Riding Lessons

girl riding horse with staff member

Learn to Ride at Green Heron Farm

Located in scenic Woodstock, New York

Dressage Lessons

Our primary focus is dressage. Dressage is a classical approach to developing the horse and rider. We work on developing a relaxed and independent seat through work on the longe line as well as balancing and suppling exercises. We pride ourselves on offering high caliber dresage instruction with a USDF Silver Medalist. We augment our regular lesson program with visiting instructors and clinicians throughout the year.

Jumping Lessons

We teach jumping over gymnastics, grids and short courses. Work over ground poles and cavalettis is often incorporated on the flat to develop rhythm and balance.


Pleasure Lessons

Since everyone gets something different out of riding, we offer a wide variety of approaches. For those who are not interested in competing or in a specific discipline, but who would like to be safe, comfortable and confident, we are more than happy to work with you. Many of our riders have gone on riding vacations all over the world, including Spain, Portugal, France, Ireland, Italy, Africa, Mongolia, Iceland as well as throughout the US. They have all felt that they were well prepared and better able to enjoy their riding experiences as a result of their lessons at Green Heron Farm.

For those students interested in competing, we offer both schooling shows here, and the opportunity to ride in area shows and competitions. Many of our students have gone on to compete at the intercollegiate level in several disciplines.

Pony Rides

For very young children we offer pony rides on the leadline. They can also interact with the many animals on the farm. There are ducks, chickens and pygmy goats to visit and feed.

leading a horse

Lesson Rates

  • Introductory Lesson $75.00
  • 1/2 Hour Private $70.00
  • 1 Hour Private $130.00
  • 1 Hour Semi Private $80.00

    Includes 2 students. Price shown is for each student.

  • 1 Hour Group Class $65.00

    Includes 3-5 students. Price shown is for each student.

  • Pony Adventure $45.00

    Children (ages 3-5) are led at walk for 10-15 minutes.

Please Note: Cash or check only, no credit cards.

Each new student at Green Heron Farm must take an evaluation lesson regardless of prior riding experience. A student must be able to ride independently at walk and trot before joining a class.