Riding Lessons

Placement Testing

All riders take a simple riding test during the summer or winter before the first riding class.  Safety is the primary consideration in testing and placement of all riders.

Class Levels

Riding classes are divided into the following levels:

  • Basic Level (I and II)
  • Novice Level (I and II)
  • Intermediate Level (I, II, III, IV, V, VI)
  • Advanced Level (I, II, III, IV)
  • Specialization Level (I, II, III, IV, V, VI)

Specialization Classes

The most advanced riders may choose one or more discipline-specific courses in riding: Dressage, Eventing, Hunters and Hunt Seat, Jumpers, and Schooling Green/Problem Horses.

Scheduling Riding Classes

Riding classes are scheduled as part of each student’s regular course load.  Each course carries 0.5 credits, and meets twice a week for 75 minutes each class.  Riders are placed in classes with others of the most similar level, ability, and discipline interest.

Contact Information

John Tukey
Department Chair
717-264-4141  ext. 3296