Lessons

Group Lesson Schedule

Evaluation Lesson
Your first lesson at Isola will be a Thirty minute Private Lesson. This lesson is an opportunity to introduce you to our program and allow your instructor to assess your current skill level. Afterward, the instructor will discuss your goals in order to develop a program to best suit your needs.


What will you need on your first day? You should wear long pants and a boot with a heel (no high heels please). We have riding helmets and boots available to borrow for your evaluation lesson. You are welcome to bring your own riding helmet if it is ATSM/SEI approved.

 

A release must be signed by every first time rider. Click HERE to sign!

Beginning Equitation
Students will learn the correct body position and proper handling of a horse. Riders will learn to control the horse at the walk and trot, perform circles, figure eights, and negotiate obstacle courses to challenge their abilities and build a strong foundation. When the rider is ready, cantering will be introduced. Students will learn terminology including horse colors, parts of the horse, and the tack used. This is an hour-long lesson with a maximum of 6 riders.

Intermediate Equitation
This lesson will bring riders their first experience with jumping. Students will continue to practice control at the canter, be introduced to cantering as a group, and will learn about leads at the canter. They will work on upward and downward transitions and will jump their first Jump. Riders will review and learn new elements of horsemanship in this 1-hour lesson. Maximum of 6 riders.

Advanced Jump
Students will learn to ride over multiple jumps, use their skills to properly execute a full course, and become show-ready. Riders will review and learn new elements of horsemanship in this 1-hour lesson. Maximum of 6 riders.

Adults
Adults will learn all the above riding with others that share their passion.

Private
One on one lesson with an instructor

30 minutes, 45 minutes, or 1 Hour privates are available.


Semi-Private
Ride with a friend or family member. Two on one lesson with an instructor

45 minutes.

Monday
5:00 Walk Trot Canter - Mary
5:00 Intermediate/Advanced - Lisa

 

Tuesday
10:00 Adult - Chantal
3:30 Intermediate Equitation - Heather
5:00 Beginning Equitation - Sierra

Wednesdays 
2:00 Intermediate/Advanced - Lisa
3:00 Beginning Equitation - Sierra 
4:00 Intermediate Equitation - Heather
5:00 Beginning Equitation - Heather

Thursday
10:00 Adult - Chantal
3:30 Intermediate Equitation - Heather
5:00 Inter/Adv Equitation - Sierra

Friday
1:00 Beg/Inter Adult - Lisa 
3:30 Beginning Equitation - Chantal
5:15 Beginning Equitation - Chantal

Saturday
9:00 Inter/Adv - Andrea 
10:30 Beginning Jump - Sierra
11:30 Adult - Lisa
12:00 Walk Trot Canter - Mary
1:00 Beginning Equitation - Mary
1:00 Inter/Adv - Lisa

Sunday
8:45 Beginning Equitation - Heather
10:00 Inter/Adv Adult - Lisa
10:00 Walk Trot Canter - Sierra
11:00 Walk Trot Canter - Heather
12:00 Beginning Adult - Lisa
1:00 Adult - Sierra

Private Lesson by appointment only.

Click HERE for lesson sign up!

Isola Riding Academy
3639 Alpine Rd
Portola Valley CA 94028
office@isolaridingacademy.com
(650) 332-4886‬