Over the past 11 years we have safely taught over 2000 students to ride! If you are a newcomer to equestrian sports, Circle Lake Ranch is a great place to start. Student safety is our ultimate priority. We focus on providing a solid basis of knowledge and ability. Our customers have excelled at both the regional and national level around the world including Britain, Egypt, Canada, Malaysia, South Africa, Japan and Norway.
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The cost for our lessons is $200 per month – it is a flat rate no matter if it is a four week or five week month.
We require a 24-hour cancellation notice for all classes or the student will be charged or the class forfeited.
To schedule horseback riding lessons please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM, if you need to reach us leave a message at 281.395.4311.
Circle Lake Ranch is a horseback riding academy offering western and english horseback riding lessons. We specialize in beginners and in creating true equestrians. As a licensed human Chiropractor, Dr. Layne Spitzenberger has developed exercises to increase rider’s skills, balance, coordination and muscle tone.
We teach riders age 7 through adult. Our lessons are taught in a group format, once a week, at the same time and on the same horse, so for instance you would ride at 6:00 Monday nights on “Birdie”. We have assistants available in case a student needs one-on-one time during the class to master a particular skill. Ten minutes of your hour-long class time is dedicated to tack (equipment) changes and ride time should be about 50 minutes. The cost is a flat-rate of $200 per month, no matter if it is a 4 or 5 week month. This payment is due in full the first class of each month. If you miss a class you must take a makeup lesson within thirty days or the lesson is lost. Our horses are capable of carrying a rider up to 180 pounds in weight based on the height and size of the horse.
Students with disabilities are referred to SIRE’s wonderful program. Their phone number is 281.356.7588.
If the student is a minor child under the age of 18 years, both mother and father must sign a liability waiver form to grant permission to ride. If the student is an adult age 18 or over, they must sign a liability waiver form in order to ride. Be certain to include your health insurance information on this form and your complete mailing and email address. You may print the form at the link below:
Safety is our number-one priority. We want you to be familiar with our barn safety rules which you can print below:
We require ALL riders to wear certified ASTM/SEI helmets, riders are required to bring their own helmets. Riders must wear jeans or jodpurs and Western or English riding boots are required. If you need to purchase boots we recommend Charlotte’s Saddlery. They are located on I-10 at the Kirkwood Exit in Houston. Their telephone number is 281.596.8225.
In case of Thunderstorms in the area, we run lightning detectors and watch local radar to decide whether or not to cancel lessons. Please call 281.395.4311 to find out if weekday lessons are cancelled due to weather. For weekend lesson weather information, text 832.971.8980.
Thank you for your interest in our programs and we look forward to meeting you!
Disclaimer: Due to the nature of horses and unforeseen events we cannot guarantee the lesson content of any horseback riding class.
Charlotte’s Saddlery: English and Western riding equipment and clothing for the equestrian located at I-10 and Kirkwood.