Community Lesson Program

Community Lesson Program

Our community lesson program teaches a variety of equestrian sports and horse care skills in a fun, safe, and inclusive way. As a designated U.S. Pony Club Riding Center, our teaching principles are built around the practices and proficiencies of the U.S. Pony Club curriculum. Traditional education in dressage, eventing, hunter seat equitation and horse management is offered in 45-minute private or one-hour group lesson formats, including a short groom and tack up time. 

Riders of all ages and abilities are eligible to participate in our community lesson program, provided they are able to ride independently, without sidewalking or horse handling support. Riders who participate in Carlisle’s formal Pony Club or Little Boots Program typically sign up for weekly riding lessons in the community lesson program.  Apprentice coaches are available to aid senior coaches for beginner riders as necessary.  

For riders with various challenges who require ongoing horse handling or sidewalking support may participate in the Therapy Center’s Adaptive Horsemanship Program, with coaches trained in adaptive riding technique who also utilize the Pony Club curriculum in a modified format. 

For more information, contact the office at 207-985-0374, or email your inquiry to info@carlisleacademymaine.com.

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