JC Eventing offers lessons for riders of all ages (5 years and up) and abilities with a focus on the English disciplines of eventing and dressage. Whether you are interested in competing heavily or just looking to ride for fun, each of our lessons builds on a solid foundation of the fundamental basics of riding.
We primarily offer private lessons as we feel this is the most beneficial learning environment, although group lessons for our more advanced students are also available.
We also believe in teaching our students to be all around horsemen, not just riders. Lessons will vary, some focusing on riding, others focusing on groundwork, lunging, and horse care.
Riders who are not yet able to groom and tack independently will spend the first part of their lesson unmounted, learning from their instructor how to get their horse ready. Once riders know how to groom and tack on their own, they are expected to arrive at the barn 20-30 minutes before their lesson to have their horse groomed, tacked, in the ring, and ready to ride at their lesson time. Riders should also be prepared to spend some time after their lesson untacking, brushing, and properly cooling out their lesson horse.
Please note that our horses and their safety and care always take priority over anything else. For this reason, lessons will be cancelled if the temperature (or wind chill) is under 25*F or if the temperature (or heat index) is over 90*F as these conditions are unsafe for horses to work in. JC Eventing also reserves the right to cancel lessons due to inclement weather, high wind, or if there is lightning in the area. You will be notified by your instructor with as much notice as possible if your lesson cannot be held.
We have a great selection of lesson horses for all levels and we also accept haul-ins.
We also offer driving lessons with our beginner instructor and therapeutic riding director, Donna Latella. Lessons include: grooming, harnessing, learning how to hold the reins, and walking and trotting miniature horse, Lightening, in his cart! Weight limit of 160 pounds.
We accept payment in cash, personal check, or PayPal @ (PayPal may only be used if paid via "friends and family/someone you trust/etc". If JC Eventing is charged a PayPal fee, the rider is responsible for reimbursing the fee). Lessons may be paid for individually or as a package of four which provides a discount per lesson. Students who regularly ride more than once per week may be eligible for additional lesson package options. Lesson packages must be used within six months of purchase. There are no refunds for unused lessons on prepaid lesson packages.
Please familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy:
Your instructor must be notified at least 24 hours before your scheduled lesson time if you are not able to make it. If you do not give your instructor notice, you will be charged full price for the lesson. Exceptions will only be made for emergencies.
Prices can be found below. We do have a weight limit for our horses advised by current veterinary recommendations; this weight limit varies depending on the lesson horses we currently have available so if you find you are over the weight limit, keep checking back as it does change occasionally. Our current weight limit is 200 pounds.
Please bring a signed copy of our Release and Hold Harmless Agreement with you to your first lesson, found here:
30 minute private lesson: $50
60 minute group lesson: $50
Package of 4 30 minute private lessons: $180
30 minute driving lesson: $40
Prices as of August 1st 2021:
30 minute private lesson with assistant trainers: $55
Package of 4 30 minute private lessons with assistant trainers: $200
30 minute private lesson with head trainer: $60
Package of 4 30 minute private lessons with head trainer: $220