Find a horse riding instructor in New York, NY

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Find horse riding lessons in New York, NY

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in New York, NY

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Stonington Farms

Stonington Farms

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
45+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Instructors you'll Love _ Progress you can't Deny. Here Horsemanship, Safety and FUN are Always a Priority !
Michael Green The Singer

Michael Green The Singer

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves New York, NY
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...
Vera Rose Rides

Vera Rose Rides

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Life long equestrian specializing in teaching trail riding. My experience includes 10+ years working as a barn manager and trail guide.
Horse Riding Lessons

Horse Riding Lessons

New on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
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
Country Farms Equestrian Center

Country Farms Equestrian Center

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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....
GallopNYC

GallopNYC

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
GallopNYC, founded in 2005, is a therapeutic horsemanship program based in Forest Hills, New York and surrounding areas. Their services aim to help children and adults with disabilities, including veterans and at-risk youth, to live as fully, productively, and independently as possible. At peak times, GallopNYC serves nearly 500 riders per week across their four locations, offering a range of programs that include therapeutic riding, physical therapy, and counseling. Committed to inclusivity, they strive to serve low-to-middle income families and welcome volunteers to support their mission.
StockTraderClass

StockTraderClass

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Trade Hacking Secrets personalized lesson geared towards your optimum learning experience, so you know/have the skills you need! Connecting with people of different backgrounds, my work helps people see financial success!
Tara Edwards, Willow Hill Farm

Tara Edwards, Willow Hill Farm

New on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Willow Hill Farm, in Keeseville, NY, offers boarding, training, lessons, summer riding programs, and winter stays. We have 35 horses and decades of teaching experience. We excel in dressage and eventing, and also offer mounted drill, horse soccer, and riding in the fields and mountains. I love to ride and teach and help people and horses reach new levels in understanding. I love caring for horses and being outside. I have ridden since I was 4, and have been a pony club examiner. I have worked with numerous Olympic trainers and evented 3 years at the advanced level, completing Rolex twice, when it offered the long format. Now I teach and train...
Rob

Rob

New on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Greatlove of horse heart and soul
JL Performance Horses

JL Performance Horses

5.0Exceptional(8)
54+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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 New York horseback riding instructors

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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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