Traditional Lessons

Current Pricing:

Half Hour Private - $42
45 Minute Private - $55
One Hour Private - $60

Semi-Private (two riders) - $50
Group Lesson (three to four riders) - $42
Note: Semi-Private and Group Lessons
are for experienced riders and
must be approved by instructor

Current Specials:

[save with a package of 4 or a package of 10]
Package of Four Lessons:
Four Half Hour Private Lessons - $160
Four 45 Minute Private Lessons - $210
Four One Hour Private Lessons - $228
Package of Ten Lessons:
Ten Half-Hour Private Lessons - $380
Ten 45 Minute Private Lessons - $500
Ten One Hour Private Lessons - $540

Mini Lessons

Single Mini Lesson - $25
Five Mini Lessons - $115

*Note prepayment discount is only applicable when payment is received prior to the first lesson of the package. Payments made after the lesson date will be charged the single lesson pricing.

Traditional Lesson Pricing

Package Options
Please inquire about semi-private and group lessons.
Special packages

Mini Lesson Pricing

Package Options


Manito's year round lesson program concentrates on safe and thorough instruction for students interested in dressage, hunt seat, western, or recreational riding. Every discipline is taught with an emphasis on the balanced seat. We have three riding instructors on staff, each one bringing their own diverse and knowledgeable background to the lesson program. Manito's unique approach to instruction includes teaching the basics of horse care, safety, and stable management in addition to riding. Our goal is to help all of our students become not only wonderful riders, but also well rounded, accomplished equestrians. Our lessons are taught in the ring, out in our expansive fields, and on the trails. Our program is designed to build self confidence and self esteem in our students, and (most of all) to have fun!

We offer Semi Private and Group lessons for approved, existing students. Please discuss with your instructor for approval before purchasing a Semi Private or Group lesson(s).

Manito Mini Lessons

Mini lessons are introductory lessons designed for children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. Lessons include a short grooming exercise prior to riding.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Q) Do I need my own horse to take lessons?
A) No you do not! Here at Manito we have twelve wonderful lesson horses, ranging in suitability from beginner to advanced. Some of our lesson students do have their own horses which they are, of course, allowed and encouraged to ride in their lessons.

Q) What equipment do I need to start lessons?
A) You will need an ASTM-SEI certified helmet (which we have on site in our tack shop or you can borrow one of ours), sturdy boots with a heel, and long pants.

Q) What if I have never ridden before?
A) Now is a great time to start! We have instructors that specialize in teaching beginner riders, whether they are children or adults. You will learn from the ground up how to lead a horse correctly, groom, tack up, and ride, all in a fun, safe atmosphere.

Q) How old do you have to be to start riding lessons?
A) We start teaching children as young as three years old, with the goal being to familiarize them with horses early on. You are never too young or too old to develop a love for horses!

Q) What are Mini Lessons?
A) Mini lessons are a great way to introduce young children to horseback riding. Each session includes a short grooming activity.

Q) Will I be able to show at Manito?
A) Yes! We offer on-site shows throughout the year that cater to all levels of riding.

Q) How do I sign up?
A) If you are interested in taking lessons with us, please call Alicia at (610)433-3707 to set up your first evaluation lesson or to simply take a tour of the facility and meet our riding instructors. We look forward to meeting you!!