Riding Lessons

English and Western riding lessons are available and are taught in a safe, progressive manner. All ages are welcome, beginner through advanced, on our horses or yours. All of our lesson horses and ponies are talented, well-trained, and have been hand-picked for their job. Lessons include learning how to properly groom, tack up, warm up, and cool down the horse, as well as other horsemanship skills. Boots or shoes with a heel, long pants, and ASTM/SEI approved helmets are required for riding (we have helmets available to borrow). From the trail rider to the polished show rider, Sprouse's Corner Ranch offers an experience tailored to achieve your goals. 

Riding Lesson Prices

Single Private Lesson: $50/each

(Boarders: $40/each)

1x/week Private Lessons: $180/month

1x/week Group Lessons: $150/month

Riding Lesson Sessions

2020 Spring Session:  March 2-May 22  (2 months/12 weeks)

***CANCELLED DUE TO Covid-19***

2020 Summer Session: July 20-August 14  (1 month/4 weeks)

2020 Fall Session: August 31- December 5 (3 months/12 weeks)

(no lessons September 7-13/State 4-H Show)

(no lessons November 23-29/Thanksgiving week)

Show Team

At Sprouse's Corner Ranch, our students are invited to participate in horse shows to challenge their skills and have some fun. There is quite a bit of determination, discipline, and responsibility required to prepare for and compete in a horse show. There is great satisfaction to be earned by trying your best, learning from mistakes, and taking pride in small accomplishments. Students may choose to ride their own horse or use one of the Ranch's show horses. 

Our show team practices once per week with the instructor. We ride weekly, but also have rainy-day clinics on: 

  • Braiding

  • Clipping

  • Dress Rehearsal

  • Learn Your Program (Division Requirements, Show Rules, How to Fill Out Entry Forms)​​​

  • Arena Etiquette & Sportsmanship

  • Tack Cleaning and How to Figure 8 Bridles

  • Show Grooming

  • Showmanship Practice

  • Trail Course Practice

Horse Leases

Leasing a horse is an option for those who do not own their own horse, yet would like more riding time beyond a weekly riding lesson.

 

Leases are offered for those who are currently in the lesson program at Sprouse's Corner Ranch.   Farrier, vet, dentist and feeding are all included in the lease price.  For the riders who show, there are no "horse use fees" for show days.

Full Lease: $300/month

-Unlimited riding in addition to the rider's weekly lesson (cost of riding lessons are additional, but discounted).  

-It includes exclusive use of one horse for the horse show season, including all events, clinics, shows, camp and trail riding. 

Half-Lease:  $150/month (6 month lease minimum)

-3 days per week of riding in addition to the weekly riding lesson (cost of riding lessons are additional, but discounted).  

-Horse may be shared for shows, events, and will be ridden in the lesson program on days when the leasee is not riding.

Meet The Team

LaRue Sprouse

-CHA Level II Registered Riding Instructor

-PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI)

-Licensed Veterinary Technician

-Executive Director of Heartland Horse Heroes Therapeutic Riding

-Leader of Pegasus 4-H Horse and Pony Club

Heidi Reynolds

-PATH Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor

-Barn Manager and Instructor for Sprouse;s Corner Ranch 

-Heartland Horse Heroes Board Member

Carol Lynn Owen

-PATH Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor

-Emergency Room Registered Nurse

 

-Bachelor in Elementary Education with an emphasis on Special Education and Psychology

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