HDA offers both English and Western riding lessons, as well as carriage driving lessons. Our students range from 4 years of age to adults and we have lesson horses/ponies for every ability. Regular weekly lessons are one-hour long, although we schedule them one-and-a-half hours apart to allow adequate time for grooming, tacking, etc. Special lesson activities include trail rides, cooling out after a lesson in the sugar bush, games, bareback riding and horsey soccer.
Riding Semester Lessons
We offer several riding semester packages throughout the year.
1 lesson/wk. 2 lessons/wk.
- Semester registration is due a week before the semester begins.
- Pony Clubbers receive a $10 discount off any Semester package.
- Boarders will receive a $10 discount off any Semester package.
- Students who ride during the Early Spring or Spring Semester receive a $15 discount off the Summer Semester packages.
- During any Semester, a second lesson is only $15 pay-as-you-go.
Early Spring Semester February 25th-April 20th Price: $205. Price: $325.
Intro Course 1 April 1st-28th Price: $115.
Intro Course 2 April 29th-June 23rd Price: $115.
Spring Semester April 29th-June 23rd Price: $205. Price: $325.
Summer Semester July 1st-August 25th Price: $225. Price: $345.
*Fall Semester September 2nd-Nov. 3rd Price: $205. Price: $325.
*Practice Week October 8th-14th $20/group lesson
*During the Fall Semester, only students riding in the Frosty Pumpkin may schedule lessons for the week of October 8th-14th. This "practice week" will be pay-as-you-go for $20/group lesson.
Pay-As-You-Go & Trial Lessons: For those who cannot attend lessons on a regular weekly basis, or who want to take a trial group lesson, students may enroll and pay-as-they-go at $35./per lesson during the Summer Semesters, and $30./per lesson during any other Semester.
WOW (Women On Wednesday): Have fun, and get some exercise! A 4 week introductory riding and horse care package for Adult Women. Sessions will be 2 hours long and will include mounted and unmounted instruction. Upon completing the package, Ladies can participate in Ladies Trail Ride. WOW will begin on Wednesday, May 8th through May 29th. Cost is $100. Makes a great Mother's Day gift!
Kinderide: Young children (approximately ages 4-6) are introduced to the basics of riding in the Kinderide program. Weekly, half-hour lessons help children gain confidence, improve balance, increase coordination, and develop self-control. For safety purposes, Kinderiders' mounts will be led during the lesson. Price: $25./per lesson, subject to availability.
Private Riding Lessons: Available for $30./per 1/2 hour lesson. During the Summer Semester (July 4th- September 4th) private lessons are $35./per 1/2 hour lesson.
Driving Lessons: Available for $25./per 1/2 hour lesson.
Lessons With Videography: A 1/2 hour private lesson that is video-ed, and you get to take a copy home on DVD! Videotaping lessons is a great way to visualize and understand your riding and your horses' movement. It allows you to "see" when you are doing things well, or where your weaknesses are.