Riding Lessons for Adults and Children

Whether you are an advanced rider or a novice, Kensington Stables has qualified, patient, and friendly instructors who can help you achieve your riding objectives.

We offer lessons for both adults and children 6 years and older.

Most lessons are conducted in Prospect Park along the bridle path or in the newly renovated arena near the park entrance at 15th Street.

In addition, we have a small arena inside the barn (40 ft by 40 ft) used mostly for children’s lessons, lunge lessons and evening lessons for any age. Half-hour lessons take place indoors, due to the time involved going into the park.

Private lessons are $68 per hour or $42 per half hour. Semiprivate rate is $63, and group rate is $58 per person per hour. We also have Gold Card lesson packages: get 11 lessons for the price of 10. The Gold Card is $680 for 11 one hour lessons or $420 for 11 half hour lessons. Packages are not transferable. There is no expiration. Prices do not include gratuities.

Please call the stable at 718-972-4588 for a reservation or to discuss your individual needs.

Lesson Reservation Guidelines

In order to help us serve you better, please note the following reservations guidelines:

-We recommend that new lesson reservations be made 6 days in advance. Requests with less notice are subject to availability.

-Lesson time slots begin at 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, and 5:30pm. Additionally, 7pm is available indoors year-round, and outdoors during the summertime.

We recommend scheduling your next lesson before you leave the stable. Otherwise, lesson reservations are processed between 11am-7pm daily. Any inquiries or reschedules received after 6pm will receive a response the following day.

-Please only make a reservation when you are confident it works with your schedule. We have a limited number of instructors, horses, times and facilities available and custom schedule each appointment. Late notice changes have a negative impact on our ability to serve other customers.

-When communicating with your instructor about scheduling, a prompt response is greatly appreciated. She/he may be on a limited break in between teaching students and horse care.

Cancellations should be made with 3 days advance notice to allow a student from the wait list to possibly fill your slot.

-We understand that emergencies may some times come up, but multiple late cancellations may be subject to a missed lesson fee and/or non-refundable deposit for the full cost of the next lesson.

No shows require that the next reservation be made with a non-refundable deposit for the full cost of the lesson. No shows may also be subject to fees.

Reschedules should be made with 3 days advance notice. Alternate times will be offered if available. If we do not hear back from you within 4 hours, we may go to the next student on the wait list.

Late arrivals may require that the lesson end at the originally scheduled time, so that the next student is not adversely affected.

-We do not have staffing for reminders or reconfirms once your lesson has been booked. If you would like to add a reminder service, the rate is $5 per lesson paid in advance.

Thank you for joining us in the saddle!