Riding Instruction

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The weekly program includes riding lessons in small groups, where you will learn both English and western styles. Our proven schooling horses are well trained and well cared for, not overworked, and NEVER rented to the public. 

Different varieties of colors, sizes, and types make every week seem like owning a different horse!​  The environment is a wholesome family atmosphere, in a well-organized facility, with courteous and knowledgeable staff. .




HCEC Monthly Tuitions

    GROUP LESSONS ( 1.5 hour appointments)   
4 Weekly lessons 
$160 per month*
    Includes use of our horses and tack. 

  Boarders Discount: Weekly group lessons on your horse & tack
$120 per month* 
4 per month.*
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    PRIVATE LESSONS ( 1 hour):
4 Weekly Lessons (limited availability)
$ 180 per month*
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Kid's  Age 5 to 8:  
"Readin' & Ridin' Program" 
$100 per month*
                 weekly half-hour lessons, limit of 4 lessons per month.

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*No payment is due until lessons are scheduled and accepted.

Three semester schedules per year:

    Fall Semester:                 August 1 - Dec. 15        [four-months plus half month ] 19+ weeks
         
    Spring Semester:           January 1 - April 30     [four months ]  17+  weeks
         
    Summer Semester:       May 1 - July 30               [three months ] 13+  weeks

PAYMENT:  
Your monthly tuition will purchase at least 4 riding lesson opportunities each month,
on a weekly routine.  

* You may schedule your lessons more frequently with an instructor.  
* More than 4 group lessons per 30 day period can be arranged at an additional fee.
* Monthly Tuition is by a recurring Payment Authorization.   
* Your student account’s credits never expire, But are non-transferable and non-refundable.  
* It is your responsibility to attend lessons that you schedule to receive the intended value.
* You may stop your riding lessons at any time by informing your instructor, or this office within 10 days of your recurring payment to cancel.

Students: Click here to update your Registration Form each Calendar Year
   
Click here
for our
Online Pre-admission Student Questionnaire
   Gain life-enriching experience through the mastery of horsemanship skills in our horseback-riding program.   Our certified instructors introduce you to the wonderful world of horses. 

Pre-admission Questionnaire

Our online application form allows you to contact our riding academy with your information needed to request activity with our riding instructors.   

We currently have Five CHA certified  riding instructors, and one BHS, British Horse Society, certified instructor for substitute teaching.
Quality instruction at all levels of riding, both English & Western,

Beginners welcomed too

​Riding lessons are available for young and adult riders, from beginner to advanced levels.

Beginners can start in private lessons and progress into group classes. 

We abide by the standards of CHA.  the Certified Horsemanship Asoociation,.  
   
Riders wear SEI/ASTM approved riding helmets (provided), and appropriate footwear & clothing.       

Readin' & Ridin' age 5 to 8

  Very young starters need abbreviated private lessons and should start with this program  (more suitable for their physical level and attention span).

This special series of half-hour private lessons combines the ten chapter book " Happy Horsemanship" for a wonderful reading component.  The reading is done at home.  The book is included FREE for student and parents.  This delightful book is written from the horse's point of view and supports the education of the young rider. 
  WARNING
Under Alabama law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to the Equine Activities Liability Protection Act.