Horseback Riding Lessons

Birch Bay Ranch offers horseback riding lessons for Beginner and Experienced Beginner riders from September - April. If your child loved riding our horses at camp this past summer, or is interested in taking beginner riding lessons, check out the options below and contact the office for more information. Online registration is open!
General - Amy Frederick Riding Instructor

Lessons will be taught by Amy Frederick, who is the Barn Manager here at Birch Bay Ranch, and is a CHA Level 2 Certified Coach, or by Laura-Megan Ippolito a CHA Level 2 Certified Coach.

Rider Categories

  • Basic Beginner - Little to no riding experience
  • Beginner - Has good control of steering and stopping at a walk, has done some jogging
  • Experienced Beginner - Has a fair amount of riding experience, looking to improve the basics

General - Activities - Indoor Arena

Registration is open for Winter 2017!

Helmets are provided, but participants must come with appropriate riding footwear. Classes are for ages 8 and up. Classes must have a minimum of 4 participants to run. Maximum of 6 riders per class. Non-refundable unless cancelled 30 days or more before first lesson.


Tuesdays from January 17 to March 14 (No Class Feb 28)
 10:30am-12:00pm (lunch option additional $10/person) - Basic Beginner - Only 2 spots left! 
B3: 1:00pm-2:30pm - Beginner - CLASS CANCELLED

Wednesdays from January 18 to March 15 (No Class March 1)
C3: 5:30-7:00pm - Beginner - Only 2 spots left!
D3: 7:30-9:00pm - Beginner - Only 1 spot left!

Thursdays from January 19 to March 16 (No Class March 2)
5:30-7:00pm - Experienced Beginner  - CLASS FULL!
F3: 7:30-9:00pm - Experienced Beginner (riding evaluation may be required) - Only 1 spots left! 

Registration now open!

Under 8 years old, adult, or more experienced? Please contact the office. Depending on interest, we will add classes accordingly.