IMPORTANT: You must be at the stables 30 minutes before listed class time to prepare your horse.
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 Linda Dovers and her experienced staff. You must be at the stables 30 minutes before the listed class time to prepare your horse.
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. Riders will start to learn horsemanship patterns & loping as a Beginner II rider.
Beginner II/ Intermediate I – Riders will continue to learn loping, leads, and loping in a group. Riders should know how to groom and tack without assistance. As an Intermediate I student, riders should know how to lope with control and balance. Intermediate I riders will learn horsemanship at all three gaits (walk, trot, lope), as well as intermediate cueing.
Intermediate II/ Advanced – Riders should know basic care without assistance. Riders should be able to lope patterns and have an understanding of how to cue their horse for different gaits, leads, etc. with control. Riders will work on advanced horsemanship patterns and more difficult techniques. (Instructor Approval Required).
|Western Beginner I Kids ONLY (7-13yrs)||Tuesdays||5:30pm|
|Western Beginner I/II Mix (adults and kids)||Tuesdays||6:30pm|
|Western Beginner II/Int I||Tuesdays||7:30pm|
|Western Beginner I/II||Thursdays||5:30pm|
|Western Beginner II/Int I||Thursdays||6:30pm|
|Western Intermediate II/Adv I||Thursdays||7:30pm|
|Western Int II/Adv I||Saturdays||9:00am|
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.
Intermediate – Riders will proceed with cantering, leads, and jumping small courses.
Advanced – Riders will proceed with more advanced riding and jumping techniques. (Instructor Approval Required)