In addition to troop riding, Seaton Hackney Stables offers both private and semi-private lessons for our riders who want more flexibility in scheduling or individual attention. Private lessons are a great way for students to have one-on-one instruction, developing strong bonds with the instructor and their horse.
Instructors work closely with their students, adjusting and advancing the course of study based on each unique rider’s needs. Half-hour and full-hour lessons are available. Riding cards are available at a discounted rate. Our team of instructors specialize in all levels of riding for a multitude of disciplines including English, Western, cross country, dressage, and equitation. Individual lessons provide the rider with the opportunity to focus on developing their strengths and correcting their weaknesses.
In addition, Seaton Hackney Stables houses over 35 horses in order to address a variety of skill levels. As the riders progress through the levels and acquire new skills or explore different disciplines, Seaton Hackney Stables can provide horses that accommodate the riders’ unique needs. Riders also have the option of Equisharing (leasing) horses in order to continue fine-tuning their riding skills.
Riders must schedule their lessons in advance, either in person or via the telephone, and should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time. All riders must wear proper footware and riding helmets. Horses are fitted with their own proper saddles. In order to insure that the horses do not get sore backs, riders may not bring their own saddles to use on a horse without having the saddles approved by management.
More advanced riders are encouraged to consider both troop and private lessons. In addition, riders can take semi-private hour lessons at a discounted rate. Advanced riders can participate in off-site shows and enroll in Seaton Hackney Stables’ advanced camp programs that are held in New Jersey during the summer and Florida in the winter.
Dressage and eventing lessons are another option for experienced riders who wish to expand their riding capabilities. Seaton Hackney Stables has an on-site cross-country course and offers seasonal clinics to accommodate those riders who are interested in eventing.