Instruction/Riding Academy

  

Sterling Shields Stables Riding Academy

Here at Sterling Shields Stables Riding Academy we believe that all aspects of horsemanship are essential to becoming an exceptional equestrian.  Therefore, we instruct every student accordingly.  All students start out in English saddle and learn balance and correct basics from the beginning.  Our program is geared for all levels and places students properly so that they are constantly challenged.  There is a focus on Dressage and Jumping at every level.  We train so that every rider can compete if so desired. It is true most students are children however we are proud to say we have many adults of all ages enjoying our program. We have a adult program suited to busy professionals  with flexibility. The Academy is also very proud of our strong home school program and hours.

Every child that participates in our lesson program is included in our Saddle Club.  Saddle Club is something unique to our stables.  Every Saturday, that is not a Holiday or show day, is a Saddle Club day from 12-4.  The students are encouraged to come hang out and just be barn kids.  We have many horse related activities they can participate in. (There is no cost involved).  This program has been a huge success and the kids love it!  

Sterling Shields Stables Equestrian Team is for the student that chooses to take their skills to a competitive level.  To participate on the Equestrian team, you must train a minimum of 2 times a week and commit to our show schedule and the Academy's Fall and Spring sessions.

Riding Academy

The Academy program is based on 3 Sessions:

  • Fall Session | September 1st - December 31st

  • Winter/Spring Session | January 1st - May 31st

  • Summer Session | June 1st - August 31st

All Academy lessons are 1 hour and 45 minutes. This time includes 45 minutes of barn and horse chores. Adults are only expected to clean up after their mount.

Monthly Payments

Payment for the next month is always due the last lesson of the month prior.

Approx. $180.00 - $225.00* a month.
Or $45.00 per lesson.

*The amount is based how many times your lesson day occurs in the month.

Lessons

We offer lessons outside of our Academy.

Ages 5 and Up
1 hour Group lessons $45.00
Private 1 hour lesson $65.00

PLEASE NOTE: All lessons are subject to a 20% gratuity charge of the original priced lesson if not enrolled in the Academy.

Each student will be required to clean up after their mount per barn rules.

If using a gift certificate or coupon we require the original or print out.

Equipment Required

Students Enrolled in the Academy*

  • Helmet

  • Riding Pants

  • Paddock Boots or Dress Boots

  • English Spurs and Crop

*Proper Equipment is required for all students once enrolled.

Non-Enrolled Students

  • Heeled Boot

  • Certified Riding Helmet*

  • Jeans Preferred (if you do not have riding pants)

*We rent helmets if needed.

Cancellation Policy

Enrolled Academy Students: You are allowed 2 missed lessons no question asked, makeups will be at the end of the semester. Payment is required even if lesson is missed.

Non-Academy Students: Lesson cancellation for non-academy members is 48 hours. Forfeiture of lesson or coupon if notice is less than 48 hours.

10665 E 300 S | Zionsville, IN 46077 | Text: 317-260-6744