Riding Lessons

Derbyshire Stables' riding lessons are fun, safe, and professional. We provide quality instruction for all levels of riders from beginner to advanced. There is something for everyone including showing on the hunter/jumper circuit, trail riding in the woods, bonding with horses, competing at local shows, and just enjoying a relaxing ride with an equine friend. Our trainers have a wealth of experience to help you reach your equestrian goals. Our premier facility allows you to enjoy riding year round in our large indoor arena, large outdoor arenas, and over 250 miles of picturesque bridle trails. Come take a ride with us today!

Riding Lessons are taught 7 days a week by appointment. Riders are grouped based on ability. Beginner riders will take private lessons until they are able to safely ride in a group. Lessons are an hour long including tacking and un-tacking. When experienced enough, riders will come early to be tacked up and ready when their lesson starts to increase riding time. Parents are encouraged to help young children tack up and be ready on time. 

Private Lessons:
- Great for all levels of riders
- Ability to practice new or difficult skills
- Required for beginner riders to learn skills to be able to be in group lessons
- Allows for more rapid growth of rider
- $65/lesson ($75.00 for jumping lesson)

Semi-Private Lessons:
- Great for all levels of riders
- Allows for more interaction with trainer
- Special time for best friends, siblings, and parent/child
- $55/lesson ($65.00 for jumping lesson)

Group Lessons:
Great for ability levels of advanced beginners and up
- Affordable option
- Fun lesson for groups of friends
- Opportunity to watch and learn from other riders
- $45/lesson ($55.00 for jumping lesson)

Horse Requests
If a student wants to request a certain horse we require an additional $25 fee to support the cost of care of the horse of their choice. If no request is made, horses will be assigned by Derbyshire staff based on ability and availablity of horses.

Beginner Lunge Line Lesson (30 Minutes) $45

Payments can be cash or check (made out to Derbyshire Stables). Lesson payments should be made PRIOR to mounting and placed in the black mailbox near the tack room. All riders must sign a release form prior to mounting for first time. Parents must sign for all children under 18.

Rider Attire - Required
- long pants
- Shoes with a small heel
- Certified Riding Helmet
*Helmets may be borrowed for first few lessons, but students should purchase their own to ensure a secure fit*

Rider Attire - Optional
- Breeches
- Paddock boots and half chaps or field boots
- Gloves

To schedule lessons contact Bill and/or Nancy Cole @ (513) 675-1546 or email at nancyandbillcole@gmail.com