Churchill Stables together with Mango Bay Eventing caters to riders interested in competing in the eventing discipline. We encourage inquires from riders who are serious about their sport and interested in competing in regional horse shows.
Instruction with Kerry Dirac, Mango Bay Eventing
Under the tutelage of professional eventer Kerry Dirac, riders train on farm and travel to compete at regional schooling shows. Riders move up through the levels in US Area 1 Recognized shows.
Beginner Riding Program with Ellen Allen , Churchill Stables
Beginner riders work with Ellen to solidify their equine skills and become confident/ walk/ trot/canter riders. Riders work with Ellen first in private lessons and then move onto a group when they can safely steer their horse. Riders continue to train with Ellen while they master the skills of walk, trot, canter and beginning to go over ground poles.
½ hour private lessons-- $60.00
Ellen offers beginner ½ hour lesson to young riders new to the sport. Please be ready at your lesson time with your helmet and boots on and ready to ride. We do our best to stay on schedule and need to start and end on time.
1 hour group lessons: $65.00
The 1 hour group lesson includes both horsemanship and ring work. The amount of time spent on each part varies from lesson to lesson, dependent upon the needs of the students. Instruction in tacking, grooming and untacking your horse is a vital part of horsemanship and critical to a riders ability to move up to the next training level. Please allow sufficient time for your student after their lesson to untack, groom and if necessary cool down their horse. Students may not return a horse to their stall nor pasture if not properly groomed or cooled down. This compromises the health of our horses. Aisle managers are there to assist students but not to groom their horse. If your schedule does not permit this important horse care please choose another lesson time.
Required Riding Attire: Please see our FAQ page for more details about what to wear riding.
- An ASTM SEI approved Riding helmet (no bicycle helmets)
- Riding boots- ideally paddock boots. Acceptable alternatives are cowboy boots or any heeled boot. No boots with zippers on the inside leg as this damages our saddles and irritates riders legs.
- Breeches or riding tights or long pants.