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Horseback Riding Classes for Kids: Columbia, SC

Looking for horseback riding classes in Columbia, SC for your kids? These local equestrian centers offer lessons for beginners to expert horse enthusiasts. Your budding equestrian will learn proper posture for riding and how to build a connection with the horse to ride safely and properly. Many of these Columbia area equestrian training centers offer lessons, competitive teams, and summer camps for kids interested in learning to ride horses.

Looking for more classes for kids in Columbia, SC?

Long Creek Equestrian Centre'

803.786.8400 | 2000 Longtown Road East , Blythewood, SC

Classes: Offers horseback riding lessons and equine education to all ages. The facility is open afternoons Monday – Friday, and Sunday.
Contact the facility for additional information about pricing, age groups, and specific information about lessons.

Toppler Branch Farm

803.420.6590 | 1035 Lee Lane, Lugoff, SC

Classes: Equine facility that offers horseback riding lessons, including group, private, and semi-private mounted lessons for ages 4 and older.
They also offer safe fundamentals and basic horsemanship lessons.

Contact the farm for specific pricing, schedules, and more.

Sawyer Equestrian

978.857.8109 | 300 Saddlemount Drive Hopkins, Hopkins, SC

Classes: Sawyer Equestrian offers riding lessons all year for all ages and skills. Lesson ages begin at age 2 with private lessons for 3o minutes per week. Additional packages are available for hour-long lessons for older riders.

Summer/Winter Camps: Day camps are offered and involve grooming, tacking, riding, and horse education. Art projects are made and team-building games are played. Camps are available for ages 5 – 15.

Horse Crossing Farm

| 210 Railraod Avenue, Lexington, SC

Horse Crossing Farm has an almost endless list of offerings from birthday parties to mommy and me classes, horseback riding classes, farm tours, animal meet & greets, and lots more.



Pony Gang

803.374.2155 | 223 Hennesy Lane, Hopkins, SC

Pong Gang offers equestrian classes year-round. Classes offered include Western riding, English riding, and a Tiny Tots class.

Summer Camp: Pony Gang is a private residential and day camp for ages 6-14 years old. The camp is focused on helping campers build self-confidence, self-awareness, and self-acceptance. Campers will spend lots of time outside. No horse experience is necessary. There are limited spots available so be sure to register quickly. There’s also an overnight option (girls only).

Dream Riders

803.957.7906 | 156 Sandy Hill Road, Lexington, SC

Dream Riders is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship  (PATH) accredited facility that offers Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) horseback riding lessons to individuals with special needs.

They offer therapeutic fun through physical, emotional, and recreational interaction with the animals. Instructors are PATH certified.

Crooked Creek Riding Academy

803.356.0582 | 3799 Mineral Springs Road, Lexington, SC

Classes: Crooked Creek Riding Academy offers private and group horseback riding lessons. Beginner riders are required to take private lessons until they are able to walk and trot without assistance. Lessons include how to properly care for the horse, horsemanship, safety, and proper independent riding.

Riding lessons require a 9-week commitment.

Prices: weekly lessons are $65 per lesson; Individual lessons are $75 per lesson.

JR Horsemanship Irmo

803.467.6705 | 1555 Old Tamah Road, Irmo, SC

Classes: Offers Western Riding lessons to all ages. Training is available on-site and off-site around the Columbia area. Contact the facility to learn more about pricing, schedules, and age ranges for riders.