Riding Lessons

Riding Lesson Program

Students are taught how a horse thinks, responds to commands,  strength training, saddling and mounting and proper horse care 

Lessons are available from beginner to Congress level

The farm works on western, English, showmanship, horsemanship western riding, and trail course.

We allow you to use our own horse or yours

- We recommend wearing a boot with a heel, we do offer a large selection of boots and helmets at no charge.

- Long sleeve shirt and sweat shirt (during winter months) to ride in along with jeans. Indoor arena is fully heated. 

- All new lessons will be one on one with an instructor

What we provide

-​Heated barns and indoor arena

-Heated viewing area with bathroom

-Coco and popcorn will be available during the winter


Group lessons: $40.00/hour

4 prepaid (required) group lessons for $160.00

1 Excused absence is permitted within the 4 prepaid lessons as long as the cancellation policy has been met.

Private lessons: $90.00/Hour​

Northfork Country Club members receive $5.00 off each lesson along with refreshment in the clubhouse.

Cancellation Policy: 

Weekday lessons must be canceled 3 hours prior to the assigned time. 

Sunday lessons MUST be canceled no later than 8 pm on Saturday. 

Notification must be made to 517-881-9142 or christie@northforkoutback.com

We offer different levels of achievement for a goal oriented rider

Level 1

1. Using one horse, completing a series of maneuvers at the walk, trot, and lope.
2. Acknowledge 18 horse parts.
3. Saddle horse.

Level 2​

1. Riding all 12 camp horses, completing series of maneuvers on each one.
2. Acknowledge 38 total horse parts.
3. Complete 4 horse care classes.
4. Trail ride as long as they are 7 years of age or older.

Level 3

1. Training a camp horse to do a series of maneuvers.
2. Complete a total of 8 horse classes.
3. 2 weeks training different camp horses.

Level 4 and 5

1. Advance Bareback Riding and or English level

Level 6 and 7

1. Riding with no Bridle or show training.

Level  8

1. Coaching

Level 9

1. Running a business

After Completing Level 9 the Farm Will Award a $500 Scholarship