Rogers Equestrian Center
REC Riding Academy

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire.  It is a grand Passion."                       - Ralph Walso Emerson
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
$200 a month
1 lesson a week (4 lessons a month)
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.

Competitive Riding Program
$400 a month
2 lessons a week (8 lessons a month)
The REC competitive riding program is for students looking to progress at a faster rate than the recreational program. Students in this program are looking to actively pursue their riding goals and consider competing. 

High Performance Program
$500 a month
3 lessons a week (12 lessons a month)
The REC high performance 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 sacrifice required to perform in a competitive athletic environment.  

Introductory Lessons are given at a rate of $65 for each hour. 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.

Custom lesson arrangements will be made as requested to recognize particular desires or training needs.  Private lessons are available on a case to case basis when requested.

**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. There is no carryover of unused lessons without express permission from the REC administrator. It is the students responsibility to schedule or reschedule all lessons. 

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:

Tractor Supply CompanyThe Equestrian Connection
 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 with a staff member 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.

Rogers Equestrian Center RIDING ACADEMY



Click here to view the Rogers Equestrian Center Liability Release Form.  All adult riders and/or parents of minors must sign a liability release before participating in any horse activity at our Center.
"My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, Heavenly created by God, 
a horse can teach us if we are willing to learn the lessons they bring."