Horse Riding Lessons

This page was last updated on August 16th, 2021.

About Our Equine Riding Programs

Our goal for our students is for them to develop confidence in their horsemanship skills in a fun, friendly, safe and educational environment! Our program has transitioned into offering lessons primarily to students that have their own horse or leased horse available to them. Information on our horse leasing program is available. Students are welcome to haul their own horses in for lessons or become part of the dedicated rider program in which they board their horse/or leased horse at our facility and commit to taking a minimum of 6 lessons per months. Please contact Kaitlyn Hoyt for information on lessons in which you would need to utilize a lesson horse to take a lesson at KHHorseconsulting.com.


Serious equestrian? Please read about our Dedicated Rider Program.

Students - Want to learn what it's like to own a horse, without actually buying one? Check out our lease program.

Offering riding instruction in a variety of disciplines:

- Basic Horsemanship
- On the Ground Horsemanship
- English (basic English equitation, introductory dressage and jumping, hunt seat equitation/pleasure)
- Western (Equitation, Pleasure, Trail: competition & recreational)
- Western Dressage and Cowboy Dressage
- Speed Events (barrels, poles, intro. roping, goat tying)
- Halter & Showmanship
- We do not offer guided trail rides.


Lesson Pricing - Cedar Ridge Equine (CRE):

- Private 1 Hour Lessons = $80 per student per lesson

- Semi-Private Group 1 Hour Lessons = $55 per student per lesson - 2 to 3 riders

- Weekly Scheduled Group 1.5 Hour Lessons = $55 per student per lesson - 5+ riders

- Purchase four or more lessons in advance and receive $5 off of each lesson

2021/2022 Payments & Policies:

- No cancellation fee for canceling when sick for lessons!
- We accept checks, cash and all major credits for payment
- All payments are due at beginning of each lesson
- We have a 24 hour cancellation policy, failure to notify will result in full charge of the lesson!
- Lessons will be cancelled if it is below 20 degrees, we will notify you, but feel free to contact us if weather is questionable.
- All riders must sign a release of liability waiver or a parent must sign if student is a minor.
- All rider's under age 18 must wear an equine certified riding helmet whenever they are mounted on a horse.
- Rider's over age of 18 have the option to wear an equine certified riding helment, however they must sign an acknowledgement stating that they are choosing not to wear.
- All rider's should wear long pants, boots with a heel (preferably no laces). Gloves are recommended for winter riding months.
- Pre-purchased lessons expire one year after purchase date.
- All pre-purchased lessons are non-refundable.

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2021 CRE Fall Riding Lesson Schedule:

Monday
2:00pm Adult Horsemanship instructed by Kaitlyn Hoyt
3:00pm Private/semi private or group class instructed by Kaitlyn Hoyt
4:30pm Intermediate Horsemanship instructed by Kaitlyn Hoyt

Tuesday
4:30pm Equine Athlete Fitness Class instructed by Amy Prechter

Wednesday
1:00pm Adult Horsemanship Class instructed by Amy Prechter
3:30pm Intermediate Horsemanship Group Class instructed by Brianna Willey
4:30pm Cowboy Dressage Group Class instructed by Amy Prechter

Thursday
4:30pm Barrel/Pole Bending Speed Event Class instructed by Amy Prechter

Friday
3:00pm Roping Class instructed by Amy Prechter
4:30pm Speed Event Class (Barrels/Poles/Gymkana /Goat Tying/Roping) events to be determined instructed by Amy Prechter

Select Saturdays:
No Lessons (set aside for 4H and MSU IHSA events on a very limited basis)

Sundays:
No Lessons


Additional Group/Private Lessons:

For more information on group and private lessons for students that need to use a lesson horse please contact Kaitlyn Hoyt, who will be providing these services at Gallatin River Ranch.
Call/Text to Schedule - Kaitlyn Hoyt - 530-913-7666
KHHorseconsulting.com.


We DO NOT offer guided trail rides. Thank you.


Private and Semi Private Lessons:

Please check the Private Lesson Calendars to also understand when Semi-Private Lessons are available.

Currently have very limited availability. Please Call/Text to schedule.

