Horseback Riding Lessons

Since 1984, Canterbury Farm has held a high standard for the care of horses and attention to our riders. We are located in Hampshire, IL, our full-service barn and trained staff look forward to welcoming you as you begin or continue your experience in the equestrian sport. When you join Canterbury Farm you become family.

private horse jumping lessons


Four lessons, just $250*!

An enjoyable and beneficial experience for all (as young as 5 years old!) – explore enhanced physical activity, social and cognitive development and the therapeutic benefits that come with riding horses. The benefits of riding are endless, take advantage of this exclusive pricing by purchasing the lesson package today!

*$259.22 total with processing fees.


Physical Education

  • Balance and motor coordination
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Core flexibility and strength
  • Muscle development
  • Posture
  • Physical endurance
  • Exercise

Social & Emotional Development

  • Confidence booster
  • Gain independance
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Self-assurance
  • Relieves stress
  • Relaxing and screen-free
  • Self-discipline
  • Increases patience level
  • Aids in improving focus and control

Additional Benefits

  • Improved cognitive abilities
  • Activites sympathetic nervous system
  • Therapeutic exersice
  • Practice time management skills
  • Teamwork
  • Teaches responsibility
  • Increased communication skills
  • And more!
Please note that the above-listed benefits are all possible via horseback riding, however, as with all other sports and activities, each child responds differently. That stated, we take great pride in our facility and teaching methods and always do our best to aid your child(ren) in experiencing these many benefits!
private horse jumping lessons

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

14N200 Thurnau Road, Hampshire, IL 60140 – we’re local to Chicago and surrounding suburbs.  

What ages are the lessons for?
All ages as young as 5 years old are welcome.
What should I bring for my lesson?

We ask you to wear jeans and a shoe with a heel. If you don’t have a helmet, we will provide a hardhat for you to start out.

If you choose to continue with lessons (which we hope you do!), you will need to purchase a helmet, boots and breeches. You can purchase these items at a place of your choosing, or we recommend Saddler’s Row Tack Shop.

What does each lesson consist of?

Each lesson consists of a riding portion and a grooming/horse care portion. Students will learn to groom the horse, tack up the horse, learn different parts of the horse and overall horse care as well as learning to ride.

How long is a lesson?
Each lesson is roughly 60 minutes long. Most of the time will be riding but there will be a portion devoted to grooming and horse care.
When are lessons available?

Lessons are available 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday.

We look forward to welcoming you to Canterbury Farm!  Our lessons are semi-private with up to three riders at one time.

If you are interested in private, one-on-one, lessons, please click here to contact us, we are happy to discuss rates, details and availability.

Kindly Note: Lessons are valid for a thirty (30) day period beginning on the day of purchase and must be scheduled within this period. Promotion only valid for new riders, returning riders, please click here.