Session 1: March 29th
Session 2: May 3rd
Horse camps June, July, & August
Session 3: Aug 30th
Session 4: Oct 4th
406 Arena Horseback Riding Lessons
Limited small groups, or Private (individual or multiple)
Guided Trail Rides
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need my own horse? Lesson horses and ponies are provided and included at no extra charge. Students are welcome to bring their own horse as well but if so will be required to pass an assessment to make sure the horse and rider are safe and suitable for group arena work and trail rides.
What is the Introduction to Horses Class, and who should take it? All first time students at 406 Arena are required to take the class or test out of it. The class is set up to teach students basic knowledge and handling practices of horses that will be used consistently during lessons. This class is included as part of any beginner riding lessons. With a strong emphasis on safety and appropriate behavior, this class is a great way for new students to learn and practice needed skills. Safety and acceptable handling of horse and rider is upmost concern at 406 Arena.
What about payment for classes and lessons? 406 Arena accepts cash, check (made payable to 406 Arena), Venmo, and PayPal (please select Friends and Family option). Payment is due at the beginning of each session or scheduled private lesson.
What does the student need for lessons? Please have student dressed appropriately in long pants, boots, and an equine approved helmet. Layers to help maintain a comfortable temperature, and lightweight flexible gloves when appropriate as occasionally lessons will be both indoor and outdoor. Though the arena is insulated it is not heated. During warm weather Students may also want to bring a water bottle, bug spray and sunscreen.
What if student is going to miss a lesson? At the beginning of all lessons student (and guardian if a minor) will be required to sign a lesson agreement. As stated please give 24hour notice and instructor will try to reschedule if possible. Occasionally unforeseen events and illness causes same day cancellation. When possible instructor may reschedule, but refunds are not issued. If student misses twice without notice spot may be given to another.
What about horse vaulting, and how is it different from regular Riding Lessons?
406 Arena offers both riding lessons and horse vaulting lessons. Horse vaulting is a great way to add skills like balance, coordination, and confidence on the horse. Because the lunger is in control of the horse, the student has the freedom to focus more on self awareness and achieving harmony with the horse. Vaulting is a great option for beginners and experienced riders alike. Riders with vaulting experience tend to progress faster and find more success in their regular riding.
406 Arena Horse Camps Summer 2021
Calling all horse lovers!
Come learn all about horse handling, care, safety, and riding. Our camps will cover topics any aspiring equestrian should know. Time will be spent each day with horses in a variety of educational and hands on instruction. We will be covering topics like handling, catching, grooming, tacking, and riding. At 406 Arena horse camps we strive to provide a safe and fun atmosphere geared towards gaining confidence and improving skills. Open to various ages and experience levels but please note: Due to the sizes of our wonderful and willing equine partners we are unable to take participants over 200lbs in any camp except stable hand. The Stable hand camp will not offer riding but will still include interaction with horse. Focus on care, handling, and maintenance of horse, its surrounding and aids. Stable hand is well suited to those aspiring to be a horse owner or those wanting to expand their knowledge through hands on learning.
Camp types currently offered
Full camp (ages 6+) 5 days 9am to 12:30pm cost $325
Mini camp(ages 6+) 3 days 9am to 12:30pm cost $200
PeeWee camp* (ages 4-8) 9am-11am 2 days cost $100 *parent or guardian must stay onsite.
Stable hand camp ( ages 7+) 3 hours long. Daily $25 or 5 days for $100
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org text of call Jessica at 406-590-8682
Numbers are limited and All horse camps (except stable hand) require a nonrefundable deposit to hold your spot. Full camp $100 deposit, Mini Camp $75, PeeWee $40. Paypal, venmo, check or cash.
Full Camps Mini Camps
June 7-11 intermediate beginner. June 14-16 Beginners
July 12-16 beginners July 19-21 Intermediate Beginners
Aug 16-20 skill level TBD Aug 2-4 skill level TBD
PeeWee Camp June 17-18 Stable hand will typically run afternoon of Mini camps
Intermediate Beginner is a walk/trot student that has previous riding experience
Beginner is for complete beginners up to those just learning to trot