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Riding Lessons

Private, semi-private and group lessons are taught daily with a focus on building strong fundamentals at all levels while fostering a relationship based on respect and trust between horse and rider. Our lesson program focuses on the English riding discipline and welcomes all skill levels, AGES 4+. Our experienced instructors will work with beginners through advanced-level riders to help them achieve their personal goals.

Students are taught basic horsemanship (including grooming and tacking) as part of their lessons. Our many school horses provide a variety of skill levels for children to safely learn on. 

Riding lessons take place year-round. Through the warmer months, lessons will take place either in our outdoor sand arena or large grass riding field, while on inclement days or during the colder-weather months, lessons will take place in or our spacious indoor riding arena. 

Please contact riding@ncal.com to learn more or register.


Private Lessons 

30 minutes – $50 (with permission only)

60 minutes – $65

90 minutes – $100


Semi-private Lessons (2 riders)

60 minutes – $50/rider

90 minutes – $60/rider


Group Lessons (3+ riders) 

60-90 minutes (varies by group size) – $40/rider


Meet Our Instructors:



Chrissy Rohan, Interim Director of Riding

Chrissy has been teaching and training for over 35 years. She started her career at her parents’ Fox Horn Farm in Charlotte, VT. Chrissy has trained many riders and horses to numerous state and regional championships. Chrissy’s students have competed and earned ribbons at regional and national finals. In addition to teaching and training, Chrissy is a Lecturer in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at The University of Vermont. She is also the Vice President of the Vermont Hunter Jumper Association and is a contributor to the Vermont Horse Council and Green Mountain Horse Association.


Mindy Hinsdale, Associate Riding Instructor

Mindy joins the NCAL team excited to share her love of teaching with the community lesson program. Her teaching experience spans 35 years, from young riders and pony camps to riders competing at regional and national levels.  As a junior rider, Mindy trained under such greats as Gunnar Ostergaard, Denny Emerson and Fran and Joe Dotoli. Under this tutelage she rose to the National level competing in equitation finals, including Madison Square Garden.  Mindy is a founding member of the Vermont Hunter Jumper Association where she served as President for many years.  She has also served on the board of the New England Horsemen’s Council, USEF Zone 1 Committee, and the Vermont Farm Bureau.  Mindy looks forward to seeing you at the barn and helping you reach your horsemanship goals!