Horseback Riding Lessons

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horseback riding lessons; horse riding lessons; english and western lessons; adult youth riding lessons

Silver Eagle instructors offer horseback riding lessons to both Adults and Youth in either English or Western Riding. Whether you’re 5 or 95, follow your dreams and join us for riding lessons!


Students may choose to focus on Hunter, Dressage, Eventing, Western Ranch Riding, Competitive Trail, All Breed Showing, or just for pleasure. Our lesson programs are designed to cater to the needs of the casual rider as well as the competitive show rider.


Riding lessons are one (1) hour long which include grooming and tacking up in addition to riding. Horsemanship is just as important as learning to sit the saddle properly!


Click here to Meet the Herd or keep scrolling to the bottom.

Hopoti

All lessons are booked through Hopoti.com. Please go here to make a profile and find us – once you purchase your stablecard, you can see available lesson slots to book. Help is here if you need it.

step by step instructions on how to book on hopoti.com

Lesson Pricing

Per Lesson Pricing

Private – $75/PP
Group – $65/PP

Evaluation lesson – $75 (This is needed in order to ride without an instructor and/or assess a rider’s skill level. All first time students must have an evaluation lesson regardless if private or group lessons are requested.)

We now offer military discounts for lessons. Ask us how to get yours!

Monthly Packages

$280/Private

$250/Group

Monthly packages consist of 4 lessons.

Please arrive in a timely manner for your lesson wearing long pants and a heeled boot or shoe.

Cancellation fees apply without adequate notice before your scheduled lesson.

All students in lessons MUST wear a helmet – no exceptions.

All students (Or persons handling a horse) must sign a waiver – also no exceptions. Please click the link below and fill it out before you come out for the first time.

Sign Digital Waiver
QR code for Waiver
 
 

young student taking care of palomino paint horse's feet while instructor coaches beside them as part of a lesson
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Gift Certificates


Want to make a gift of horse riding lessons? We offer Gift Certificates in whatever amount you wish. 


All Sales Are Final – No Refunds.

 

Lesson FAQ

Lessons are year round. We have a covered arena for inclement weather.
Both English and Western have the same basics – why not try both?
We have no set requirement. We do recommend at least once a week but will work around your schedule and financials. We can even do more than once a week if that’s your wish.
Paying through Hopoti.com allows you to pay and schedule lessons through one convenient app!
We are part of Hopoti.com and once you make your profile, favorite our stable, and purchase your stablecard, you can go to https://hopoti.com/en/stable/SilverEagleStable to schedule your lesson anytime you wish.
You can request the horse you want but it is never a guarantee.
No, although you will often ride the same horse during lessons. However, every horse has something different to teach.


Meet the herd!

13 YO Bay Peruvian Paso Fino Gelding

Mischief Managed “Andy” – Privately Owned

Andy is used for both English and Western Lessons. He enjoys beginners and has given confidence to many riders and is a favorite among the staff. On the ground he is a humble horse, and in the  saddle will go above and beyond for his riders! Andy is flashy in the  dressage arena and his favorite thing to do is jumping.

25 YO Spotted Chestnut POA Gelding

Apache

Every barn needs a steady pony to teach kids the ropes, and Apache is our guy! As with most ponies, Apache can have a mind of his own, but deep down he is a sweet guy with a heart of gold. He’s up for anything and has taken many kids for their first ride.

white arabian mare in ring
22 YO Fleabitten Arabian Cross Mare

Easter Luv “Blanche”

If Blanche was a person, she would have auditioned for the show Golden Girls. Blanche is a gorgeous grey Arabian, who catches everyone’s eye in the show ring. She carries her riders the same way she carries herself, with confidence! Blanche rides English and is an all-around horse that our advanced riders love.

student on appaloosa horse in ring
21 YO Red Varnish Roan Appaloosa Mare

Cookies N Cream “Cici”

Cici (“C C” stands for Cookies and Cream!) is a tough little mare with tons of talent. She is a great western mount and neck reins like a champ, but, throw on an English saddle and she’ll happily bomb around a jump course or a dressage test. Out in the field, she is the indisputable “boss mare” and takes care of her rider just as well as she does her herd.

girl riding palomino paint mare at dressage show
23 YO Palomino Paint Mare

A Special Caramel “Dixie”

Dixie has been there and done that. She knows her job and does it well. She’s always ready to truck around beginners and help them develop their confidence at the walk and trot. Every once in a while, she likes to compete in our in house show series.

12 YO Buckskin Spanish Mustang Gelding

Donato “Donny”

Donato is a very special guy! Originally named Whiskey, he came from Central Virginia Horse Rescue. We adopted him for our program and he has begun to make his way in the hearts of his riders! Donny is an excellent all around pony for those progressing into the intermediate skill levels. Donato adores affection from his students and loves a good apple!

15 YO Sorrel Sabino Pony Mare

Charming’s Gemma “Gemma”

 Gemma is a feisty little red-headed pony and one of the barn favorites! Once she trusts you, she is a great partner for trails or small jump courses.  She loves to be brushed and is very gentle with new riders, but for more experienced kids she can be a very fun ride!

girl making girth adjustments on dark horse in ring
23 YO Dk Bay OTTB Mare

Della N Time “Gabby”

 If  Gabby could talk, she would tell you she’s been there, done that! As one of our most prestigious dressage horses, she competes in low and  mid-level dressage as well as advanced English shows!  Gabby enjoys grooming, horse cookies, and is especially fond of neck scratches.

29 YO Palomino Haflinger Mare

Molly Bea “Queen Molly” – Privately Owned

Steady? Check. Sturdy? Check. Unbelievably adorable? Check!

Molly is a favorite among beginner students, with her fluffy forelock and comfy trot. On cool autumn days she’ll truck you around all day, if you ask nicely! She is patient and kind, and just the right size!

bay horse looking off to side
7 YO Bay OTTB Gelding

Greenback “Shogun” – Privately Owned

 For our English and Western riders, Shogun never disappoints to go above and  beyond. As an OTTB standing at 16.2 hands, he’s as big as he is tall.  Don’t let his size fool you. though, Shogun is a complete in-your-pocket  kind of guy! He is great for learning or for shows and loves his carrots  at the end of his rides.  

chestnut horse with white blaze
16 YO Chestnut QH Mare

Concertina “Tina”

Tina is a newer addition to the herd and she has been a great intermediate learning partner so far. Now that she’s a little settled in we’ve found she is sweet-natured on the ground and trustworthy under saddle. She’s a wonderful option for more advanced riders and adults to progress with!

26 YO Dk Bay Warmblood Gelding

Big Whiskey River “Whiskey” – Privately Owned

 Whiskey  is our veteran lesson horse. While he may seem to be a Mr. Grumpy, he is a horse that anyone could ride. He is talented in both English and western style riding and has trail and arena work experience. Whiskey enjoys sunny days and his round bale. Loves doing western dressage and all pleasure  disciplines!