Blue Moon Stables provides a safe and encouraging environment for beginner through advanced riders. Our riding lesson programs have been designed to develop rider goals through a variety of programs teaching the same skills and rider development in different ways. These programs promote building confidence,motivation, discipline, coordination, focus and camaraderie, while still having fun and developing a compassionate bond with horses.  We use our exclusive Skill Levels to help students build confidence through formulating appropriate riding and management goals.   Click here to see THE SKILL LEVELS.

Factors such as age, coordination, strength, frequency of lessons and attention span will impact students’ riding skill advancement. Progress is best achieved through riding consistently; we recommend riding at least once a week regularly for best results. However, for many riders, progress is seen in other forms in everyday life almost immediately, like confidence, coordination and problem solving.

What We Do

We strive to offer something for everyone! Year-round groups for ages 6 to 106 ride in weekly lessons throughout the calendar year. Private and Semi-private lessons are also offered and work best in combination with group lessons. For adult riders and owners looking for “refresher” lessons, training tips or to start a new group, we have a something for you, too!

Blue Moon Stables Riding Programs

For a rider with some experience, the first step to entering one of our programs is to schedule an “Evaluation Lesson.” This half-hour private lesson is designed to have one of our instructors assess the individual riding skills of the new student to properly place them in a group according to their riding level.

Why do we give group lessons? Group lessons are taught in groups of 2-6 horses. There are many benefits to learning in a group lesson versus a private lesson. Riders in a group have the ability to watch their peers and learn from each other as well as the instructor. Group lessons also encourage building friendships with other people who enjoy doing what you love. Good sportsmanship, discipline and confidence are built up more effectively in group riding.  Groups can be made up of riders of similar skill-level or a range of skill-levels, depending on the desired rider goals. Riders may choose to form a mixed skill-level group of friends, family members, or neighbors.

Evaluation Lesson: $55                                                                                                  

This is a one hour private lesson is designed to evaluate the riding skills of a new rider (with some experience) entering our riding academy or regular lesson groups to properly place them in a group lesson with students of a similar age and ability.

Group Lesson: $45                                                                                                          

Year-round group lessons are one hour long and include between three and six riders, and continue all year. Riders are placed in groups based on age and ability. Riders must be able to control their horse at a walk or walk and trot to enter a group.  Special groups are formed from time to time, such as home-schooled groups.

30 min. Private & 45 min.Semi-Private Lesson : $45 or 45 min. Private: $55        

Private and semi-private lessons are only available to riders already enrolled in group lessons and wish to have additional, more intense sessions. Private lessons are 30-45 minutes and semi-private are 45 minutes. Semi-Private lessons are with another student of similar age and ability, and can be very advantageous for carpooling and social interaction. All private lessons are only with instructor approval and are subject to availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) How do I schedule a lesson?

A) Please email bluemoonstables@gmail.com or call (270)957-0234.

Q) What is your cancellation policy for lessons?

A) Click here to view our cancellation and rescheduling policy. 

Q) How do I pay for my lesson?

A) All weekly students must prepay on the first of the month for the entire month of lessons. Payment is accepted through:
  • Paypal: bluemoonstables@gmail.com (Friends and Family)
  • Venmo: Stacy-Denton-Blue-Moon
  • Check payable to Blue Moon Stables
  • Cash in a labeled sandwich bag or envelope
Q) Do I need to have a helmet before I come to my riding lesson?
A) No, we have clean helmets you can borrow. We would recommend getting a helmet if you plan on riding regularly. Bike riding helmets are not allowed.

Q) Do I need to have riding boots before I come to my riding lesson?

A) No, if your child has a boot with a ½ inch-1 inch heel, that covers your ankle, and has a pointed toe they can ride with that boot, tennis shoes are not allowed.

Q) Is there anything else I need to wear for my riding lesson?

A) Please come in jeans, leggings, or riding pants. Shorts are not allowed. Please come dressed to accommodate the weather.

 Q) What’s an Evaluation Ride?
A)It is an initial first lesson, mandatory for every student wanting to join a group. In this lesson, our instructors educate the student – step by step – on the grooming and tacking up process. Then the student is evaluated riding the horse.
Q) As parents of riders, where are we allowed to go during riding lessons?

A) We insist you allow you child who is riding to focus on his/her instructor.  Please resist the urge to speak to your child during instruction on the ground or in the saddle.  Riding lessons are a great way for people- especially children- to learn confidence and accountability, and our instructors are well trained in teaching them.  The ‘Kentucky Room’ is available for waiting, and there are even toys for small children to play with.  The patio is available in nice weather, or you can stroll around and look at the rest of the farm.  We allow walking and running on marked roads on the farm, just ask for permission, please!