Riding Lesson Program (Ages 4 and Up)

About the program...

In this program, students will learn some of the basic fundamentals of horsemanship and equitation with expert, one-on-one instruction under Miss Marka. The riding program is structured to accommodate very beginner riders of all ages (adult lessons are also available) all the way through the intermediate level, and will enhance the development of muscle, balance, rhythm, and confidence via the correct use of riding aids. Horseback (or equitation) lessons are perfect for anyone who is crazy over horses or those who are just ready for new and more challenging activities. Lessons begin as private, one-on-one, 45- minute long sessions, and are certain to boost athletic ability, confidence and equine knowledge.
*Due to the smaller size of our horses, riders cannot weigh more than 170 lbs.
Classes will meet once a week for a minimum of four weeks. Availability for classes is on a first come first serve basis. Payment is due in full prior to the start of each session. The goal of our lesson program is to facilitate effective communication between horse and rider, turning out confident and balanced riders while increasing equine knowledge and awareness.

Lesson Demo: Presenting a Horse to Obstacles

This video demonstrates a student learning how to navigate a horse through an obstacle course. This is a low-level, pre-cursor exercise to riding an actual jump course.

The Equine Instructors

Rest assured, all students (young or old) will be learning on a well-disciplined and highly trained animal. The equine instructors have been carefully selected for this unique program based on their outstanding temperament, willingness to please, and quiet, gentle natures. They have the perfect dispositions for new and inexperienced riders and will be under the instructor's control during each riding session. Each horse is sure to become a favorite among their many adoring fans!
Pictured above is Lynsey riding Solo (2010)

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Overly Stables Lesson Policies_1.pdf
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HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT 2017.pdf
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OVERLY STABLES SAFETY RULES 2017.pdf
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About the Instructors

Miss Marka has over 25 years experience owning and training horses. She has more than 20 years experience teaching riders of all ages from beginner to intermediate levels. As a USPC H-A graduate and long-time horse owner, Miss Marka has considerable experience in horsemanship, stable management, equine health and wellness, and competition in dressage, endurance, hunter/jumper and combined training.