Horse & Hive employs highly qualified instructors with quality experience that can teach all ages from 5yrs old and up, and all experience levels. With multiple instructors, our program can focus on each and every students’ individual needs. From basics to advanced theories, in the saddle and on the ground, you will receive top to bottom instruction. We encourage questions and learning moments! Do not hesitate to ask your instructor about options for extended education - we love students who want to gain more experience and knowledge.

Lesson Pricing


4 Students Max

One Hour (including grooming & tacking)
up to 6 students in the lesson


No more than 2 students

One Hour (including grooming & tacking)
Only two students in the lesson


1 student only

One Hour (including grooming & tacking)
One-on-one private instruction


Lessons are offered Monday, Wednesday - Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Times are schedules based on availability and your scheduling needs.
Please be aware that we are no longer accepting wait list entries for weeknight or weekend lessons. Please check back with us in the Spring for availability at those times.

*Weekday daytime lesson spots are available!*

  • Lessons are scheduled on the hour
  • Lessons are an hour long
  • Lessons including grooming, tacking and untacking and any other horse care and handling
  • We recommend arriving at least 10 minutes early
  • Once a student is knowledgeable and able to get their horse ready for a lesson independently, without an instructor or working assistant, we recommend coming early well before the lesson time to groom and tack up.

Not sure you or your child are ready to take riding lessons? Our Introduction to Horses Experience can let you explore what riding lessons would be like with us.

what to know/bring before your first visit

The policy forms can also be consented to electronically by clicking the button below:


We please ask that all student cancellations be made 24 hours in advance.

Each horse is scheduled with your child in mind.
Any cancellations made the day of the scheduled lesson that is a non-emergency is responsible to pay the full lesson price.

Horse & Hive and its instructors reserve the right to cancel lessons with less than 24 hours advance notice in the case of instructor emergencies/illness, inclement weather, or when riding conditions are deemed unsafe. Every effort will be made to reschedule cancelled lessons as quickly as possible. In the case of instructor emergencies or illness a substitute instructor will be provided when and if possible.


When possible, instructors may choose to teach lessons inside in the case of inclement weather. These lessons may not include saddle time, however, will cover other aspects of horses, horsemanship, horse handling, care and maintenance that is not covered or discussed when riding. These lessons ensure the riders have a well rounded equine education.

Each instructor will use their own discretion on holding indoor lessons. Please check with your instructor directly.

**UPDATE: Due to COVID we are waiving the same day cancellation fee and reducing the late fee to $20 for COVID related cancellations ONLY. No student or guest are permitted on the premises if they have been exposed to COVID or showing ANY signs of illness**


Download our Introduction to Horses packet to get started on learning the basics!




Ellie has her level 2 CHA certification and enjoys focusing on the biomechanics of her students.


Amanda is the newest team member and has been an avid rider since her childhood.


Jim is top level CHA certified in both English and western. He is a well known horsemanship instructor in the Maryland area.


April has over 30 years of experience riding and showing in Hunter/Jumpers and Dressage and uses a centered riding approach when teaching.