Riding School


Riding School

At UK Equestrian whether you are just looking to have a good time and get a little extra help or are interested in serious competition, we can tailor a package to suit the needs of you and your horse.

UK Equestrian riding school specializes in offering a safe and fun environment for both adult and children riders, from beginner to advanced. We have well trained horses and ponies and focus on learning the basics from the ground up.

Our students learn all aspects of horse care, with a strong emphasis on safety. A lesson is one hour in length and begins with leading the horse from its stall. We teach proper grooming and tacking before and after the ride, ending by putting the horse away in its stall to make sure the experience is complete. In addition to our regular lesson program we also offer fun filled week long day camps for children during school breaks, as well as birthday parties, and small groups.

Training Programs We Offer

The Training program is designed for riders who own, lease, or 1/2 lease a horse at our facility.

Full Training Program: $575.00

Consists of 4 training services per week which may include any combination of the following services: lessons and or professional rides.  Riders in the training program may be eligible to apply for independent studies credits.  We routinely attend GSDHJA horse shows. While showing is encouraged, it is not required.

Groom Service $200.00

Consists of up to 6 services per week, which may include any combination of the following services: lunging, turn-out, hand-walk, Bathing and trimming. tack up service for professional rides only.  All horses in Training are required to be in Groom care.

Lesson Programs We Offer

Lesson Program: $575.00

This consists of 2 lessons per week with head trainer, Graeme Dixon, and a quarterly evaluation to review goals and accomplishments.    These lessons will focus on equitation on the flat and over fences based on levels of proficiency.  Students may be eligible for Independent Study credits, as well as allowed to participate in local horse shows.


For information about the riding school contact Karyl Hanley, Facilities Manager, (858) 414-4982.

Show Fees

Training fees for horse shows are additional and are not included in the monthly training fees.  Below are typical shows fees for UK Equestrian services.  Please note that event related charges are billed directly by the host facility, and are not included or shown below.  Competition costs will vary by venue and the number of classes or divisions entered by the rider.

  • Trailer Fee (local) - $175
  • Groom Care Fee (daily) - $65
  • Training Fee (daily) - $65
  • Set up Fee - $65