UPDATED December 29, 2022
Due to high demand our waitlist is CLOSED. We will not be accepting new students for the foreseeable future.
We are very full and are doing our best to continue to provide exceptional equine education. We ask for your continued patience as we work to accommodate everyone.
We can't wait to foster your love of horses!
North Gait Equestrian Center's focus is on overall horsemanship. Our 1 hour and 45 minute lessons include grooming, tacking, riding. We have transitioned to GROUP LESSONS however we will keep classes small (averaging 4-6 riders) with some one-on-one instruction as needed.
PLEASE CALL BEFORE PURCHASING LESSONS. WE MUST CONFIRM THAT THERE IS SPACE AVAILABLE.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Riders must have their own HORSEBACK riding helmet. No bike/skate helmets please.
1) A face covering (COVID-19) if not fully vaccinated.
2)Clothing you do not mind getting dusty. You will be hands on during your lesson.
3) Horseback riding helmet.
4) Shoes can be cowboy boots, English styled riding boots, tennis shoes or sneakers. They must have a smooth sole. We do not recommend rain boots or hiking boots. These shoes can and will get stuck in the stirrup. This can be dangerous to both horse and rider.
Riders must be 6 years old or older. We do not provide pony rides for children under the age of 6.
Not all spaces are available but staff will do their best to accommodate new riders.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. We will charge for lessons canceled short notice. horseback riding lessons horseback riding instruction Walnut Creek Lafayette Concord
“My daughter's instructor is Rachel and she is very patient and nurturing to her students.”(ke.P).
I've tried a few other places and do think that North Gait Equestrian Center provides the best lessons in the area. The horses are well cared for and the instructors are really knowledgeable. A really positive experience! (Suzanne).
Both of our kids tried other stables and riding programs, but they have loved their experiences at horseback riding lessons ).
All pricing is month to month. Lessons are one hour and forty-five minutes long
There are no refunds.
We do not offer refunds.
If you can’t make your lesson:
If you can’t make a lesson because you’re sick, out of town, emergency etc, do not worry. We can roll your lesson over to the following week or pocket it for the future. We cannot provide refunds for lessons.
If Rachel Cancels:
Lessons may be canceled at Rachel’s discretion due to a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, extreme weather (i.e wind, rain, heat, smoke, fire), veterinary care, emergencies, etc. Your lesson will roll over to another date. There are no refunds.