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HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS

Expert instruction for beginner to advanced riders

Our horseback riding lesson program includes expert coaching for beginner to advanced riders. We instruct in saddle seat, hunt seat, western riding as well as driving. We have over 15 beautiful Morgan and American Saddlebred lesson horses, in all riding styles, for every level of rider, ages 4 and up.

We offer private and group lessons, Tuesday through Sunday. Lesson length varies depending on the stamina of the rider, but lessons average about 30 minutes. Cost is $60 per lesson ($40 for ages 5 and under) and you can pay as you go and schedule a lesson when it works for you.  We have multiple lesson instructors available to accommodate your riding style and schedule.

 

Lesson students can compete in Academy Horse Shows, using our lesson horses. Miller Equestrian also has many horses available at all levels for lease.

Answers to frequently asked questions about our lesson program can be found under the link here.

Liability Waiver (print, sign and bring to first lesson)

RIDING LESSONS
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LESSON HORSES

  • Like an Angel, Barn Name: Angel
  • Robert Mondovi, Barn Name: Berto
  • Festival Bossanova, Barn Name: Boss
  • LC Claire du Lune, Barn Name: Claire
  • Steel Blue Magnolias, Barn Name: Clark
  • Tonality, Barn Name: Denny
  • Surfer Chic, Barn Name: Gremmie
  • Gloria Vanderbuilt, Barn Name: Gloria
  • Karl Malone, Barn Name: Karl
  • Mantic Merci Amour, Barn Name: Mercy
  • Battersea Orlean, Barn Name: Orlean
  • KGA Irish Eyes, Barn Name: Ryan
  • Fandango, Barn Name: Spiderman
  • Festival Sundance, ​Barn Name: Sunny
  • Wendy Wind Chasers Gates of Gold, Barn Name: Wendy
  • Dragonsmeade Wild Note, Barn Name: Wilma
LESSON HORSES
LESSON PROGRAM FAQ's

LESSON PROGRAM FAQ's

  • What type of horseback riding lessons do you offer?
    We instruct in saddle seat, hunt seat, western riding as well as driving. We have over 20 beautiful Morgan and American Saddlebred lesson horses, in all riding styles for every level of rider.
  • How old does my child need to be to take lessons?
    We take kids as young as 4 years old.
  • How do I set-up our first lesson?
    The best way to start is to call Ann Miller at 858/945-1344. She can answer all your questions and get you set up in the book for your first lesson.
  • How much time will the lesson take?
    I would allow about an hour for a lesson as you should arrive a bit early to allow time for grooming and tacking up. The actual riding length varies depending on the stamina of the rider, but lessons average about 30 minutes. Riders should allow additional time at the end of each lesson to untack and groom their horses before putting them away. Students are also responsible for cleaning all tack and neatly returning any tack/supplies to their proper places at the end of each lesson.
  • What should I wear to my horseback riding lesson?
    Riders are required to wear riding pants or jeans. Shorts and capri pants are not allowed. For shoes, please wear paddock or riding boots with a slight heel or running shoes. Helmets are always required but we have helmets available in all sizes for the riders to use.
  • Where can I buy paddock boots or jods to ride in?
    We typically have some consignment jods and paddock boots at the barn as the older kids are constantly growing out of their boots and clothes. Ask your trainer if there are any that will fit your rider. If you are interested in purchasing new jods or paddock boots, check out the Inside Scoop/Barn Favorites page on the website as it provides multiple options as well as where to purchase.
  • Where should I park when I arrive for my lesson?
    Parking is available on the street on Vista Avenue. You can also park on property, however we ask that you enter the gates very slowly as horses are being worked around the track. If you see a horse, please stop and allow the horse and rider to pass and wait until it is far away before you proceed. If parking on property, please do not park on the track and if the gates are closed, please park out on the street.
  • Should I be afraid of the herd of barking dogs?
    NO. The dogs bark every time a new (or sometimes seasoned) rider comes onto the property. They will just bark and run up to greet you. They are all very nice and won’t hurt you…however it can be a bit intimidating!
  • Where should I go when I arrive for my lesson?
    Come onto the property through the gate and head all the way down to the Main Barn (largest barn at the far end of the property). There is a side entrance to the Main Barn (about half way down) which is the best entrance. Please be careful when entering the barn as horses are typically being worked in the main barn aisle and there can be a lot going on in there. Just let someone know that you are there for a lesson and one of the Miller team members will help you out.
  • What is the cost of horseback riding lessons?
    Lessons are $50 each. For children under 5, we charge $35 per lesson.
  • How can I pay for my lesson?
    Payment must be made the day of your lesson and we accept cash, check or Venmo @Ann-Miller-60
  • What is the lesson cancellation policy?
    A considerable amount of time goes into planning lessons with instructors and reserving horses for riders, therefore we require all cancellations at least 24 hours prior to your lesson time. Cancellations within 24 hours or a "No Show" will be charged the full amount of the lesson.
  • How do I cancel my lesson?
    In the event you need to cancel a lesson, please call or text Ann Miller at 858/945-1344.
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