Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider looking to
improve your skills or shooting for that major show, ECETC is the
place to learn. You do not need to own a horse to take lessons
with us. Based on your skills and goals, you will be matched up with one of ECETC's wonderful horses or
ponies. Lessons are designed around your needs, knowledge, and
goals for yourself. We provide instruction for the Hunter,
Jumper, Dressage, and Eventing disciplines. How young or old?
ECETC offers riding lessons for children (starting as young as 4), teens and
Do you take beginners? Advanced?
Our instructors provide various levels of instruction. If you are just starting out as a beginner, are
intermediate or an advanced riders, we have instruction for you. What is taught?
include a good basic foundation of knowledge about the horse,
tacking up, health care, as well as riding instruction, polishing of
skills and achieving the goal to go that next step!
Attached indoor arena: Allows us to provide lessons year-round despite the weather!
Two exterior riding rings
Dressage ring is complete with mirrors
Lessons for ECETC boarders?
Lessons riding lessons are available to those who board
or lease a horse at ECETC. We also provide lessons for those who bring horses in just
for lessons. Our students may also come back for practice rides to go over what they learned between lessons.
Do I have to show?
ECETC students are not required to participate in shows, but many of
them do and compete at local and other shows along the mid-Atlantic
region. The ECETC students learn to do a lot of the ground
work involved in showing, such as care, feeding, grooming and
preparing their mount and themselves for shows. They participate
and attend equestrian clinics and symposiums that may be held at
ECETC. They continue to excel beyond the local shows and have
competed in "A" shows in the mid-Atlantic region.
ECETC Lesson Packages*
We offer many lesson package to fit your pocket! With our lesson packages, you can get lessons as low as $40 each! Lesson Packages as gifts!
Any of our Lesson packages make great birthday or holiday gifts for the equestrian lover in your life!Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA)
ECETC students may participate in the ECETC IEA Riding team! It consists of students from middle and secondary schools (public and private) who participate in equestrian competition against other area teams. Our riding team members compete against others who are at their levels of riding from the beginner rider to the advanced rider!
You do not need to own a horse to compete in the IEA. Horses their equipment are provided!
ECETC is proud have our students competing in Region 3 of the IEA's Zone 3 equestrian competitions. The IEA is affiliated with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).
Join the ECETC Riding team! Contact
our team's head coach or call 757-270-5228. ECETC Instructors
Our instructors take pride in the training results of our students! ECETC instructors use positive
techniques in all levels and areas of training. They provide lessons throughout the week and early evenings.
The instructors' results are reflected in the standings of the students in
local, state-wide and regional shows such as the East Coast Horse Show Association, Virginia
Beach Horse Show Association, the Virginia Horse Show Association and the IEA.First Time Students
If you are a first-time student, we would like for you to
arrive about 15-20 minutes early to complete any required forms and
meet with the instructor. The instructor will match you with a horse or pony based on your skill level. As your skill level changes, you may be moved from one horse to another.
Give us a call to learn more about taking lessons or to set up your first lesson! 757-270-5228.
*Lessons packages are non-refundable and must be used within one year of purchase date.