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Horseback Riding Lessons

All lessons are held at Stockton’s Plum Creek Stables, located at 7479 W. Titan Road.

Equipment and Clothing

Helmets are mandatory. Stockton’s provides ASTM/SEI approved riding helmets in all sizes. Wear jeans (pants), closed-toed shoes or boots to protect feet from hooves. Bring a water bottle, weather-appropriate jacket, sunscreen and bug spray.

Liability and Emergency Release Forms

Stockton’s requires a parent/guardian to complete a liability release and emergency contact form. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day to complete these forms.

Mini Camp
Kiddie Corral I
Kiddie Corral II
Beginning Horsemanship
Intermediate Horsemanship
Saturday Intro to Horses


 

Mini Camp

Ages 3 – 4

A fun, hands-on class that introduces young ones to the world of horses. Two half-hour classes teach horse safety, grooming and a ride (led by parent or staff) on a pony. Parent participation is welcome and encouraged. All classes are Monday and Wednesday.
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Fee Resident: $51
Nonresident: $61
Dates Time Activity #
July 17, 19 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. 107300-D
July 24, 26 3:15 – 3:45 p.m. 107300-E


 

Kiddie Corral I

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Ages 5 – 7

Learn about horse behavior, grooming, feeding and balanced centered riding. The focus of this class is on safety while building confidence. Classes meet four days in a row, Monday through Thursday.

Fee Resident: $99
Nonresident: $109
Dates Time Activity #
Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13 9 – 10 a.m. 107301-F
Monday, July 24 – Thursday, July 27 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 107301-G
Monday, July 31 – Thursday, Aug. 3 2 – 3 p.m. 107301-H
Monday, Sept. 18 – Thursday, Sept. 22 5 – 6 p.m. 107301-A
Monday, Sept. 25 – Thursday, Sept. 28 5 – 6 p.m. 107301-B
Monday, Oct. 2 – Thursday, Oct. 5 5 – 6 p.m. 107301-C
Monday, Oct. 9 – Thursday, Oct. 12 5 – 6 p.m. 107301-D

 


 

Kiddie Corral II

Ages 5 – 7

This class builds on safety and skills from Kiddie Corral I. Students will learn about grooming with a partner, using a saddle and riding with reins. The class ends with a fun horse show on the last day. Classes meet four days in a row, Monday through Thursday.Register Online Now

*Students must have completed Kiddle Corral I to participate in this class.

Fee Resident: $99
Nonresident: $109
Dates Time Activity #
Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20 4 – 5 p.m. 107302-B
Monday, Aug. 7 – Thursday, Aug. 10 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 107302-C


 

Beginning Horsemanship

Ages 8 – 15

This hands-on class is an introduction to western horsemanship for beginners, emphasizing horse/rider communication, grooming and handling skills. Classes meet multiple days in a row.Register Online Now

Fee Resident: $195
Nonresident: $210
Dates Time Activity #
Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20 1 – 3 p.m. 107303-E
Monday, July 24 – Thursday, July 27 9 – 11 a.m. 107303-F
Monday, July 31 – Thursday, Aug. 3 10 a.m. – noon 107303-G


 

Intermediate Horsemanship

Ages 8 – 15

A more intensive western horsemanship class, focused on improving students’ ability to catch, groom, saddle and bridle and building confidence while jogging on horseback. Wraps up with a trail ride on the last day. All classes meet daily Monday through Friday.Register Online Now

*Students must have completed Beginning Horsemanship to participate in this class.

Fee Resident: $195
Nonresident: $210
Dates Time Activity #
Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21 9 – 11 a.m. 107304-C
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28 1 – 3 p.m. 107304-D
Monday, Aug. 7 – Friday, Aug. 11 9 – 11 a.m. 107304-E


 

Saturday Intro to Horses

Ages 10 – Adult

This is a great introductory class for those new to the horse world. Each day, students will get a demonstration of grooming, saddling, bridling, and finish the day with a riding lesson.Register Online Now

Fee Resident: $130
Nonresident: $140
Dates Time Activity #
Saturdays Sept. 9, 16, 23 10 – 11 a.m. 207306-A
Saturdays Oct. 7, 14, 21 10 – 11 a.m. 207306-B
Saturdays Nov. 4, 11, 18 10 – 11 a.m. 207306-C

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