Lessons & Classes
Palatine Stables Lesson Program offers Group lessons to riders of all ages, whether it’s your first time on a horse or an experienced advanced rider. Private or Semi-Private lessons are offered based on instructor availability and/or a rider's level of abilities. Our lesson programs are safety oriented and focus on all areas of horsemanship. Lessons are offered from the Introductory level through the Advance Hunter-Jumper levels, whether you own your own horse or not. We have a variety of well-trained school horses to accommodate our students in lessons.
Registration for Introduction to Horsemanship (ages 7-adult) and Little Riders Introduction to Horsemanship (ages 4-6) can be completed online or in person at Palatine Stables, Birchwood Recreation Center, Community Center, or Falcon Park Recreation Center.
Registration for Group Lessons at levels beyond the Introductory classes require a private lesson evaluation to properly place a rider into an appropriate Group Lesson at their level. Private lessons can be scheduled by contacting the Stable’s directly at 847.359.0009 during our hours of operation.
Private and Semi-Private Lessons
Private lessons are offered based on availability for riders age 7 and older who are already riding at the Intermediate Level and are proficient at the walk, trot, canter and are ready to begin jumping. For more information or to check on the availability for a private lesson, call the Stables at 847.359.0009.
Palatine Stables offers private lessons for riders with special needs. Special needs 30-minute private lessons are $57.00, package of 5 special needs private lessons is $256.50, and package of 10 special needs private lessons is $513.00. Group lessons for riders with special needs are offered through Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA).
Evaluation is required for placement in continuing classes for riders with riding experience. New riders can enroll in introductory group lessons without being evaluated. Fees for a 1 one-hour lesson is $53.00 for residents, $55.00 for non-residents. Discounted rate available for pre-payment of full session.
Call the Stable to reserve a 10-minute time slot to bring your child to our Pony Place for a pony ride! Pony Rides are based on time slot availability for children ages 1-10 under 4'6" and less than 75 lbs. Pony Rides are $8.00 and required a phone reservation.
Year-Round Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am-12:00pm