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Seattle Horseback Riding Instructors

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Doolittle Dressage
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 36 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Alice B.
Verified review

Have had several horse riding instructors but Vivian seemed incredibly knowledgeable from the start, and was able to explain things better than any other instructor. She is absolutely fantastic and appropriate for any level of riding, from beginner up! She is also on time, flexible, and easy to get ahold of, and lesson horses were located a pretty short drive from seattle. Absolutely would recommend to a friend.

Fire Run Farm
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Marina A.
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I am riding at the FRF since 2008 and had an opportunity to stable 2 horses and took lesson from several trainers. Currently my trainer is Suzanne Habereck. I desribe my experience as outstanding: FRF has a state of the art stables and excellent 24 hrs care for horses. The indoor show rind is amazing and gives riders opportunity to practice in any weather. The owners of the barn Kurt and Teri Runens are dedicated to their life long passion-love of care for horses and the art of equitation. I can't say enough about Suzanne Habereck - she is a World Class Equitation Trainer and Horse Trainer and have an exceptional gift of connecting with Her students and horses. I had a privilege and honor not only learn from her but also observe her taking many of new, FRF riders to become champions in all of the Regional and National events. If you are dreaming to become a champion or simply dreaming of learning to make a connection with a beautiful animal and learn to ride - FRF and Suzanne are here to make your experience outstanding! Dr.Marina Abrams

Rita Kapetansky
4.6
from 12 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lori B.
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Rita worked with my daughter for basic lessons. She can be a firm task master, but she gets results and enjoys seeing her students succeed. I don't know the names of any particular style/type of training referenced here, all I can say is my daughter now has one of the BEST seats i've ever seen a rider at her level of experience. She doesn't show, doesn't have her own horse, so this was for her to have horse time and learn. Rita made her so solid in her seat that when she rides now, she has no concerns; she is very confident. That was what I wanted for her. We didn't stay nearly as long with Rita as I would've liked but I highly recommend her for anyone who wants to learn how to ride, and she will take you further if you want to compete. But be prepared to work! It's a good thing.

Red Raven Equine
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Emily R.
Verified review

Britt is a great horse person, and I know from working in the industry how hard that is to find. I sought her out to do cross training, and improve my seat. She not only helped me tremendously maintaining my goals there, but she has also provided me with scores of valuable information that have improved my overall experience as a horse person myself. Britt is an incredible asset to the Wester Washington horse community, everyone can learn a lot from her.

Brackenhollow Stables
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jill W.
Verified review

9/21/2013 Our daughter has been at Brackenhollow Stables for close to 7 years now. We travel 35 minutes for her weekly or twice weekly lesson and our daughter has grown in her riding and love of horses all along the way. We love Brackenhollow -- Joanna has always challenged our daughter but always in a safe way. The horses are treated with respect and never handled roughly which is not easy to find. Thanks to Joanna and Duschka for the years of outings (thanks Duschka), Pony Club lessons (thanks again Duschka) and many years of attention in lessons and our growth in horse knowledge (thanks to both Joanna and Duschka)!!! Lauren and Jill

Corbett Stables LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 58 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alynda S.
Verified review

We have loved working with Troy and Corbett Stables. We got a block of 5 lessons for my horse loving daughter for Christmas 2 years ago. She was 5 then and Troy has been amazing working with her. His ability to balance being supportive and encouraging, but also pushing her to continue learning definitely is a skill on its own. This is not to discount his knowledge of the sport/horses and willingness to share this with the entire family with our many questions. My daughter’s confidence in her riding abilities and her self confidence in general have benefited by horse riding especially under such a great trainer!

Des Fountain Horse Training
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Susan D.
    Verified review

    I've known and had Danielle as a trainer off and on for 19 years and Quinton for at least half that. I think of them as family, and I'm pretty picky. The bonus is that they are both excellent trainers who really care about the good of the horse. They can take a horse to the top, but they won't sacrifice the horse's health, the rider's welfare or their ethics in the process. They have done a fabulous job training my Apaladin bred horses, as well as others, being sensitive to their individual needs. We've had a lot of fun over the years and enjoyed success in the show ring to boot. Their current location is amazing- the best feeling program I've ever seen, great pastures and turn out, several arenas and a beautiful location. It's like a mini vacation every time we go out there.

    Dressage Dancers
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lydia V.
    Verified review

    I have been taking dressage lessons with Carol for 10 years and it has been an amazing journey. I have learned so much and have ridden a variety of different horses. Carol is very flexible and does what she can to work with my schedule. I have learned lots from her and the horses i take lessons on.

