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Riding Academy at LOH

Private Lessons • Group Lessons • Parent & Pony Classes
For over 70 years, the LOH Riding Academy has offered one of the area's best and most comprehensive beginning and intermediate lesson programs for all ages. Students are taught Hunt Seat and Equitation, the foundations of all English riding styles. If they like, students can learn to jump too.
Adults and children of any skill level will enjoy the high quality and talented horses that make our Riding Academy truly special. We offer several individual and group lessons every week of the year under the watchful eye of our professional instructors.
Our Riding Academy helps students reach their goals by providing instruction that takes students from the basics of horse care and ground manners to their first competitive show. Students learn skills both on and off the horse and develop into safe, confident, and knowledgeable equestrian athletes.
For adults, we offer classes conveniently scheduled during the day and after work as well as "Parent & Pony" classes for you and your child. Learn to ride and develop your equestrian skills in a relaxing and supportive environment and enjoy the amenities only LOH can offer you. Imagine...the end of a great lesson, untacking your faithful horse, then sitting in our warm and cozy Horse & Hound Clubroom or on our patio while you enjoy the beautiful Lake Oswego hills with a cool drink and good friends.
Our Riding Academy is well known for the quality of our instructors. They are carefully screened for equestrian experience, teaching skills, equine knowledge, safe practices and the ability to create a fun, safe and productive class environment. For more information on our instructors please visit our Riding Academy Instructors page or contact 503-636-1319 the Riding Academy directly. We would love to talk to you about your interest in learning to ride!
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Seeking NEW Riding Academy Instructor

The Riding Academy focuses on development of basic and intermediate riding skills, with basic jumping classes for interested students that will not exceed two feet six inches in height.

The program will include a combination of riding lessons as well as lessons and opportunities to provide students with basic knowledge of horse care and behavior. The lesson program is year round with special summer and school break "camps" added throughout the year.

The program is intended to teach students basic and intermediate riding skills, as well as elements of good horsemanship such as horse care, grooming, tacking, able to stand four plus hours and lift at least 25 pounds. The focus of the program is riding in the English style; however, the accomplishment of basic and intermediate riding skills is to be emphasized over any particular riding discipline.

Submit resume, list of at least 3 references (with e-mail addresses), and cover letter describing applicable experience by Dec 13th, 2014 (electronic submissions only please):
Taryn McAllister, RA Manager; 503-636-0674


What our students are saying...
"I have seriously had the time of my life learning and riding your horses each week. It has been an absolute pleasure and you have the most mature, bright, easy to learn from and just totally genuine teachers and volunteers at your academy." -Sadie

"It had been many years since I had been on a horse when I joined the Riding Academy. The instructor and the horses I rode quickly reminded me how much I loved it. Over the years I have worked with different RA instructors and have always appreciated their patience and instruction. It is an excellent program at LOH." -- Linda H.
"I've been taking some lessons in the RA so I could ride with friends, and to my delight, the lessons have been really good. The quality of the RA horses is also a nice surprise." -- Susan B.