The lesson curriculum at Bellemount centers on hunt seat instruction for riders of all levels of ability. Instruction provides a solid basis of correct equitation (rider position) and rider/horse communication. Extensive flatwork creates a foundation for successful jumping. Lessons include proper care and maintenance of the horse. Riders will groom, tack up, untack, cool down, and feed their horses during each lesson.
Bellemount’s curriculum also emphasizes on sportsmanship, teamwork, and patience with horses and other riders. Riders eventually become comfortable riding inside and outside of the ring. Riders who wish to pursue competitive riding are outfitted with the tools necessary to pursue this goal as well.
During rainy day lessons, riders will learn important lessons off of the horse such as braiding, bandaging, emergency care, stable management, stretching exercises, etc.
Private and group lessons meet the individual needs of both horse and rider. Riders may take lessons on their own horse or a horse at Bellemount. Bellemount’s goal is to create technically correct and confident hunt seat riders of all ages.