At Providence we know how important it is that each student receive instruction in correct riding technique in order to safely and enjoyably advance their skills. We staff professionals that have the knowledge and experience to teach this technique in tailored lessons appropriate for each age, ability, and level of experience. We understand the selection of suitable horses and ponies and their care and training is essential for the success of our program. We focus on hunt seat and jumping instruction for children and adults in either a group, small group, or private lessons.
School Year Session 2016-2017 (August 22, 2016- June 10, 2017)
Vacation Dates: 9/5/16, 11/23–11/25/16, 12/23/16-1/1/17, 5/29/17
Summer Session 2017 (June 12-August 19, 2017)
Vacation Dates: 7/2–7/9/17
School Year Tuition
$35 Registration Fee due with school year session registration
$240/month 1 hour weekly group lesson or a 45 minute weekly limited group lesson
$280/month 45 minute weekly private lesson
$60 Evaluation Lesson to assess new student group lesson placement and suitable horses
$590/9 weeks for 1 hour weekly group lesson or a 45 minute weekly limited group lesson
$695/9 weeks for a 45 minute weekly private
Individual a la carte Lessons
Beginner I (Walk-Trot)
- Learn to safely approach, halter, and lead a horse.
- Learn to groom, tack, mount, and dismount.
- Introduction to riding aids.
- Learn correct riding position and balance exercises.
- Introduce walking and trotting.
- Introduce the concept of diagonals.
- Learn the two-point position and posting at the trot.
- Practice utilizing riding aids in steering exercises.
- Trail Riding
Beginner II (Walk-Trot-Canter)
- Know the parts of the tack.
- Learn diagonals.
- Begin pole work.
- Learn to canter.
- Introduce sitting trot.
- Improve and strengthen two- point position.
- Trail riding.
- Tacking Independently.
- Increase strength and body position at walk, trot and two-point.
- Introduction to no stirrup work at the trot.
- Improve the use of all riding aids.
- Begin cantering individually.
- Introduction to leads.
- Develop ability and confidence in pole patterns.
- Introduction to x-rail jumping and stride counting.
- Work on transitions.
- Know leads.
- Expand the use of riding aids including leg yielding, half halting, and leg-to-hand.
- Introduce collection and extension at the canter
- Continue to work on x-rails and jumping small solids.
- Begin course work.
- Improve stride counting
- Develop clear understanding and execution of circles, serpentines, and figure eights.
- Continue transition work.
- Develop leg-to-land and apply course work.
- Improve counting, balance, position, and strength over fences.
- Jumping to 2' 3"
- Continue position strengthening.
- Apply prior knowledge to larger jump heights.
- Master and execute flying lead changes.
- Consistent balance and rhythm in course work.
- Master ability to alter stride length on the flat and in course work.
- Utilize all aids to maximize responsiveness and ride-ability.
- Individually tailored instruction for advanced equestrians based on their riding and showing goals.