Find a horse riding instructor in Norwalk, CT

Find horse riding lessons in Norwalk, CT

Find horse riding lessons in Norwalk, CT

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Find horse riding lessons in Norwalk, CT

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Norwalk, CT

Students agree: these Norwalk horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Fletcher Farm Show Stables

Fletcher Farm Show Stables

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Norwalk, CT
Kam L. says, "Nancy Fletcher is fantastic ! Love my lessons with her ! Learn something new and important every week . She is always positive and wonderfully encouraging . " Read more
Carol Popp Classical Dressage

Carol Popp Classical Dressage

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
48+ years in business
Serves Norwalk, CT
I provide training for horse and rider from beginner to grand prix in the classical system of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. I also work with eventing and jumper riders to improve their performance through the classical methods. I have been doing this since 1970. I have produced over 80 national and regional Horses of the Year in the jumper and dressage disciplines. My training was with Gordon Wright, Otto Huekeroff for jumping and Dr. Max Gahwyler top FEI judge, author and clinician, Hubert Rohrer, Ernst Bachinger, Karl Mikolka and Arthur Kottas all Spanish Riding School masters. for dressage. I am a USDF Bronze and Silver ...
Sea Horse Stables LLC

Sea Horse Stables LLC

5.0(3)
19+ years in business
Serves Norwalk, CT
Ellen A. says, "Sea Horse stables is awesome!! They take wonderful care of the horses, give great lessons and support their riders in all ways. Couldn’t ask for more!! " Read more
Serenity Show Stable

Serenity Show Stable

New on Lessons
Serves Norwalk, CT
Located in South Salem, New York, and Darien, Connecticut, Serenity Show Stable is a full-service show stable that caters to all your horse or pony needs. They offer riding lessons for all ages, from 5 to 85, and have a variety of horses and ponies available for sale and lease. Whether you're aiming to take weekly riding lessons, show at the country's largest venues, or anything in between, Serenity Show Stable is the barn for you.
Country Farms Equestrian Center

Country Farms Equestrian Center

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Norwalk, CT
We are strictly an educational facility that takes great pride in the safety and education of our students. We also teach year round in our large indoor arena as well as outdoor during good weather. We have a heated and air conditioned lounge for the Comfort of our customers and parents. We find our work very gratifying watching our client excell through the levels of riding. We also take pride in the fact that many of our students over the years have returned from college to work for us as well as bring us their children and grandchildren for riding lessons....
Michael Green The Singer

Michael Green The Singer

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Norwalk, CT
Masters of Art degree of Academy of Dramatic Arts Zagreb Croatia, actors degree of Vienna Musical School Vienna Austria I took lots of acting classes ( Method, Stanislwski, TV. .) I've been on stages of almost every European country ( Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Croatia, Italy,Slovenia) Www.michaelgreenthesinger.com I've always been involved in teaching.from my personal experience I can tell you how important it is to know your art. .and I really have a lot of experience...
Greenwich Touch

Greenwich Touch

New on Lessons
Serves Norwalk, CT
Fun is most important. We can play as competitively as you want Being outside and exercise. I love playing for the championship cup.
Grandz Elite Stables

Grandz Elite Stables

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Norwalk, CT
At Grandz Elite Stables every rider beginner or Advanced is treated specifically for their desired needs & goals. I work closely with each rider and create a program for them. All our equipment is in great condition and have horses of all levels to accommodate riders at their level I enjoy seeing the riders regularly & after couple lessons seeing the riders excel. I truly love horses since I'm a kid, so being around them is truly happiness. My biggest joy is competing with the riders locally or off Long Island & seeing our riders excel & learn....
Horse Riding Lessons

Horse Riding Lessons

New on Lessons
Serves Norwalk, CT
British Horse Society Certified Instructor. I have over 20 years of experience in horseriding, competing in showjumping, dressage and training horses. Over 5 years of experience in teaching and working with reputable equestrian facility I am very passionate about the sport and I love instructing and teaching. I love to see the results and growth in my students
JL Performance Horses

JL Performance Horses

5.0Exceptional(8)
54+ years in business
Serves Norwalk, CT
Shereen says, "This group is Professional, knowledgeable and truly take pride in their work. Whether it's a Princess Pony Birthday party or a riding lesson this is the place to go!" Read more

Your Horseback Riding Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are horseback riding lessons?

