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Fairfax Beginner Horse Riding Instructors

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Morning Mist Farm Inc.
4.6
from 16 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jason S.
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We rescued an older horse and with Nancy's help in a very short time we had her in good health and over the issues that she had from her previous owner. My daughter has also taken lessons from Nancy and her connection with any horse is tremendous. The lessons are not just about riding but how to understand, groom your horse.

Pond View Stables
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Megan K.
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I cannot say enough great things about Joan & Pond View Stables! All of the horses are great and range from beginner to advanced riders and it is always a friendly atmosphere with everyone willing to help each other out if need be!

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra H.
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My daughter loves coming out to Hogback Mtn horseback riding.Elizabeth takes the time to teach her caring for the horse along with riding.She is a great instructor .

Heart of Riding, LLC
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Juliana S.
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Emily is calm, patient and clearly attuned to her clients and horses. Lessons with Emily are the best part of the week for my son, who struggles with emotional and developmental disabilities.

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Jane M.
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Megan has been a pleasure to work with since the first lesson. Her beginner lesson horse, Pogo, is as gentle and well-trained as a horse can be; perfect for learning or reacquainting yourself with horsemanship, as I am doing. Both trainer and horse are the perfect combination for riders of all ages. I am bringing friends and relatives out to the stable to take lessons and share the fun. Very pleased with the whole experience.

Astoria Dressage
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Joanna B.
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I had mostly taken non-specialized riding lessons on horses which, while they have fabulous personalities, were not terribly well-trained beyond walk/trot/canter/"what's a half-halt?" I had learned the basics, but I was completely stuck trying to go further on horses who knew as little about what I was trying to learn as I did. Deciding to take lessons with Rebecca was the best move I could have made - she's super attentive to every detail while I'm riding, she knows exactly how to explain the biomechanics (my nemesis), and learning from a lovely horse who responds instantly to correct cues has completely changed my riding in just a few months. With the added bonus that the horses I ride on my own on other farms are much happier with me, moving more freely under saddle, and clearly getting the benefit of what I'm learning with Astoria. My confidence has sky-rocketed, and I've gone from being stuck to having a blast.

  • 38 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Audrey C.
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I have been riding a Merkel Farm for about eight years. I have been a camper at their summer camp and am now boarding my first horse there. I have known the owner Stephanie Merkel for quite some time now and she is a wonderful person and instructor. She is very passionate about her work with her horses. As an instructor, she is patient, understanding, kind, and really does care about her students and wanting them to be the best they can be. The facilities are great with an indoor riding arena and an outdoor riding arena. The lesson horse are the best part, they are kind and willing for their riders. I have really come a long way with Merkel Farm and I just love it so much there. It really is my home away from home.

Silver Hawk Farm
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Teri G.
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We have been with Jen Rogala for over 7 years. Jen is a rare find when it comes to professional trainers who still ride and train horses. Jen's work ethic and horsemanship is above par. She is a wonderful role model for young women. My daughter's riding has improved tremendously under her coaching. When it was time to move from our pony to a horse, Jen was instrumental in finding our gelding. Her ability to match the rider to the horse is outstanding. Silver Hawk Farm's barn is clean. The footing in the indoor ring is great. The care of the horses is wonderful. This barn is a must for horse enthusiasts who currently ride or who are looking to try the sport. Best value by far in the area. You will not be disappointed.

Right Start Riding
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Carmen B.
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Ms Carole was a wonderful instructor for my daughter when she first started English riding lessons. My daughter had ridden a few times on trail rides and beginner lessons as well as volunteered at a horse rescue, but wanted to improve her riding skills. Ms Carole was focused on safety and patiently teaching my daughter how to ride as a proper English rider. She taught her dressage as well as beginning jumping. We highly recommend Ms Carole.

Helaine Burch
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Anita B.
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I highly recommend Helaine Burch for anyone looking for horseback riding lessons. I am an adult beginner and from my experence with her I can see she is extremely knowledgeable about horses. She is very in tune with her student's requirements to meet their goals. She has a great personality and really helps build my confidence and ability with my horse.

Twin Oaks Riding Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Hillary L.
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Great safe place to learn how to ride! Would highly recommend twin oaks riding academy, beginners to advanced riders can feel comfortable learning to ride.

Kings Valley Stables
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brett L.
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The entire system and services have been upgraded. The owner is very patient with kids. Lots of ooportunity to learn, ride, shows, help, board, lease, adopt, and have summer camp fun. Sara trains the smalllest to the oldest teenagers and is very flexible and understands a farm and the horse world. My daughter has grown and learned much in 2.5 yearsand is very confident now nd the people are always friendly. Sara focuses on your child with full attention.

Oakleaf Farm
5.0
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Roger S.
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Excellent facilities with great horses and instruction. Mychelle takes great care in developing confident, highly skilled riders who succeed in local and rated National shows

Highpoint Farm
5.0
from 1 review
  • 28 years in business
Jamie P.
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Monique is patient, thorough and knowledgeable. I learned a lot working for her. You can't beat the atmosphere!

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We are "a great place to learn to ride a horse." We are open 7 days a week with indoor and outdoor arenas for riding!

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We provide riding lessons, full horsemanship program, horse rescue, internships and discount programs for working students. We handle natural horsemanship, equine agility, hunt seat, dressage, and eventing.

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I'm a pro hunter/jumper and rider/trainer. I have years of experience in training people and horses, from the beginning to the top levels.

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I provide English riding lessons from beginner to advanced and show coaching. I have trained and competed in Europe and America.

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We are an equestrian facility located in beautiful Purcellville, Virginia, specializing in lessons and showing for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Your goals are our goals. Whether it's to compete on a local or national level or to just have fun, we can help you do that and more! At Encore Stables, we offer everything to suit your needs. Our beautiful, custom barn has StableComfortTM systems in every stall, a heated wash stall with hot and cold water, and a heated tack room. We have plenty of turnout, automatic waterers in every field, providing constant, fresh water, an all-weather "pink" footing ring which is dust free, and miles of groomed trails.

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We provide horse boarding, lessons, and coaching at shows. We have an indoor arena for year-round riding, and we are hosting a Bernie Traurig clinic in the spring and fall.

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Reddemeade Horse Center, in Silver Spring MD, provides English riding lessons for people of all ages and riding abilities, from those who have never been on a horse to experienced riders who wish to polish their skills. We offer group and private lessons on our horses or yours. We also have a group leasing program for intermediate and advanced riders. Check out our website for more details!

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