Riding Lessons

Horse riding lessons at local equestrian centers and riding stables.  From trail riding to English, Western, Show Jumping, Dressage and more. 

Riding Lessons List

Horseback riding lessons for beginners 
to advanced in the Western New York area

Riding Lessons Address Zipcode
Big House Equestrian Center
585 507-3397
15 Avon Road
Geneseo NY 14454
14454
Blue Skies Farm and Rescue
716 364-3036
4050 Ransom Road
Clarence NY 14031
14031
Brookfield Farms Equestrian Center
716 759-8200
5315 Salt Rd
Clarence NY 14031
14031
Buffalo Equestrian Center
716 877-9295
950 Amherst Street
Buffalo NY 14216
14216
Burdock Farms
716 982-1770
9992 Tice Rd
Eden NY 14057
14057
Double DAB Riding Stable
716 736-4418
5811 Welch Hill Rd 
Ripley NY 14775
14775
Forrestel Farm
585 798-2222
11380 Main Street
Medina NY 14103
14103
Greendale Farm
716 479-2020
10379 Crump Road
Holland New York 14080
14080
Hasty Hills Farm
585 457-9819
1326 Pit Rd
Java Center NY 14082
14082
Heberle Stables
585 654-9027
751 Browncroft Blvd
Rochester NY 14625
14625
Hunters Ridge
716 622-7303
7667 Akron Rd
Lockport, NY 14094
14094
Jaxon’s Sky Equestrian Center
716 672-9046
7613 Behm Rd
West Falls NY 14170
14170
Laurelin Farm
716 532-9434
2920 Route 39
Collins NY 14034
14034
Legacy Equestrian Center
716 580-7208
5940 Newhouse Road
East Amherst NY 14051
14051
Mangold Ranch Versatility
716 201-6229
4870 Upper Mountain Road
Lockport NY 14094
14094
Quaker Field Equestrian
716 667-7669
4760 Freeman Rd
Orchard Park NY 14127
14127
Quillin LTD
716 725-1575
6501 Clinton St
Elma NY 14059
14059
Skibbereen Farm
716 572-5989
5142 Bussendorfer Road
Orchard Park NY 14127
14127
Spruce Meadow Farm
716 741-2346
10333 Keller Road
Clarence NY 14031
14031
Walnut Grove Farm
716 937-6910
11564 Genesee Street
Alden NY 14004
14004
Windy Pines Farm
716 560-6116
10379 Crump Road
Holland, NY 14080
14080
Wolcott Farms
585 786-3504
4085 Quakertown Rd
Warsaw NY 14569
14569

What do riding lessons teach?

A horse riding lessons program provides instruction enabling students to gain skills in and feel comfortable with horseback riding in various conditions.

Students are assigned individual goals for each lesson and are evaluated for progress.

Level One - True rookie riders start by learning some important characteristics of horses and how to safely be close to horses on the ground as well as in the saddle.  

Level Two - Riding students progress to applying what they have learned about horses and practicing balanced and controlled riding. 

Level Three - More advanced students are taught increasingly detailed knowledge regarding how to work with the horse in order to perform in the riding ring or riding on trails. 

Levels of Riding Achievement 

Horse riding students are placed in the proper class level as a result of demonstrating mastery of the course material and riding skills, as presented in the riding lessons manual. Student riders are evaluated at the beginning of each session, for rider and horse safety, as well as intra-session so as to note progress. 

The Level One riding student has little or no recent horseback riding experience. 

The Level Two horse rider has knowledge of some of the basics and is able to participate in group rides without assistance. 

The Advanced Level Two student has good riding control and knows how to saddle and bridle the horse. 

Intermediate: Rides well-balanced through the paces and can catch, groom, and completely and properly tack-up the horse. 

Upper-Intermediate: Rides with authority, can use aids, and understands principles of training. 

Advanced Level 1: Progressing on advanced riding skills, showing precise control in basic exercises, and shows knowledge and responsibility in the proper care of horses. 

Advanced Level 2: Demonstrates special ability, is prepared to compete, and has well-rounded knowledge about horses. 

Advanced Level 3: Is able to work effectively with challenging horses and has developed specific insight in issues of horsemanship practice.