RIDING LESSONS

Whether you are a first-timer or a long-time enthusiast, a youngster or adult, a serious competitor or a casual horse lover, the Louisville Equestrian Center has a riding experience for you.

LEC’s new facility houses over 30 wonderful lesson horses of all shapes, sizes, and levels that can teach both kids and adults. We have ponies that can give riding lessons to kids as young as three as well as advanced horses that are show quality. Among these, there are 3-gaited, 5-gaited and Western horses to choose from. Every week can be an adventure on a new mount or you can stick with an old favorite; but no matter what you choose, all of our horses and ponies are reliable, experienced, and lots of fun. As your skill level grows LEC always has a horse for you!

We also have an Adult Riding Club and very active 4-H and Youth Clubs.

TYPES OF LESSONS:

SMALL FRY LESSONS are perfect for your littlest horse lover, ages 3-6! Throughout their 20 minute lesson they will learn the skills of riding through fun games and exercises, working on balance and guiding their pony. Let your child experience the horsemanship in a safe and fun environment!

PRIVATE LESSONS are an important place to start. Safety and confidence can be emphasized when you are one-on-one with your instructor. Private lessons are also geared toward someone working on a specific goal or skill.

GROUP LESSONS are perfect for individuals who want to work with others of a similar skill level and learn in a collaborative environment where they can observe others and learn from others’ experiences as well as their own. Groups also tend to be more affordable.

Small Fry Lessons 3-6 yrs old 
  • Intro to LEC lesson $30
  • Small Fry 1x week $149/month
  • Small Fry 2x week $279/month
  • Single one time small fry lesson $49/per lesson
  • Private Small Fry Lesson $75/per lesson
  • Private Small Fry 1x week $299/month
Group Lessons 7 yrs old & up
  • Intro to LEC Lesson $40
  • Group Lesson 1x week $199/month
  • Group Lesson 2x week $389/month
  • Group Lesson 3x week $569/month
  • Single Group Lesson $59.95/per lesson
  • Private Lesson $115/per lesson
  • Private Lesson 1x week $425
Homeschool Group Lesson $129/per month (no make-ups RED BARN ONLY)

ROCK CREEK/ST. MATTHEWS LOCATION

Small Fry Lessons 3-6 yrs old

  • Intro to LEC Small Fry $40
  • Small Fry 1x week $199/month
  • Small Fry 2x week $379/month
  • Single Small Fry Lesson $59/per lesson
  • Private Small Fry $95/per lesson
  • Private Small Fry 1x week $359/month
Group Lessons 7 yr old & up
  • Intro to LEC $50
  • Group Lesson 1x week $249/month
  • Group Lesson 2x week $489/month
  • Group Lesson 3x week $719/month
  • Single Group Lesson $79/per lesson
  • Private Lesson $115/per lesson
  • Private Lesson 1x week $425/monthNo Homeschool Group Lessons

Tired of the same old lesson routine? Try something new with your riding and sign up for one of LEC’s Specialty Lessons.

  • Bareback: We are offering Bareback Riding Lessons for students interested in riding in Bareback classes at the Winter Tournaments, at 4-H competitions, or just for fun! In order to be eligible to sign up, you must be enrolled in one of our regular riding lesson programs and get prior approval from your instructor. Bareback classes are ongoing on Saturdays at 2:30pm.

  • Driving: Driving lessons are available on request and can be scheduled at your convenience. Many of your favorite lesson horses can drive as well as ride! And there are always driving classes at tournaments and horse shows if you are interested in being competitive. Please note: driving lessons, due to the amount of arena space necessary to teach them, are automatically scheduled as Private lessons.

  • Club Lessons: LEC offers many unique opportunities for riders to become more involved in the barn community. One of the ways to do this is to join a club. While some clubs like Youth Club, Quiz Bowl Team, and the Adult Riding Club do not ride together, 4-H and LEAG have special club lesson times available during which members ride together to practice the skills needed for performance whether it is a 4-H Horse Show or a LEAG Theater production. Club lessons are meant to supplement traditional riding lessons and often focus only on a particular skill set. These lessons are also offered at a discounted rate to club members. Check the schedule to find out when your club takes lessons.

Riding Lesson Policies

  • To schedule a lesson, enter our customer portal online to find our online scheduler or call the office.
  • Lesson payments are due prior to setting up your lesson. Monthly enrollment payments will be made on the 1st of every month.
  • Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the scheduled lessons time via email at louisvilleequestriancenter@gmail.com. Lessons can NOT be cancelled via phone. If a lesson is canceled less than 24 hours in advance or the rider does not show up, the rider will still be held responsible for the cost of the lesson.

  • Riders arriving late for a lesson will receive a shortened lesson but will still be responsible for the full cost of the lesson.

  • All new LEC riders must take one personalized “Introductory to LEC” lesson before enrolling in the monthly enrollment.
  • All riders are required to sign a liability release form (parents must sign for those under 18)