Northfork Farms & Outback, LLC

Horse Riding Lessons


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 cancelled 3-hours prior to assigned time. 

Sunday lessons MUST be cancelled no later then 8pm on Saturday. 

Notification must be made to 517-881-9142 or

Our Lessons

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.

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

What we provide

-​Heated barn for students to get their horse ready
-Heated viewing area with bathroom
-Cocoa and popcorn will be available during the winter

-Heated Indoor Arena for winter months​
-Larger outdoor arena for summer

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 9 Level the Farm Will Award a $500 Scholarship