Group Lesson Description
During a 60 minute group lesson, several riders of similar abilities work with a well-qualified Bright Horizons instructor. For special needs riders, instructors are assisted by trained volunteers that act as horse leaders and sidewalkers to ensure that each rider has a safe, productive and enjoyable experience.
Typical Lesson Conduct
Lessons are structured in a variety of ways to ensure that each group of riders' learning goals and objectives are accommodated. Group lessons incorporate a variety of ground-handling, mounted, and horse care-related activities. Additionally, group lessons provide excellent opportunities to develop team skills and reinforce good sportsmanship behaviors.
Schedule and Availability
Group lessons are offered in conjunction with our regular multi-week-long spring, summer, fall and winter sessions. Spring, fall and winter sessions are typically eight to ten weeks in duration and meet on a weekly basis. Summer sessions are usually four to six weeks in duration and meet once a week. Group lessons can also be scheduled to accommodate specific schedules (minimum class size requirements apply).
Scholarship Availability and Sponsoring Opportunities
Bright Horizons has on occasion been able to provide full or partial scholarships to riders with special needs that might not otherwise be able to participate in our programs due to financial constraints. Scholarship availability and award criteria is determined on a case-by-case basis.
If you or someone you know might be interested in sponsoring a Bright Horizons rider, we would love to hear from you!