We offer riding lessons for all ages – from the casual rider to the competitive rider. We have excellent, safe school horses as well as leasing options available for those who want to experience horse ownership prior to owning a horse. We offer lessons for dressage, hunt seat, saddle seat, jumping, and western. We offer ½ hr and hour private lessons, semi-private, and group lessons.
We have a Lesson and Program Manager, Kristin Vacarro, who will help direct you to the right trainer and program to help you achieve your goals.
Elizabeth King and Rachel Butler – Senior Instructors all disciplines (both are USDEF medalists and accomplished riders): $100.00 for a 1 hour private lesson
Ken Okken (USEF Show Judge for Hunters, Jumpers & Equitation) $100.00 for a 1 hour private lesson
Kristen Vacarro – Instructor (Dressage/Jumping) $60 – private lesson / $50 – semi-private / $40 group
Jen Kovic – Instructor in training (Eventing/Jumping) $60 – private lesson / $50 – semi-private / $40 group
Lee Dillon owner : $100 – 1 hour private lesson
Please text or call our Lesson and Program Manager Kristen Vaccaro to schedule a lesson appointment +1 (201) 400-2676
Riding lessons for all skill levels
The one common thread is the desire for an enjoyable experience with a horse. No matter your skill level, CEC offers everyone an opportunity for recreational riding with our professional standards.
We believe in teaching every rider proper balance and aids before moving on to more advanced skills, which produces safer and more effective equestrians. We also believe in learning by watching so when they are ready, our students ride in a group lesson. This gives them a sense of community while offering visual learning.
We also accommodate all schedules – morning and evening options are available.
Daily Riding Lesson
Homework time, and encouragement
🦄 Saddle Club is for students (a.k.a. horse-crazy kids) and includes:
Excellent outdoor exercise
Make new friends and work as a team
Learn compassion for another creature
All in a safe and supervised environment
Snack, then an activity such as
Pick up time is 6:45 – 7:00 pm at CEC
As children progress, we can also offer mounted lessons in the ring and horsemanship lessons in the barn. As we are firm believers that kids learn by doing, we give “hands-on” experience with the horses. After school riders learn to groom and tack their mounts, along with the basics of horse care and proper barn safety. We love our after school riders because they are always full of energy and fun! The Saddle Club offers it all for a very competitive price.