2018 Summer Riding Program


The Summer Riding Programs for children at Rivendell are a great way to spend the summer learning and enjoying the sport of riding. Summer Riding consists of three different programs suited for different ages and levels. These programs are taught by experienced, certified instructors.

Full Day Program

Children bring their lunch and ride twice a day. These sessions allow time to explore all facets of riding, including jumping, cross country, dressage, trail riding, lounging, games, bareback, and ground work. The sessions also allow time for fun and lots of great experience while promoting good horsemanship skills and teamwork.

Ages 9-14

Monday-Friday (some weeks no Friday)
9:00 am-5:00 pm

$500 / week
$400 / short week
$125 / day (if space available)



Half Day program

Children are divided by age and ability, then incorporate the many different aspects of riding, starting with structured lessons and branching out to include trail riding, bareback, dressage, and games. Students should bring a bagged lunch and enjoy participating in a great team building experience.

Ages 7-14

Monday-Friday (some weeks no Friday)
8:30 am-1:00 pm

$300 / week
$240 / short week
$65 / day (if space available)



For ages 4-6. Tiny Tots are leadline students that will be accompanied by a Rivendell ground person and the instructor while encouraging the relationship between a child and a pony. Emphasis is placed on handling the ponies, learning to control them both on the ground and on their backs through structured lessons, games, and trail rides (if they are ready).

Ages 4-6

Monday-Thursday (no Fridays)
1:30-3:30 pm

$165 / week


Summer Program Attire:

Rivendell provides everything the students need to get started. Hard hats are required and available in all shapes and sizes.

Students should wear long pants and either thick-soled sneakers or leather shoes.

We will recommend specific outfitting for students once they decide to purchase their own.
A list outlining the necessary items and local tack shop discounts is available from the instructors.

Regular weekly lessons are also available throughout the summer.