Fall Session Orientation


Current Riders: Please note that demand for riding lessons has been very high. As of this year, we are pre-registering riders from the previous session who wish to continue riding. Riders who want a second lesson per week will be accommodated as space is available.

Riders New to Northwestern: If you are a new rider, please contact the office at execdir “dot” nws “at” gmail “dot” com.

Due to health and safety considerations, we have limited our offerings. As of the Spring 1 session, we will again be accepting riders who have completed leadline classes and can ride their horse at a walk independently. Walk and Walk/Trot riders will have their horses groomed and tacked for them.

Our 1-hour group lessons are offered year round in session blocks, with riders participating in one lesson per week during a session. Group lessons consist of 4-6 riders grouped by riding level and age (we do not group young children with adult riders).

Health and Safety at the Barn

If you are coming for a lesson, please note the following information:

  1. If you or someone in your household is sick or has been directly exposed to the coronavirus, stay home and inform us of the contact.
  2. Wear a covering over your nose and mouth while at the facility.
  3. If you can, bring your own helmet.
  4. We are now requiring that each rider have their own grooming caddy. If you don’t have one, you can buy one from the barn for $20. Please bring your payment when you come to the barn.
  5. Wash your hands or sanitize them before and after riding.
  6. Maintain a safe distance (6 ft.) from others if possible.

For adults accompanying younger riders:

  1. Drop-off/pick up your rider at the barn entrance.
  2. Riders should arrive 20 minutes before the lesson and be picked up not more than 15 minutes after the lesson. EXCEPTION: Walk and Walk/Trot riders should arrive a few minutes before their lesson begins and can expect to leave at the end of the hour.
  3. As of the Spring 1 session, we will again welcome spectators ringside. Please do not interact with your child during the lesson and keep conversations with others very quiet so as not to disturb the lesson. Maintain a safe distance from people who are not in your immediate household.

More information about our health and safety regulations is available here.


Please use the link below to access our online provider, Equilesson, to open an account and complete your registration.

If you want to add a lesson, but it appears as a blank gray box, it means the lesson is full. You can check to see if it is only full that week or all weeks of the session by looking through the calendar.

When opening your account, please note the following:

Waiver: please read the waiver and check the box. Without this, we cannot permit you to ride!

Emergency contact and phone number: Please complete this important piece of information so that in the event of an emergency, we know whom to call.

If you encounter difficulties registering, you can download these instructions or send and email to execdir “dot” nws “at” gmail “dot” com.

Upcoming session dates

Spring 1: February 22 – April 18

Spring 2: April 19 – June 13


  • Group Lessons
    Payment can be made online or by check or cash
    Session rates vary depending on the length of the session
    Please see our payment policy
  • Private (1 rider) and Semi-Private (max. 2 riders) Lessons (very limited availability)
    Can be scheduled in 1/2-hour and 1-hour sessions
    Private and semi-private lessons may be purchased individually
    Please use the contact form below to schedule a private lesson
  • View our Pricing Schedule here


Check/Cash: In the online system, the amount shown is for credit/debit payment. To pay by check or cash, do not enter your card information, and your lesson will appear as pending. When the office has received your payment at the rate listed in the Pricing Schedule, your account will be credited in full. Please bring your payment by check, made payable to Northwestern Stables, Inc., or cash to your first lesson.

Credit/Debit: For a slight upcharge to cover processing fees, you can pay for lessons by credit or debit card through this secure system.

If you would like to discuss a payment plan, please contact the office at execdir “dot” nws “at” gmail “dot” com.

New student registration

Please contact us first to determine the best possible class for you. We will suggest lesson day/time options based on your age and riding experience.  Email us using the form below to ask about your new registration.