We offer riding lessons to riders of all shapes and sizes. Whether you want to learn how to ride a horse simply for the joys of riding, or if you want to compete and show, we can help you. We offer beginner to advance riding lessons in both English and Western disciplines and we focus on teaching students not only how to ride, but also the reasons why we ride the way we do.
Lessons are available in both group and private settings. We like to keep our group lessons small and ask that riders first start off in private lessons to work toward to group level experience. Once riders are secure and can control their horses properly we allow them to join group lessons. We have safe, reliable lesson horses for those who are learning how to ride and don't have their own horse. We offer full and half leases as well as sales on horses and ponies. Advanced lesson students have the opportunity to ride sale and project horses to gain experience in riding different horses. We also offer off-site lessons depending on the location, and consent of the facility. Off-site lessons must be conducted on your own horse or lease horse.
Group lessons are roughly 1hr long. Students are expected to be tacked up and ready for lesson when the lesson time starts. Please arrive prior to prepare. Private lessons run closer to 1hr 1/2 and that includes help with tacking up and un-tacking as well as working under saddle. Once a student knows how to prepare for lessons, Private lesson time will be 40min long
Private Lessons: $45
Group Lessons: $35
Off Site Lessons: $50
We frequently haul out to shows, clinics and other events. We do have a show team which is a group of people, all training with or at Gemini Equestrian, who haul to and participate in shows under the Gemini Equestrian name. We have riders in all levels of showing and experience ranging from the lead liners to the rated jumpers. We have riders in 4-H, Local shows, SAHJA and all the way up to USEF rated shows. It doesn't matter if it's your 1st show or your 100th, we'd love to have you. Riders who wish to show must be in lessons at least one day a week in order to ensure that the rider can control their horse and is ready for the show ring. If a rider is serious about showing, it is suggested that they be in lesson 2 - 3 times a week. Serious showing is a big commitment and if you would like to be a serious competitor it will take time and dedication. We do participate in series shows for year end high point awards.
Your trainer will help you choose your division in whichever show venue you choose base on what level you are at. In order to show you will need the following as most show venues require them to show:
A Show Shirt with a Ratcatcher collar
Tall Boots or Paddock Boots, with ot without chaps
An ASTM/SEI approved riding helmet
Tan or Khaki riding breeches
A Black, Grey or Blue Hunt Coat (optional, but suggested)
For more informal shows, a clean, White, Black or Blue collared polo shirt
Show fee (training at the show): $50
Hauling: 1/2 mileage +$25
Braiding; Tails: $35; Manes: $65
Body Clipping is done through Emily Ose. Full body clips for horses are $125 and Ponies are $100
Under Saddle Training