Class Descriptions

Waredaca offers a series of seasonal lessons offered over an 8 to 10 week period depending on the time of year. All classes meet and ride from the centrally based Indoor Arena. The instructional lesson program is structured into a progressive system of skills levels; each has an accompanying set of standards that further define the level and student expectations. The levels offered include:

Beginning to Ride

Students demonstrate safe horsemanship practices and ride in a correct position with adequate control at a halt, walk and beginning to trot.

Advanced Beginner

Students improve their skills at trot in preparation for canter work.

Intermediate I

Students ride with balance and control at walk, trot and beginning canter work.

Intermediate II

Students improve in balance and control at walk, trot and canter.

Intermediate III

Students continue to improve balance and control at walk, trot and canter.

Canter Skills

Students improve in confidence and ability to canter through a variety of cantering exercises.

Advanced Flat

Students demonstrate a strong balance-seat foundation from which they may safely pursue pleasure riding, dressage and jumping.

Skills for Safer Pleasure Riding

Students gain confidence through riding safely in a group over varied terrain.


Students receive extra preparation necessary to improve in balance, strength and confidence prior to enrolling in Beginning to Jump.

Beginning to Jump

Students ride safely and effectively over ground poles and small jumps at trot and canter. Jumps not to exceed 2 feet.

Beginning Dressage Skills

Students enhance horse’s performances through correct use and timing of natural aids.

Ongoing Dressage Skills

Students focus on developing a greater understanding of the desirable traits of an athletic horse.

Jumping II

Students exhibit proper position and control over combinations and lines of fences. Jumps not to exceed 2 feet.

Flat and Fence Work

Students focus on more advanced dressage and jumping skills.

Position and Skills Over Fences

Students enhance the jumping performances of their horses through improvements in balance and coordination.

Beginning Cross Country Jumping

Students jump basic XC obstacles with confidence, balance and control.

Beginning to Event

Students gain experience in the three phases of eventing competition—dressage, cross country jumping and show jumping with a future goal of Starter Event Competition.