RIDING & CARRIAGE DRIVING LESSONS

Riding Lessons 

Greenwell Foundation’s Equestrian Program offers a comprehensive and inclusive horseback riding program for riders of at least seven years of age through adults. All lessons are focused on the connection between the horse and rider, while learning horsemanship skills and equine care.

Greenwell Foundation is a Center Member of Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) and currently has three instructors that hold a Registered Riding Instructor Certification, including the Director of Equestrian Programs, Jennifer Emmart.

Riding lessons are offered in 8 week sessions, with a one hour lesson once per week. Lessons are offered in a group or in a private setting. Riders are placed in group lessons based on riding ability.

Riding in the arena, ground lessons, trail rides, and use of the obstacle course are all parts of our lesson program. Variety is provided through-out each session.

Registration for lessons closes 12 days before the session starts so the session schedule can be made.

Check out the 2020 Session Calendar below for specific dates of each session.

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Cost:  You may register for one or multiple sessions at a time with 50% payment due at registration, and the remaining balance will be auto billed at the end of the 4th week of the session. Registering for lessons constitutes a commitment to pay.

Group Lessons: $310
Sibling: 25% discount

Private Lessons: $400
Sibling: 25% discount

2020 Session Calendar
Riding Scholarship Application

Riding Lesson Cancellation Policy:

In the event that Greenwell Foundation cancels a lesson for any reason, the participant will receive a make-up lesson. Participants will be notified of a cancelation 3 hours before their lesson time.

In the event the participant gives 24 hours’ notice that they will need to cancel the lesson, the participant will receive one make- up lesson per session. If notice is not given more than 24 hours ahead, a make-up lesson will not be rewarded.

Want to observe a lesson? Visit us on the 1st Saturday of each month for Open Barn!

Carriage Driving Lessons

Have you ever wondered about driving horses?

Come learn in a safe environment what all the fuss is about. We have experienced horses and fully fitted carriages and carts. Lessons are for teens and adults ages 12 and over.

All lessons are private lessons where you will learn everything you need to know from harnessing to navigating a course of cones. All equipment is provided.

Both our instructors hold Carriage Association of America Level One and Road Driving Certifications. They will show you how it is done and how much fun it is! Participants must wear boots and a helmet. Helmets may be borrowed from the foundation.
As with all of our programs, carriage driving is inclusive to participants with disabilities. Please contact us to allow us to determine what equipment would be needed.

This 8-week course will progress through:
1. Learning about the parts and purpose of the harness. Learning by actually harnessing a horse.
2. Long lining- navigating from the ground the skills needed to steer and handle the reins.
3. Ground driving- learning to communicate from the distance behind the horse. It is quite different. Using the long lines and practicing “go and whoa”
4. Hitching the horse- it is not as simple as just hooking up. Adjusting and making everything safe. How to balance the cart. Take a short drive.
5. A review of the purpose and part of the harness and hooking up to go for a drive.
6. More driving. Practice of “go and whoa” and navigating the large driving arena.
7. Driving and steering. Not as simple as it looks. Learning to navigate the cones course.
8. Driving Red Light;Green Light. Transitions in the cart.

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Cost:  $400

You may register for one or multiple sessions at a time with 50% payment due at registration and the remaining balance will be auto billed at the end of the 4th week of the session. Registering for lessons constitutes a commitment to pay.

2020 Session Calendar
Driving Scholarship Application

Riding Lesson Cancellation Policy:

In the event that Greenwell Foundation cancels a lesson for any reason, the participant will receive a make-up lesson. Participants will be notified of a cancelation 3 hours before their lesson time.

In the event the participant gives 24 hours’ notice that they will need to cancel the lesson, the participant will receive one make- up lesson per session. If notice is not given more than 24 hours ahead, a make-up lesson will not be rewarded.