Robinson Equestrian offers weekly lessons with their two highly qualified trainers.
Kelsey Lesh, head trainer at Robinson Equestrian, specializes in preparing horses and riders to compete in the hunter/jumper arenas as well as services those who wish to learn how to trail ride in western tack. Her training focuses on relationship building between horse and rider as well as teaching her students to be smart and safe around horses. Working from the ground up, her students build confidence and skills that will carry them in any direction they wish to go.
Lexie Swanger is an assistant instructor at Robinson Equestrian. She is a graduate of Wilson college from their Equine Studies program. Lexie is also certified through CHA to teach English and Western riding lessons. Lexie specializes in introducing new riders to the love of horses.
Robinson Equestrian offers lessons on both our school horses or your own horse. Beginners start on the ground and learn the basics of grooming, tacking up, and basic horse care in conjunction with their time in the saddle. Lessons start for children 4 years of age and up. Adults of all skill levels are welcome as well!
We offer a curriculum based learning program. Students in our lesson program get access to weekly mounted lessons as well as monthly horsemanship (unmounted) lessons. Every few months students will have the opportunity to test for level achievements and receive prizes for passing each level!
Lesson prices start at $200 per month for students with their own horse. Lesson horses are available for those who do not have their own for an additional $100 per month. Monthly tuition gets the student a weekly mounted lesson on a set day/time (45 minute private or hour group lesson), access to a monthly horsemanship (unmounted) lesson(s), access to our working student program, access to our leasing program and a Robinson Equestrian achievement book.
Are you interested in learning more about horses but not ready to get in the saddle just yet? We offer a groom club for $100 per month. Groom club allows you access to groom a horse in our program one day per week as well as spend time with them through hand grazing. Instructors will be on hand to teach you how to groom the horse and facilitate your time with the horses. Groom club members may also attend our horsemanship lessons offered each month and get access to our curriculum books and social events.
At Robinson Equestrian we believe that in order to be well-rounded equestrians students must learn all aspects of horse care, including stall cleaning. The Junior Ranch Hand program runs on Saturday and Sunday morning. Students get to learn the responsibilities of caring for horses on a day to day basis including stall cleaning, cleaning and refilling water buckets, and feeding horses. Students must be 11 years of age or older to participate in this program. The Junior Ranch Hand program is offered in conjunction with our monthly lesson program. This program is a great way to get your kids out of the house and exercise, gain school credit, or to get a feel for the reality of working in the horse industry.
Students at Robinson Equestrian are not required to horse show, but show opportunities are available for those who are interested.
Robinson Equestrian offers laid back horse shows on our farm for those who are interested in getting started in showing. For customers who are more serious about showing, Robinson Equestrian travels to larger show venues to participate in Local shows.
Leasing a horse or pony is a great step in between taking riding lessons and horse ownership. The lesson horses and ponies at Robinson Equestrian are available for on farm partial leases for those who are active in our lesson program. Leasing gets you one or two "free rides" each week on your leased horse. Your instructor will assign homework of what to work on during your "free ride."
In order to be eligible to lease a rider must be able to fully tack up on their own (or with the assistance of a parent), independently walk and trot under saddle, and take weekly lessons.
If the trainer cancels a lesson that lesson may be made up within 3 months of the originally scheduled lesson when the trainer has availability or the lesson can be credited towards the following month's lessons.
If the rider cancels their lesson 13 or more hours before the scheduled lesson then the lesson may be made up within 3 months of the originally scheduled lesson when the trainer has availability. Students may only receive credit for one missed lesson per month. No refunds or credit will be given for missed lessons.
If the rider cancels the lesson within twelve hours of the lesson or "no call no shows" then no make up lesson will be scheduled or credit given.
Families, please note that if one member of your family will not be attending the lesson but other members will still attend you must inform the trainer of this person's absence within the above guidelines in order to receive credit so that the trainer may plan accordingly for the lesson.
It is the responsibility of the rider to contact the trainer regarding available make up times. If the make up lesson is cancelled by the rider then rider will forfeit that lesson. No additional make up lesson or credit will be given.