What we offer

Evaluation Lesson

Your first lesson at Isola Riding Academy will be a Private 30-minute Evaluation 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 until you get your own. You are also welcome to bring your own riding helmet if it is ATSM/SEI approved.

 

Please give a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel a lesson. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (650) 332-4886.  Please arrive 15 minutes early. We ask you to please advise us at the time you make your appointment of any physical limitations that may affect your ability to ride. Please note, we have a weight limit.

Maximum weights are listed below, but decisions regarding participation will be based on the availability of a suitable horse related to the height and weight of the participant.

5’0” and Under –150 lbs.

5’1” to 5’6” –175 lbs.

5’7” and over 200 lbs.


​Parent & Me 

Parent and child work together with the help of an instructor. Your child will develop the balance, strength, and coordination it takes to make their pony walk, trot, turn, and stop. This is series of 4 weekly 45-minute lessons for children ages 3 – 5. Maximum of 4 riders. Isola Riding Academy can provide a loaner riding helmet for our Parent & Me riders.

 

Beginning Walk Trot

Students will work on correct body position and proper handling of the horse. Riders will learn to recognize the correct diagonal at the trot, perform circles, figure eights, and obstacle courses to challenge their abilities and build a strong foundation. When the rider is ready, cantering will be introduced. Students will continue to learn terminology including horse colors, parts of the horse, and parts of the saddle and bridle. This is an hour-long lesson with a maximum of 6 riders.

 

Walk, Trot, Canter

This lesson will bring riders enhanced skills at the canter.. 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. In this class, riders will be introduced to jumping and jump their first cross-rails once they are strong and confident at the canter. Riders will review and learn new elements of horsemanship in this 1-hour lesson. maximum of 6 riders.

 

Beginning Jump

Students will learn to ride straight lines, over jumps, use their arena properly, and control the horse in their corners in order to execute a full course of cross-rails correctly. Flying and simple lead changes will be introduced. Riders will review and learn new elements of horsemanship in this 1-hour lesson. Maximum of 6 riders.

 

Intermediate Jump

In this class, students will continue to use their skills and improve their riding ability. They will work over higher jumps that will consist of verticals, bending lines, and rollbacks. Maximum of 8 riders.

 

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

Privates
One on one lesson with an instructor

30 minutes, 45 minutes, or One hour privates are available.

One-hour privates are for advanced lessons with Jumping.


Semi-Private
Ride with a friend or family member. The two-on-one lesson with an instructor. (Isola does not supply the additional rider).

45 minutes.

Group Lesson Schedule

Monday
4:00 Beginning Jump

4:15 Beginning Walk Trot

5:30 Adults
 

Tuesday
4:00 Beginning Jump
4:30
Beginning Walk Trot

5:15 Walk Trot Canter


Wednesdays 

4:15 Beginning Jump

5:15 Beginning Walk Trot

5:30 Walk Trot Canter
6:15 Adults


Thursday

1:30 Adult
4:00 Beginning Jump
4:15 Beginning Walk Trot
5:30 Walk Trot Canter

5:45 Intermediate Jump


Friday
4:15 Walk Trot Canter

4:30 Intermediate Jump

5:45 Adult Intermediate/Advanced


Saturday
9:00 Intermediate/Advanced

10:15 Beginning Walk Trot
10:30 Beginning Jump

11:15 Parent & Me
11:30 Walk-Trot Canter

12:45 Beginning Walk Trot

11:45 Adult Beginning/Intermediate
1:00 Intermediate/Advanced

Sunday
8:30 Intermediate/Advanced
9:30 Adult Intermediate/Advanced

10:15 Beginning Walk Trot
11:00 Beginning Jump
11:30 Walk-Trot Canter
11:45 Adult Walk-Trot Canter
12:45 Parent & Me

 

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