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  • 19 years in businuess
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sherwood, OR 97140

Stacey R.

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Eric is very knowledgeable and has great lesson horses! He started with the basics with my daughter, working from the ground up, explaining everything. He is very patient! I am also going to take lessons from him.

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  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Vancouver, WA 98660
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Roxanne D.

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Jillian is an outstanding instructor and wonderful with children! I'm SO happy we found her, or she found us! Either way, she is an amazing find, and my granddaughter Lyndsay loves her and Grace, the horse she rode yesterday! Thank you!!

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  • 6 years in businuess
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Newberg, OR 97132

James W.

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Kim was great with the kids. Obviously a former teacher. Very calm and supportive and positive in teaching how to work with horses. Kids had a ball. Great introduction to horses and how to relate to them and care for them. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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  • 14 years in businuess
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Newberg, OR 97132

Elaine H.

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Lorina was welcoming and proved very knowledgeable. Indy was a darling and knew far more than I. I have already had 2 lessons and learnt far more than I have learned in many moons with my past instructor. I am booked in for more. Thanks Lorina most pleasurable

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  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sherwood, OR 97140
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Irina O.

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Karen is an excellent teacher, she is patient, funny and is extremely knowledgeable. I've learned more in 3 lessons then I have in 3 years (when I was a teen w/other instructors). She explains how things work, why horses do what they do, not just tell you "kick", you understand why you are using a certain bridle or why you need to use certain equipment. I would HIGHLY recommend Karen to anyone looking for an amazing teacher.

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  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Forest Grove, OR 97116
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I accept children as young as four years old for my riding program. My lessons are primarily private one on one sessions that include time in the saddle and on the ground learning important horsemanship skills. I love watching students learn and apply their knowledge while doing something they love.

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  • 18 years in businuess
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cornelius, OR 97113

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We offer a customized and personalized approach to teaching and training the disciplines of hunter/jumper and dressage. We are excellent with kids and young horses, and have earned many national championships.

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  • 11 years in businuess
  • Vancouver, WA 98682
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Internationally Certified to teach and train in over 20 different countries. Helping people with communicating clearly with their horses.

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  • 8 years in businuess
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Sherwood, OR 97140

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I grew up in a family of sports instructors and teachers and now have the chance to apply a broad range of knowledge about instruction for children and adults to horseback riding. I have taught in various disciplines and programs, learning from each of them what works best. With my own program now, I can take the best of what I have learned and tailor each lesson to each student so everyone gets the most out of my instruction. I love watching as my students improve and gain knowledge about what they are doing. It is fantastic to see a student not only do something well but be able to understand why they did it well and be able to asses on their own what they are doing well and what needs improvement. It is the greatest joy to have a student fully understand what is happening that they no longer need me to help.

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  • 4 years in businuess
  • Portland, OR 97224
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Growing up on a small farm in Jacksonville, Oregon, Mercedes Andazola was put in the saddle at the age of 2, and hasn't stopped riding since. Horses, competitions, and working as a dressage student in the summers composed the backbone of her youth, which manifests itself in her natural ability, technique, and long list of accomplishments today. At only 23, Mercedes has competed in the sport of dressage for a total of 11 years with multiple high point awards from training through fourth level, has also earned both her bronze and silver USDF medals. She has also brought her current mount (H. Prince William whom she obtained as a 3 year-old ) up through the highest levels in Dressage at an astonishing pace, showing him at Intermediate One in the 2014 Oregon State Championships with a median 2014 score of 65%. Mercedes also has studied the German language for seven years with a minor in German Language studies from the University of Portland where she also studied marketing for three years. As a teenager, Mercedes spent her summers as a working student for several professionals including Ultimate Piaffe Farm, Jennifer Schrader of Summervale farm, and Deborah Hausman of Quailhurst Estate. In recent years, she has partnered with trainers such as Darci Bayney and Kelly Smith, incorporating dressage into their hunter/jumper programs. Mercedes currently assists dressage trainer Tracie Bjugan of Green Meadow Dressage in Sherwood, OR, and provides training and lessons to many other independent clients in and around the SW Portland area.

