How our Lesson Program Works
Thorncroft is a mainstreaming facility where people with and without disabilities come together to ride, learn and relate to one another. Within this accepting environment they promote growth within each other.
Thorncroft offers weekly lessons charged on a monthly basis for riders ages five and above. Riders ride at the same time each week, on the same day. We offer half-hour private lessons, 45 minutes semi-privates (two riders,) or one-hour group lessons. The rate for each lesson remains the same. Thorncroft does not offer one-time rides, trail rides, trial lessons, or time riding without an instructor. All riding occurs in a lesson with an instructor present. At this time, Thorncroft does not offer jumping as part of our lessons.
Thorncroft offers a monthly rate of $225.00 for lessons. The $225.00 covers four lessons, one lesson a week with payment due by the 7th of each month. *Due to the number of rider we teach, we are unable to offer makeup lessons due to illness or otherwise, or offer any discount for missed lessons. If there is any reason Thorncroft needs to cancel your lesson, we will prorate the $225.00 fee. We offer a $25.00 discount if tuition is paid by the 7th of the month. Please refer to our Lesson Payment Policy for further information.
To schedule as a new rider, please contact Admissions Manager Jordan Gray at her email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about our admissions process or access the intake forms, please click the Admissions Process & Forms button found below.
Please note that demand for lessons is high. Thank you for your patience in our response. Thorncroft does not offer one-time rides, trial lessons, trail rides, or time riding without an instructor. Thorncroft does not offer jumping as part of our lessons. We welcome riders ages five and older for our lessons.
Thorncroft is closed for lessons on January 1, May 26, May 27, and May 29, July 4, August 31 beginning at 3:00 p.m., September 4, November 23, December 24 beginning at 5:00 p.m., December 25, and December 31 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Per our lesson policy, no make up or rescheduling of lessons may occur.
Inclement Weather: Thorncroft rarely closes due to weather and there will always be an instructor available to teach. Should the weather cause an inability for you or your rider to travel, please call us at 610-644-1963.
Online lesson payment is for current riders only.
At this time, gift certificates for riding lessons are available only to current riders.