerous age appropriate
introductory programs, an ongoing skill based four level lesson
continuum certificate program, and advanced equestrian opportunities. An equestrian is
skilled when she/he understands a wide range of aspects beyond just
riding. Lifelong skills can be obtained such as assertiveness,
determination, responsibility, a strong work ethic, leadership,
respect, achievement, and self esteem, just to name a few. Our goal
is to develop well-rounded and well-educated equestrians who can not
only ride well, but have horse management knowledge and skill and
understanding of horses. A leveled certificate program is
offered to assure that knowledge and skills are mastered.
Fun With Ponies Program (ages 4-5)
Registration Form – 2017-2018 School Year Private Lessons
The Fun with Ponies Program is for
children ages 4-5. We believe in starting young children only in a
private lesson setting. During a one hour session children help lead,
groom, tack their pony and ride with the instructor at their side.
Basic riding skills including introducing the correct position for the rider, walking, steering, stopping,
mounting and dismounting are taught. Each week a different activity
is sent home to reinforce skills. Call
to set up this private
For The Love
Of Horses (ages 6-9)
Registration Form – Spring 2018 For The Love of Horses Sessions
“For the Love of Horses” is an introductory program for 6-9 year olds offering children basic instruction in horse terminology, care, safety, grooming, tacking-up and on the ground handling of horses, and you don’t have to own a horse! This gives children a comfort level and a foundation in understanding the safety requirements necessary around horses.
The earlier portion of the sessions will be indoors in our barn. The other portion will be in the lower arena to “ride” a horse. Students will learn the basic seat and leg positions and how to hold the reins. They will learn how to shorten the reins to turn and stop the horse to know that they have proper control before taking regular riding lessons. At each session please have students equipped with appropriate outdoor clothing(long pants for riding days), riding boots if possible, and something to drink. Helmets will be provided for this introductory program.
For more information, please call The Equestrian Reserve at 770 205-1230.
Semi-Private Lessons (Younger and Beginner Riders)
Registration Form – Semi-Private Lessons 2017-2018
Semi private lessons are held for a 90 minute
block of time for young
children completing our For The Love of Horses program or those who
are ready to become beginner riders in our smaller arena. This
program provides the close supervision and individual instruction to
get the correct start as a beginner. Lessons are held weekly.
Lessons (children and youth ages 7-18) Groups for ages
7-10, 9-12, 11-14, 13-16, 14-18
Registration Form – 2017-2018 School Year Group Lessons
Registration Form – Home Schooled Students Group Lessons
Group lessons are
held for a two hour block of time weekly Mondays-Saturdays.
You will be amazed at our instructional style and all that is taught
through our four level certificate program. Each level builds
additional skills and challenges the rider. We invite you to come
visit our lesson program and see that what we offer is unique to any
other riding program around. Lessons are held weekly all year
round. You only commit after you have had an opportunity to
experience us! We want you to
know this is the right place for you!
Show Team Lessons
lessons taught to the AQHA standards for the following English Hunt
Seat events to include: Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat
Equitation, Hunter Hack, and Hunter Over Fences, and for the
following Western Pleasure Events to include: Showmanship,
Horsemanship, Trail, and Western Riding. Riders do not have to own a
horse to be able to be a part of our show team.
Our adult lesson
program offers great flexibility with
scheduling due to
adults’ demanding schedules. Have you dreamed of riding and maybe
never took the time to start or to get back into it? Join one of our
small groups where we offer instruction at a fun and relaxed pace.
Lesson times available four times a week but
come only as often as your schedule allows.
Assistant Instructor Training Often in collaboration with
local high school work study internships. Level IV Rider and
show competition experience is the pre-requisite and then we provide
the training and interning for instruction.
Equestrian Scholarships Training &
development for college bound students.
USEF Lettering Program Earn your athletic letter with us for the United States Equestrian Federation Lettering Program.
Other Interest Groups-Approved Programs
We offer programs
to local Girl Scout Troops to earn the Horse Fan and Horse Rider
Home Schooled Courses
Earn Science and
We offer camps and special events for organized church youth groups.
Other Interest Groups-Approved Programs Call for details 770 205-1230