Here at Whitney Ridge Stables, we are proud of our well-established lesson program. We offer both western and English disciplines of horseback riding lessons to students of all ages and experience levels. Whether you are just starting to learn to ride or are mastering the finer points, our horses and instructors will help you to hone your skills. We offer a pleasant and friendly atmosphere and cater to families and children. Lessons are available in half-hour or hour-long sessions six days a week, Monday through Saturday. We incorporate instruction in horse safety, grooming, and tacking-up in your lessons. Our kind, well-trained horses will help you build confidence and riding ability.
WRS employs several knowledgeable and patient instructors. These instructors are familiar with the lesson horses and have many years of riding and teaching experience.
Kim Antol, Riding Instructor
Kim is a popular riding instructor at WRS and has been with WRS since 2005. Kim specializes in teaching children and new riders, Kim's thorough, calm approach to teaching has helped numerous riders develop their skills. Kim also is credited with initiating the 4-H club based out of WRS, the Poppin' Pony Riders.
Lynn Ficara, Riding Instructor
Lynn is a riding instructor at WRS. Lynn has a gift for helping young riders develop their ability and gain confidence in the saddle.
Heidi Smith, Riding Instructor
Heidi is yet another great instructor at WRS. She has been teaching riding lessons at Whitney Ridge since 2009 and has grown up around horses her whole life. She got her first pony at 5 and showed the 4-H as a child, then shortly after her parents bought her first registered Quarter horse. Then as a young adult she qualified for the World Quarter Horse Show and currently shows registered paint/pintos and hunter pace. Heidi is a member and participates in the CT horse show assoc., New England Pinto Horse Assoc., Pinto Horse Assoc., CT Color Breed Assoc., Tri-state Horsemen’s Assoc., East Greenwich Horsemen’s Assoc., Lower CT River Valley Horsemen’s Assoc., Pony Club Horse Masters Assoc. and the American Riding Instructors Association. Heidi loves to teach and share her love of horses to students of all ages.
1/2 Hour Group = $25.00 (Great for young riders starting out)
1 Hour Group = $40.00
1 Hour Private = $65.00
All LESSON questions or to schedule a lesson please use the email listed below...E-mail: email@example.com