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.

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

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.  

Madison Riding Academy provides English Saddle Seat instruction for all riding levels from beginner to advanced.  We have a nice selection of American Saddlebred horses that can accommodate any rider.  

ATTIRE for RIDING PROGRAMS --- Lessons, Camps, Parties, Scouts, Troops and Competitions

About our Lesson Horses! They vary in skill and temperament from those suited for very beginners to those suited for riders who compete nationally.
    1    Our Goal is to keep our everyone safe.  
    2    Our second goal is to make everyone experience FUN and incredibly enjoyable.  
    3    Our third goal is to help our riders to  achieve their own personal horsemanship goals -whatever that may be!
Pleasure horses do 3 gaits; walk, trot & canter
5-gaited horses do; walk, trot, canter, slow gait & rack.

Year round lessons are given in our heated indoor arena or in one of our unique multiple outdoor riding venues.   We are able to ride in any kind of weather Wisconsin brings our way!

You may sign up for lessons in one of the following ways:
Phone: 608-833-3635            Email: neva@lstables.com 

Cell Phone Policy -  Cell phones are not allowed in the stables at anytime unless authorized by the owner or instructor of the barn.  Please leave your cell phone in your car or you may check it in at the stable store.  We are very strict about this policy, because we want to ensure the safety of all riders and horses.

Lesson Policies - 

  • No Membership Fee
  • Lessons are offered 7 days a week along with evening hours. Check calendar/Events for times.
  • To schedule a lesson, email -- Neva@Lstables.com or fill out the form on the page of what lesson your looking into.
  • Payments are due beginning of the lessons,
  • If a rider arriving late for a lesson will receive a shortened lesson but will still be responsible for the full cost of the lesson.
  • Each rider learns new skills at his and her own pace.
  • All riders need boots and helmets
  • All riders must sign liability waiver
  • All riders must review, sign and follow barn rules
  • All lesson packages, except the four consecutive lesson package option, must be used within 1 year from the date of purchase.  The four consecutive lesson package must be used within 30 days of purchase.
  • Cancellation Policy- Madison Riding Academy requires 24 hour notice to cancel a riding lesson.  Failure to give 24 hour notice will result in forfeiture of lesson time and fee.  No refund or credit will be given for failure to cancel or complete a lesson session.
  • Increment Weather Plan--If there is bad weather we will follow the Madison protocol.​​

Types of Riding Programs we offer:




About our Riding Programs

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EST. 1965                           Dan, Marlene & Neva La Fleur                              West side Madison, WI riding programs