Riding Short Courses

Instructor, Kristen Clark, taking care of her horse's hoof after her trail ride

Purpose: To provide an intensive session of instruction catered to fit your schedule that will give you an introduction to Meredith Manor's Riding Master program.

Benefits: Spend your time improving your seat, your coordination of aids, your overall knowledge of horses and their care. Short Course students may audit any of the full-term classes in session that they wish. They may choose to participate in the daily duties of a barn, including grooming and feeding. You, as a Short Course student, can design your schedule to best suit your needs, including how many hours per day you wish to ride.

Instruction: All programs under twelve (12) weeks are under the directorship of the Teaching Department. You will be evaluated and taught by our certified Teaching students. The advantages of this method provide you with almost one-to-one interaction with an instructor who is eager and excited to share their knowledge with you! All levels of instruction are available, from beginner to advanced, in each discipline.

Disciplines: A Short Course student may choose to specialize in the riding discipline of their choice. We offer instruction in Dressage, Western, and Jumping. In all disciplines, the emphasis is on a correct, effective seat and coordination of aids in a humane method of training. Work on the lunge line is encouraged, as it is an integral part of developing balance and body awareness. Discuss with your instructor your goals, and develop a program that will benefit you.

Who Comes: Men and women of all ages beyond 18. There is no preferred riding level to enter with. We will work with you at your current ability and capability. We maintain horses in our program at all levels of training, and will consider your riding when assigning horses to you. Whether you have never been on a horse, or are an experienced rider, we can increase your awareness of the horse industry today.

In Brief: Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre and the programs we offer were designed with the serious rider in mind. Our classes and horses will challenge you, and improve your ability and understanding of riding like no other facility in the world. We are proud of our students, our graduates, and of the courses we offer that have earned us the reputation as "The Equestrian School of Choice." See for yourself why Meredith Manor is the name behind thousands of successful professionals.

Costs: Below are the costs for the Riding Short Courses:

  • Riding -- $100.00 per week
  • Room and Board -- $100.00 per week
  • Individual Meals -- $3.00 per meal
**Costs include one (1) riding class per day. Each additional riding class is $100.00 per week. Meals can be purchased by off-campus students.

Calendar: Short Courses begin on Monday mornings. They run weekly all year long, except during the first and last weeks in a quarter. Please contact Meredith Manor to get the school's calendar to find the best time for you. Riding classes run four days per week, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Class Space: Short Course enrollment space is limited. In order to reserve a space in the class of your choice, please complete the Riding Short course enrollment application and include a $50.00 deposit. The balance of your tuition must be paid upon registration. To obtain an enrollment application go to the Request Info page, and specify to send Short Course information in the comments section.

Bringing Your Own Horse: Short Course students may bring their own horse(s) to Meredith Manor at a cost of $20.00 per week per horse, although this is not required. Please make arrangements in advance if you plan on bringing your horse(s).

Refund Policy: All monies paid will be refunded if requested within three (3) business days of signing the enrollment agreement.

To receive more information on Riding Short Courses, go to the Request Info page and specify to send Riding Short Course information in the comments section.

I will always treasure the experience and education I received at Meredith Manor. To pass that along to students and horses has always been very rewarding, and I know it always will be as I watch former students pass this along to their students.
Caroline Brower: 1981 Riding Master III Graduate