All levels of riders welcome

Horseback Riding Lessons

Whether you hope to just simply take lessons or are a horse show enthusiast, our riding program will fit your needs. We proudly offer quality lesson horses. You will learn about the safety, comfort and challenges involved in this sport. Our horseback riding lessons are designed to instill self-confidence, responsibility and courage.
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Opportunities

Amy Hanssen Training Center offers private, semi-private and half-hour lessons. Students are instructed in all phases of horse care, grooming, saddling and riding. Lessons are available for Western riding, English riding and jumping. Indoor and outdoor arenas are available.

Practice Riding

Practice riding is only available to students. Horses may be rented for practice riding, one hour in length. Students are urged to take advantage of this inexpensive opportunity to gain extra riding time. Practice riding allows the rider to review their lessons, while improving their riding skills and physical condition.

Work Program

Students are invited to spend time at the Training Center learning the “real world” of horses. Students are paid not by money, but in education, growth and maturity. Parents are asked to inquire if interested in learning more about this opportunity.

Horse Show Grooming

Students are invited to groom for a horse show as an opportunity to learn their way around horse showing. Activities include pre-show, tacking up, grooming and holding horses for those students showing. This is an excellent way to prepare for your day in the show ring.

Karen Favata watches closely as lesson students care for their horses
Maddy Keyes leans against fence while Classic Circle grazes

Lesson Policies

Cancellations

Lesson cancellations must be made at least two hours in advance or a one-hour lesson fee will be charged.

Payment

Lessons may be paid at each lesson or at the beginning of the month. Lessons will not be billed. If you are overdue in lesson fees, you will not be permitted to take a lesson until payment is made in full. Checks should be made payable to: Amy Hanssen Training Center, Inc. There will be no refunds!

Appropriate Attire

We are recommending that each student has their own approved helmet for both safety and sanitary reasons. A proper fitting helmet is important! See Amy, Virginia or Jenna for information on purchasing helmets.

Anyone inside the barns must wear appropriate sport attire. All employees, riders, siblings and parents should have safe footgear. Flip-flops and sandals are not permitted near any animals or in barns. Shirts must be long enough to tuck into pants with a belt for all riders and employees. Pants should be long enough to cover ankles to prevent saddle sores. No one is allowed to ride in shorts or sneakers. Hair must be pulled back to ride.

Please Note

Parents

For safety and insurance reasons, no one is allowed in any of the rings to watch a lesson while a lesson is in progress. Parents and family members must go to the lounge to watch lessons or to designated areas when riding lesson is held outside. Observers will not be allowed in alleyway, arena or by gates. Heated rooms are provided for your comfort.

Sand arena in front of the barn at Amy Hanssen Training Center
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Contact Us

We encourage you to contact the Amy Hanssen Training Center to discuss your needs and talk about how we might enhance your riding experience. Please fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly!