Lessons are available for beginners and up on our experienced school horses and ponies.
School program instructor Leslie Talarico
Leslie has an extensive riding background in hunters and jumpers, and has been training professionally since she was eighteen. With her experience, skill, and positive teaching style, she can take you all the way from your first lesson to the show ring. She joined the Foxridge team in the Summer of 2013 and we are thrilled to have her! Call or email Foxridge to talk to Leslie and set up a trial lesson.
Our youngest students are generally accepted at seven years or older, although exceptions may be made at the trainer's discretion.
Lesson time is 30 minutes for a private lesson, 45 minutes to an hour for a group lesson. Tack up and grooming are included in lesson time until students are able to accomplish this independently.
Students should wear long pants and boots with a small heel to lessons. Riding attire is recommended for comfort. Check out Bit by Bit Resale for some great deals on used riding gear. For shiny new gear check out Gallops Saddlery and tell them Foxridge sent you! Discounts are sometimes available to new riders.
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of one lesson per week. More frequent lessons are encouraged!
The cost of an individual lesson is $70. The first trial lesson may be purchased individually, and subsequent lessons are sold in packages of 4, 8, or 16 lessons. 8 and 16 lesson packages are offered at a discounted per lesson rate.
Our lesson horses have a very special place in our hearts, and in the hearts of their students. These are the animals that have given hundreds of riders their first glimpse into the world of horses, their first equine friend, and their first memory of the power, confidence, and magic that is the connection between human and horse. These are special members of the Foxridge community, chosen for their extraordinary kindness and patience, to share the gift of riding with others.
Kat - Stunning, kind, and patient beyond measure. Whether you're learning to walk, or jumping courses, Kat's up for it.
Styles - One of our newest additions. Cute as a really big button, and he's never seen a jump he didn't love! Available for lease as well.
Twinkle - Another long term Foxridge resident, Twinkle knows her way around. Her intelligence and steady ways are perfect for learning the ropes. Currently leased.
Tinkerbell - Peppy and adorable, a favorite among our smallest riders. Thanks Kayla Rouzie for sharing her with us!
Foxy - No one told him he's old! Fiesty and fancy as ever, he loves to show off, but he also has a heart of gold. He's been in the family for 17 years! Currently leased.
Spring - She does her best work in the Summer. She is extremely gentle with our very tiniest riders and she loves to get dressed up. Look for her at camp!