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.
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.
Pong Gang offers equestrian classes year-round. Classes offered include Western riding, English/Hunter, Equestrian Vaulting, and a Tiny Tots class.
Summer Camp: Pony Gang is a private residential and day camp for girls ages 7-15 years old. The camp is focused on helping girls 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.