Riding Lessons

Horse Riding Lessons

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 2018-2019 (August 20, 2018- June 9, 2019)
Vacation Dates: 9/3/18, 11/22-11/26/18, 12/24/18-1/2/19, 5/27/19

Summer Session 2019 (June 10-August 17, 2019)
Vacation Dates: 7/1-7/7, 2019

School Year Tuition
$35 Registration Fee due with school year session registration
$280/month 1 hour group or 45 minute weekly limited group lessons
$300/month 45 minute weekly private lessons
$60 Evaluation lesson. For new students to assess group lesson placement

Summer Tuition
$610/9 weeks 1 hour weekly group and 45 minute weekly limited group lessons
$700/9 weeks 45 minute weekly private lessons. Private instruction is offered to those students as an additional lesson/s to their weekly group lesson.

Individual a la carte Lessons
$75/group lesson
$85/private lesson


2018 - 2019 PEC Registration and Release Form


Lesson Descriptions

Beginner I - 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 - Know parts of the tack, Learn diagonals, Begin pole work, Learn to canter, Introduce sitting trot, Improve and strengthen two-point position, Improve use of all riding aids in steering and gait transitions, Trail riding.


Beginner III - Tacking independently, Increase strength and body position at walk, trot, and two-point, Introduction to no stirrup work at the walk and 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.

Intermediate I - 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.


Intermediate II - Develop clear understanding and execution of circles, serpentines, and figure eights, Continue transition work, Develop leg-to-land and apply to course work, Improve counting, balance, position, and strength over fences, Jumping to 2’3”.


Advanced - Continue position strengthening, Apply prior knowledge to longer jump heights, Master and execute flying lead changes, Consistent balance and rhythm in coursework, Master ability to alter stride length on the flat and in coursework, Utilize all aids to maximize responsiveness and ride ability. Individually tailored instruction for advancing equestrian based on riding goals in hunt seat, jumping, and equestrian disciplines.