Lessons & Fees

We are pleased to present a curriculum-based riding program

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We do more than just ride in circles! Our Farm specializes in English Balance Seat with a curriculum to encourage the development of new skills offered exclusively at Nicker's Retreat, LLC

2019 SUMMER TERM: SCHEDULE IS POSTED! Please go to the Summer Schedule page for details.

Returning Students: Please sign and submit the Returning Student Form

New Students: Please sign and submit the Rider Release and Policy Documents

(These documents are available for download on the left side of this page)

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Our curriculum is a progressive educational opportunity where learning is more important than winning awards. But don’t worry, we love to pass out certificates and earn ribbons! Developing knowledge, encouraging goal setting, and promoting safety of riders is the goal at every level of this program.

The following horsemanship skills are guidelines for the development of students enrolled in our lessons at Nicker's Retreat, LLC. A foundation of basic skills must be mastered for a rider and a horse to perform advanced levels of horsemanship. Each level is carefully designed to give the student the skills needed to improve and master each level.

Beginner: Group lessons are offered for new to Nicker’s Retreat students. Students are required to master how to start, steer, and stop their horse. Basic knowledge of proper horse grooming, tacking, and stall maintenance is required. Students may request to join group Level 1 lessons at 4 weeks or 8 weeks based on instructor’s recommendation.


Level 1: Emphasizes basic, correct, and safe principles of handling and riding a horse. These skills are the foundation for all levels. We focus on basic skills at the walk and trot. Students may be promoted at the end of each 8-week term.

Level 2: Emphasizes building a solid foundation of horsemanship skills. Introduces the canter and proper aids. Students may be promoted at the end of each 8-week term.

Level 3: Uses foundation skills to teach intermediate horsemanship skills. Requires the rider to be balanced while using aids and maintaining an even pace.

Level 4: Completes an advanced level of horsemanship skill. Requires a balanced horse and rider exhibiting calmness, rhythm, suppleness, and coordination. Students may also be eligible to test to enroll into our Trainer Apprenticeship Program.

Group: Beginner & Levels 1-4 | 1 hour/$45

Nicker's Retreat, LLC does not offer private lessons at this time. 8-week terms (term length subject to change with seasons) 2 monthly payments available


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  • Access to your billing and payment history
  • Ability to view your lesson history - including horse assignments and riding notes
  • On line payments are available through "Square". A link will be emailed to you.

Training board is also available on an individual basis. Please call for more information.

We also offer full care board, summer camp and birthday parties!

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