Lessons

Lessons

We have an active lesson program for recreational riders for kids and adults! Our classes are small (typically 4-5 students) and are generally grouped by age and ability. Our group classes are one hour in length on a weekly basis. Our group lessons are supportive and fun – we believe that riders enjoy sharing the learning process and learn from each others experiences! We do not accept students under 9 years of age for regular riding lessons, and have many adult students as well. We have a large, well-lit outdoor arena, as well as a new spacious indoor arena. We rarely cancel lessons due to weather.

View the Twin Oaks Lesson Policies and Procedures here.

Registering

Please call Mackenzie to discuss options for you (703-459-8216). Availability varies depending on riding level and current class size. Once you have been matched with an appropriate class, you will need to fill out a lesson registration form.

Pricing

We offer weekly, one-hour lessons, and students ride continuously and year round. The payment schedule is $480 for 8 lessons, which are to be taken within a 10 week period. Students can miss up to 2 lessons with no penalty. Payment is due on the 8th lesson for the next payment period.

We do not offer one-time lessons, trail rides, or appointments. Please contact me with any additional questions!

Continuous Program

Twin Oaks operates a year round lesson program, like typical dance or piano lessons. All students ride once a week, but additional lessons are available. We believe that students who participate weekly make more progress than those who come intermittently. You will have a specific day and time for your one-hour class.

Equipment

We require our students to wear an ASTM approved hard hat (helmet) at all times on the horse. We also have a selection of “loaner” hard hats that you can wear for your first few lessons until you can get your own. Furthermore, we recommend that you wear standard riding pants and paddock boots. Paddock boots are short, lace-up boots. As with helmets, we have extra paddock boots in our tack room that you can borrow until you purchase your own.

To purchase your own riding equipment, we recommend Dover Saddlery on Rt. 50. The Middleburg Tack Exchange sells new and used equipment at reasonable prices and is located in Middleburg, VA.

Dover and the Tack Exchange carry a full line of helmets, paddock boots and riding pants. Employees are happy to help fit you to an appropriate boot. Any kind of helmet is fine as long as it is ASTM approved and fits correctly and snug. We suggest an inexpensive pair of breeches, jodphurs, or schooling tights. Half-chaps are also nice, but not required. They wrap around your calf and give extra protection and support. We have a variety of helmets, boots, and half chaps available to borrow until a student acquires their own equipment.

Feel free to contact me with any additional questions!