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Private Lessons

At Refreshing Mountain, we offer Western and English horseback riding lessons for children & adults of all ages and experience levels. Each of our private lessons are 1 hour long and are designed to instill a strong foundation in excellent horsemanship as well as providing riders with an encouraging and educational experience. From the “first-time” beginner to the more experienced or seasoned riders, all are welcome!

We require all first-time students to start with a private lesson in order to gauge experience and appropriate level before being placed in a group lesson. Group lessons are discounted and available to riders who are able to independently handle their horse/pony safely.

All lessons are taught by a CHA certified horse riding instructor, Hannah Harnish (meet our riding instructor).

Prices range from $35-55. Discount available for group lessons. (Maximum of three riders.)

*The following Release Form is needed from each rider.*

To book a private horse riding lesson, please contact Hannah at (717) 629-0085 or Hannah@refreshingmountain.com.

About Our Instructor Hannah

Although some of the various species of horses represented were brought in specifically for the program, almost half of them have been on property for over 5 years as a personal hobby to Hannah Harnish who currently oversees the Farm Animal and Horse Riding Lesson program. Hannah has always had a special interest in horses but thoroughly enjoys working with animals in general and loves the opportunity to introduce people to these amazing creatures. Her fascination with horses began like most others: a little girl who wants a pony for her birthday and parents that hope that she will eventually out-grow the idea…

Unfortunately for her parents, she never out-grew the dream and eventually got her first horse when she was 13 years old. Hannah’s working experience from then till now, centers around horses and riding instruction. She has been instructing for over 5 years and gained her CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association) certification in 2013. And since horses aren’t her only interest, she is currently studying to become a Veterinary Technician for Small and Large Animals which she feels has only helped her to appreciate these amazing animals. The different species in the Farm Animal Program add lots of fun and variety to her work and experience.

To book a private horse riding lesson, please contact Hannah at (717) 629-0085 or Hannah@refreshingmountain.com.

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Other Options

We have a Pony Ride and Farm Animal Experience for those looking for a one time ride experience and introductions to all of our animals.

Looking for peaceful place to board your horse? We provide quality horse care in a clean, relaxed, and family-friendly environment for equestrian enthusiast of all ages.

How can we help you?

or call us at (717) 738-1490