Riding Lessons

Dare Equestrian Center offers horseback riding lessons in both Western and English. We teach lessons Monday thru Friday by scheduled appointment only. We do not have scheduled (block) sessions. You may start and stop your lessons as you wish. If you choose to reserve a weekly lesson time, we ask that you pay for a month (4 or 5 lessons) at the first lesson you come to each month. If you cannot attend a scheduled lesson you can make it up at another time, provided you notify your instructor before your scheduled time. Lesson money will not be credited toward the following month but, the cancelled lesson can be made up.

Quality instruction on quality horses with an emphasis on safety is what we offer here at Dare Equestrian Center. Our school horses are all very disciplined, highly trained, retired show horses. All lessons are taught by owner, instructor Linda Dare. With a background in special education, Linda offers 36 years experience as a professional horse trainer, professional horsewoman, judge, coach, and horseback riding instructor.

Western horseback lessons offered for beginners to advanced in western pleasure, western horsemanship, and reining. English horseback lessons offered for beginners to advanced in English pleasure, English equitation, and equitation over fences.

Lessons are one hour long and are taught in private, semi-private (2 students) and small groups of 3 to 5 students. Classes are grouped according to the riders age and skill level.

Rates per one hour lesson:

We start teaching at age 5. Our riders age range from 5 to 80 years. All students should wear hard-soled shoes with a heel or preferably boots. Fashion boots with a high heel are not recommended. Students should wear long pants or breeches. No wind pants please. Safety helmets are strongly recommended for all students and are required for jumping. Safety helmets are available for use by students but, may not fit as well as a helmet purchased especially for the student.

Please call for any additional information. (614) 876-0239 or (614) 580-2758