Equestrian Center Community Riding Program


Community Riding Lessons meet on Saturdays and/or Sundays throughout the school year.  Our summer community riding program is offered on weeknights from early May through mid-August.

Lessons are scheduled each week via email.

Community riding group lessons are $50 for 1 hour. Private lessons are $80 for 45 minutes.   A fee of $10 is due for no shows or cancellations within 24 hours.  Lessons are hunter/jumper or dressage based with content to be determined by weekly horse availability.  At this time, we do not take beginners.  Riders must be at least 10 years old and competent at the walk, trot and canter. 

Riders should arrive ½ hour before their assigned lesson time to groom and tack up and will be expected to untack and cool out their horse properly after their lesson

We are a community program. Riders may be asked to help set jumps, move equipment, longe horses, hack, clean tack, bathe horses, provide basic medical care and above all else - give lots of love to our hard working school horses.

Riders are to wear proper riding attire for community lessons including an ASTM-SEI approved helmet, breeches, tall boots/paddock boots with half chaps, tucked in polo shirt or neat similar, belt and gloves.

IEA TEAM RIDERS :  Riders of High School and Junior High School age who would like to ride on the Mount Holyoke IEA Team should contact the team coach, Kendall Crutchfield at kcrutchf@mtholyoke.edu.  All members of the Mount Holyoke IEA Team will practice with the team coach on a regular basis and will pay for a season’s worth of lessons in three installments. Horse shows and special events take place throughout the school year for an additional cost. Visit the team website at http://mhciea.tumblr.com to stay current with all things MHC IEA!