Saddle Up is designed for those interested in an intro to horse back riding; this program has been paused. For those interested in a first time experience with horses please check out our camp tab on our website. Camp is offered in week long sessions during the summer months. Full Day and Half Day options are available; riders are divided into groups based on skill level, from first time riding to those with riding experience. 2023 Enrollment is open!
Earn Your Stirrups is a package of a minimum of 8 small group lessons that focus on the correct position for the rider in order to achieve basic control of the horse at the walk and trot. These lessons give students introductory instruction to become comfortable grooming, tacking, handling, leading the horse and to develop familiarity with basic horse behavior. Earn Your Stirrups graduates may enroll in an existing group lesson at the time they finish.
**All appointment times are currently booked. Enrollment for Camp is open and is a great option for those on the waitlist to get started. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be added to the waitlist for beginner lessons or have questions regarding our camp.**
An Evaluation Ride is scheduled for riders who have riding experience, from w/t to jumping but are new to MacNair’s or those who are getting back into riding after some time away. This is a 60 minute private lesson during which an instructor will evaluate the rider for placement with an appropriate instructor or group based on availability. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your evaluation ride!
Private or Mini-Group lessons are available for riders who lease or board a horse at MacNair’s. We welcome riders not currently boarding at the farm to trailer their horses in for lessons or training rides.
Group lessons are for riders with experience. Riders are placed in groups of 6-7 students at similar skill levels. For inexperienced riders, we have school horses that are patient with riders learning the basics. We also have upper level horses capable of advancing a rider’s goals.
Other opportunities: Group lesson students are able to participate in MacNair’s Schooling Shows, which are held three to four times a year. Riders who lease or own a horse at MacNair’s may also participate in local shows off the farm as well with our show team.