Lessons

BTH Equestrians offers horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and levels. Our experienced and safe lesson horses and ponies are the perfect match for the new rider and offer a wonderful experience for first timers as well as riders who are ready to progress into jumping. A strong emphasis is placed on safety, learning horse case, horsemanship and developing a foundation with proper equitation that can be built upon as your riding progresses. BTH Equestrians is the only USHJA (United States Hunter Jumper Association)  recognized riding academy in Northern California. The USHJA Recognized Riding Academy Program acknowledges lesson programs, riding facilities, equestrian schools, and other types of educational equestrian programs that emphasize horsemanship and sportsmanship, promote safety, and offer introductory hunter/jumper lessons. These programs create a foundation for well-rounded equestrians who benefit the entire sport, and this recognition is designed to encourage the continued development and growth of these types of programs across the country.

beginners

Private Beginner Lessons

Private beginner lessons are the starting place for new riders ages 5 & up. Lessons include learning how to properly and safely catch horses, groom, tack up and untack. Lessons begin in the round pen and on the lunge line so students can focus on developing and independant seat and quiet hands. Focus is placed on safety, position and being aware of the horse’s needs and body language at all times.

1 hour – $35

Group Beginner Lessons

Group beginner lessons are the next step once the student is able to catch their own horse or pony, groom, tack up and untack independently and demonstrate proper steering and the walk and trot in a small arena. These lessons focus on ring management, safely riding with others, and proper arena etiquette. Each lesson is one hour of riding as student arrive 30 minutes prior to lesson time in order to groom and tack up and stay 30 minutes after the lesson to untack and care for your lesson horse.

1 hour – $35

Tiny Tot Lessons

Tiny tot lessons are available for ages 2 & up. This starter program is designed to introduce riding to the very youngest equine enthusiasts in a safe and fun environment and teached very young children how to be safe, learn the basics of balanced riding, and an introduction to leading and grooming. Each lesson is about good experiences around horses so sessions may vary depending on each students interests. Fun and safety are the goal, parents must be present for the entire lesson and are encouraged to learn too!

1/2 hour – $25

Lesson Packages are available, Please inquire for more information

**Please note there is an additional $10 lesson horse use fee payable to Opportunity Acres when riding a lesson horse**

Those who do not lease or own a horse in the BTH training program will be in the beginner lesson program. As students progress in their skills leasing is often the next step, at this point riders will be moved into lessons with the head instructor. If you wish to own a horse BTH can also help you find an equine partner that will fit your needs!

BTH Equestrian Enterprises

Opportunity Acres
7315 S. Shingle Rd
Shingle Springs, CA 95628

PH: 916-844-9714

Opportunity Acres
7315 S. Shingle Rd
Shingle Springs, CA 95628