The mission of the Rolling Acres Farm riding program is developing the knowledge of all students in a safe and fun environment. Our program will create riders who are competent in all aspects of responsible horse care. Lessons focus on building confident equestrians who are able to transition their critical thinking, confidence, empathy, and leadership skills to all aspects of their life.
Private lessons are one on one and individually focused. We have found that it is better for the beginners to start with private lessons until they become comfortable and confident to take part in group lessons. Private lessons are offered in both 30 min & 1 hr sessions.
Group lessons usually range from 4-5 students in the arena with 2 instructors. They are a great opportunity for students to learn and work together. Group lessons are approximately 1 hr.
All students are required to wear appropriate attire including: riding boots, gloves, long pants or breeches, and an ASTM/SEI approved helmet at all times when riding. We do have riding helmets available for you to use if you do not own one. If you plan to continue with lessons we do recommend you purchase your own helmet.
Contact us to set up an evaluation lesson. An evaluation lesson is a private lesson in which you tack up the horse, ride for 30 min, and untack the horse. We evaluate your ability to take care of the horse and your current level of riding in order to set you or your child on a program for success!
Classical dressage and natural horsemanship is the heart of the Rolling Acres Riding Program. Classical Riding is beneficial to all disciplines and helps riders achieve a better partnership on the ground and in the saddle. We use progressive teaching methods that focuses on balance, position and use of aids. Working toward becoming a true partner with the horse, being sensitive to the horse's needs, while progressing through the lesson with empathy and understanding.