Lessons

We offer lessons year round

  • We have weekly riding lessons, for adults and children, in a group or privately, for exercise or for competition.
  • Lessons are mostly in the evening or on weekends, but we also make arrangements during the days.
  • Below are samples of our riding programs. 
  • For the costs, please read the summary on the Program Rates page
  • For current groups and availabilities  (and special events), please browse our Activity Calendar or contact us.

Safety First!

  • Riders are required to wear a CSA certified helmet to sit on or ride a horse at all times.
  • Riders must wear suitable footwear with a closed toe and a slight heel (No runners)
  • Anyone helping children in a barn or riding must wear footwear with a closed toe (No sandals).

On your first lessons, we will lend you your brushes. As time goes on, riders are required to bring their own brushes. Sets are available for purchase. And you make instant friends if you bring carrots and apples!

Available Riding Programs

Parents & Tots (Pony Rides)

For children under 5. This program is an early introduction to the world of horses. Come and learn the basics of riding in a fun and safe environment.  Parents will participate in leading their child's pony and joining in this great experience. Warning: This introduction class may lead to a long lasting passion of our four-legged friends!

 Confidence builder, relationship between parents, pony and toddler.   A broader view of being able to work with a large pony.  

Safety First

  • Parent must participate the full hour - with one hand on the horse, one hand on the child.
  • To take a picture, please ask for help
  • Parent must wear suitable footwear with closed toes.

Recreational Riding

Equitation involves many styles of riding: dressage, flat equitation, hunter equitation, and jumper.  Here at Greenbelt, you have the opportunity to develop skills in any of these styles in a non-competitive environment, at your own pace and for your own enjoyment.  















Most of our lessons are given throughout the week in a group format with 4-7 students, giving plenty of individual attention throughout the course of the lessons.

Private lessons are also available

Competitive Riding Lessons


For those riders with a competitive streak, we also offer a special show training program to prepare students for the realities of the show ring, from local schooling shows up to nationally recognized events. Spots in this program are limited and subject to trainer approval and evaluation of riding skills. 

Mature Adult Lessons