Group western horseback riding lessons are designed for beginning riders to riders looking to further expand their skills. The program is a 1-hour lesson with a max of 5 riders per group. Participants register for a day: Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday. A riding assessment will determine skill level. Participants will be grouped according to their skill level to ensure a consistent riding experience. Once assessed they will be assigned a specific group time slot, i.e. 1:15 p.m., in the previously stated session time.

We offer comprehensive lessons in western riding. Learn riding skills in a fun, relaxed, and supportive atmosphere. Lessons go beyond just riding. Some components of what you may learn are 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.

Group Western Horseback Riding Lessons


YMCA Camp Ihduhapi
3425 Ihduhapi Rd.
Loretto, MN 55357

Ages 7+


  • Six Saturdays: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16
  • Six Sundays: September 12, 19, 26 October 3, 10, 17

Ages 16+

  • Six Tuesdays: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19

Member Participants: $310
Non-Member Program Participants: $330


Session Options


  • 12 - 1 p.m.
  • 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


  • 1 - 2 p.m.
  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Tuesdays (Adults 16+):

  • 5 - 6 p.m.

Mother/Daughter Ranch Weekend

Join us at Camp Ihduhapi for the inaugural Mother/Daughter Horse Camp Weekend! The weekend will be full of fun camp activities, as well as plenty of time spent at the horse barn!

Ages 7+

Dates: Friday, October 22nd at 5pm  – Sunday, October 24 at 1pm

$255 per group (mother/daughter), $95 per additional person