Ridgeback Academy Program

Come join our team! Our program has successfully taught many beginner to advanced riders. We stress the fundamentals of good horsemanship, and ensure every rider has the tools needed to succeed! Adults and children of every level are welcome! Our instructors specialize in Western, Hunt Seat, and Saddle Seat.

We travel to Class A Morgan shows in the summer, but starting in the winter of 2017/2018 we will be offering academy shows at our barn. These will be a fantastic opportunity for any student who has been riding with us for a year or more to experience the thrill of the show ring! Contact your riding instructor for more information!


1 hour private lesson $55.00

1/2 hour private lesson $30.00

*Grooming and tacking not included

Lead-line lesson (Children Under 6) $25.00

Group Lessons $30/per rider

*Children must be over 12 yrs of age to participate

Lesson Guidelines

> Please arrive 10 minutes prior to any scheduled lesson.

> Group lessons, and 1 hour private lessons include grooming and tacking. Plan on about 35 minutes of ride time.

> If you are unable to make your lesson please cancel 24 hours in advance. Anything less than 24 hours may be subject to a fee.

> Ridgeback wants this to be a fun experience for you or your child. Therefore, we reserve the right to cancel any lesson due to weather conditions .

> Riders must wear long pants (jods or breeches are recommended, and jeans for Western riders!).

> All riders must wear a helmet while riding. If you do not have one of your own we will have options available to you.

> Riding boots are strongly recommended. However, any boot with a heel will be allowed.

Horse Leasing

Looking for a way to spend more time in the saddle? Leasing may be a good place to start! Contact us for more information!