Michelle Zimmer, Director of Training and Conditioning, believes basic riding is similar regardless of discipline. Therefore, ensuring every rider masters the basics is a primary component of our beginner and intermediate rider training programs. The more advanced riders in our training programs are taught to work in partnership with their horses using both physical and mental tools. Building the riders’ confidence and awareness for learning and development on every training ride is critical. We feel that helping riders reach beyond their comfort zone is the key to accelerating their performance advancement, giving them a sense of accomplishment while learning to really have fun riding. Although most clients compete regularly, the primary focus of our rider training and rider conditioning program is maintaining the harmony and enjoyment between riders and their horses.
About the Instructor
Erin LeCompt comes to us from Kentucky where she taught English and Western Riding for the Morehead State University Equine Program for 19 years. Erin is a USHJA Certified Instructor. She also judges and stewards at local and IEA Hunter/Jumper shows and was on the board of the IHSA Western Committee for 12 years. Erin is the head instructor of our school horse program. She teaches all levels but particularly enjoys working with those who are new to horses.
Lesson & Group Information
What to Expect
In order to accurately match our clients with the right horses and program, every rider begins with an evaluation lesson. Then, the rider and instructor discuss the next best step. Most riders start with a few private lessons and then move into small groups where they enjoy learning together and making new friends who share their interest in riding.
Cost for Lessons
The Jaeckle Centre offers private or group riding lessons for riders 5 years and older. Lessons are $65.00 or you can purchase a package of 8 lessons and receive your 9th lesson for FREE. Lessons are typically 1 hour for group lessons and 30 minutes for private lessons.
For More Information
Give Ashley a call at 855.523.2553 ext 1. She would be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule a barn tour.