The Who, When, How of Riding Lessons at Liz Bolton Stables
Liz Bolton Stables focuses on Saddle Seat riding, but teaches a balanced, basic seat that can be developed to win a World Championship or used to enjoy riding on a leisure basis.
WHO will teach me? We have a great team of qualified instructors. Whether it is your first time riding or you are looking to polish your show skills, we have an instructor to suit your needs.
WHEN are lessons taught?
Riding Boots: We recommend zip front paddock boots. These boots have a heel of 1/2 inch to 1 inch tall, which keeps the foot from sliding through the stirrup. Boots also help protect the foot from injury when getting stepped on by a horse. These boots support the riders ankle and prevent dirt and shavings from getting in their shoes.
Weekday lessons are offered every 45 minutes. Last lesson begins at 4:30pm. Saturday lessons are offered every hour. Last lesson begins at 3:00pm. There are certain weeks, that due to horse shows and other barn events, lessons may be rescheduled. Lessons are also dependent on weather.
HOW long do I ride? All of our are 30 minutes of in the saddle riding time. If you would like to help care for your horse before and after your lesson, it is encouraged but not required.
Are lessons group or private? We do not differentiate between group and private lessons. We believe there are strong benefits to both. You can be an excellent parking lot driver, but at some point you need to drive on the freeway. Similarly, driving on a busy street isn’t the best time to learn how to parallel park. Group lessons versus one on one instruction will depend on what you are currently working on and the time of your lesson.
Single Lesson- $50
Package of 4 Lessons- $180
Package of 8 Lessons- $350
All lessons must be used in a 90 day period. We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be responsible for the full price of the lesson.
How do I pay? Checks or cash are our preferred method of payment. Credit cards are accepted through our online system. Payment is due on the day of your lesson and/or the first day of each package.
For you first few lessons, we require long pants (leggings, jeans, etc.) and closed toe (boots are great, but tennis shoes are acceptable). Helmets are required. We have plenty to borrow. As with any sport, once you make the decision to continue taking lessons on a routine basis, we recommend you get the proper equipment.
Here is what we recommend, in order of importance: