***As of Jan. 1st 2021 we are booked full until March for riding lessons. If you would like to go on a waiting list please include that in your message. ***
Lessons at Chambourcin are primarily huntseat/english riding lessons, however we do offer basic dressage and western lessons as well. All ages are welcome.
Our main goal is to learn while having fun! With three different trainers at the farm we are able to offer different styles of teaching from beginner lessons up to advanced jumping lessons. All trainers work together to build a solid foundation to riding or to polish skills already learned.
Students are taught how to groom, tack-up, and handle their horse or pony safely as part of their lesson. Once students have learned how to do this they may come 15 minutes early to begin getting ready for their lesson.
It is recommended that students attend lessons once a week to keep their skills fresh in mind.
Cancellation Policy: Please try and cancel with-in 24 hours.
Same day cancellation will result in a $10 charge.
No show lessons will be charged the full price of the lesson.
*Students must have a shoe with a heel (1/2 inch-1 inch) and long pants. We can provide a helmet or bring your own.
Meet our trainers
Outside trainers are welcome.
Jamie teaches Wednesdays only from 4-6
Jamie has 30 years experience riding, breaking, and training horses. She has shown in 4-H shows up to A rated shows, was the president of her 4-H club, rode for the Wilson College Equestrian Team, and worked at her mother's farm. Along with many years of experience with horses she also has a Masters in Education from Penn State, and has been a middle school teacher for 15 years. The skills learned helped Jamie develop a great understanding for the rider and the horse.
Natalie teaches Monday, Thursday, and Friday's from 3-6.
Natalie is a young professional, that has been riding for 11 years and teaching/training horses professionally the last 2 years. She competed in IEA for 8 years and was 7th at nationals in 2018 for our Serenity/Chambourcin IEA team!! Natalie enjoys working with young horses and ottb's. She specializes in hunter/jumpers. Currently Natalie owns 4 horses of her own and hopes to eventually run her own barn. We welcome Natalie.
Erika teaches by appointment only
Erika has been riding and working around horses since she was 8 years old. She participated in the Lancaster County 4-H program. When she was 17, she entered an essay contest in which she won a yearling Arabian gelding, which she still owns to this day. Erika Kurtz has been working in the equine industry professionally for 11 + years. She graduated from the University of Findlay in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Studies and Equine Business Management. She then spent the summer working at a YMCA camp where she obtained her Certified Horsemanship Association Certification. In 2006, she became the assistant manager of Flintrock Stables in Lititz, PA, where she continued her hunter / jumper education under head trainer Scott Burkhart. Erika spent 7 years at Flintrock moving up the ladder to Farm Manager and coaching the Franklin and Marshall Equestrian Team in intercollegiate competition. During her college career, she also competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and showed at Nationals 3 times. Currently she has been competing in the alumni division. Besides just the college team, Erika has coached riders of all levels at various horse shows. In February 2014, Erika obtained her trainer certification through the United States Hunter Jumper Association. When Erika is not coaching riders, you can find her judging local schooling and 4-H shows in the area. She is listed on the 4-H judges list for Pennsylvania and has recently received her learner permit through the United States Equestrian Federation. She would like to work towards her ‘r’ in Hunter / Jumpers and Hunt Seat Equitation. Erika is also active with the Pennsylvania Arabian Horse Association acting as secretary for the south central district.
One hour private lesson: $40.00.
One hour group lesson: $30.00 a person
Gift Certificates are available for purchase at the farm for riding lessons! Great gift idea for holidays and birthdays!
Those who board and/or take lessons also have the following available to them:
Trailering: $1.00 per mile for each horse, each way, with a $25 minimum.
Any boarder may store their trailer at no extra cost on the farm.
Schooling at Shows: $40 per rider per show
Use of school horse for show/trail (off the farm): $50 a day
Extra ride (on the farm): Students, with prior permission, may ride one of the school horses for $30.00. This is a one hour ride. These rides are available ONLY Friday-Sunday.