Welcome to the Blue Skies horse riding lesson program! Whether you’re deciding whether to put your child on a horse for the first time, or you’re a seasoned Hunter Jumper, we are building out a lesson program that is geared for every English-style horse rider. Blue Skies Stables runs a professional lesson program where all trainers are required to be insured and certified for your safety. We provide our trainers with a program to follow and guidelines to adhere to, and then we allow our riders to choose the trainer that is the best fit for their riding personality!
Actual lesson sessions are run about one hour and 15 minutes – with each lesson varying depending on the success achieved. Typically, the first 15 minutes of that time slot is designed for the rider and the horse to warm up without the trainers involvement, followed by 45 minutes of solid riding and instruction time. At the end of your lesson, the next rider will enter the ring and start their 15 minute warm up, while you receive an additional 15 minutes of cool down and instructional review from your trainer as well as home work assignments. Please note – we are of the belief though that a lesson should not go 45 minutes just to go 45 minutes. The goal of each lesson is to successfully achieve something new, and once that goal has been achieved – we want to end the lesson on a positive note for the rider and the horse. So these numbers are just planning times for you – but the trainer will ultimately decide the length of time needed to be successful.
Lesson horses are available for students working on their flat and foundations, or jumping under 2 feet. If you are an advanced rider and looking to jump higher, we will start you with a trainer to evaluate your riding style and make recommendations for a suitable lease horse for your needs. We do not jump our lesson horses over 2 feet though. If you are interested in getting started, or just coming out for a tour, please contact us at (text or voice) 919-255-0412 or via email at BlueSkiesStables@gmail.com and we typically respond within 24 hours. Below is information on pricing and other useful links.
Horse Training and Horse Riding Pricing:
Beginning Rider lessons start at $50 per session
Advanced Rider lessons, or show team rider lessons start at $70 per session
Horse Training Pricing: $40 per session