Riding Lessons

Kolowa Equestrian is proud to offer English riding lessons geared toward a fundamental understanding of true horsemanship all while promoting a safe and fun learning environment for beginners through advanced level riders. Through basic dressage fundamentals and a focus on detail, our lessons produce effective Hunter/Jumper riders and horses. Lessons involve not only riding instruction but will also provide the student with knowledge of the complete process of riding. Students will be responsible for grooming, tacking, and untacking their horses at each lesson.

At Kolowa Equestrian we design an individualized training program to meet your personal goals for you and your horse. Our beginner program has been designed to focus on the basics of form and function to develop a solid foundation all while having fun.  While our Advanced Program helps to fine tune the Equestrian Athlete allowing them to reach even the highest of horse and rider goals.


Note:  Please be advised that no-show and lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance before scheduled lesson time, will be subject to the normal lesson charge.

Lesson Pricing

effective Feb. 1st 2023

Lessons with Head Instructor:

  • $85 – Single Private Hour Lesson
  • $60 – Single Group Hour Lesson (3-4 per group)
  • $60 – Single ½ hour private Lesson

Lessons with Assistant Trainer:

  • $75 – Single Private Hour Lesson
  • $50 – Single Private Half Hour
  • $55 – Single Group Hour (2-4 per group)

Practice Rides and Leasing: (leases do not include the cost of the lessons)

  • $45 – 1 Hour Practice Rides (No specific horse to be specified)
  • $250 – Monthly Lease: Use of same lesson horse for 5 practice Rides and for 2 lessons/month
    **No Contractual agreement. Month by Month Agreement
  • $500 – Half Lease: 8 Practice Rides, use of horse for shows and 1 lesson per week
    *Contractual agreement required 6 Month Specified Agreement
  • TBD – Full Lease: Full Leasing is available. Terms are specific to each equine.
    *Contractual agreement required

Note: All riders must have a signed Liability Release on file.

Lesson Facilities

Outdoor Hunter Arena

<span class="light">Outdoor</span> Hunter Arena

Our spacious outdoor arena offers regularly maintained premium Kruse Cushion Ride Footing and features the flexibility for a variety of jump course configurations.

Climate Controlled Tack Room

<span class="light">Climate</span> Controlled Tack Room

We have on site, secure tack room facilities for safe storage of your riding gear when not in use.

Indoor Riding Arena

<span class="light">Indoor</span> Riding Arena

Our arena features regularly maintained premium Kruse Cushion Ride Footing, mirrors, cured walls for easier riding along the sides of the ring, brand new lights, and multiple openings and windows to allow for maximum air flow.

Meet The Lesson Horses


We are excited to introduce Valentino into our lesson horse program! Valentino is a 10 year old, 16.2 hand Thoroughbred gelding. He is big bodied and very beautiful! Valentino has excelled in the jumper ring in the past with his owner! While she is away at college, Valentino will continue his journey with us helping train our many riders! Valentino has also been a flat horse for our IEA shows and has worked our summer camps. We are very happy he is joining our team for the next year!


SIZE: 15.3
AGE: 17 years old
BREED: Warmblood/Quarter Horse Cross Gelding
DESCRIPTION: Hudson is a 17 year old Warmblood/Quarter Horse cross gelding. He stands 15.3 hands tall and is such a wonderfully quiet guy. Hudson teaches beginner through advanced lessons and is one of our IEA Horses that is team favorite! He also travels the local show circuit and even has dabbled in a few A circuit shows allowing his riders to get an idea of what it’s like to show at these types of events! He is definitely a barn favorite!


SIZE: 14.0
AGE: 14
BREED: Mustang
DESCRIPTION: Delilah is a 14 year old paint Mustang mare. She is 14 hands tall and is so strong and well built! She began her teaching career with us about a year ago and has become such a wonderful addition to our program. She teaches novice thorough advanced lessons and provides a little more sass than our beginner lesson horses to help further your knowledge of riding! She also has dabbled in a few local shows and IEA shows and will continue with her experiences in the years to come!


SIZE: 16.2
AGE: 15 years old
BREED: Holsteiner Warmblood Gelding
DESCRIPTION: Regal is a 15 year old Holsteiner warmblood gelding. He stands 16.2 hands. He teaches intermediate through advanced lessons. Regal has done the local show circuit, the “A” show circuit and IEA shows as well as being a former eventing horse. He is well educated; providing a nice learning experience to those riders that have a bit more experience under their belts!


SIZE: 16.2
AGE: 10 years old
BREED: Thoroughbred Gelding
DESCRIPTION: Vizir is a 16.2 hand 10 year old Thoroughbred gelding. Vizir just recently started his teaching career with us a few months ago. He is such a big strong guy and is very willing to learn with a quiet disposition! We look forward to him becoming more educated and really turning into a top notch teaching partner!

Sam “Sammy Samerson”

SIZE: 15.1
AGE: 15 years old
BREED: Quarter Horse Gelding
DESCRIPTION: Sam is our back bone of our program. This guy is the best of the best. He teaches beginners from 3 years old and up and takes nothing but the best care of his riders. He shows in everything from groundpoles to 2’6” jumpers to the hunter ring and wins. This guy can do it all. He is a sweet as he can be, with a bit too much personality on most days, always keeping it fun and entertaining to be around.

Dia “Touch of Color”

SIZE: 14.2
AGE: 12 years old
BREED: Warmblood/Welsh Cross Paint Pony Mare
DESCRIPTION: With as much sass as she has beauty, Dia keeps our students learning how to ride quietly and softly but effectively. She is small but mighty. She is an essential part of our program. She has brought her riders to top ribbons in the hunter and equitation rings.

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