Classes for ages 6 – 16 are taught in group lessons on weekday afternoons and on Saturdays. (See below for current schedule.) These lessons are geared towards students learning how to control horses as well as maintaining good balance for the best control and comfort. As students show they are ready for the next level they are moved up. As students continue up the levels they gain confidence in their ability to work with horses which can spread into other areas as well, such as in school. Beginner students ride Western. If a student wishes to learn English, they need to master control of the horse at the walk, trot, and canter first than can move on to English lessons.
Classes for 4 & 5 year olds are taught one-on-one on weekday mornings only. It is only recommended for children that have a big desire to learn to ride. Children are taught basic position and control of the pony. These lessons are offered only during the fall and the spring when the weather is at its best.
-Must weigh less than 160 lbs
-A signed Release Form
-All riders must wear a riding helmet, riding boots and long pants. Riders must not wear clothing that has frills, ties and ornamentation that can get caught on things. Long sleeve or T-shirts are best, however we allow tank tops with at least a 1 inch strap. (Please no spaghetti straps.) Do not wear necklaces that dangle or hoop earrings while riding.
-A deposit must be paid for the amount of the first lesson prior to the day of the lesson. You may pay by check, cash or credit card. You will need to call or email to get payment info.
Classes for adults are very limited. The weight limit is preferred to be less than 150 lbs. They are taught either in private or semi-private lessons. Weekday mornings are the best times for these lessons since it is less busy at that time. Beginner Adult lessons are best started as private. Weekday mornings are the best times however during the Spring and Fall we can fit in Weekday evenings. Adult lessons can be geared towards recreational riding or advancing in knowledge and skills.
Only Experienced Riders from Shady Lawn are invited.
Saturday Riding Club is held every Saturday from 9:00 – 5:30.
It is geared towards experienced riders (minimum age of 9) who wish to learn higher level riding techniques in both English & Western riding as well as to work around the horses all day and learn more about the care of horses.
The kids help clean stalls, feed, water, and prepare the horses to ride. They also help the lower level students learn about riding and grooming the horses.
At the end of the day they ride in a variety of styles and activities.
Responsibility is a key part of Riding Club. Kids that have gone through 2 years of Riding Club consistently are very ready to be a responsible horse owner!
$80 per 1 hour group lesson
$215 for 4 once per week consecutive
$310 for 6 once per week consecutive
$80 for half hour private lesson
$110 for 1 hour private lesson
Ask about plans for long term students.
(These plans are for current students who have had continued attendance for more than 6 months.)
As of Aug. 2023
Monday: 3:30 Beginner Western
Tuesday: 3:30 Intermediate Western Wednesday: 3:30-5:30 Adv-Int Western
Friday: 3:30-5:45 Beg/Int Eng & Jump
Saturday: 10:00 Intermediate Western Saturday: 1:00 Beginner Western Saturday: 9:00 – 5:30 Riding Club
Call or text at 209-847-5924.
Be sure to include your name, the riders name, age, height and weight and if the rider has experience.
The rider must have a release form signed before they ride. See below for a form.
(Keep in mind: There is a maximum weight limit of 160 lbs.)