THE RIDING SCHO0l
Where young people develop life skills
Returning adults reconnect with their passion
for horses and riding
We are pleased to announce our new home
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The Lesson Program. A Natural Progression Towards Success!
The most effective way to advance is to create a strong foundation to build upon,
there really are no shortcuts. We take our students, both children and adults, step by step to help them become the best they can be as riders and horsemen.
Lead Line Time! Ages 3-7
Introduce your child to the joy of of riding a pony. The instructor will lead your child on one of our steady, gentle ponies insuring a safe and positive experience. Children have time to brush the pony too!
Level I -Building the Base
Students learn the fundamentals of Hunt Seat, along with basic horse & tack care. Mounting up, dismounting safely, how to sit balanced in the saddle, ask the horse or pony to walk or trot, stopping, steering, posting trot and 2-point position are some of the base skills taught.
Level II- Transitional Skills
Learning about arena school figures, improving and strengthening basic position, work over ground poles, learning how to canter and riding in jump position. Although we are Hunt Seat Riders, basic Dressage is taught as the basis of all the flat work that we do.
Level III Intro to Jumping
Jumping requires that a student take a minimum of two lessons per week. Riders will learn about rhythm and pace riding pole courses at the trot and canter, and begin work over cavalettis and cross rails. As there skills increase, work over courses bill be taught. Students at this level can enroll in "Spend The Day At Admiralty Farm"
Admiralty Farm Competition Team
Students of all ages and levels are welcome to join the Horse Show Team. Participation beyond our at home Fun Day Shows will require parents to either lease or purchase a horse or pony and to make financial and time commitments supportive of your child's competitive journey. You'll need time for your child to ride in lessons 2 to 3 times a week plus a day or two to ride on their own to prepare for competition. Your coach will work with you to find the appropriate horse within your budget. The Riding School may have a horse or pony for partial or full lease, but cannot guarantee availability.
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.