English Horseback Riding Lessons and Summer Camps for All Levels

Horseback Riding Lessons

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Four Star Farm™ offers quality Engliish horseback riding lessons and summer camps for all ages and levels.

We provide riding, dressage and eventing lessons from beginning through advanced levels. Four Star Farm client goals range from improving their skills through riding lessons, with no plans to compete, as well as riders whose goal is to ride in the Olympics. We have quality horses for lease, so you can practice outside of your riding lessons and dip your toe into caring for a horse before you jump into ownership. Four Star Farm’s riding lessons help students achieve a happy partnership and success in competition. We are proud to offer a showing and competition curriculum and a positive atmosphere that promotes friendship and enjoyment for both riders and horses. We also help our clients successfully buy and sell horses. For more information or to get started taking riding lessons, text (707) 312-1119.

Private riding lessons are 45 minutes long. Group lessons are one hour.

What to Expect

We take a holistic approach to teaching riding. If you’re a beginning rider, your lesson time includes learning to halter, lead, groom and tack up (put on the saddle and bridle). Mastering basic horsemanship skills is integral to the safety of horse and rider. These preparatory steps may go slowly at first, taking as long as half the lesson time. We offer a monthly non-riding horsemanship class that provides time to practice basic skills and learn how to get a horse ready independently.

Once your instructor has determined you or your youngster is proficient in these skills, you are invited to arrive early to get your horse ready by the lesson start time. This extends time in the saddle to the full lesson time of 45 minutes for a private lesson and one hour for a group lesson.

Please download our rider welcome packet for a rider interest form that helps us get to know you, what to expect when starting out in lessons, Four Star Farm and Valley Dressage policies, Four Star Farm payment policies and liability waiver. Thank you!

Monthly Riding Lesson Tuition

  • One-time, introductory riding lesson – $110
  • Riding Lessons, one-month, once per week, (4-lesson package) – $375 (Lessons are taken during the same month.)
  • Riding Lessons, one-month, twice per week (8-lesson package) – $640 (Lessons are taken during the same month.)