Amy Prechter
Call/Text to Schedule - 530-263-3433

Brianna Willey
Call/Text to Schedule - 406-581-0260

Kaitlyn Hoyt
Call/Text to Schedule - 530-913-7666


Bozeman, Montana Group Class Descriptions:

Heelomatic Roping Practice
This a fun team roping practice evening in which we will pull the Heelomatic machine around the arena. It is open to boarders, leasers, and individuals with their own horse, which are welcome to haul in. Great way to tune up your skills, start a young horse on roping or to learn to rope, something for everyone.

English Equitation Class
This class will cover basic aspects of English riding: warmup, stretches, rail work and then we will work on English Equitation patterns, dressage work and/or introductory jumping.This class is designed for students who are comfortable at a walk and trot, and canter. Available upon request.

Youth Beginner Horsemanship Class
In the beginner horsemanship class we will cover basic aspects of horsemanship riding: 1st half hour is safety, grooming, tacking up the horse, followed by riding which includes a warm-up, stretches, rail work and then we will work on a horsemanship patterns. This class is designed for students with no prior to little riding experience. Students will learn how to walk and trot. Students are welcome to ride English or Western. Only available with instructor Kaitlyn Hoyt at Gallatin River Ranch.

Intermediate Horsemanship Class
This class is designated for riders (youth or adult) who are fairly confident in their riding skills, able to walk, trot and starting to canter on a horse. We will do a warm up, rail work and horsemanship patterns. We will work on fine tuning the technique and approach to pattern work, a strong emphasis will be put on developing the rider’s equitation/seat. Riders may ride English or Western. Must have your own horse/leased horse available to use.

Advanced Horsemanship Class
We will cover basic aspects of riding: warm up, stretches, rail work and then we will work on a horsemanship patterns.This class is designed for students who are comfortable at a walk and trot, canter and wanting to fine tune their skills. This class is designed for students that have their own horse, leased horse or access to horse approved by instructor. Students are welcome to ride English or Western. All ages welcome to attend, as long as they are confident riders.Must have your own horse/leased horse available to use.

Adult Horsemanship Class
In the adult horsemanship class we will cover basic aspects of riding: warmup, stretches, rail work and then we will work on a horsemanship patterns. This class is designed for students who are gaining basic riding skills or perhaps have not ridden for awhile and wanting to build their confidence up in the saddle. Students will basic horsemanship safety and skills and will learn how to walk, trot and eventually canter. Students are welcome to ride English or Western. Must have your own/leased horse available.

Cowboy Dressage Class
Instructor: Amy Prechter (Certified Level 1 Cowboy Dressage Clinician)
Must have your own horse/leased horse available to participate. This class is open to all ages that are confident at a walk, jog and lope. We will work warm up working on gaits variations utilized in Cowboy Dressage, transitions, ABC’s fundamentals of Cowboy Dressage, riding the court/tests, and various maneuvers.

Barrel Racing/Pole Bending Class
This class is designed for the competitive horse/rider in almost any discipline to help keep your equine athlete tuned and conditioned. Exercises that teach proper balance and flex through turns, extension, collection, precision movements and understanding control over your mounts entire body are some of the aspects covered in this class. This class maintains controlled gates and does not include speed drills. Must have your own horse/leased horse available to you.

Equine Athlete Fitness Class
This class is designed for the competitive horse/rider in almost any discipline to help keep your equine athlete tuned and conditioned. Warm up stretches will be conducted for both horse and rider at beginning of the class. Exercises that teach proper balance and flex through turns, extension, collection, precision movements and understanding control over your mounts entire body are some of the aspects covered in this class. This class maintains controlled gates and does not include speed drills. Must have your own horse/leased horse to participate or prior arrangement for use of a lesson horse from instructor of class.

Speed Event Class
Each week this class will focus on a different rodeo event (Barrels, Poles, Roping, Goat Tying) We will work on warm up exercises, style and technique for each event. We will work with you at your level from introductory to more experienced. Students should be fairly independent in their riding, able to walk, trot comfortably. Must have your own horse or leased horse available Ropes/other equipment will be provided but if you have your own feel free to bring it.


Additional Classes can be scheduled by request!

For information on lessons PLEASE contact us!

Amy Prechter - (406) 282-3355