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Lesson Program 

We offer a year-round lesson program to adults and children ages 6 and older. All students start in private lessons and will remain in private lessons until capable of functioning independently in a group and an instructor has availability.

Waiting List: As of May 2024 we DO have a waiting list

- To be added to the wait list please call us at (302) 798-2407 or click the 'Contact Us' tab and provide your phone number for us to reach out to you!

We do not offer one-time rides, horse rentals, or trail rides.

Time Committment & Expectations

  • At least one lesson/week on a set day and time with one of our instructors

  • Year-round

  • 20-30 minutes before and after scheduled lesson time to groom and tack up (saddle) horse & then untack and groom/bathe horse

Showing & Off-Property Opportunities

  • 6 home schooling show opportunities a year for most lesson students

  • Off-property cross country schooling & horse trial competition opportunities for our intermediate/advanced riders


  • Lesson program participants can lease Wellspring Farm school horses that are compatible with their riding abilities.

  • Speak with your instructor regarding horse availability & costs.

Cost (dependent on instructor)

  • $65 (30 minute private) & $60 (45 minute semi-private or 1 hour group)

    • K.C. Van Dyck

  • $60 (30 minute private) & $55 (45 minute semi-private or 1 hour group)

    • Tiffany Wallace

  • $55 (30 minute private) & $50 (45 minute semi-private or 1 hour group)

    • Alex Pyle

    • Lisa Sachs

    • Alex Hamilton

    • Karly Hosterman

Necessary Equipment

  • Long pants (riding pants, jeans, leggings)

  • Hard-soled shoe with heel

  • Helmet (we have helmets of all sizes that riders can borrow for their lesson)

Places to Purchase Attire/Equipment

  • Dover Saddlery (Hockessin, DE)

  • Maryalnd Saddlery (consignment shop with new and used items; Hockessin, DE)

  • Fair Hill Saddlery (Elkton, MD)

  • Rick’s Heritage (West Chester, PA)

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