Western Riding

Our Western riding lessons here at Pony Gang Equestrian Services in Camden, South Carolina offer you several different options to choose from. Each of our instructions is tailored to each individual rider.

We strive for the safety of our students first. Building a strong foundation in balance, seat and leg communication in the western saddle. Besides the different western riding styles we also teach good horsemanship on the ground, horse health and stable management to our western riding students. 

Our service includes 

  • Ranch horse riding  
  • Western pleasure 
  • Competition Trail 
  • In Hand Trail 

What are the Health benefits of  Western riding?

  • Develops core strength
  • Improves coordination
  • Encourages trust
  • Exercises the mind
  • Develops problem solving skills 
  • Increases socialization 
  • Creates times to relax
  • Provides opportunities to compete 
  • Increases muscle tone and strength 
  • Improves mental state


Lessons Schedule

Tuesday

2:15 pm 

3:15 pm

4:15 pm 

5:15pm 

Wednesday 

2:15 pm

3:15 pm

4:15 pm 

5:15pm

Thursday

2:15 pm

3:15 pm

4:15 pm 

5:15pm 

Friday

2:15 pm

3:15 pm

4:15 pm 

5:15pm

Saturday

8:15 am 

9:15 am 

10:15 am 

11:15 am 

12:15 pm 



Prices for Western Riding lessons

Our Western riding lessons prices are based on subscription packages that offer you the most value and the best opportunity to grow! Riding horses is like any other sport, the more you ride, the better you will be. 

 

The subscription packages include: 

  • A guarantee of a spot in the same lessons slot (time and day) every week 
  • One monthly Pony Gang Club - Horsemanship group lesson on Saturday's at 10:00 am (see 2022 calendar)**
  • Quarterly Goal meeting
  • Quarterly  video evaluation of rider
  • Quarterly Level Program testing with Awards
  • Access to our learning platform 
  • 3 Day Summer Camp just for students 

**Topics of our horsemanship lessons range from basic horse knowledge to stable management and horse husbandry. It is a fun hands-on activity that deepens the knowledge every Equestrian should have.

 

Introductory Lesson

Our Introductory lesson is a one time lesson which we use to meet and greet new students that never been at PGE before. We will talk about goals and evaluate where students stand. 

Incl. introduction about us and our program, short evaluation riding lesson,  Q & A 

appr. 60 Minute 

 

Price:   $50

Tack up - Western Rider

This Western riding lesson program  is designed for beginner to advanced students ages 7 and up (Adults are welcome!!). Beginner riders learn how important a balanced and independent seat is. From there riders will learn how to ride independently in a sitting and rising jog and steer the horse pony through small obstacle courses and ride schooling figures by heart. 

After they have mastered the basics riders will learn to ride a variety of horses at the walk, jog and lope.

 

1 lesson a week*

 

Price:  $ 200

Giddy up -  Western Rider

This package is designed for western riders that are devoted to horseback riding and want to go on the fast track of learning how to ride in a balanced and independent seat as a beginner or get more riding time as an advanced rider.  Package is based on the same concept as our "Tack up - Western riders"-package, but student will take lessons twice a week instead of once a week.  

 

 

2 lessons a week * 

 

Price:   $ 350*



* no lessons during the following dates where Pony Gang will be on break

March 14 - March 19, 2022

May 30 - June 4, 2022

July 25 - July 30, 2022

November 21 - November 26, 2022

December 24, 2022 - January 7, 2023

 

Please take note: 

BEGINNER RIDERS WILL START WITH PRIVATE LUNGE LINE LESSON and move forward with private lesson off the lunge line.  - Beginner lessons include a 30 Minute one-on-one riding time. 

- GROUP LESSONS ARE FOR RIDERS THAT ARE ABLE TO WALK/TROT ON THEIR OWN OF THE LUNGE LINE - Group lessons include 45-60 Minutes riding time. 

- All riders must wear an approved riding helmet. 

- All riders must wear proper pants - breeches for English riding - and boots with 2" heels (no dress boots from Walmart or any other regular Shoe store.).

- Read our "What you need to get started site?"  here 

-  All riders  need to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of their lesson so that they can ensure  that we can start on time with your lesson.  Riders that arrive late or not have their horse ready in time will have that time deducted from their lesson.

- 24 hours cancellation notice is required for all lessons, otherwise lesson will be charged with no opportunity of rescheduled. Makeup lesson cannot be rescheduled again. 

In the event that the weather prevents riding - unmounted horsemanship lessons will be substituted at all time. Students agree to this !

 

***No refund on pre-paid lessons and this lessons are not transferable . Lessons can be rescheduled***