Riding Lessons

Reach your equestrian goals, from learning to saddle up your steed to maneuvering with ease, with private or our small group lessons.

Key Riding Lesson Information

  • Age: 5+ (private lessons) and 7+ (group lessons)
  • Beginner Riders: All beginners (little to no horse experience) 7 years old and older are required to take Basic Horsemanship I prior to riding lessons. It is suggested that beginners (ages 5-6 years old) enroll in a Pony Tails or Little Equestrians course prior to riding lessons.
  • Adult Attendance: children must be accompanied by an adult at riding lessons; one adult may accompany more than one child.
  • Weight Limit: Our horses can accommodate riders up to 235 lbs. 
Prices: Friends of the
Backcountry Member
Resident Non Resident
Group Lessons  $45 $52 $55
Private Lessons  $55  $62 $65
 4-pack Private  $205  $233  $245

Lessons must be used within 90 days from date of purchase. No exceptions.

  Private Riding Lessons

The low-distraction environment paired with individual attention will propel your horsemanship and riding skills at a rapid pace during this one-hour lesson. Riders, ages 5 to 99, can choose between Western or English lessons depending on your interest.

All new students must fill out a Horseback Riding Request Form. Once the request form is received, an instructor will reach out to you to schedule your lessons!

Purchase a private riding lesson:  Single Private Lesson   |   4-Pack Private Lesson

  Group Riding Lessons

Reach your equestrian goals—from learning to saddle up your steed to maneuvering with ease—in our small group lessons. Our instructors will teach to the level of each rider and riders will benefit from one another.

Group riding lessons, ages 7 and up, are offered in one-hour time slots. Riders can sign up for English or Western lessons.

More Riding Lesson Information

  • What to Wear: Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes (preferably boots with a small heel). Dress appropriately for the weather, layers are recommended.
  • Weather Policy: Horse programs run rain, snow, or shine (with the exception of severe weather, unsafe arena conditions, or thunderstorms). Lessons missed due to weather will be rescheduled. 
  • What to Bring: a full reusable water bottle, sunscreen, and a sense of adventure.
  • Location: Backcountry Outdoor Center Horse Corrals; 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton, CO 80125. Click for map and direction
  • Refund Policy: Refund requests will be honored up to 24 hours prior to the start of your scheduled riding lesson. No refunds are given for 4-packs of riding lessons once the first lesson has been used.

Questions? Contact Carly Steiger at [email protected] or 303-471-7078.
Need help registering? Contact Member Services at 303-471-7020.