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Riding Lessons

Key Riding Lesson Information

  • Age: 5+ (private lessons) and 7+ (group lessons)
  • Beginner Riders: All beginners (little to no horse experience) 7 years old and older are required to take Basic Horsemanship prior to riding lessons. . All beginners (little to no horse experience) ages 5-6 are required to take a Pony Tails or Little Equestrians class prior to riding lessons.
  • Prices*:
  Resident  Non Resident
Group Lessons $52 $58
Private Lessons  $68 $75
 4-pack Private  $257  $285

*Friends of the Backcountry Member (fox level and above) will receive a discount.
*All lessons must be used within 90 days from the date of purchase. No exceptions.

  Private Riding Lessons

The low-distraction environment paired with individual attention will propel your horsemanship and riding skills at a rapid pace during this one-hour lesson. Riders, ages 5 and up, can choose between Western or English lessons depending on their interest.

All new students must fill out a Horseback Riding Request Form. Once the request form is received, an instructor will reach out to you to schedule your lessons!Horseback Riding Request Form

Purchase a private riding lesson(s)
If you do not currently have a riding instructor, please fill out the Horseback Riding Request Form above.
SchedulesSingle Private
Riding Lessons
    Schedules4-Pack Private
Riding Lessons

  Group Riding Lessons

Group riding lessons, ages 7 and up, are offered in one-hour time slots. Riders can sign up for English or Western lessons.

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*Please note: if you do not see a date that works for you, you can change the filters on the lefthand side to view more dates.

More Riding Lesson Information

  • What to Wear: Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes (preferably boots with a small heel). Dress appropriately for the weather, layers are recommended.
  • Adult Attendance: Children must be accompanied by an adult at riding lessons; one adult may accompany more than one child.
  • Weight Limit: Our horses can accommodate riders up to 235 lbs. 
  • Weather Policy: Horse programs run rain, snow, or shine, (with the exception of temperatures under 25 degrees, unsafe arena conditions, excessive rain/snow which would make riding unsafe, or thunderstorms). We reserve the right to cancel lessons due to unsafe conditions. 
  • What to Bring: a full reusable water bottle, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure.
  • Location: Backcountry Outdoor Center Horse Corrals; 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125. Click for map and direction
  • Refund Policy: Refund requests will be honored up to 24 hours prior to the start of your scheduled riding lesson. No refunds are given for 4-packs of riding lessons once the first lesson has been used.

Questions? Contact Carly Steiger at [email protected]; 303-471-7078 or Abby DeGroot at [email protected]; 303-4717046.
Need help registering? Contact Member Services at 303-471-7020.