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Lessons

We specialize in classical hunter seat equitation and jumping. We can tailor your lessons

for competition in hunters, jumpers or equitation classes.

We teach fun, stress-free lessons for Hunter Seat Equitation, Hunters, Jumpers and Western Dressage on safe, experienced and kind school horses. Thank you to our working lessons horses Pippin, Dunkin, and Pico. We're so glad to have you on the team.

Looking for lessons for your child?

Children all grow and develop at different rates, so we don't have age restrictions for children to enroll in our lesson program, but we do ask that they meet certain requirements to give them the best experience and, most importantly, keep them safe. If you're interested in lessons for your young child, please click here to find out if your child is ready for lessons!
Learn classical hunter seat equitation, basic
dressage or Western Dressage and jumping in a safe, quiet, professional environment with master instructor Susie Ouderkirk and Assistant Lauren Meske and the wonderful lesson horses at Red Sky Farm.

 

Best Bargain! Private Lesson Program (six lessons over the course of 30 days): $300 (a savings of $150).
 
Private Lessons (1 hour)
You groom, tack up, ride, cool down, untack & clean equipment on a lesson-by-lesson basis: $75
 
You groom, tack up, ride, cool down, untack & clean equipment on a weekly basis: $65
We groom, tack up, cool down & clean equipment:  $100
Group lessons
Group lessons are available for riders
who can tack up by themselves: $65

All riders must wear boots with heels, snug-fitting shirts tucked in at the back, and ASTM-approved helmets. Lesson helmets are available at Red Sky Farm.

Introducing Western Dressage lessons

How lessons work: Lessons must be paid prior to handling the horses. The rider arrives 15 minutes before scheduled lesson time to start grooming and tacking up the school horse. We'll teach you and supervise you if you don't already know how to do this. When you and your horse are ready, we walk to one of the two arenas where you will mount and begin your lesson.

We start with basics such as correct rein and hand position, correct leg and seat position (your natural aids) and how to cue the horse to move forward, turn and stop.

We often use the lunge line (see photo above) to teach you to balance and use your body to stay on the horse and give him necessary cues to communicate.

We teach a number of exercises to improve your base and upper body, and, of course, repetition of the motor skills needed to be safe and effective.

After the lesson, which usually runs for 50-60 minutes, you will learn how to untack and groom down your horse and clean your tack and your work area.

The more you ride, the better you will be.

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Fall lesson days/times are as follows:

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Sunday 8:00-12:00 am; 6:00-8:00 pm
Monday: Contact Lauren for lesson times
Tuesday: 6:00 pm
Wed. 8:00-11:00 am; 6:00-8:00 pm
Thurs. 8:00-11:00 am; 6:00-8:00 pm
Fri. 8:00-11:00 am; 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturdays 8:00-noon; 6:00-7:00 pm

IMPORTANT:

-Riders must have riding pants without inside seams AND boots with heels (no one rides without proper footwear).

- Riders should bring a drink.

- Helmets are available.

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