Lesson Program


Here at Equitate, we teach mostly English saddle seat 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 - adult or child, beginner to advanced - and have wonderful lesson horses so it is not necessary for you to lease or own a horse. 


We offer a few different types of lessons at different lengths and prices (below).  Equitate staff will always provide recommendations for riders on what lesson type(s) would be most beneficial for them.


Riding lessons are by appointment and are offered year-round in our heated indoor arena and facility.  Prior to scheduling lessons at Equitate, we ask that intersted riders tour our facility first so we can get to know each other better. 


Contact us to schedule a tour today to discuss riding lessons at Equitate!


For riders ages 4- 18, the Equitate Equestrian Youth Club, is an opporutnity to meet other horse lovers and participate in community service projects, team outings, and more!


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30 minutes

$48 ages 7 & over of all experience levels - recommended for beginners or riders new to Equitate Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday weeknights and Sundays

Private lessons help develop beginners at a much faster pace and 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.


30 minutes

$43 ages 7 & over,preferrably with riding experience Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday weeknights and Sundays

Semi-privates are ideal for riders who have taken private lessons and are ready to share the arena with another rider. Riders learn a lot by watching others, too! We also can pair riders up in semi-private lessons that match up in either skill level or age.  


45 minutes

$38 ages 7 & over, must have taken private lessons prior at Equitate Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday weeknights

Our group lessons are kept at a safe, appropriate number of riders, allowing instructors to provide attention to each rider within the gorup. Perfect for riders who want to meet other horse enthusiasts, compete at horse shows, or just enjoy the sport of riding. Most group lessons include an activity, game, or pattern, too.

Tiny Tot

15 minutes

$25 for riders ages 4 - 6 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday weeknights and Sundays

Tiny Tot Lessons, or Mini Lessons, are perfect for young horse lovers. We focus on fun, safety, and building stamina all while learning more about horses.

Horsemanship Mini Lessons

30 minutes

$40 for riders ages 4 - 6 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday weeknights and Sundays A Tiny Tot riding lesson followed by a grooming session with an instructor - learn and practice grooming skills, working with horses in their stalls, develop responsbility and respect


Safety is very important to us.  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. We introduce horse care, barn safety, and horsemanship through lessons and encourage riders to attend our camps to formally learn them.


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 building.


There are many benefits to horseback riding such as -

  • 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!

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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