Nicker's Retreat.LLC

Nicker's Retreat.LLC

5.0 (14)
Best of 2023
2 employees
21 years in business

About this pro

As the owner of the farm I hold a Masters degree in education.  Drawing on that information as well as over 40 years of riding experience, I have developed a structured curriculum which is the basis of our weekly lesson plans.   We offer 6 different levels from our Little Nicker's program through Advanced.

Our 8 week sessions are developed to promote an appropriate progression of skills.  Students can follow their progress online in their portal. 

Many of the horses have been teaching riders for over 10 years.  Our horses can accommodate riders with no experience up through advanced levels.

Our registration process is easy.  Visit and visit the lessons page.  The descriptions of the class levels are listed to help students choose the appropriate class.  Once you find the class level and time that fit, just click register and enter your information!

I have a passion for teaching and horses!  With more then 15 years in business, I still enjoy helping students achieve their goals. I have several students who entered my program as young riders and progressed to become  successful college competitors!  

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Lake Shore, MD 21122
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14 Reviews


  • Rebecca F

    The skill assessments give you a gauge for progress. Students are always getting constructive feedback from their instructor. Descriptions are skill and age appropriate.

  • Emma Hutson

    I have been with Nicker’s Retreat for over 10 years and have had an amazing experience here from the very beginning. Lisa Wright is an excellent teacher and she has a personal connection with each and every student, knowing just how to help us through our fears and frustrations. Lessons are always fun, even when I am challenged, and I would highly recommend riding here.

  • Jennifer Vedrani

    There are several things that we love about Nicker's - the instructor's are very responsive to the students individual's needs, the classes are small and they use positive reinforcement to encourage the students. Our daughter loves being there.

  • Marla Jackson

    The intimate family feel. It feels like home. The horses are the best and Ms. Lisa is a loving teacher. She knows her stuff and has a wonderful way of instructing each student to their style and skills.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We start our new students with grooming, tacking, and riding instruction.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters degree in Education with over 40 years of riding and competition experience.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Our lessons are $45 per hour for group lessons.

Our Little Nickers 30 minute lessons are $35 per half hour private lessons.

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