Horse Riding Lesson Pricing & Requirements


Lessons are offered to children and adults ages 7+. Country Day students have the opportunity to ride during their scheduled PE time at a discounted rate from after school lessons. Our PE riding program offers students the opportunity to learn the basics of horsemanship both on the horse and on the ground. After school lessons offer our riders more opportunities to grow as equestrians and participate in our hunter/jumper show program.  

*New riders participating in either PE or after school lessons begin with one or more initial private lesson/s.


Standard Lessons: After school and weekends. Standard lessons consist of one (1) hour of instruction that includes approximately 40 minutes of riding and 20 minutes of grooming, tacking and horse handling.


  • Group Lessons: $45 (after school and Saturdays)
  • Initial Private Lessons: $65 (all first-time riders must take this lesson)
  • Boarder Group Lesson: $40 (for members of our boarding community)
  • PE Group Lesson: $35 (during CDS student PE class)
  • PE Initial Private Lesson: $55 (all first-time riders must take this lesson)

Discounted Packages (8 lessons or '8 pack')

  • Standard Group 8 pack: $330 
  • PE Group 8 pack: $255
  • Boarder Group 8 pack: $296
    • NOTE: Discounted 8 packs expire 4 months from date of purchase


  • For riders using Country Day tack: $650
  • For riders who own their own tack: $620


  • Lessons:
    • Students must be at least 7 years of age to ride. 
    • Riders must have a completed Riders Information Form (see Mrs. Abby)
    • Your first introductory lesson MUST be a Private lesson. This gives us a chance to evaluate your student's skill level and give them individualized attention. After that, you will be eligible to purchase any of the above savings plans, as recommended by our trainers. 
    • 8 packs expire 4 months after the date of purchase.
    • Riding students who have a scheduled lesson and no-show without notice will be charged for their lesson.
  • Required gear:
    • Helmets: Riding students must wear a safety-approved helmet. We have loaners for your first-time use, however, after signing up for regular lessons, you must purchase your own personal helmet. 
    • Boots: ALL riders MUST wear a boot with a 1" heel. This is a safety issue and we cannot make any exceptions.
    • Riding Attire:
      • Bottoms: Elementary age PE riding students may wear their breeches (riding pants) to school, as long as they are khaki or black. Middle School students will have an opportunity to change. Blue jeans may be worn for lessons, however, they are not acceptable uniform attire and may not be worn to school.
      • Tops: PE riding students may wear their uniform shirt, or change into a grey school PE shirt or a blue Equestrian PE shirt. (Both PE shirts are available for purchase in the office.)
      • Country Day students who have lessons scheduled after school must change into appropriate riding attire after school.   
    • Locally, Foxwood Saddlery (9595 66th St N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782) or Amber Glen (6076 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL 33781) carry boots, helmets, and breeches. If you know your sizes, you can order online from vendors such as,, and