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 Bosman-Dirac, riders train on farm and travel to compete at regional schooling shows and move up through the levels in USEA Recognized shows. Riders must own or lease to ride with Kerry or participate in our Event Team, please visit the Event Team page for more information.
**Starting April 1st Kerry will be switching to subscription based lesson packages. Payment for you lessons will be automatically renewed each month with the option to cancel at anytime. The basic lesson package starting at $335/month will include four group lessons per month, a ten minute goal/review session each month, access to any videos taken during your lessons, and option to join one group horsemanship lesson per month (in person or zoom). Event Team is a separate package and all members can seamlessly pick up their lesson subscription at the end of Event Team.
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 a variety of horses. 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-- $70.00
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: $70.00
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. 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- We require paddock boot. No rubber boot, cowboy boot, rain boot and snow boot.
- Breeches or riding tights or long pants.