Lessons take place year round utilizing our outdoor and indoor riding arenas as well as the wooded riding trails.

Lessons are given during the week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from the early afternoons into the evenings. Students ride one time per week during their scheduled lesson time. The day & time will remain the same for the duration of the 8 Week Riding Session. Riding sessions will begin as soon as the student is ready to join our program. The days and time availability will change depending on when the student starts. Students may sign up for continuing sessions & may change their day & time as space allows.

The 8 Week Riding Session is $250 per rider for a group lesson.

Students in small group lessons will learn in a group of 2-4 riders. Private lessons are available if we have room in our schedule & are priced based on time allowed for each lesson. Each rider in a group lesson will be given individual attention in order to advance their skills.

We teach students aged 4 years old up to and including adults (no age limit). Some parents or grandparents like to take lessons with their children. It’s a great way to bond, get some exercise and be able to share a skill for a lifetime. Beginner through advanced riders are welcome in our program. No experience is necessary. We teach English hunter/jumper style riding.

At the first lesson our students will learn safety around horses, how to groom and tack up a horse as well as the initial riding session. Riders advance their skills based on physical abilities & confidence on the horse.

If a lesson is missed due to illness, vacation or schedule conflicts – you do not lose it. Makeup lessons are scheduled & taken during the 8 week program.

Before arriving at your first lesson all clients must complete the Rider Profile & Release of Liability. In order to register for lessons please fill out these forms and email them back to me. We will find a day and time that will suit both our schedules.


For payment of lesson fees:

Heatherwood accepts exact cash, checks made out to Heatherwood Inc, and Venmo payments.

Our Venmo account is @Deborah-Clements-5 If you use Venmo please list me as a friend and there will be no fee for you or I.

Equipment needed for riding:

Riders in Lessons must wear helmets for safety and may use their bicycle helmet or may purchase an official Riding Helmet.

Riders should dress for the weather, wear long pants & closed shoes with a bit of a heel—no sandals for riding. No other special equipment is needed.

Riding helmets may be purchased at AlBar Ranch on Fir Rd in Mishawaka, Rural King & Tractor Supply both on US 51 in Niles and Troyers Saddlery on CR 5 in Shipshewana.

Riding Helmets may also be purchased on the following web sites: statelinetack.com , doversaddlery.com , horse.com and horseloverz.com.