Opening Number has riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. We want students who know how to ride, as well as understand WHY they do something, regardless of their age. Even our riders under 8 learn how to clean, tack, and ride independently on horses their size. We do want to encourage riders the opportunity to learn ground care for horses, so some lessons may be un-mounted. These lessons typically occur with inclement weather or riding conditions.
Continued Lessons will Teach:
Jump (up to 2'3" courses)
Gymkahana/ Gaming Events (Barrel Racing, Keyhole, Pole Bending, Mounted Archery, etc.)
Dressage (Up to Training Level)
Cross Country (up to Intro)
All of our riders get opportunities to compete on and off the farm throughout the show season. We encourage students to try new activities without the pressure of competing. Opportunities will be presented throughout the year.
Please click on the Register for Lessons button to register for a lesson. There is no pressure to attend weekly lessons, but results are more apparent with consistent work. Please note, there is a no-show charge if you sign up for a lesson and do not attend.
If a rider would like to give his/her horse a treat, we ask that you pick from the following list. We request that everything be cut up into bite-sized pieces to prevent choke.
Carrots and apples
Melons with rinds including watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe.
Bananas, berries, apple pieces, grapes, pitted peaches, pitted dates, grapefruit, oranges, melons, pears, pineapple, carrot pieces, celery, lettuce
Store bought horse treats, cereal (Froot Loops are a big hit, as are Cherrios) peppermints and sugar cubes
Bread or bread products (like muffins) Please just keep the sugar content low