Reasons to RIDE...


We offer affordable riding lessons  for ALL LEVELS.  Our mission at the Madison Riding Academy is to create a meaningful and memorable experience between the horse and horse lover.  We believe that people who are passionate about horses are kindred spirits.  Children and adults alike, who learn to ride, care for and show horses acquire unparalleled life and leadership skills.

Madison Riding Academy is dedicated to teaching students how to do the following:

  • Learn as much as they can about horses and riding
  • Build self esteem and confidence
  • Instill a sense of personal responsibility and integrity 
  • Show empathy and kindness for both horses and humankind
  • Develop a strong work ethic
  • Act in a competitive and sportsman-like way
  • AND most importantly......Have fun! 


We are committed to providing excellent service and holding ourselves to the highest safety standards all while continuously trying to find ways to innovate our horse riding program.
We always keep at the forefront of our minds, that we are role models for our riders, and loving stewards of our horses.  Each day as we work with our  riders and the horses, we never forget that this work is an absolute gift, honor and privilege.


It is the horse who is the athlete and the rider is more like the driver or director.  

These are the FOUNDATION SKILLS that a GOOD rider must be able to impart successfully to the equine.

example— This would be like a piano teacher giving her beginnings students lessons on playing Beethoven sonatas, rather than learning the fundamental piano skills, playing scales until your hands know where every key is.​

Must wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Stables has helmets.

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Horses are the foundation on which our students are able to grow and develop into confidant, productive, happy and successful members of society.


The Benefits of Riding Horses

  • Physical exercise
  • Psychological health
  • Therapeutic benefits
  • Relaxing
  • Creative expression
  • Confidence
  • Awareness of self and surroundings
  • Self Esteem
  • Independence
  • Character development
  • Responsibility
  • Work Ethic
  • Camaraderie 
  • Social skills
  • Competitiveness 
  • Team building
  • Fun


As you can see, some benefits are obvious, while others may have surprised you.  We would like to share one of our rider's journey's with you, as well as, a parent's perspective.