Private Lessons

30 MINUTES $45 each•6 for $255

Private lessons offer the rider one on one personalized instruction for 30 minutes. Whether you are a first time rider or an accomplished equestrian, private lessons will further your education. Ideal when you are preparing for a competition. This is 30 minutes of intense instruction.

Group Lessons

45 MINUTES $35 each •6 for $200

Group lessons are the most cost effective way to get instruction. Group lessons are limited to 8 horses and riders must be a minimum of 9 years old. Riders learn to control their horse around other horses. This is important for show riding and trail riding. Riders learn concentration and ring etiquette. 

Lesson Fees and Schedule

Lessons are scheduled from 2:30 PM-7:00 PM M-F, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM-2:30 PM. Scheduling is flexible and riders can choose if they wish to ride once a week or more often. Riders will be asked to commit to the dates and times selected for the package of lessons purchased. Purchasing a package of six lessons gives you a discount on your instruction fees.

General Safety Rules

At Hardwood Creek Farm, safety comes first! All riders are required to have proper attire. Hard soled shoes and long pants such as jeans, breeches or jodhpurs are necessary. No rider will be allowed to ride in shorts, sneakers or sandals. Approved riding helmets are required for riders under 18 and recommended for riders of all ages. We provide helmets but do recommend riders purchase their own helmet to get the best fit and comfort.

Cancellation Policy

A 24-hour notice of cancellation is required. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of lesson and fees. No refund or credit will be given for failure to cancel or complete a lesson or lesson package. Properly canceled lessons can be made up at another time during the week or added to the end of the package.





For reservations or information:

Please call or e-mail us to schedule your next lesson.

Phone: 612-708-6937


What to bring to your lesson:

Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes for your lesson. We also recommend paddock boots, riding gloves, and a proper riding helmet, however we do have helmets and boots available for you to borrow for your lesson. Contact us with any other questions about what to wear or bring.

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