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Kids Riding Horses

Whether you're just a beginner, want a bit of barrel racing, or dressage is your thing, come ride with us at

Lone Star Ranch.

Our horses and ponies are well-seasoned, our instructors are the best in Austin, and we will pair you with the right horse for your abilities and riding goals.  Our covered arena also allows for almost all-weather riding!

Lessons at Lone Star Ranch

Designed for both children and adults, our lesson program is based on a whole-horse approach and is heavily based on an organization called the Official US Pony Club, and follows the organization's riding level system! We don't want to just teach riders, we want to develop "horse people." Thus,  in addition to riding lessons, each student is allowed to attend 2 Barnworks Practicals and 2 Horsemanship Classes each month to further their equestrian education beyond just riding!


To get started:  we like for prospective students to come for a single lesson that will serve as an evaluation to make sure we place you in the correct class. Once we have evaluated your riding, we will open online enrollment for you!


Riding Levels (Private & Group):

Beginner 1This level encompasses our Introductory and D-1 Preparatory courses, and is for riders just starting out in their riding journey!

Beginner 2 - This level encompasses our D-1 and D-2 Preparatory courses, including independent trotting and cantering/loping on the lunge line.

Novice This level encompasses the D-2 course, and is for riders who are ready to canter/lope independently.

Novice PLUS These classes are Private or Semi-Private, and are tailored to those advanced riders who are ready to begin carving out their equestrian path towards a specific riding discipline.

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Horse Camp

Pony Ride

Holiday, Summer, & Day Camps for Kids

We LOVE CAMP!!!  During our single day, summer and holiday camps, each student will receive a personalized experience geared toward cultivating their horsemanship and riding skills. Our strong educational focus during camp is the perfect opportunity for your child grow their self-confidence through learning to properly care for and ride our amazing animals.


Camp Activities Include:
• Personalized Semi-Private Riding Lesson
• Horse Care Lessons
• Outdoor Ranching Activities

• Water Slide in the Summer

• Games and Crafts




  • Ten 5-day Sessions Between May 31st and August 4th

  • 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, after care available until 5:00 pm

  • 1-Day, 3-Day, and 5-Day Options



1-Day, 3-Day, and 5-Day options

SESSION 1: May 31 - June 2

SESSION 2: June 5 - June 9

SESSION 3: June 12 - June 16

SESSION 4: June  19 - June 23

SESSION 5: June 26 - June 30

SESSION 6: July 6th & July 7th

SESSION 7: July 10 - July 14

SESSION 8: July 17 - July 21

SESSION 9: July 24 - July 28

SESSION 10: July 31 - August 4

Image by Malachi Brooks

All campers should remember to wear close-toed shoes with pants, and to bring water, lunch and a snack for the day.  Bug spray and sun screen may be beneficial to campers in the warmer months. Cancellation and rescheduling policies may vary for camps.

If you have any further questions, please call us or complete the inquiry form above.


Cow Class

Up Your Cowboy Game!

An interactive, all-inclusive clinic for youth and adults who seek to refine their cattle-working skills, horsemanship, and cowboy abilities. Live cattle, willing horses, and great instruction are our recipe for crafting successful cowboys. For intermediate to advanced riders.


Sign up with your personal horse (proof of Coggins required) or lease an experienced Cow Horse from us. Let the learning begin!


Click the "Book Now" Button to sign up, or click the link below to learn more!

Here are some lesson policies that may answer some of your questions:


All lessons -To cancel a lesson, please notify us of your absence ahead of time by emailing our Riding School Director at That way we will be able to notify your instructor and schedule you for a makeup class day.


Once enrolled, you are signed up for the entirety of the semester. For this reason, we recommend coming out for an evaluation lesson or two to test the waters!


Both of our locations have covered riding arenas! Because of this, we will generally still ride in inclement weather. Inclement weather cancellations are up to the lesson director and lessons will be canceled based on temperature (generally under 25 degrees), rain, and safety of riding areas.  All lesson students will be notified via text message by 2:30 (or earlier) if lessons are canceled.


We offer two Makeup Days per semester (one per Summer semester) in which you can sign up to make up one missed class each.


Payment for the semester can either be done on a monthly basis, or you can save some money by paying for the full semeser all at once! Either way, you'll be enrolled for the length of the semester, and won't need to worry about another student taking your spot.

Lesson Policies

Join us in the fun! We're out here 7 days a week.

Call us at (512) 697-9722




We would love to hear from you!  You may, however, find what you need on our FAQ page!

Please note, Lone Star Ranch is a working, private ranch. Visits to Lone Star Ranch are by appointment only.

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