Little Engine Farm's riding academy provides a complete horsemanship education for all levels of riders while emphasizing safety, skill, and sportsmanship. Our program and its high-caliber school horses have something to offer everyone, whether you are just learning to ride, going to your first show, simply riding for personal enrichment, or are a serious competitor striving for excellence.
All lessons include the use of a specially chosen school horse, riding academy grooming supplies, and riding academy tack. Lessons are paid for on a monthly basis. Please ask for a copy of our Riding Academy Policies and Procedures* for a detailed version of our Policies and Procedures (or click on the link at the bottom of the page to view them).
While our lesson program is designed to promote excellence in riding and horsemanship, we also give riders interested in showing the opportunity to pursue the sport for competition through our lease to show program. This gives non-horse owners a chance to get a taste of the exciting world of horse shows.
- A package of four 30-minute private lessons or four group lessons paid for on or before the first of the month: $220
- A package of four 30-minute private lessons or four group lessons paid for after the first of the month: $240
- A package of eight lessons paid for on or before the first of the month: $400
- Four intensive private lessons paid by the first of the month: $75 each or $300
- One-time private evaluation (30 minutes): $55
- Intensive private for serious riders (45 minutes to 1 hour): $85
- 30-minute private lesson (pay as you go): $65
- Single group lesson (1 hour): $65
Groups are comprised of riders of similar age and skill level. Groups maximize riding time by allowing students to improve their horsemanship skills by both riding and watching others, all with the guidance and input of the instructor.
Students participate in one-on-one exercises, as well as exercises designed to use the group dynamic as a learning tool. The group environment also fosters an increase in sportsmanship and self-confidence, both on and off the horse.