Horse riding lessons cost $45 to $80 per hour, depending on where you live and the type of riding you want to learn. Most riding lessons begin in the ring, where the trainer can safely monitor the beginning rider as they get comfortable in the saddle.

Many trainers offer introductory packages at a discounted price and start beginning riders out in group lessons. As you master the riding basics, then a teacher may recommend private lessons to focus on specific skills or more advanced riding training.

What age to start horseback riding lessons?

There is no particular age that is best for starting horseback riding lessons, instead, it depends on the child's maturity, physical coordination, and interest in horses. Most experts agree that children should be at least 6 years old before taking formal riding lessons.

For young children, the parents should visit a stable to introduce the child to horses and horse care before signing up for lessons. Choose a stable with well trained, gentle horses and experience with young riders.

Do you tip for horseback riding lessons?

Tipping for horseback riding lessons is not customary, but always appreciated. A thank you note is a great way to acknowledge a good teacher and show your appreciation. If you want to tip, 10% to 20% tip is more than generous.

What equipment do I need to begin horse lessons?

Most horse stables have horses and tack for use during riding lessons, so purchasing that is not necessary at the start. Your instructor will let you know their specific recommendations, but the basic equipment you will need to begin horseback riding lessons includes:

  • Helmet
  • Riding pants
  • Boots with heels
  • Gloves

Do I have to own a horse to be able to take lessons?

No, you do not have to own a horse to take riding lessons. Many riding schools and barns have well-trained horses for beginners through experienced riders. Taking riding lessons before owning a horse is a great way to make sure you enjoy riding before committing to horse ownership.

Learning basic equine care before buying a horse is also advised. Riding trainers often include an element of horse care as part of their lessons. Tasks like mucking stalls, cleaning tack, and basic horse grooming are incorporated into lessons and are beneficial to learn before becoming a horse owner.

How often should I have lessons? How many lessons do I need?

The frequency and number of riding lessons depend on your level of experience, riding goals, and budget. Generally, it is recommended that beginners take lessons at least once a week to build foundational riding skills.

Basic riding skills take anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months to learn but the more you ride, the faster you will improve. Riders who take one lesson a week will likely spend their first year focusing on riding basics. Riders who practice more often or schedule additional private lessons will advance faster.

How do I choose a horseback riding instructor?

When looking for horseback riding lessons, be sure to:

  • Start by researching different riding styles and disciplines to help you narrow down instructors that teach the type of riding you want to learn.
  • Visit the stables to ensure you are comfortable with how the horses are treated and the arena is maintained.
  • Ask about group or private lessons and decide which is better for your budget and riding goals.
  • Ask about taking an introductory lesson to try out their teaching style and gauge your interest in the sport.

What questions should I ask a riding instructor?

Once you've narrowed down a list of potential riding instructors, ask them the following questions:

  • What is your teaching style?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • What are your rates?
  • What type of horses do you have?
  • What is your availability?
  • What is your cancellation policy?

Reviews for Norwalk horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Norwalk area.
Kam L.
Nancy Fletcher is wonderful ! She is so knowledgeable and just as importantly , kind, patient and friendly . I have ridden most of my life with many trainers and Nancy has stood out among the best after only one lesson ! She is just terrific .
Fletcher Farm Show Stables
Gina
They made you feel like you were their only client and their success depended on your performance.
Sea Horse Stables LLC
Tony D.
Wonderful communication and I greatly admire the complete life lessons taught! A true sense of family, and caring while fostering responsibility!
JL Performance Horses
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