Riding Lessons

Year-Round Riding Lessons

We offer a riding program specially tailored to teaching and training riders who wish to further their riding skills.    

Lessons are available year-round in 6 or 8-week sessions in our indoor and outdoor riding arenas from beginner to advanced level riders in both English and Western riding styles. 

Students are evaluated by our staff and placed into the appropriate riding level.

Lessons are 1 hour in duration and include riding skills, horsemanship and horse care. 

30-minute lead line lessons are available for younger students.

2019 Lesson Calendar

Session 1:   January 7 - February 16, 2019          (6 week session)                
Session 2:   March 4 - April 26, 2019                  (8 week session)           
Session 3:   June 3 - July 26,  2019                      (8 week session)              
Session 4:   Aug 26 - October 18, 2019                (8 week session)                  
Session 5:   Oct 28 - December 13, 2019            (6 week session)   Off for Thanksgiving Week   


$240 for 8 week sessions
$180 for 6 week session
A $75 non refundable deposit is due at registration, the remaining balance is due 1 week prior to session start date.

How To Register

To secure a space in the riding schedule a student must complete the session registration form and submit a non refundable deposit of $75.00.

If you are brand new to our program you must also complete the lesson student registration packet. 

Pick up a registration form at the barn or contact:     330-896-1964 or 330-858-4800

Final Payment Policy - The full session balance is due 1 week prior to the session start date. Extended payment plans are available and will be accepted as “paid in full” so long as they are set up with the camp office prior to the deadline. 

**Within 1 week - any student with an unpaid balance will forfeit their scheduled space on the roster in order for wait-listed students to be confirmed**

Extended Payments - Camp Y-Noah is proud to offer a variety of extended payment options including weekly drafts from your credit card, debit card or checking account. 

Scholarships - Scholarships are available to those who qualify though our Partners With Youth program. Applications are available by calling the Main Camp Office at 330-896-1964. Please allow a minimum of 3 business days to process applications.

Make Up Lessons - Students are entitled to one make up lesson per session.  This makeup lesson will need to be arranged with your riding instructor prior to the end of the riding session.  Any absences beyond this will be forfeited.  

Cancellations- On the rare occasions the equestrian center is forced to cancel lessons due to extreme weather conditions (lighting, storm warnings, extreme low/high temps).  In such an event the instructor or staff member will notify riders and the lesson will be rescheduled for a later date.

Submitting Payment - Payments can be dropped off at main camp office or left in the black mailbox in Susan’s office located in the classroom. Or mail to the address below:

YMCA Camp Y-Noah

815 Mount Pleasant Road
Clinton, OH 44216
Attn:  Equestrian Center

Equestrian Center Curriculum

Our curriculum follows a multi step-learning plan similar to the YMCA swim program. Each level has a set list of skills students must achieve in order to safely move up through the ranks.   A team of equestrian staff have collaborated and developed a curriculum of horsemanship knowledge, care, handling skills and riding skills they feel are essential. Each levels builds upon the next creating a strong foundation of overall equine knowledge. The curriculum of each level is posted in our classroom for viewing.  As you will see, the levels are an intense, in depth program. We understand that each student learns in a different way and at a different pace. We also need to take into account we only see students for 1 hour, 6-8 times a session, for these reasons we do not expect students to finish one level per session. Our goal is for students to progress safely and at their own pace; while creating knowledgeable, confident equestrians.