Stonehouse Equestrian

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Lesson Program:

We offer traditional English riding lessons to students ages 8 and up*, from beginners who have never sat on a horse before, to more experienced riders looking to move up.  We have showing opportunities for those who are interested, but showing is NOT a requirement to ride with us!


You do not need your own horse to ride with us. We have a nice selection of lesson horses available for you to ride.  Or, we will travel to you and your horse at your facility in Stafford County or Southern Fauquier County. Our trainer will also meet you at a training facility such as Hazelwild or Kelly's Ford Equestrian Centers.



 Ellen and Diffy warming up at the Moriah Farm Jumper Show

We offer private lessons Mondays through Fridays  only.

We do not offer group lessons as we prefer to focus on quality lessons vs. quantity of students per lesson.
Due to showing commitments, we do not offer lessons on weekends.

Our Lesson Program:  Stonehouse Equestrian is able to offer the use of nice, safe lesson horses for you to learn on or you may trailer in with yours. Our lessons are never over-crowded since we feel personalized attention is more important than being a lesson factory. Quality versus quantity. Beginner lessons are always private for the safety of the student. Our lessons are never more than  2 students at a time and all participants in a lesson ride at similar skill levels.  We have lighted arenas so evening lessons after work or school are not a problem, even in the winter

We don't just focus on riding.  Our lesson program is comprehensive and includes many aspects of horse husbandry. When the weather forces us to bring our activities indoors, we have unmounted theory sessons where we discuss horse care, first aid, conformation and how it affects a horse's performance, diet and nutrition, barn chores, care and cleaning of riding equipment, discussions about different kinds of equipment and how it is used (and sometimes abused) in equestrian sports, and more. All important elements of becoming a horseman or horsewoman.
Re-Riders: Have you been out of the saddle for a while, but looking to get back into riding?  Are you a little uncertain if you "still got it"?  We can help!  Our quiet horses help you regain your confidence and your position, and our trainer knows exactly how hard to "push" without over doing it.  We have several students in their 40s, 50 and even 60s who have come back to riding after years... or even decades... out of the saddle.  And they are loving every minute of their riding experiences!  Come join them!

*Pee-Wee Program:  Click on the tab at the top of the page to read about our program for the Little Ones!

                                     Our Pee Wee Program is perfect for older kids with attention deficit issues!