Horseback Riding

We offer both private and group lessons. Our Horsemanship Program is designed for all ages, including adults, and all levels from beginners through advanced riders.

The basic skills taught at this stable are walk, trot, canter, jumping, trail riding, stable management, and horse care. Many other skills, activities, and aspects of horsemanship will also be explored. Safety is our top priority and is the foundation upon which all lessons re built. Lessons will be both mounted and non mounted. Lessons are conducted rain or shine.

Our instructional staff, including two American Riding Instructor Certification Program certified instructors, combines over 50 years of teaching experience from devoted lifetime professional horse persons. Our stable is defined by its patient and well mannered horses and ponies enabling riders to be matched with a mount that is suitable for their size and skill level.

Horseback Riding Day Camp - A Day at the Stables
Age: 8 - 15
Dates:Friday 3/31, Wednesday 4/19, Thursday 4/20, Friday 4/21
Time:9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:at the stables, Frederick Area
Registration:Wm. Talley Rec Center
Instructor:Lois Banks and Staff
Fee:$65.00 either day (attend any two days for $110.00)

Make sure to bring your lunch and a drink
Spend your spring break with the ponies! We will provide riding instruction and other fun activities all centered on the horse, rider, and barn. "A Day at the Stables" is designed for all levels of riding from the very beginner through advanced. We jeans, and dress based on the weather. Protective, secure shoes or boots. Pre registration is required at Wm. Talley Rec Center. Be sure to ask for directions to our stables when registering for class.
 

Summer Horseback Riding Camp


Age: 8 - 15
Dates:
7/3 All Levels - 1 Day Fee - $75.00
7/11 - 7/13 All Levels - 3 Days Fee - $195.00
7/17 - 7/21 All Levels - 5 Days Fee - $295.00
7/31 - 8/4 All Levels - 5 Days Fee - $295.00
8/7 - 8/8 All Levels - 2 Days Fee - $135.00
8/9 - 8/11 Equine Theater - 3 Days Fee - $195.00
8/21 - 8/24 All Levels - 5 Half Days Fee - $195.00

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
*except session dates 8/21-8/24, Time frame will be 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: at the stable, Frederick Area
Instructor: Lois Banks
Registration: Wm Talley Rec Center

Before and after care is available for this program. Fee for this service is $5.00 per half hour extra. Care is available no earlier than 8:00 AM and no later than 6:00 PM.

Our summer camps are centered around horses - all day, every day! No prior experience necessary. This is a very hands on experience with lots of ride time, both under formal instruction and just for fun. Five day sessions concludes with a riding exhibition/photo opportunity for parents which begins at 3:00 PM on the last day. Equine Theater camp performs in an equine centered movie or play.

  • All riders must have their own appropriate riding footwear. A boot with a 1" defined heel and semi-smooth sole is recommended.
  • ASTM/SEI approved helmets are available at the stables for use during the week or you can bring your own.
  • Loose jeans, riding breeches, or jodhpurs - no shorts allowed while riding
  • Bring bagged lunch (refrigeration is provided).
  • Bring a water bottle to refill.
  • Sunscreen and hats are recommended.
Adult Ride Club
Age: 18 and up
Dates: Fridays, 4,7 to 4/28, 5/5 to 5/26, 6/2 to 6/23
Times: 1:00 - 3:00
Location: at the stables, Frederick Area
Registration: Wm. Talley Rec Center
Instructor: Lois Banks
Fee: $140.00 for 4 sessions

Stressed out? Need some "me time"? Our therapy sessions come in 1000 pound hair packages! Wouldn't it be nice to spend a couple hours each week in a peaceful, laid-back setting complete with trusting horses, beautiful scenery, and no one wanting anything from you? Your problems will melt away. Our adult only sessions are designed to relieve stress, promote good energy, and spark or re-spark your equine craving. During each session you will have a horse to groom, ride, discuss your troubles with, whatever you like to do, the time is yours. An instructor will be on hand for guidance and assistance if needed.