At Briarwood, we teach lessons on your own horse, or on a talented schoolmaster.  All of our instructors keep a common goal of creating safe and confident riders.  We teach progressively, yet we return back to the basics constantly, stressing form and function.  














   The lesson horses we offer to a student through our program are schooled to help riders learn safely and confidently.  Our large school of horses is comprised of animals that are kind, insightful and helpful to their riders.  We have beginner ponies, we have horses that are skilled in teaching the basics of caveletti work and jumping, and we have horses that are currently competitive on the local and regional show circuit.  We believe that true horsemanship will be developed through working partnerships with a variety of horses, and we encourage team-building with riders, horses and instructors!

RATES:

  $75/hour private

  $55/hour per-person, semi-private

  $45/hour group

  $45/half hour private for beginning children


HORSE SHOW COACHING:

We offer competition coaching at our shows we host and on the road.  We help each rider to design an individualized competition schedule that will encourage solid training and focused performance.

  Coaching Home Show - $50.00

  Coaching Away Show - $75.00


LEASING:

  We offer a special program of leasing a horse monthly.  The leasing allows a rider to get a glimpse into the world of the responsibility of caring for a horse at the next level beyond the lesson program.  Riders start to experience what is involved in the commitment of time and effort.

   Full Leasing - rateable, depending on horse availability

   Half Leasing - $450/month

     The rider is responsible for the horse "1/2 of the time", allowing for 3-4 riding sessions a week in addition to lesson times.  The rider will be assisted in creating a cohesive plan of exercise, training and practice for both horse and rider.


SADDLE CLUB:

   Offered to riders who wish to make a deeper commitment to the sport, and so would like to have more practice and independent study with the horses.  Riders will be permitted four self-scheduled rider within a month's time, and will be invited to attend monthly group lectures on a variety of horsemanship topics.

LESSONS & COACHING