Lesson Packages and Programs
Moonstone Riding Academy offers lessons to various ages, from children to adults. Whether it's your first time on a horse, or you're a returning rider, our lesson programs are catered to your needs and ability. We believe in building our rider's confidence and moving forward through positive reinforcement.
Our lesson program is an all-season program. This means that if the weather is less than favorable, we still conduct our lessons by teaching our students ground horsemanship, equine care, and the theory of riding. We believe that being an equestrian does not involve just riding; but also the proper care of our equine partner.
Lessons are conducted and instructed to the student's ability. Instructors will evaluate the student and decide how the lesson program should progress from then on. Our instructors learn about their students in order to teach them in the best way they can, in a way the student will be able to understand while still keeping the lesson interesting and engaging.
Our full-lesson program is built for students who have the endurance to ride for extended periods. This program includes:
- Set schedule with a consistent instructor
- Priority rescheduling when necessary
- In-house horsemanship and riding theory education
- Ability to participate in shows and clinics (at trainer's discretion)
Our mini lessons are perfect for younger students, between the ages of 3 and 6. These lessons include:
- 30 minutes of instruction, with 15-20 minutes of riding
- Hands-on horsemanship after the ride, including tack-down and grooming
- Basic and easy horse care
Your First Lesson
First time riding with us? No worries! We ask that you arrive at least 10 minutes early to sign necessary paperwork and meet with your instructor. This also gives you or your child time to fit helmets and/or boots, meet the horse, go over safety, and some quick hands-on horsemanship before the mounted instruction takes place. We ask that you (or your child) dress appropriately for this sport. Long pants/leggings and close-toed shoes with a heel (no high heels, please) are the prefect thing to wear. Dress accordingly with the weather and bring water. Helmets are provided.
Lessons are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis, and must be made at least two weeks in advance; we cannot accommodate same-day scheduling. We request that any cancellations and reschedules be made at least 24 hours before your scheduled lesson time. If cancellation occurs less than 12 hours before your scheduled lesson time, the lesson will be forfeited and you will lose the opportunity to reschedule this lesson. However, we can be accommodating for certain circumstances.