Why Take Riding Lessons?
At Rogers Equestrian Center we believe that riding and caring for horses teaches life-long lessons of responsibility, discipline and compassion, and also improves balance, flexibility and overall physical fitness. Our program provides year-round professional riding instruction and is geared for all types of students — not only do we welcome those seeking recreational horse-back-riding instruction, but we also provide the facility and instructors for those with goals of competitive showing and winning State and National championships .
We specialize in Hunter/Jumper riding instruction for children age 4 & up as well as adults. Our large outdoor arena provides for year-round riding in a comfortable environment. We provide safe “school-master” horses & ponies and well-maintained tack for all of our lessons. Safety is our first priority & our program emphasizes the importance of being safe and smart around horses at all times.
What Are The Lesson Options?
Recreational Riding Program:
The REC recreational riding program provides professional riding instruction that is tailored toward all types of students. Private and group lessons are available on our seasoned horses and ponies or your own mount. We teach all levels of riders and instruction is available in Balance Seat, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Combined Training. Students in the recreational riding program are encouraged to complete at least one riding lesson per week and are required to complete 10 lessons within a 12 week timeframe.
Competitive Riding Program
The REC competitive riding program teaches riding with a competitive mindset and is tailored toward those with goals of competitive showing and winning State and National Championships. This program is reserved for our students who are disciplined and willing to commit to the intensity and sacrifce required to perform in a competitive athletic environment. Equestrian athletes in this program are required to complete 10 instructional periods within a 6 week timeframe.
Introductory Lessons are given at a rate of $45 each for a 30 minute private lesson available for ages 6 and under, and $65 for each hour for ages 6 and over or as recommended. These lessons are for those wanting to try riding lessons before making a commitment to enroll in our regular program. Students may take up to three introductory lessons before making a commmitment to a lesson package.
The tuition for the 6 years and under program is $300. Each lessons last approximately 30 minutes and will include grooming the horse, tacking-up the horse, mounted and unmounted lessons and after care of the horse. REC's philosophy is that unmounted lessons are a critical part of horsemanship education. These lessons will be a combination of individual and group lessons.
Riding tuition is $400 and includes 10 instructional lessons that must be used within 12 weeks. The lessons length is 45-60 minutes and includes grooming the horse, tacking-up the horse, mounted and unmounted lessons and after care of the horse. REC's philisophy is that unmounted lessons are a critical part of horsemanship education. These lessons will ba a combination of individual and group lessons.
Custom lesson arrangements will be made as requested to recognize particular desires or training needs. Private lessons with Morgan Brown may also be arranged at the discretion of REC for an additional fee.
**Please arrive 10 minutes early for your scheduled lesson.**
Cancellation Policy: REC MUST receive at least 4 hours notice of cancellation or you will be charged for the lesson.
Discounts: There is a 10% discount on second package for siblings. (If two or more packages are purchases at the same time.)
Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of a day that is rainy, hot, cold, windy, etc. Lessons will take place in the barn; unmounted lessons will be taught.
What Should Be Worn? All students are required to wear appropriate riding attire including riding breeches/tights or jeans, English paddock boots, half-chaps & a Certified Riding Helmet. We have a limited number of CEC helmets that can be provided for your first few lessons. It is recommended that you purchase your own helmet. Athletic shoes, loose or baggy clothing, jewelry and chewing gum are safety hazards and are not permitted. All visitors are required to wear closed toed shoes while on property. The following locations and websites are great resources for helmets, riding apparel & other horse supplies:
2817 S. Walton Blvd4408 W Wanlnut St Ste 4 Bentonville, AR 72712 Rogers, AR 72756
Rogers Equestrian Center Policies and Guidelines
1. Please check in at the REC office prior to each scheduled activity
2. Protective headgear must be worn at all times when mounted
3. All riders must have a release of liability on file with REC office
4. Please schedule all lessons and training times with the REC office
5. "Last Minute" or unscheduled lessons or training (Lease riding) will be asked to yield the arena and round pen to those scheduled with the REC office.
6. Non-riding participants or spectators must remain outside the arena.
7. Please return REC tack, grooming supplies, farm equipment and other riding equipment after each use to the tack room or its appropriate storage facility
8. Please close all gates to REC: arenas, round pen, paddocks, etc upon completion of each use.
9. Please report all injuries and/or complaints to the REC office immediately.
10. Please make payment to the Rogers Equestrian Center in advance of each service.