Horseback Riding Lessons in New Jersey
Interested in taking horseback riding lessons with us? Here’s some information to get you started.
How much do lessons cost?
Our prices range between $60 per half hour to $80 an hour, depending on trainer and discipline. If you own your own horse and board at our stable, it’s $55 per half hour. We also offer packages at discounted rates. Call for details.
What is the scheduling availability for lessons?
Availability is determined by trainer and standing lessons. Standing lessons have priority over call-ins. Many riders choose to arrange for standing lessons after trying different trainers.
Can I choose a specific trainer?
Yes. We are happy to do our best to accommodate your request.
Do you do “horse introductions” and/or introductory lessons?
Yes. We offer introductory lessons and try our best to accommodate each rider’s needs whenever possible. If you’re interested, we can also schedule a hands-on interaction between horse and rider.
Do you have a summer program? If so, how much is it and what ages is it appropriate for?
We have a summer program designed for riders age six and up. Beginning on June 25th, 2018, it runs for eight weeks Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.
The program includes:
- Learning about feeding, grooming, horseshoeing, general care, and much more
- Arts and crafts during the week
- Supervised games and activities
- Horse shows on Fridays open to family members so they can see what the kids have learned
Each participant will need to bring:
- Boots with a heel
- Riding helmet
The cost of the program is:
- $525/week if you use your own horse
- $625/week if you use one of our horses
I’m a total beginner. Can you help me?
Absolutely. Our lessons range from introductory to advanced. We have beginners of all ages from 5 to 85 as long as you are physically and mentally capable.
I’m an intermediate jumper looking for lessons. I’m comfortable jumping 3 to 4 feet. Can you help me?
We would love to. We have several trainers that can provide advanced training and lessons. Our arena allows for plenty of space and we have a variety of jumps available based on your skillset. We also hold regular events here for you to take part in.
I’m an advanced Western Rider, can you help me?
Karl Bauer, owner of NJEC, is a national director for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). Some of our trainers and their students can show at the world national levels at AQHA competitions.
Do you have helmets and equipment for kids?
Yes. We have helmets available for enthusiasts that want to try riding for the first time. For safety reasons, we prefer a shoe with a heel. If you don’t have britches you can wear jeans.
Do I have to have my own horse to take a lesson?
No. You can either bring your horse or borrow one of ours.
What does a typical lesson look like?
This will depend on your discipline and level of riding experience. We tailor our lessons to the experience and riding discipline so each rider gets the most out of each session.
Can I schedule a group trip?
Yes, we offer group tours and lessons for scout groups, school field trips, companies, and other organizations. Some organizations come to us for team building exercises.
Group lessons are also available. We ask that you first take an individual lesson so we know where to place you. After an evaluation lesson, we can place you with peers of your skill level.