"There is no secret so close as that between a rider and his
Robert Smith Surtees
About Our Program
Your first lesson is an assessment of your current skills, or simply an introduction to the barn and riding.
The first lesson is $50.
Students and parents are encouraged to come out and visit prior to the first lesson. Simply
call for an appointment!
Jordan teaching a young student
Private and Group Lessons
Tier One private lessons are 30 minutes and are $40 per lesson.
Tier Two private lessons are
45 minutes and are $50 per lesson - these lessons are intended for more advanced riders who wish to ride privately as well
as in groups.
Once a student has achieved a skill level that enables him or her to ride independently off of the
lunge line, he or she may be placed in a group lesson.
Tier Three lessons are 1 hour group lessons and are $50
Students may stay in private lessons as long as they wish, or may stay in privates at the instructor's
Lessons must be purchased in a set of 2, 3, 4, or more lessons, and must be paid for by the 5th of the
All lessons must be taken within the month paid for. Lessons will not carry over into the next month.
canceled with less than 24 hours notice will not be made up, regardless of circumstances.
our 120x200 foot arena with full jump course
Student Maria enjoying the arena
Age Requirements and Attire/Equipment
A child should be at least 6 years old to be considered for formal lessons. Adult students are also accepted.
are required to purchase jodphur pants and paddock boots if under 12 years of age. Students older than 12 may purchase
breeches and tall boots if they so choose.
Half chaps with jodphur pants or breeches are acceptable. Shorts and/or
jeans with full chaps are not acceptable attire for lessons.
All students must purchase an ASTM/SEI approved
helmet, regardless of age.
At Abingdon Park each student will learn horsemanship as well as riding. A period of 30 minutes both before and after
your actual riding lesson is required in order to properly take care of your horse and equipment.
TESTIMONIAL FROM PARENT Julie is patient, dedicated, and passionate
about training young equestrians. Our daughter has learned much more than how to ride a horse. She has learned responsibilty,
gained personal confidence, and increased self-esteem. Julie is by far the best trainer our daughter has worked with. Thank
you Julie for being such a strong role model for our precious daughter! - Kara and Eric Holt