Find a horse riding instructor in Redmond, WA

Find horse riding lessons in Redmond, WA

Find horse riding lessons in Redmond, WA

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Find horse riding lessons in Redmond, WA

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Top 10 horseback riding instructors in Redmond, WA

Students agree: these Redmond horse riding lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Tango Equestrian

Tango Equestrian

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Redmond, WA
Top of the line training program focused on hunters, jumpers, and equitation. Monthly lesson packages, leases, and showing available. See website for details- www.brickroadfarms.com Helping riders understand their horse and the fundamentals to ride effectively.
Doolittle Dressage

Doolittle Dressage

5.0(4)
1 hire on Lessons
42+ years in business
Serves Redmond, WA
Ava M. says, "Vivian takes the time to talk through the various different exercises she employs to improve both the horse and rider, and explains the why behind every aid for every movement. She pushes you hard to be both the best rider and the best equestrian possible, and is extremely supportive and encouraging of whatever your goals may be in both the show ring and at home. She helped me bring my gelding up to second level and work through his many quirks, I HIGHLY recommend her as a trainer for all levels of riders." Read more
Magnoliaridge Training

Magnoliaridge Training

5.0(3)
11 hires on Lessons
31+ years in business
Serves Redmond, WA
Jennifer M. says, "My daughter is enjoying her lessons with Kim. She is a great teacher. " Read more
Duke Horsemanship, LLC

Duke Horsemanship, LLC

5.0Exceptional(9)
6 hires on Lessons
Serves Redmond, WA
Linda B. says, "Sheri Duke is amazing: supportive, patient and knowledgeable. An excellent instructor for all levels. Her stables and horses are very well cared for. A really good experience. " Read more
Brackenhollow Stables

Brackenhollow Stables

5.0(4)
1 hire on Lessons
39+ years in business
Serves Redmond, WA
Paula N. says, " Is there a plus? If so 5 Plus! Duschka and Joanna are pros. They are caring, dedicated, and instruct in a manner that is not pandering nor is it depressingly negative. I started instruction as a beginner a few years ago. I've grown so much as a rider and in my personal growth thanks to them!" Read more
Hollywood Hill Equestrian Center

Hollywood Hill Equestrian Center

New on Lessons
Serves Redmond, WA
Hollywood Hill Equestrian Center Inc is located close to downtown Woodinville. We offer English and western riding lessons. Lessons cover on the ground working around the horse as well as mounted. Fun and very educational Classes are Taught by our CHA Certified Instuctor Lynda Shipway. She has over forty years teaching experience. Horse boarding and day camps I really enjoy working with people around horses it is wonderful to watch their confidence grow as their skill grows....
The Riding School At RockMeadow

The Riding School At RockMeadow

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Redmond, WA
We offer lessons for all ages and levels of riders! We have a group of safe and reliable lesson horses. Deborah Ritchie is a Certified Professional Trainer and Instructor. Lessons are sold in monthly packages only Please visit our web site for details: www.ridingschoolcoach.com
Kimberly Lance Horsemanship Training

Kimberly Lance Horsemanship Training

5.0(2)
5 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Redmond, WA
Clarinda G. says, "She is amazing and what I was looking for" Read more
JumpStart Training

JumpStart Training

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Redmond, WA
Kirsten (Kiri) Smith specializes in building a program to meet the needs of the horse and riders at their current level and discipline, creating achievable goals, and stretching their skills and progressing safely and patiently. The training program is customized to each horse and rider and the lesson program gives you the tools needed to eventually lease or own a horse. Kiri can help you find the perfect partner when you are ready. She also offers quality lesson horses which are also available for full or partial lease. Her expertise and focus is “Hunter/Jumper” but the focus of her programs is safe and correct riding and horsemanship, and s...

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 Redmond horseback riding instructors

Recent success stories from people in the Redmond area.
Viktoria
I’ve been taking lessons with Vivian for a few years now. She’s very flexible and easy to work with. I had ridden as a teen and come back to the sport as an adult. She helped me to overcome some anxiety I’d developed as a result of my long break from riding. She was very patient and encouraging although I’m sure my nerves made me a challenging student. Ultimately, two years on she’s helped to find the perfect horse for me and continues to be a wonderful resource both as a teacher and someone I can come to with any question that pops up with first time horse ownership. With her help I’ve moved past my riding anxieties and we are now preparing for our first show experience. If you want someone who has years of experience, goes out of their way for their students through flexibility, book recommendations and has a vast amount of horse knowledge then she’ll be a great fit for you!
Doolittle Dressage
Nicoleta M.
Amazing people with a great love of horses!
Magnoliaridge Training
Linda B.
Sheri is an outstanding instructor. She is very knowledgeable, patient and supportive. Duke Horsemanship is a wonderful experience. The barn, grounds and horses are very well taken care of.
Duke Horsemanship, LLC
Sasha T.
Wonderful farm ran by lovely people. I've visited a few times when picking out my Golden Retrievers that they breed.
Brackenhollow Stables
Taylor B.
Kimberly Lance Horsemanship Training
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