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Group Western Horseback Riding Lessons (Thursdays)

event April 11 - May 16, 2024
schedule 3:00pm-8:00pm
place YMCA Gathering Pines
23701 Zane Ave
Lakeville, MN 55044
cake 8 - 17 years
paid Starting at $379
For members - $399 for non-members.

Gathering Pines offers comprehensive one-hour horse lessons with group sizes ranging between three and six participants. During Western Horseback Riding Lessons, participants will learn riding skills in a fun, relaxed, and supportive atmosphere. Lessons go beyond just riding. Some components of what you may learn are how to catch your horse, lead, groom, tack up, ride, and care for your horse. Our instructors and assistants will guide you through the process, emphasizing safe horse handling practices both on the ground and in the saddle.

Lessons are offered in six-week sessions. Participants register for a day and will then be assigned a one-hour lesson time on the weekday they registered for. For example, a participant may be assigned a time of 12:00pm on the Saturday they registered for. Participants will be grouped with others based on age and skill level to ensure a consistent riding experience.

For more information, please contact Justine Christensen by email.

Lesson Weather Policy

Gathering Pines features an amazing equine facility with an indoor riding arena. There are weather conditions that may limit or prevent riding time during lessons. When riding limiting weather occurs, instructors will supplement lesson time with alternative equine education and activities. If a lesson day were to be canceled due to weather, you will receive an email and /or phone call.