ABS Riding Academy
Riding & Driving Instruction For All Ages
Whether you’re interested in pursuing the adventure of competition in the show ring, or just want a fun, healthy outdoor activity to develop core strength and balance, ABS Riding Academy can tailor your instruction to suit your ability, experience and goals. Not sure you’re ready to throw a leg over? We also offer driving instruction, a great equine sport for any age or athletic ability.
Our English riding lessons are safe, fun and friendly. We are licensed, fully insured and have both indoor and outdoor arenas for all weather enjoyment. We’re closed Mondays, but lessons can be scheduled for any other day of the week.
What does it cost?
Lessons are $50 per half hour of ride time or drive time, beginner through advanced. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and are subject to a $50 cancellation fee, except in cases of bad weather or sudden illness.
We also offer package and other discounts. Please call or email us for details.
What should I wear?
You must wear long pants and closed toed shoes for your lesson. Shorts, skirts and capri pants are not acceptable. Sandals or open-toed/heeled shoes are not safe. The preferred attire is riding jodpurs and boots. For more detail on riding attire and where to buy or order it, visit our Apparel page.
SUMMER HORSE CAMP
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are not yet announcing dates for our popular ABS Summer Riding Camp. But send us your email and we’ll send out an announcement as soon as we have plans in place!
MEET OUR LESSON HORSES
Safe, trustworthy and beautiful, this Morgan trio wins the hearts of all who visit.
Student Lesson Application
Every new student must complete the lesson application and bring to your first lesson.
Ask About Lessons
We take our lesson horses to several shows year round for Academy classes, which are a great way to experience showing without the expense of a full and proper wardrobe or ownership of a horse. Students may share the show expenses for our academy horses. Families and friends are welcome to attend to support and cheer!
Call our Academy Instructor
Miss Rachel Sprague
Rachael Sprague is our Academy Instructor at Anne Benson Stables.
Rachael is a graduate of William Woods University, where she studied Equestrian Science. She is a lifelong New England Horsewoman who grew up riding the local and regional Saddlebred show circuit under the direction of Shagbark Farm, as well as her racehorse trainer father. Visit our About Us page to read more about Miss Rachael.