Desert Trai‚Äčls Horsemanship

                                                            Gilbert, Arizona

"No Hour Of Life Is Lost That Is Spent In The Saddle." ~ Winston Churchill

Riding Lesson Program

Desert Trails offers quality and affordable hunter/jumper riding lessons for first time beginners, up to advanced riders, starting with age 6. Our lesson horses and ponies range in size and experience level, for the very smallest and inexperienced riders, to the advanced hunter/jumper rider. 

*Pony Pals Class

Geared to the first time rider. Basic horsemanship class covering all the skills needed to begin in riding lessons. Ages 6 and up. 90 minute, one time class. $80 per rider

*Required class to enroll in regular riding lessons

30 Minute Lessons

Beginner riders and up, geared to the rider who is not yet jumping, or just starting to jump. Beginner lessons are always private; advanced beginners and up may be semi private. 30 minute class.

$35 per class, or $125 for a 4 lesson package.

60 Minute Lessons

Advanced beginners and up. Geared to the rider who has started jumping and competing. May be private, semi private or small group. 60 minute class. $70 per class, or $245 for a 4 lesson package.

Horse Show Coaching

Day coaching at shows for all riding levels, hunters, equitation, and jumpers.

$70 per day, plus trailering fee, if applicable.

What our customers are saying

"My daughter was taking lessons at a different barn, I was not happy with how she was progressing and she was beginning to become frustrated and didn't want to ride anymore... I tried a couple other places and they weren't the right fit either, almost about to give up I gave Desert Trails a try and I have been very pleased. It's only been a month but I've seen great progress. My daughters frustration has subsisted and she is excited to go ride every week! I highly recommend! 

Audry H - Customer

"Desert Trails is AWESOME! Chris is an excellent instructor who can teach each rider at his/her own level, and she is very patient with the kids. I have been taking lessons with her for nearly five years, and Chris has really taught me to ride. From beginning on a pleasant Quarter horse mare to now jumping 2'3" show classes on a 16hh thoroughbred, Chris has had the best horses since day one."


  1. Melissa - Customer