horseback riding lessons
Cold Spring Farm offers professional riding lessons for children (ages 3+) as well as adults scheduled in either weekly group or private sessions. Our program instruct beginners through advanced riders in equitation and hunters, with a focus on developing a strong, proper foundation before advancement.
Our program is offered year-around, with weekday evenings and Saturday lesson slots offered to accommodate a variety of schedules. Lessons are taught in our all weather, indoor riding arena which includes beautiful footing, surrounding windows for natural lighting and ventilation, large industrial fans for summer cooling, heaters for winter spectators, and a viewing area for parents.
The stars of our lesson program are our wonderful group of lesson horses and ponies. They have been selected for their gentle demeanor, patience, and ability to teach riders and allow them the ability to gain confidence as they progress in their riding. Although they come in all shape, sizes, and colors, they all have something unique to offer their riders.
I hour of instruction with 3 to 5 riders of similar level. Instruction includes grooming and tacking until riders are capable of doing so unattended.
30 minutes of instruction specifically tailored to the rider. Perfect when building a new skill or prepping for a show.
1 hour of instruction specifically tailored to the rider. Extra time allows to work through issues or perfecting a skill.
PAYMENT: Due at the time of service. Cold Spring Farm accepts checks, cash, or PayPal (please see Barn Page for link) for lessons. Checks should be made payable to Cold Spring Farm, payments should be made directly prior to, or after each lesson. Lessons may be prepaid up front for the month for ease of tracking and to avoid missed payments.
RETURNED CHECKS: There is a $35.00 charge for any returned check.
LESSON CANCELLATIONS: Students (or parents) are financially responsible for all lessons not canceled with a 24 hour notice PRIOR to the scheduled lesson. Notice of cancellation can be made by calling or texting the instructor. Otherwise, payment will be expected in full for the missed lesson.
LESSON SPOT: If you fail to cancel your lesson twice with proper notification, your lesson spot may be forfeited.