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Oregon Horsemanship

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  • Wilsonville, OR 97070
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With a focus on safety and an emphasis on using your natural aids, I can teach you or your child to ride in a fun, safe environment. With an emphasis on new or returning riders, I can work with you to tailor a program to meet your needs. Learn effective and safe horseback riding practices while gaining a better understanding of horse care, partnership, respect, and maintenance.

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  • 10 years in businuess
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oregon City, OR 97045

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Novice and advanced students are welcome! I will tailor your lesson to your learning style and experience. I teach both kids and adults. Patient, creative and easy-going instructor will help you learn to ride, or teach you to train your own horse. My goal is to improve the relationship between you and your horse. Well-trained, gentle, and people-loving lesson horses are available. Lesson packages are available. Please look at my website for more information.

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WRA Equestrian Center

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  • Battle Ground, WA 98604
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Our beautiful facility includes a full-sized covered arena complete with sound system and excellent lighting. We have a 60' round pen, six turn-out paddocks of about two acres each. Inside, we have 12' x 12' stalls with individual lockable tack rooms, 25' x 90' exterior runs for all stalls, and a warm shower with infrared heat. Christy Callender is our instructor with over 30 years of horseback training, dressage and training your horse. We have lots of school horses as well as horses for sale or lease. Battle Ground Lake State park entrance is across the street for 320 acres of scenic equestrian trail riding.

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Stone Hedge Farm

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  • Sherwood, OR 97140
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We run a hunter/jumper show stable located in the Wilsonville area. Lessons are available for all levels on quality lesson horses. SHF provides a fun and competitive environment. Training programs are available for horses with owners or horses for sale. SHF can also find your new/next horse. SHF attends horse shows up and down the West Coast, Canada and some states on the East Coast as well.

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  • Forest Grove, OR 97116
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We offer private and group riding lessons in English and western for all levels of riding. Some of our students ride for pleasure, while others have goals of competing. Beginning jumping classes are also offered. Dressage lessons are available as well.

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  • Vancouver, WA 98682
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Elliott Horsepower Ranch is a 10 acre, full-care training and boarding facility offering the utmost comfort and care for you and your horse for $400/month. It is in a prime location in Vancouver, WA. We offer: *Facility is open 7 days/week to accommodate your schedule *Arena is always open to ride *Long, daily turnout in large grassy individual or group paddocks with shelter *Matted, 12x12 stalls are cleaned daily *2x/day feeding of good grass hay and oats *20 x 40 meter indoor arena with rubber footing, mirrors and speaker system *Heated clubroom with windows and speaker to hear and view lessons in comfort *Round Pen *Hot and cold water wash rack *Individual tack lockers *Trailer parking *Horse savvy owners live on site *Supportive, friendly atmosphere We offer excellent training and lesson program from European/Olympian trained, internationally certified, and bronze medalist, Rebekah Larimer. Personal, private tour of the facility is available upon request.

