The Riding School

Learn Horsemanship Skills To Last A Lifetime

Welcome to our Horse Riding School, the place where you can learn new skills, meet new friends and feel accomplished, every single day.

 

Learning Opportunities For All Learners

No matter your experience or level, we'll give you a leg up.

The Horse Riding School prides itself on personalized guidance, geared towards every age, background and previous education. Take a look at the programs offered at The Riding School, and schedule your first lesson today!

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Lil Riders

Children Ages 3-6

Young Equestrians

Big Kids & Teens
Ages 7-17

Adults

New & Experienced Riders

 

Download The New Student Sign Up Forms

Print & Bring With You Or Email To TheRidingSchool@hotmail.com

This packet contains a form to enter your contact information as well as school policies and liability waiver.

New Student Form Packet

 

A Different Educational Experience

Horsemanship Coaching

Rather than billing for "time in the saddle" Beth Boyer focuses on an integrative educational experience that focuses on three phases during each coaching period: 


  1. Tacking/Grooming

  2. Horse handling and riding instruction

  3. Untacking/Grooming/Barn Management

 

Educational Investment

Horsemanship Coaching with Beth Boyer

1 Hour Private Horsemanship Coaching - A La Carte

$80

Private Coaching means that you are the only student on a horse and in a ring with Beth Boyer at one time.

Coaching includes guided instruction and lessons on all three phases of the coaching period:

  1. Grooming/Tacking,

  2. Handling/Riding

  3. Grooming/Untacking/Stable Management.

Private coaching works at your learning pace, your goals, and permits more attention under Beth's tutelage.

All new students must begin with one-hour private lessons for Beth to assess your level.

Expect to learn and complete tasks at The Riding School for approximately 3 hours per session.

30 Minute Private Horsemanship Coaching - A La Carte

$60

Private Coaching means that you are the only student on a horse and in a ring with Beth Boyer at one time.

Coaching includes guided instruction and lessons on all three phases of the coaching period:

  1. Grooming/Tacking,

  2. Handling/Riding

  3. Grooming/Untacking/Stable Management.

30 Minute Private Coaching is for students who are no longer new students but may require one-on-one attention in the ring.

Expect to learn and complete tasks at The Riding School for approximately 3 hours per session.

1 Hour Group Horsemanship Coaching Package

(4 Pre-paid Sessions)

$200

Group lesson package means that you are one of 2 to 6 students on a horse and in the ring with Beth Boyer at one time.

This package is recommended for students who are becoming more independent in the three phases of the coaching period:

  1. Grooming/Tacking,

  2. Handling/Riding

  3. Grooming/Untacking/Barn Management.

  • Work with Beth and other students to enhance your horsemanship skills in a social setting.

  • Learn to ride safely and confidently in the presence of other riders/horses.

  • Work more independently while under the guidance of Beth Boyer.

Note: All four sessions must be used within 30 calendar days.

Expect to learn and complete tasks at The Riding School for approximately 3 hours per session. Advanced students may complete tasks in a shorter time period.

30 Minute Group Horsemanship Coaching Package (4 Pre-paid Sessions)

$175

Group lesson package means that you are one of 2 to 4 students on a horse and in the ring with Beth Boyer at one time.

This package is recommended for students who are becoming more independent in the three phases of the coaching period:

  1. Grooming/Tacking,

  2. Handling/Riding

  3. Grooming/Untacking/Stable Management.

  • Work with Beth and other students to enhance your horsemanship skills in a social setting.

  • Learn to ride safely and confidently in the presence of other riders/horses.

  • Work more independently while under the guidance of Beth Boyer.

Note: All four sessions must be used within 30 calendar days

Expect to learn and complete tasks at The Riding School for approximately 3 hours per session. Advanced students may complete tasks in a shorter time period.

 
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Must Know Information For New & Experienced Students

Enjoy every minute at The Riding School

 

What kind of equipment do I need to ride horses?

All you need to get started is:


  1. Long pants (jeans and riding pants are safer)

  2. Riding boots (boots with no zippers or zippers on the top)

  3. Helmet (consult with Beth to learn what kind of helmet is safest for you)

  4. Riding gloves are recommended.


We provide the horse riding and grooming equipment and tack.


This way, we make horse riding a financially accessible activity for all ages.

Why do I need to stay at The Riding School for 3 hours when my coaching session is only for 1 hour or 30 minutes?

Coaching includes guided instruction and lessons on all three phases of the coaching period:

  1. Grooming/Tacking

  2. Handling/Riding

  3. Grooming/Untacking/Stable Management

Students must arrive at The Riding School at least 30 minutes before their riding period inside of the ring to groom and tack their horse.

This means that students must get their own grooming box, tack (saddle, pad, and reins and other equipment), and then spend time grooming their horse.

Grooming includes brushing the horse with three types of brushes and picking hooves.


Then, the student must put on splint boots, saddle/breast collar, and bridle/reins.

After which, students learn to handle and ride the horse under Beth's guidance and supervision.

Students must stay after their riding session to untack their horse, groom and clean the horse, clean and return their equipment, plus clean after the horse (muck up, sweep, etc.). Beth provides hand-on instruction to new/beginning students which takes additional time. 


Usually advanced students are able to complete much of their pre and post riding phases independently with supervision.

I am a parent of a Horseman, what do I need to know?

Visit the Lil Rider and Young Equestrian pages for tips and guidance for parents of horsemen.

What if I am unable to do stable management tasks?

Younger students are typically unable to do barn management tasks alone, but they are often able to do so with Beth's guidance and supervision. If you are your horseman need assistance or accommodation to complete stable management tasks please discuss with Beth directly.

Why does grooming, tacking, and stable management work take more time than horse riding?

Horse welfare is number one priority at The Riding School. Our objective is to train and education horsemen to care for and build respect for horses and their lives. Therefore, students are expected to spend more time care for and building bonds with horses than riding skills. However, every skill works together to create an unparalleled horse rider.

“Riding never gets easier. You just get better.”

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