Learn to Ride at North Carolina's Most Inviting Equestrian Destination
At Lakeside Stables, we are dedicated to providing you with the very best in professional riding instruction in a safe, family-oriented environment. Whether you've never been on a horse, have a couple trail rides under your belt, have taken some lessons, or are an accomplished rider, we have a place for you. Adults and children will find Lakeside Stables the perfect place to learn and grow as a rider.
With two of the Saddle Seat industry's top instructors managing our riding program, you'll receive instruction not only geared toward your experience level, but also personalized to meet your individual needs and goals.
In addition to receiving the finest Saddle Seat instruction available, you'll have a chance to ride at one of North Carolina's top facilities and most beautiful destinations. We are pleased to invite you to start — or continue — your equestrian dreams at Lakeside Stables.
Lakeside Stables is proud to offer riding lessons, riding camps and horse-themed birthday parties.
Schedule your first lesson today. Call (980) 444-6112 or Email Us.
SUMMER HORSE CAMPS
Summer is coming! It's time to sign up for Lakeside Summer Horse Camps!
Make this summer special by spending it at Lakeside Stables in one or more of our 2021 Summer Horse Camps. We have five great sessions to choose from, so you can find your perfect fit. Camps may include any or all of the following:
• Daily riding lesson with a professional instructor
• Learning to groom horses
• Horse-related games
• Horse-themed crafts
• New horse experiences
• Horse care and knowledge
• Horse painting
• Driving a horse in a buggy
• Veterinarian presentation/Q & A
• Making horse treats
• Scavenger hunts
• Beginner-Intermediate Riders • Ages 6 & Older
• M-F / 9am-3pm daily • $500
Session One (1): June 14-18
Session Two (2): June 21-25
Session Three (3): July 5-9
Session Four (4): July 19-23
Session Five (5): Aug. 2-6
Session Six (6): Aug. 9-13
TINY TROTTERS CAMPS
• Beginner Riders • Ages 3-5 years old
• 3 Days Only / 9am-1pm daily • $300
Session One (1): June 2-4
Session Two (2): June 28-30
Questions? Call (980) 444-6112 or Email Us.
Camp Cost: $500 per session
A $150 non-refundable deposit is due at sign-up to secure your child's spot for camp, as spots are limited If you sign up for more than one session, you will receive a 10% discount off each additional camp. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the start of camp.
Lakeside Stables' program of Riding Instruction is managed by the husband and wife team of Quintus and Brooke VanderSpuy. Together, they share over 30 years of professional experience in training American Saddlebred horses and teaching English Saddle Seat riding. More importantly, they have a passion for sharing their knowledge and love of horses with anyone who wants to learn to ride.
Under the direction of Brooke and Quintus, Lakeside instructors are selected for their ability to communicate and teach skills essential to becoming a good rider. The ability to adjust to riders of all ages and experience levels is paramount, and our instructors love teaching every to achieve his or her goals.
Brooke and Quintus are proud members of the United Professional Horseman's Association (UPHA), The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA), the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), American Road Horse and Pony Association (ARHPA) the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas (ASAC) and the Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA).
Riding Instruction Managers Brooke & Quintus VanderSpuy
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When it comes to providing quality riding instruction, having safe, reliable lesson horses is just as important as the best in professional instruction. The lesson horses at Lakeside Stables have been carefully selected so we can pair each rider with an appropriate equine teammate.
Call (980) 444-6112 or Email Us today to schedule your first lesson.
Beginner Lessons — $50.00
30 minutes in duration. Beginner riders start in a private session and are moved to semi-private and group sessions once they are safely able to ride without an instructor by their side.
Intermediate/Advanced Group Lessons — $50.00
1-hour in duration. Approximately half of the lesson is riding time and half is skill time and/or tacking and grooming of the horse. Each week, instructors base lessons on weekly curriculum.
Tiny Trotter Lessons (Ages 3-5) — $25.00
15 minutes in duration, specially designed for our tiniest riders.
Private Lessons — $75.00
30 minutes in length and include: Lunge Lessons, Full Bridle Lessons, and Lessons Specifically Tailored to Individual Needs.
"A La Carte" Lessons — $55
Beginner: 30 Minutes in duration.
Intermediate/Advanced: 1-hour in duration.
These are lessons that are not on the monthly schedule. "A La Carte" Lessons must be prepaid and set up no more than 7 days prior to the lesson.
Call (980) 444-6112 or Email Us to schedule your first lesson today.
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CAMPS & BIRTHDAY PARTIES
When school is out, we know you'll be looking for activities for your children. Look no further than Lakeside Stables, where we'll hold a series of fun and educational horse camps throughout the year! Your kids will have the time of their lives and are sure to want to do it again. No previous riding experience is necessary, and all levels of riders between the ages of 3 and 18 are welcome in the appropriate sessions.
Camps may include riding lessons, grooming, horse-themed games and crafts, horse painting, scavenger hunts, horse care and more! Winter Camps will be held beginning in late 2019, with Summer Camps being offered starting in 2020. Check back soon for camp schedules.
When it's time to celebrate your child's birthday, choose Lakeside Stables for your horse-themed birthday party! Children of all ages are welcome to attend your 90-minute party, packed with horse-filled fun activities, including a chance to ride! Each partygoer will also learn how to brush a horse.
Parties include the use of our climate-controlled lounge; we'll supply plates, napkins, utensils, cups and lemonade for the kids in one of our special themes and all you have to supply is the cake!
The cost of all of our birthday parties is $350 for up to 12 guests. Additional guests are welcome at a fee of $10 per person. A $150 nonrefundable deposit is required to secure the date and time of your birthday party. The balance of $200 is due the Wednesday prior to the party.
Birthday Parties are available for booking now. Start planning your child's special day by calling (980) 444-6112 or Email Us today to reserve your date.
Call (980) 444-6112 or Email Us today to to learn more about Riding Camps and Birthday Parties.