Horseback Riding Lessons

Horseback riding lessons can offer so many valuable experiences, much more than simply how to sit balanced on a horse and steer it around an arena. Valuable life lessons can be learned that riders can apply to many other aspects of their life such as confidence building, critical thinking skills, building of leadership qualities, muscle and coordination development, and an incredible ability to understand patience. New and seasoned riders will always find something to take away from participating in consistent lessons. 


Most lessons are at DoubleStar Equestrian in Mason. If you would like Kelly to visit you and your equine friend at your home farm, please call for availability and pricing. Lessons are available in Western and Hunt Seat Equitation and pleasure, Showmanship, Trail, Gymkhana, or general pleasure riding.


Please Note: All riders are required to sign a Waiver of Liability and Release Form prior to their first lesson. All riders are also required to wear an ASTM-SEI certified Equestrian Helmet, appropriate footwear and long pants. 


Lesson Scheduling

Kelly will be available to schedule lessons on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Please note that she does travel to many show throughout the summer with her Show team, and therefore lessons may not be available every Friday and Sunday between April and August.


Lessons can be scheduled in 30 and 60 minute time blocks; weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on individual goals, and personal schedule. Riders are expected to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled lesson time to assist in getting their horses ready for the lesson. Riders are still responsible for payment of lessons that they have failed to cancel ahead of time. 


Riders under twelve years old will only be eligible for 30 minute lessons unless previous arrangements have been made. PeeWee Walk lessons are available upon special request.


Pricing

Lesson Pricing:

30 minute Private Lesson: $25

60 minute Private Lesson: $45

Double Star Lesson Package: 6 30 minute Private Lessons for $120

15 minute PeeWee Walk Lesson: $10


**Semi-Private and Group Lessons can be arranged upon special request, please ask for availability and pricing. 


Do I need my own riding equipment to take lessons?

All riders are required to wear long pants and riding boots for their lessons. Helmets are also required, but provided by DoubleStar Equestrian if you do not have your own! All other riding equipment such as saddles, bridles and grooming supplies are available for use at the barn.

Can I haul my horse in for a lesson with Kelly?

Of course! We have flexible horseback riding lesson scheduling to allow for haul-in lessons. Our large, paved parking lot make loading and unloading a breeze and allows ample room to turn your truck and trailer around. All haul-in lessons must supply a current negative Coggins.


Will Kelly come to my farm for a lesson?

Sure! While scheduling may be limited during the summer show season months, Kelly is willing to travel to your home farm for lessons, clinics or group seminars. Contact Kelly directly for available times and travel rates. Interested in a little extra help at the horse show? See the Show Coaching page for more info on this service.