The Summer Riding Series is 10 weeks long, from June 22 to August 29. WE ARE REOPENED after closing for the Covid-19 Crisis. All safety protocols are in p lace. The Regular Lesson Series is one-hour small groups, for all adults, young adults and children age 8 and older. The 10 week series costs $500.00. You may pay $250 at registration and the balance by July 22.
For reopening, we have these protocols:
Masks must be worn in barn at all times.
Riders will wear gloves immediately upon arrival. Wash them when you get home.
All the standard Social Distancing rules will apply. There are signs in the barn to follow.
Mini Mights: We will again be open to kids age 5-7 years old. The dates are the same. Minis ride once a week in groups of 2-3 on our older and quietest horses. The cost is $350.00 for the 10 weeks. You may pay $175.00 at registration and the balance by July 22.
Lessons meet Monday through Saturday. Adults ride Tuesday-Friday mornings at 10 or 11 a.m., or 5, 6 or 7 p.m. those days. And early afternoon Saturdays. Age 8 to adult ride Monday through Friday on the hour at 5 or 6 p.m., and Saturdays on the hour at 9, 10, 11 a.m. and 12, 1, and 2 p.m.
Above is the registration form to be dropped off or mailed or emailed, but you may call (203) 453-8768 to register. Be sure you indicate your preferred lesson times. Of course, email firstname.lastname@example.org or just give us a call with questions or to schedule a free trial lesson -- (203) 453-8768, ask for Jill.
You ride for one full hour, (1/2 hr. Minis) in small groups--horses are tacked and ready for you when you arrive. The only equipment you'll need is a hard soled shoe with a heel, like a work boot. We have helmets that meet the latest safety standards, but if you go on riding, you should purchase your own helmet. (Inexpensive).
Riding is safe and structured here -- our school has been operating continuously on Clapboard Hill Road since 1992!
We have helmets, but if you continue to ride, you might want to check out these companies for riding helmets and other equipment:
STATELINE TACK or DOVER SADDLERY
Co-Owner-Master Instructor Jill Walter-Robinson
is the gold standard of teaching riding -- this is her 49th year in the ring, and she is nationally acknowledged as one of the sport's most talented instructors. We are so lucky to have longtime alumns , Quinn Baron and Kira Schaefer teaching; they have ridden here for more than 10 years.
We are well known for our fun, professional program and laid-back family atmosphere. Dozens of our young people have grown up here and become professional riders, polo players, stable owners and managers, veterinarians, (and vegetarians), farriers, and equine scientists. Lifelong friendships have grown just from being together for a class. And, mothers who rode here as children are now bringing their own children here to ride. (Help! We're getting old).