    Gates Equestrian
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 19 years in business
    Susan H.
    Verified review

    Kristi is a superb equestrian coach and trainer. Before being taught by Kristi I had been riding for several years and had been on a plateau for too long. I am an older adult and had been riding in lessons 2-3 times a week. The progress I made with Kristi was incredible (and immediate) even riding the same horse. Kristi sees the details and can tell/show her student how to fix the problems. In private or group settings, Kristi always brings a high level of energy to each lesson. Kristi is thoughtful, creative and focused on keeping it safe - for the horse and rider. In a group lesson environment, Kristi manages to make the lesson very effective and manageable even with students at different levels. My young adult daughter is also coached by Kristi. Her confidence as well as mine has improved significantly. I highly recommend Kristi Gates whether you want to excel in the competitive show ring or for pure pleasure.

    Feather Equestrian Academy
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    Alice B.
    Verified review

    My granddaughter has been taking lessons and going to camps and clinics now for five years. Leslie has helped her to build self confidence and develop her horse riding skills. Leslie is a very positive influence in her life and she also loves her many friends she’s made. It’s been a very good experience for her.

    Canter Lane Dressage
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Heather S.
    Verified review

    Patty has been amazing with my 7 year old daughter and has given me some lessons as well. The horses and stalls are well maintained and Patty matching the horse to the rider very well. I reserve no hesitation in recommending her to any one interested in riding, no matter your level.

    Cadbury Farm
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Elisia M.
      Verified review

      I have had the pleasure of working with Nichole over the last 15 years. Her style of teaching is unique and amazing. Nichole has an ability to explain how to correctly use your body (posture, alignment, use of muscles, bones etc) to ride each stride, movement and gait of your horse in harmony. Her lessons are the perfect combination of fun, hard work and understanding the theory behind what you are working on. Nichole has a phenominal understanding of classical dressage theory and shares this knowlege freely with her clients through many modalities. Her understainding of how people and horses learn and the biomechanics of dressage is unmatched.

      Sunset Lake Horsemanship
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 61 years in business
      Scott P.
      Verified review

      My 8 year old daughter has been taking lessons for the better part of one year now. She loves the instructor, the horses, and the facility. Instruction is age appropriate and well paced. The staff is friendly with flexible schedules. I highly recommend Sunset Lake for anyone looking to improve their horsemanship skills.

      Tempo Horse Training
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Jessica B.
        Verified review

        My 6 year old daughter is taking her first horse back riding lessons from The Red Horse Farm. Ihave to say it is truly an amazing place. She has learn so much in only 3 lessons and to be able to watch her smile and enjoy every moment is a wonderful experience. Everyone at The Red Horse Farm is friendly, and it feels more like you are part of the family. Susan is teaching my daughter and I could not have asked for a better teacher. She is funny and has taughter her every single thing that a new rider needs to know and beyond. This is such an amzing place! Thank you to everyone at The Red Horse Farm for everything you do!

        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Teasha F.
        Verified review

        Super friendly, very clean set up & beautiful horses.

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        I have over 15 years of starting, finishing horses, and lessons experience. I use a natural way that fills in any hole that may have been missed. I have experience with quarter horses, paints, Percheron, Arabs, draft breeds, and many others. I ride English and Western, and can train for just about any discipline.

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        I provide riding and general horsemanship in a caring and loving way for kids and adults to learn and have fun. I am great at teaching beginners or experienced riders in caring for horses, health issues, explaining tack, and riding.

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        We are specializing in barrel racing, gymkhana, horse breaking, tune-ups, and riding lessons for the beginner to advanced riders.

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        Offering school horse and pony lessons, summer horse and pony camp, board and training for riders ages 5 and up! Our horses and ponies are calm, safe, and excellent teachers. Our competition riders have competed at both the national and international levels with many top accolades. The Hillcrest Training staff has over 20 years each in the horse industry and our private facility and safe lesson horses and ponies allow us to customize a lesson or training program to fit all riders even those with special needs.

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        I offer a mindful approach to riding and interacting with horses. My number one priority is my students and horses. I have been riding for over 25 years. I became a professional in 1999. I have spent the last 10 years intensely focused on coaching and training national-/world-level horses and riders. My students have brought home over 80 Youth World and Reserve championships as well as many Youth High Point awards. Four of my past interns have started their own successful training businesses. My students would tell you that I am passionate about what I do and that I do it with a smile! I am gentle and kind, and my coaching style is a unique mix of empowerment, enthusiasm and accountability! So, join me this spring for horseback riding lessons. I teach both English and Western disciplines fro ages 4-100. I offer basic beginners through advanced-level education. I'm structured, responsible, and professional. It will be safe, fun, educational, high energy and refreshing; I promise! Our community is awesome, wholesome and supportive.

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