Lessons are offered Monday through Saturday with hours starting as early as 8:30. If you have a need, we can fill it. Our lessons can be english, western or beginning jumping. We have two major instructors and several "helpers" for the wee folks. Lessons generally last 45 minutes with 15 minutes allowed for grooming. Everyone is encouraged to help groom and saddle their horses.
Schedule at this time planned for 2017 include Team Sorting Lessons on some evenings with Bob Aichele, bring your own horse, or ride ours, cattle available here. Tuesday and Wednesday lessons days and evenings, Thursdays - day lessons only, Friday am lessons only, Saturday all day! Call for your 2006 rider forms today. Camp schedule for 2017 will be available in January. Stay tuned for a new location closer to Ithaca with an indoor. I can email it to you!
We realize that people learn to ride for many different reasons. Whether your goal is competition, recreation, or gaining a thorough knowledge of the art of horsemanship, we will design a riding lesson program to suit your individual needs. We offer riding instruction and coaching from novice though advanced, from pleasure riding through local showing. We can bring horses to the show for your child. Our aim is to provide riders with the necessary skills to realize their goals and a safe, supportive environment where both horse and rider can enjoy the many benefits and pleasures of this wonderful sport. Because our primary concern is the safety and well being of both rider and horse, students at Patchwork learn a strong foundation of basics. Developing a secure seat, good hands and effective use of the aids enables our riders to meet most riding situations with security, control and equestrian tact, and provides the basis for all further learning. Good communication between horse and rider is key in establishing an effective working relationship. Our system is designed to equip riders with the knowledge and skills to pursue their goals and meet challenges with assurance and safety.