horseback riding lessons from beginner through world championship levels in saddle seat, hunter seat, western and driving
We teach with smiles and positive reinforcement with both our horses and our students, and love to watch their confidence rise with that feeling of accomplishment that comes from achieving small goals every day. We realize that all students progress at different levels, and we adjust our lesson plans accordingly. Our students learn to groom and tack up their own horses, as well as put them away after their lessons. It makes for a better understanding of the horses and teaches our riders the proper care and responsibility for animals.
We have indoor and outdoor arenas for year round riding, and our fabulous lesson horses are safe and suitable for all levels and sizes of riders. Cottonwood Creek’s experienced and accomplished instructors are the perfect mentors for advancing the abilities of any age or level of rider.
We also offer SUMMER HORSE CAMPS! Click here to learn more!
Our full range of lesson and horsemanship opportunities includes—
Tiny Tot Lessons for ages 3-5
Private Lessons for 30 minutes
Advanced Rider Private Lessons with Trainer for 30 minutes
Academy Group Lessons (average 4 riders) for 1 hour
Academy Private Lessons for 30 minutes
Whether you’re a first time rider or an accomplished equestrian polishing up for your next World Champion, Cottonwood Creek Ranch has the expertise to guide you toward your goals.
SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE CONCERN.
All students must wear sturdy boots or sneakers and long pants. NO RIDER WILL BE ALLOWED TO RIDE IN SHORTS, CAPRIS, OR SANDALS. We do provide helmets if you do not personally own one that is approved for equine sports.
Average 4 riders per group.
*Show rider lessons are instructed by Kelly or Kurt, or by Melissa Swain when Kelly and Kurt are unavailable. Horses In Training includes four “wild card” lessons per month to be used as group or private lessons, and lesson times are based on what each horse/rider combination requires for optimal performance.