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Riding Lessons

For over 20 years Kathleen Elliot has been a professional equine trainer.  She is a certified ARIA Riding Instructor.  The ARIA certification program proves that the instructor has the highest standards of knowledge, skills, and safety that ARIA sets forth for the benefit of the horse and rider.


Benefits of taking horse back riding lessons at Kathleen Elliot Equestrian Training:

  • Learn from a highly qualified and experienced instructor who has won many awards and recognitions in Western Dressage.

  • Choose from different disciplines, such as English, Western Dressage, or Traditional Dressage, and Working Equitation.

  • Ride on well-trained and friendly school horses, or bring your own horse if you have one.

  • Enjoy a safe and relaxed environment with scenic views and trails.

  • Participate in horse shows, events, and competitions, if that is your goal.

  • Improve your riding skills, confidence, and horsemanship.

  • Receive a discounted rate as a Charter School Student. 

Kathleen's main goal for students is helping them create a successful partnership with their horse. Teaching student's patience and helping them view the horse, through the horse's eye, makes for an accomplished and happy horse and rider.

If you are interested in taking horse back riding lessons at Kathleen Elliot Equestrian Training, you can purchase lessons on-line,  call us at (951) 288-0521 or visit us at 43475 Tenaja Rd, Murrieta, CA, 92562. 


We are open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, on Saturday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, and  Sunday by appointment. 

*Please review Release of Liability Form below .  Form must be completed and  signed prior to lesson or trail ride.

1 Hour Lesson $75.00

Kathleen offers a 1 hour lesson program with a dressage & equitation focus.  Lessons are private and semi private. Kathleen and her instructors are  available to teach riders at various stages in their learning, ranging from basic balanced seat instruction to jumping, and upper-level dressage. In all cases, lessons  emphasize safety and fun in a high-quality learning environment, helping students grow and learn in their sport while engaging in a positive partnership with their horse.


1/2 Hour Lesson $40.00

Horsemanship is about much more than just learning to ride. It's about developing and maintaining happy, healthy, and sound horses. We are committed to teaching riders to become true horsemen both in and out of the saddle. Our 1/2 Hour Lessons are for children 5 years and under. Lessons are separated by age and ability . 


Trail Ride $115.00

You will be amazed by the natural beauty of our property and the nearby trails . We have plenty of pine and oak trees on our land, and we are close to the Cleveland National Forest, the Santa Rosa Ecological Reserve, and other scenic attractions. A trail ride with us will allow you to explore the nearby beauty of our property.  


Therapeutic  $75.00

Therapeutic horse riding lessons are a form of equine-assisted therapy that can benefit people with various physical, mental, emotional, and social challenges.  Therapeutic horse riding lessons can help build core strength and motor skills. The rhythmic walking  motion of the horse simulated a persons walking gait. Student may experience improvements in muscle strength, flexibility, balanced, coordination, endurance,  sensory registration,  visual/spatial orientation, motor control, rhythm/timing, and physical attentiveness. 

When a horse walks or trots the rider may experience vestibular input.

Each time the hoof hits the ground, the riders may experience proprioceptive input.  

Riding lesson also  can  enhance self-esteem, confidence, communication, social skills, and emotional well-being.

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