Inavale Farm has one of the largest lesson programs in Benton County and has provided riding instruction since 1985. We provide instruction in Beginning Riding English or Western, Eventing, Jumping and Dressage.
Stop by the farm and meet our head instructor/trainer: Kelsey Horn. Kelsey has taught at Inavale for eleven years, and is certified by the US Eventing Association. She has ridden to the Intermediate ** level in eventing, and is working toward a US Dressage Federation Bronze medal. Kelsey provides a very professional atmosphere, and friendly, straight-forward teaching style.
contact Kelsey: Kelsey@Inavalefarm.com
Tarra Gakstatter, our assistant trainer and instructor, has 22 years of experience and currently competes her horses in eventing and dressage. She is working toward her USDF Bronze medal, but also enjoys having fun with her horses. She is always up for trying new things, and keeping things fun is one of her biggest priorities.
Contact Tarra: Tarra@inavalefarm.com
We also host many summer activities for beginner through advanced riders. Occasional visiting clinicians are invited to teach here, providing new perspectives for students and horse owners.
Beginner lessons start with the basics of horsemanship, including safety, grooming, saddling and bridling. Kids learn skills to prepare them for owning their own horse.
Summer beginner camps are day camps designed for horse-loving kids who want a more intensive session to learn all they can about horses.
Our school horses are well trained, patient, and experienced. We have a group of ten horses, and one is sure to be the right horse for your skill level.
We can also host Birthday Parties and Trail Rides for small groups.
Lesson Rates (per hour):
Semi-private (2 riders): $39
Group (3+ riders): $32
Call (541) 929-5706 ext 1 to leave a message for our instructors.