Ellenwood Equestrian Center offers English riding lessons year around to folks of all ages and abilities. Our emphasis is on dressage – we do not teach any jumping. New riders learn all the basics necessary to continue into the beautiful art of dressage, should they desire to get more serious with their riding. We accept beginners who have never ridden before to advanced dressage riders looking to hone their skills. Our stable is very diverse in our clients’ desires, from riders who are just looking to have fun and some weekly recreation to students who are competing at regionally recognized dressage shows.

All lessons combine the horsemanship aspect of the sport with the actual riding. Every student learns how to groom and tack up their horses; this is part of every one hour lesson. Learning about horse care is a valuable part of the overall riding experience and makes for better equestrians. 

Another unique aspect of our barn is that we welcome “one time onlys”, as we have dubbed the folks who just want to come for a one time riding experience. We have couples come out for dates, ladies groups, families, you name it, we welcome them all and give them the same attention we give to the regular weekly students. Everyone leaves delighted and we can feel good in the knowledge that we have shared our fun sport with one more family.

Helmets and boots are offered free of charge for all riders, so there is nothing you need to buy to in order to get started in our lesson program. When students are ready to purchase their own gear we are happy to recommend good tack stores.

Our rates our very reasonable, in an effort to keep horseback riding an accessible activity for people from all backgrounds of life. We do not think riding should be an activity that only a select few can participate in, and our rates will always reflect that philosophy.

  • Group lessons:     $30.00 per person
  • Private lessons:    $45.00 per person

* Outside dogs or other pets are strictly prohibited from being on the stable premises