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
Private Lessons at Lone Star
Our lesson program is based on a whole-horse approach and is heavily based on an organization called Pony Club. We don't want to just teach riders, we want to develop "horse people." Thus our lessons are heavily based on riding but the students will also learn how to catch, halter, cross-tie, groom, tack, and un-tack horses. If time allows, students will also learn even more horse care information such as parts of the horse, how to bandage, take temperature, pulse, respiration, and much more!
To get started: we like for prospective students to come for a single lesson that will serve as an evaluation to make sure it is a good fit! If you decide it is what you are looking for, then we can enroll you in the lesson program!
For our beginner riders, everything is taught and supervised in one-on-one instruction. As the student becomes more competent, they will be given a chance to pass a basic test of grooming and tacking. With this achievement and acquired skill-set, students then to come to their lessons a little early in order to get their horse ready so we can have even more time for riding and other equine education. Beginners are strongly encouraged to take private lessons; being able to have the one-on-one time with an instructor is crucial to a good foundation of riding.
The initial evaluation lesson is $125, if you choose to continue, the following lessons will be $95 per class (or $85/class with enrollment in our Riding Academy).
Complete the interest form
to get started today!
Holiday & Day Camps
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 Activities and Water Slide* (*summer only)
• Games and Crafts
We offer several single-day camps throughout the year. Campers can join us for 5-day, 3-day and single-day camps throughout Christmas Break, Spring Break and Summer Break. Please refer to our schedule for specific offerings.
To register for camp complete and submit the CAMP REGISTRATION FORM. We will contact you with confirmation of registration and follow with instructions to prepare for camp.
5 DAY CAMP $300.00
Dec. 30-Jan. 3 (M-F)
3 DAY CAMP $200.00
Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 - (M-W)
1 DAY CAMPS $75.00/day
Jan. 2 or 3 (Thu.or Fri.)
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.
Here are some lesson policies that may answer some of your questions:
All lessons -To cancel a lesson (regularly scheduled or makeup) you must give 24-hours notice and must notify the lesson director in writing (either text or e-mail - voicemails and verbal cancellations do not count). We enforce a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellation which is less than 24-hours will result in a "no show" and will be charged the full lesson price.
Semi-private - If you are enrolled in a semi-private - you and the other student are tied to the lesson, if one person cancels and gives the proper 24-hour notice then the lesson will be cancelled for both students. If one student does not give 24 hours notice then the lesson will still go on and be taught as a private lesson with the student missing the lesson being charged for the lesson per the cancellation policy stated above.
If you wish to unenroll in the lesson program we ask that you give a months notice to do so, but we understand this is not always possible. In either case, a student may use 1 makeup after they are unenrolled in the program and any additional makeup lessons will be forfeited. Giving the month's notice allows us to make sure all makeups are used before unenrolling.
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.
Makeup lessons are held during open lesson spots during the week and on some weekends. 24-hour cancellation notice applies to makeups as well. Please note that your regular instructor may not be the one to teach your makeup.
Once enrolled in the program you can pay by credit card, cash, or check. Credit cards are generally charged no later than the 7th of each month. If you pay by cash or check, payment is due on the first of the month. All checks to be made out to Lone Star Ranch. Invoices are not sent unless requested.