Hunter, Jumper, Equitation and Dressage Private Lessons
Private lessons are available for kids age 6+ and adults. Private lessons are one on one private instruction between Gia and the student and are available on your own horse or on an Easy J school horse. All lessons are geared towards hunter, jumper, equitation and/or dressage riding. Private lessons are recommended for students not yet comfortable walking and trotting their horse by themselves, students wanting to work on specific goals and advanced students wanting to focus on showing specifics.
Beginner private lessons will focus on teaching students a variety of horse related skills. Beginner riding students will learn basic riding skills including how to steer, walk, trot and canter on their horse. Basic horsemanship such as catching, leading, grooming, saddling their horse, care of their tack and parts of the horse. Basic horse care, including how to recognize lameness, signs of illness and basic treatments are also taught during lessons.
Intermediate private lessons will focus on teaching students more in-depth riding and horsemanship skills. Students will have a chance to learn more specifically about different disciplines including hunters, jumpers, equitation and dressage. As an intermediate student, riders will have an opportunity to lease one of Easy J’s horses. Leasing a horse allows the student an opportunity to practice their riding and horsemanship skills independently so they become a more confident and skilled rider.
Advanced private lessons will focus on refining students riding and horsemanship skills. Students interested in showing will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to be successful in the hunter, jumper, equitation or dressage show arena. Students that choose not to show will continue to improve and refine their skills in their chosen discipline(s). Advanced students will also have the opportunity, if they choose, to help tiny tot and/or beginner riders learn basic horsemanship/riding skills. Advanced horsemanship skills such as how to manage a barn, how to clip a horse, how to braid mane, care for sick/injured horses and basic skills for starting young horses.
Private lesson on a school horse – $65/hour
Private lesson on your own or leased horse – $60/hour
Cancellation Policy –
Easy J requires a 24-hour notice if a student needs to cancel a lesson. Not giving a 24-hour notice or not showing up for a scheduled lesson will result in the student being charged the full lesson fee prior to scheduling the next lesson. We have a great covered arena available to use during wet or hot days, if a lesson needs to be cancelled due to the weather the instructor will contact the student.