Lessons

Our riding instructors offer lessons Tuesday through Sunday during the day and evening hours to fit your schedule.

Contact us for more information on lesson prices and packages.

The philosophy behind the teaching method at VRF emphasizes a reliance on fundamentals and classical equitation in other words, learning correctly from the very beginning. Our group classes range between 2-6 students. We emphasize matching skill levels and age ranges as much as possible in placing students in classes. Private lessons are also available.

The particular style of riding taught at our facility is known as Hunt Seat/ Balance Seat Equitation. It relies on a practical workman-like approach to the horse and riding, both mentally and physically. We pride ourselves on training skilled, independent riders, not instant riders. We take the time to explain to our rider not only what to do but the how and why of what they are asked to do. It is important that our riders are taught in a supportive and positive atmosphere, always giving suggestions of how to correct the negative. We strive to teach students that they can learn to communicate clearly through their aids so that their horse will respond correctly.

Riding is a skill that can be taught but never completely mastered, and as such, the education of any rider is continually evolving. We encourage the continuation of education through the avenues of competition, clinics with nationally recognized professionals, and in-house training programs.

From the fundamentals of classically correct flatwork to Hunter, Equitation, and Show Jumping, our students receive a broad skill base with a firm foundation.

Schedule an Appointment

Call 304-864-2267 or
email us at
valleyr@frontiernet.net

Valley Ridge Farm, Inc.

1901 Cales Rd.,

Masontown, WV 26542

Phone. 3048642267

Email. Valleyr@frontiernet.net

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