Bear Creek Stables offers several different types of riding lessons for both Western and English Riding styles. Whether you are just starting out with horses or already have some experience, we can help you improve your riding skills.
Classes ride for one hour a week, are divided according to skill level, and are run in 4 week sessions. Classes will be taught by Miriam Dovers and her experienced staff.
All lessons will require each participant to fill out and sign a Bear Creek Stables Release form each year. To make your first ride smoother, pre-print and fill out. Children under 18 years old who will be riding in lessons need their forms notarized.
Adult Release Child_Release(must be notarized)
To view the form, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the reader, you can download it here.
Beginner I & II – Riders will learn basics in horse care-grooming, tacking, safety, etc.-and the proper positioning at a walk & trot.
Beginner II / Intermediate I – Riders will learn loping and leads. They will start on basic maneuvers and patterns that are at the walk, trot and lope. Instructor approval is required.
Intermediate – Riders will learn loping in group settings, more difficult maneuvers and patterns. Riders are expected to groom, tack and untack independently at this level. Instructor approval required.
Advanced – Riders will work on more advanced maneuvers, such as flying lead changes, lateral movement and techniques to begin prepping them for the show ring. Instructor approval required.
Show Practice – This is the class to be in, once you’re ready to enter the show ring.
Beginner English – Riders will learn the basics of horse care, grooming, tacking up, proper English positions, as well as shaping the riders muscles for jumping.
Beginner 2 / Intermediate 1 English – Riders will learn cantering, leads and begin jumping. (Instructor Approval Required)
Intermediate – Riders will learn cantering in groups and over jumps. The should be able to groom, tack and untack independently at this level. (Instructor Approval Required)
Advanced – Riders will proceed to more complex patterns and jumps. As well as jump courses and lateral movement. This class will begin to prepare you for the show ring. (Instructor Approval Required)
Show Practice – This is the class to be in, once you’re ready to enter the show ring. (Instructor Approval Required)