The Riding School at Kenilworth Stables offers a very comprehensive education in the hunter-jumper discipline, both in and out of the saddle. All riders learn the importance of proper horsemanship in addition to strong riding basics before advancing to higher levels. Our instruction functions on a thorough curriculum, high standards for our riders, and the utmost respect for our horses. We are very fortunate to have a large team of school horses whose former competitive careers, sweet personalities, and extensive training make them incredible schoolmasters - keep scrolling down to meet them! With members of all ages and levels and a fun, supportive community, the Riding School offers a welcoming, positive learning environment. Members often spend time at the stable outside of their lessons - be it watching lessons and cheering each other on, doing work or homework in the lounge, or helping out with chores around the barn.
HOW IT WORKS
All new students begin with private lessons before joining appropriate group classes in the Riding School. Through the introductory package of 4 private lessons, beginners learn how to properly groom, tack up, and untack their horses, in addition to some time in the saddle of course! Once approved to tack up independently - which for beginners is typically after a couple introductory packages - students arrive to the stable early to prepare their horse, ready to ride at the start of their lesson time. At this point students start introductory membership with a minimum of 8 lessons per month. Full Riding School membership will commence when students are able to join group classes in the Riding School, which vary from beginner junior flat to advanced adult jumping. Please see the links below for more information on getting started!
Please note that as we are a membership-based Riding School, we do not offer trail rides, horse rentals, or recreational group rides.
We do maintain a waitlist, thus may not be able to accommodate requests promptly; thank you for your patience.
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Meet our Horses
Click on the hover to learn more about each horse. Many more coming soon!
SWEDISH WARMBLOOD GELDING
Pedro is a very versatile, handsome, and popular fellow! He can teach a beginner how to trot then bring home a blue ribbon!
WESTPHALIAN JUMPER MARE
Luna loves to jump and is a blast to ride! She is very intuituve and maternal, has a big heart and will always take care of her rider.
Guido is the perfect teacher for taking students to the next level in their jumping lessons
Enrique has a super smooth canter and is a great horse for beginners through intermediate jumping
GERMAN SPORT PONY
Despite his smaller size, this pony loves to show off his jumping skills with athleticism and agility! He can keep up with the big horses if you ask him to! A very responsive and willing partner.
Gracie is a fun jumper-type horse great for beginner and advanced riders alike!
Paljas, also known as PJ, is quite a gentleman and a stellar schoolmaster both on the flat and over fences
Olympic has an impressive competitive career, and now is a favorite in our adult jumping classes - he has a smooth canter and beautiful lofty jump
BELGIAN WARMBLOOD GELDING
Baron is Julia's retired equitation horse. Although he is one of our bigger horses, he is always a favorite at horse camp! Baron teaches walk-trot lessons now and loves his job - almost as much as he loves his brother Lenny
Chance is a gentle giant great with beginner through advanced jumping and has some flashy flatwork!
WELSH PONY GELDING
Roscoe is a favorite among the pony kids and is a great teacher when learning how to canter and jump!
WELSH PONY GELDING
Andy is a very friendly, patient, and gentle older pony who is so wonderful with beginners. A solid citizen of the pony aisle, he loves to teach students how to jump!