Overview

We offer comprehensive one hour horse lessons with group sizes ranging between 3 and six participants. Lessons are offered in both four-week and nine-week packages. Those that are new to horseback riding should register for the four-week session and not the nine-week session. Participants register for a day: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday and will then be assigned a time.

Once registered, participants will be assigned a one-hour timeslot on the day 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.

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. For more information, please contact Justine Christensen by email.

Group Western Horseback Riding Lessons

Location

YMCA Gathering Pines
23701 Zane Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Times

  • Weekdays: 2-7pm
  • Weekends: 9am-4pm

Ages 7+

Register

Mondays: 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7
Wednesdays: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9
Thursdays: 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10
Fridays: 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11
Saturdays: 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12

Member Participants: $265
Non-Member Program Participants: $290

Mondays: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4
Wednesdays: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6​​​​​​​
Thursdays: 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7​​​​​​​
Fridays: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8​​​​​​​
Saturdays: 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

Member Participants: $265
Non-Member Program Participants: $290

Mondays: 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
Wednesdays: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4​​​​​​​
Thursdays: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5​​​​​​​
Fridays: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6​​​​​​​
Saturdays: 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

Member Participants: $265
Non-Member Program Participants: $290

Mondays: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30
Wednesdays: 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1​​​​​​​
Thursdays: 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2​​​​​​​
Fridays: 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3​​​​​​​
Saturdays: 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4

Member Participants: $265
Non-Member Program Participants: $290