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

4 pm - 5 pm 

5 pm - 6 pm

Wednesday 

4 pm - 5 pm 

5 pm - 6 pm 

Thursday

4 pm - 5 pm 

5 pm - 6 pm

Friday

4 pm - 5 pm 

5 pm - 6 pm

Saturday

 9 am - 10 am

10 am - 11 am

12 pm - 1 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 

- Monthly Saturday Pony Gang Club meeting for all junior riders 

- Access to our Client only Facebook Group

- Quarterly Goal meeting

- Monthly video evaluation of rider

- Access to our Online Horsemanship course

 

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:   $55

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 per month

 

Price:  $ 170*

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 per month* 

 

Price:   $ 330*



Please take note: 

 

- BEGINNER RIDERS WILL START WITH GROUP LUNGE LINE LESSON.

- All riders must wear an approved riding helmet.  If you do not have one, we can provide one for the first couple of lessons. But with time student should purchase their own helmets. 

- All riders must wear proper pants - jeans for western riding - and boots with 2" heels (no dress boots).

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

- All riders need to arrive at least 5-10 minutes before the start of their lesson to ensure they are ready in time for their lesson. Riders that arrive late 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.

 

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