Horseback Riding Lessons
The Equestrian Programs at Chestnut Ridge are designed with children in mind! Our AAHS certified instructors teach safe horse skills so that small 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 new riding arena and on the 362 acres of beautiful trails of Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center!
Spring 2014 Schedule:
Session 1 – week of Mar 3 to week of Apr 7 (5 weeks)
Session 2 - week of Apr 21 to week of May 19 (5 weeks)
Fall 2014 Schedule:
Session 1 – week of Sept 8 to week of Sept 29 (4 weeks)
Session 2 – week of Oct 6 to week of Oct 27 (4 weeks)
New Riders: Mondays 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM (all ages, 1 year or less riding lessons) – $120 per session (payable in installments)
Advanced Beginners: Tuesdays 3:45-5:15 PM (3rd-8th grade, 1 year or more of riding lessons) - $120 per session (payable in installments)
Novice Riders:Tuesdays 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM (3rd-8th grade, 2 or more years riding lessons) - $120 per session (payable in installments)
Little New Riders:Wednesdays 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM (K-2nd grade, 1 year or less riding lessons) - $120 per session (payable in installments)
New Riders:Thursdays 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM (all ages, no riding experience) - $120 per session (payable in installments)
Little New Riders:Thursdays 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM (K-2nd grade, 1 year or less riding lessons) - $120 per session (payable in installments)
Adult New Rider/Advanced Beginner Riding Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to ride a horse? Or maybe you rode a few times as a kid and want to do it again? Well, this adult riding group is for you! Lessons will be held on Saturday mornings from 11:00-12:30. Lessons are taught by our AAHS certified instructors and will cover grooming, tacking, and basic horse care, as well as “Secure Seat” balanced riding.
$120 per session (payable in installments)
Private Lessons: Call to schedule – $50 per hour
All riders must have long pants and boots or closed-toed shoes with a heel. Riding helmets are required and will be provided by Chestnut Ridge. Transportation to riding lessons from local schools and an afternoon snack is available for riders not enrolled in the Chestnut Ridge After School Program for an additional charge of $5 per week. Riders enrolled in the After School program will be picked up from the Pavilion and taken to the equestrian area for lessons.
Please contact us for availability and enrollment information: Chris Burtner, Equestrian Director Jana Murdock, Equestrian Programs Specialist (919) 304-2178
Interested in recreational trail riding with your family or group?
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