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Train Me Not My Horse

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  • Portland, OR 97217
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Meet and greet: Would you like to get up close and personal with a horse and see for yourself why these beautiful animals garner so much affection? Maybe you’ve thought about riding a horse or taking lessons but felt unsure about being around a horse, or maybe you’ve always been a bit afraid and would like to conquer your fear? Here is your chance to come out and see what it is all about. Come spend some time with one of our beautiful animals. Let us give you a brief introduction into the life of a horse. We will show you how to safely approach a horse, how to say ‘hi,’ how much they love to be brushed, and how soft their noses are. The Basics and Groundwork 101 (for you and your horse): * The Basics - I thought my horse had issues when I got him. He would not lunge, would not follow me, and he did not even want to lower his head for me to put a halter on him. After a lot of trial and error, some lessons, research, and a bunch of questions, I realized that he knew these things. I just did not know how to ask for them. Let me come to you and show you the basics or give you a hand with all those odd little things that are stopping you from enjoying your horse. * Groundwork 101 – Yes, there were a lot of things I needed to learn but my horse did have issues. He crowded me when we walked. He would not get out of the way when needed. He was jumpy and freaked out if there were any other horses around. Not only do these kinds of issues interfere with your relationship with your horse, but they can also be safety concerns. A consistent groundwork routine worked wonders with AJ, and it can help you and your equine partner as well. Let me help cure some of your horse’s bad habits. Lessons: Judy offers horsemanship and riding lessons to all levels and all ages at Sauvie Island Stables. Do you want to learn how to control your horse from the saddle? Do you want to take your horse out to a trail, tack up, and jump on with the confidence that your horse is not going to spoke at every leaf that floats by on the ground? Maybe you need to brush up on your horsemanship skills. Maybe you would like to start showing again. Come on out and let us see where we can take you. Let us show you how you can gain control of your horse and how the end of the ride turns out. We have a few open times for new (brand new or new to us) riders to come out for riding lessons. Let us know your level of riding skills and what you are interested in. Do you need something else? Give us a call and let’s see if we can help you in any way.

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Westside Stables LLC

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  • Sherwood, OR 97140
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Westside Stables Is located ten minutes from Beaverton. The riding academy offers a high-quality lesson program for ages 7 and up. Lesson and show quality lease horses are available. Our facilities offer a professional atmosphere in a fun and country setting.

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  • Newberg, OR 97132
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I offer full-service horse training for both the horse and the rider. I do have horses available for lessons, as well as for lease and for sale. I have been teaching and training for 30 years.

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WRA Equestrian Center

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  • 8 years in businuess
  • Battle Ground, WA 98604
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We offer boarding/ training packages for you and your horse. We also have horseback riding lesson packages available. All can be customized to your specific needs. If you want to ride frequently without the expense of owning a horse, we have several for lease. All are trained in dressage. Students enrolled in horseback riding lesson programs are welcome to come ride at their leisure on our school horses. Horseback riding lesson times are currently available (individual instruction). WRA Equestrian Center is located adjacent to Battle Ground Lake State Park with 320 acres of horse trails. We offer: - Horseback riding - Horse back riding lessons - Horse training - Boarding (Partial to full care) - Breeding / Foaling facility We have a full-size (74 x 204) covered arena, complete with a sound system and 12 x 12 stalls with exterior 25 x 90 runs. Our stalls come with individual tack closets. We also have fair-weather turnout paddocks (2 acres each). Please give us a call. We would love to set up a time to show you our beautiful facility and discover how we may help you to reach your equestrian goals.

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Summerset Farms

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  • Beaverton, OR 97007
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Our farm offers a convenient, close-in, Beaverton location situated on 32 acres. We have a limited number of stalls available for full care boarders. Full care board includes: 12 x 12 or 12 x 15 stalls with windows; 15 x 15 foaling stall; Daily pasture turn-out; High quality Oregon hay; whole oats; specially formulated protein supplement; and, pro-biotic supplement fed 2x daily; Tack room with restroom and shower; 66 x 160 lighted indoor arena; 120 x 240 outdoor arena; Small wooded trail system and long driveway for riding; Lay-ups, retirees and young horses welcome; Sale, training and lessons available.

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“Need a Horseback Riding Instructor”

Vancouver, WA

Skill level
No experience
Riding Style
Western
Student's age
Child
Details
Would like for my daughter to learn the basics of taking care of animals, learning to ride and build confidence.
$225
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“Need a Horseback Riding Instructor”

Beaverton, OR

Skill level
Beginner
Riding Style
I'm not sure
Student's age
Adult
Details
Im 31 & took lessons as a young girl, ride once a year or so and want to be retaught the basics of riding and tacking. This is only for my leisure.
$45
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“Need a Horseback Riding Instructor for my 9 year old Daughter”

Portland, OR

Riding Style
Western
Age
Child
Experience
No experience
Details
Would like info on lessons for my 9 year old daughter. She loves all animals and is not intimidated by size.
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