Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved . Airy Hill Stables LLC. 7886 Airy Hill Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620 . 410.708.1601
Website by Cheryl Bidish
Here at Airy Hill Stables, we believe that everyone should become a well rounded horse-person, not only a good rider. We strive to give each child or adult a solid foundation in their equestrian education, both in a balanced - seat riding, and in basic horsemanship. Students will get the most out of our lesson program by being dedicated and willing to practice and learn.
All students are started in basic balanced - seat riding lessons. As the student progresses, they may choose a more specific direction - Dressage, Hunter/Jumpers, Eventing, or Western riding.
Different options are available to suit your needs:
- 1 Hour Semi Private (2-4 students) - $35
- Ask about Birthday Parties!
Students should be at the barn 10 - 20 minutes prior to their lesson time to groom and get their horse ready, and expect to stay 10 - 20 minutes after to properly take care of their horse and tack.
Proper attire is required - no student shall be allowed to ride without an ASTM-SEI Certified riding helmet (which we can provide) or boots with a heel.
Michelle is a graduate of Delaware Valley College with a Bachelors degree in Equine studies and Business.
Michelle has gained many valuable skills from working in various disciplines. Her principles for teaching students start with a foundation focusing on centered balanced riding and natural horsemanship. Michelle teaches this by using basic principles of dressage and vaulting (gymnastics on horseback) to help the rider gain confidence and balance which are crucial building blocks in any discipline. These techniques are effective and fun and can benefit any age or riding level.
Michelle believes that becoming a good rider starts with your connection with your horse. The bond between horse and rider are stressed during lessons as well as the care of the horse. Lessons are offered to everyone from the very beginner to the more advanced rider looking to add to their skill set. She focuses on hunt seat equitation, dressage basics, as well as jumping and vaulting. Michelle is available to work with your young/green horse for private training sessions.
Michelle doing a vaulting demonstration.
Michelle teaching Vaulting.