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Chicago Horseback Riding Instructors

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Turner Farms Midwest
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Judy P.
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Out of all the horse riding services we have had over the years in various states, this one is by far the very best! We highly recommend!

Acorn Valley Riding
from 4 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Julie K.
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Allison is kind, patient and knowledgeable, and she really cares about her horses like family members! Looking forward to many more enjoyable lessons!

Market Hill Farm
from 4 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sally H.
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I've ridden with Kris for 20 years! She taught me all I know about jumping and horse showing. She's great with matching riders with horses, whether they're buying their own, leasing, or just riding for fun. MHF is my home away from home!

Face 2 Face with Horses
from 3 reviews
    Kirstie K.
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    Jen has been giving my daughter private lessons for the last 2 years. Having grown up learning to ride with nose-to-tail-factory style lessons on exhausted horses I wanted something more for my daughter. Jen is a down to earth, amazingly intuitive rider and teacher. Her horses are calm, safe, curious, and follow her around like dogs. Every lesson is different and my daughter loves every minute. I love seeing her progress her skills safely whilst learning respect for these great animals.

    Ryan V.
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    Palos Hills Riding Stables is hands down the finest stable in the area for riding instruction, boarding, training and showing on a national and local level. The stable is also literally right across the street from the area's nicest trails. If your interested in the worlds most fascinating animal the HORSE. You have found the right place.

    Wedgewood Farms
    from 1 review
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Courtney L.
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    I was a young rider who stopped when thrown from an 18 hand horse....that said, I was nervous to find the right fit getting "back in the saddle"! I explored many websites in amd near the Chicago and northern suburbs looking for a stable that would not only be considerate of my history of a scary tumble, but also be assertive in helping me learn how to be a better rider. I used Thumb tack and almost immediately got a response from Katy @ McGrath. She was professional, poised, amd passionate about taking a customized approach to be regaining my level of comfort. I was blown away to see at my first lesson how clean and vast the arenas were, and that Ken himself was there to meet me and assist in my setup. A few lessons in I'm already feeling comfortable enough to be off the lunge for the majority of the hour, amd Katy couldn't be more patient and knowledgeable as to how my adjustments as we transition will build my basics....and hopefully get to competition or show level!!! I highly recommend Katy and McGrath Stables for anyone looking for a personalized approach and warm environment.


    I have been training horses and beginners to advanced riders for 13 years. I have trained horses and ponies in just about every discipline imaginable. I love watching students/horses learn new things and master them! I'm great with children and animals!


    We offer lessons, boarding, sales and show team. Our main discipline is hunter/jumper. We have the Lakewood forest preserve trails directly across the street, but we do not offer public rental for trail rides.

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack


    Jump 4it Equestrian... where horses and people come together. We are a hunter/jumper barn operated at Daybreak Stables located at 31668 River Road in Libertyville, IL. We offer riding lessons, boarding, sales, and showing. We have something for everyone, from beginners to advanced riders, both children and adults. We offer private lessons for our riding school students and teach not only how to ride, but also how to care for the horses. Our lessons include tacking/untacking and learning more about your horse. Full service is available for an additional cost for our lesson students and boarders. During the summer months, we attend at least one horse show a month, and in the winter, we attend some indoor shows as well to keep our skills polished during the cold months. Services we offer: - Horseback riding lessons - Showing - Training - English riding only


    We are a hunter/jumper stable, 28 miles northwest of Chicago, in Wauconda, Illinois. We have two indoor riding arenas and two outdoor riding rings. Trail riding is right across the street in the Lakewood Forest Preserve. We offer lessons for everyone, regardless of age and ability, from the first-time rider to the seasoned expert. Here, it is all about learning to be a better rider as well as making friendships, and most importantly, having fun!

    • 18 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack

    I am one of the only instructors in the area to offer comprehensive instruction- students have opportunities to help on weekends in exchange for additional riding- and learn first aid, anatomy, physiology, and more!


    Beth has been riding horses since she was very small. She realized from a young age that her purpose here on Earth was to help horses. She learned from various riders and trainers over the years and started training young horses under saddle when she turned 18. She then started working with horses that owners deemed unrideable and retrained them to become safe and willing partners. Now at the age of 32, she has started and retrained lots of horses of all breeds, ages, and personalities. She also have worked with horses who have had fear issues and horses with dominance issues. She has used many methods throughout the years, but what has always worked the best is listening to what the horse has to say and adjusting her methods based on the individual. Beth's proven and effective training methods and education programs for all equestrian disciplines will help produce a successful team. Whether starting a weanling to lead, training a 2-year old to have a solid foundation, or continuing with any horse to a higher level, she can help. She combines her expertise in education, horsemanship, horse behavior, communication, and specific skills to educate horses and their owners how behavior and movement affect performance and partnership between horse and rider. Beth's philosophy, education, and intuition help guide horse and rider to understand and communicate with each other. She has the ability to work with all ages from the young child with the pony to the senior rider with the trail riding companion. Whatever your discipline or your questions, she has the experience and the ability to help you achieve your goals and dreams! Whether you are considering riding lessons or thinking of training to compete in shows, trail riding or any discipline you have chosen as your goal, working with Beth can help you attain those goals and dreams that you have with your horse companion. She will advance your skills and understanding of your horse and their behavior far beyond what just practice can do. She will guide you and your horse into a "confident" working relationship through behavior modification, persistence in education and a respectful working relationship that is so important in attaining your goals.

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