Riding Lessons

Included with our lessons we have courses in work in hand, theory of Classical equitation, old masters, developing the seat, and more. Talk to the office!’


Weekly Lessons

For local adult and young riders

No matter what level you are as a rider, there are options for you. “There’s no such thing as advanced riding, only beginning riding done better and better.” That premise is very real at NSAE. Beginner lessons are as important to us as the most advanced, and at any level the work is focused and playful, full of personal breakthroughs and real joy.

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The Intensive

Design your own in depth personal riding retreat

The first riding intensive, in which we address the seatwork, requires a minimum of five days. Once the seat is established the riding can progress!

The longer you can stay and the more time you spend soaking in the ideas, trying them independently, and watching others practice, the more effective the learning will be. Intensives can be designed to answer your specific questions and concerns.

Professional's Course

Full time, full immersion course for one year

Are you ready to learn to do this at a professional level?
For students ready to develop their riding and training to the highest degree, the professional’s course is an incredibly powerful approach to creating a seriously skilled classical trainer.

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Certification Program

Earn certification as a rider, trainer or instructor

Our certification program is for riders who are ready to learn what it is about the old work that is so different from modern oppositional riding. It is for trainers who want to learn to develop a classically trained horse, and for instructors who want to teach this way.


Online Riding Academy

We are developing these lessons as a legacy for the Foundation for the Equestrian Arts.

Teaching this material for decades we’ve assembled a very powerful method for developing a student as a classical rider. Craig and Mary Anne, with the support of several dedicated students, have created an on-line academy that we hope will live well beyond our active teaching lives.
There are several levels of involvement available, from simply learning something new about training in pre-recorded lectures, videos or readings, to semi-private or group seminars and lessons, to private one-on-one online studies focusing on your own particular horse and your skills as a rider.

Come work study with us

Work study opportunities and limited Foundation for the Equestrian Arts Scholarships are often available, as well as professional discounts for teachers and trainers. Craig and Mary Anne both got much of their education in a work study format, and we are committed to return the favor.