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Ohio Horse Park Riding Lessons
If you have questions regarding lessons please contact us at 740-354-9347 or


Community Lessons
Community Lessons will be offered at the following times:
Mondays and Tuesdays
9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:15am -11:15 am   
11:30am -12:30 pm
12:45pm - 1:45 pm
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm


  • $40.00 Individual Lesson
  • $35.00 per rider, group of 2 riders
  • $30.00 per rider, group of 3-4 riders
  • Pre-paid for Lessons
  • Individual: $230.00
  • Group of 2 per rider $200.00
  • Group of 3-4 per rider $ 170.00


Introduction to Levels:
Please note: It may take longer than six weeks to complete a level.
Level One
The level 1 CHA horsemanship manual is the beginning of your association with horses. The goals you will work towards in Level 1 include how to safely tie, groom, saddle and bridle, mount and ride a horse. You will also be able to identify various parts of your horse and riding equipment. You will develop the ability to control a horse through the trot.*
Level Two
Having passed CHA's Level 1, you have learned to safely ride your horse with some confidence. You can use the four aids to control your horse at the walk, trot, stop, circle, and reverse. You have been introduced to approaching, haltering, leading, grooming and tacking your horse.
In this section you will learn more about how the aids work and how to put them to better use. You and your horse will develop a unique partnership as you better understand his nature and develop more balance.*
Level Three
Knowledge alone will never make you a good horseman, yet knowledge with a lot of horse experience will put you on the road to becoming a level 3 rider. In this level, you can look forward to learning many things that will equip you to be a horse owner, including what kind of riding equipment you'll need. Your riding ability should enable you to obtain diagonals and correct leads, to jump higher and smoother, and to pass through or around obstacles with ease and increased speed. You will find this level a great challenge and a lot of fun. *
Level Four
Through level 1,2 and 3, you have worked hard to become a good rider and horse person. You have learned a great deal about horses, riding, horse care and equipment. As you advance, you will discover that there is always more (not less) to learn.
You have developed a good seat and have learned to use the aids to communicate with your horse. Now you can out your hard work and knowledge to use to become a better rider. You will be able to enjoy riding a truly fine horse to improve the horses you ride and handle.
The level 4 manual will introduce you to more advanced performance skills, greater challenges in jumping, trail riding and knowledge that will help you care for a horse of your own. Or help with stable management. As you advance, remember that a true horse person never stops learning or becomes smug about being a good rider. There's always another challenge ahead.*
(Certified Horsemanship Association, 1983,1996,2008)*
For additional information please contact us at 740-354-9347 or
Group Lessons
Group lessons will follow the CHA (Certificated Horsemanship Association) levels. The participants will receive CHA Horsemanship level book(s) to support with their riding lessons when they are not at the barn.


Fall Harvest Camp

Jul 8, 2016 10:13 AM
Ohio Horse Park

Fall Harvest Camp
November 19th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Camp cost: $50.00
Ohio Horse Park Lesson and Camp Program RIder Application (PDF)
School ages 6 and up (Limited to 10 participants)

Molly Hutchinson