Where horses raise great kids!
Where horses raise great kids!

Lesson (Academy) Program

Here at Equitate, we teach mostly English saddleseat but also some western riding lessons in our indoor and outdoor arenas.  We do not offer trail rides. We have a spectacular lesson program where the instruction is top-notch. We welcome all riding enthusiasts whether adult or child from beginner to advanced. We have wonderful horses for riders to learn on so it is not necessary for you to own your own horse.


Safety is very important so Equitate staff uses careful thought and consideration to horse/rider combinations that result in positive riding experiences. Other than riding, Equitate places special emphasis on properly grooming and handling horses. Riders will learn all aspects of horse care and barn safety.


Equitate instructors help riders reach their potential and develop the highest level of horsemanship.  Our instructors have the training and experience to guide riders into the higher levels of our sport.  We are proud that we not only teach great riders, but to have compassion for these great animals, sportsmanship and character. 


Riding and horses are great because they keep kids, kids longer. In a fast-paced, highly technical society, kids need a place to be outside and be physical AND enjoyable.


Benefits to horseback riding:

  • Gets you in shape! Riding is great exercise for all ages
  • Positive attitudes & Sportsmanship
  • Showmanship
  • Self-confidence
  • Develop balance & quick responses
  • Develop hand to eye coordination skills
  • Develop capability to think on your feet!

Riding lessons are offered year-round in our heated indoor arena and facility.

ALL riding lessons must be scheduled with us by appointment at 262-244-7771 or ride@equitatellc.com 

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are a half hour and are one-on-one. These are recommended for beginners or new riders to Equitate. This really helps us build a relationship with our riders and help them get to know what Equitate is like. Private lessons help develop beginners at a much faster pace than group lessons do. They are also much safer for a beginner or a rider that is timid. Private lessons also enable new riders, even if they are advanced riders, to get familiar with the horses, facility, and people. Private lesson rate is $48.00 each.


Our Introductory Package for new riders is 4 private lessons for $145.00 ($35.00 off!)


Private lessons are offered every day of the week except Tuesdays and Fridays.

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-Private Lessons are also half hour lessons but they are 2 or 3 riders to one instructor. These work well for siblings, parent/child lessons, or  friends who like to ride together. We also can pair riders up in semi-private lessons that match up in either skill level or age.  These lessons are $43 per rider.


Semi-Private lessons are offered every day of the week except Tuesdays and Fridays.

Group Lessons

Group Lessons are 45 minutes riding lessons. At Equitate, group lessons are kept at a safe, appropriate number varying from 4-8 riders at one time. This is how we can still give each rider instruction even when they are riding with several others. Group lessons are great practice for riders who desire to compete at horse shows. Group lessons are held at various times several days of the week. We also have group lessons for adults only! Group lessons are $38 per lesson.


Current Group Lesson Schedule:

  • Monday - 5pm and 6:45pm Adult Group
  • Wednesday - 5:30pm & 6:30pm
  • Thursday - 5:45pm & 6:45pm

Tiny Tot Lessons

Tiny Tot Lessons, or Mini Lessons, are also available for children from 4-6 years of age. During these 15-minute lessons, we focus on fun, safety, and building stamina for regular private lessons. Ask us for more information about these $25 lessons for your little horse lover!

Intro Lesson Package

Introductory Package for new riders: 4 private lessons for $145.00 ($47.00 savings!) Contact us today to purchase and schedule yours!


Referral Program

We offer a free private lesson for any referrals that start taking regular lessons at Equitate and mention your name.

Equitate LLC
N87W39389 County Road CW
Ixonia, WI 53036

just 5 miles north of downtown Oconomowoc!



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