Services

WHY RIDE WITH US?

We are Lafayette's and surrounding counties only "Certified Equestrian Riding Program" members and certified by the American Riding Instructors Association, ARIA. Under the guidance of Pamela Bowen Gibson. Pam has over 35 years of equestrian experience.

Become a part of Lafayette's Most recognized "Educational" Equestrian Center. Lessons and instruction from beginning to end!  Over 24 years here in West Point!

 

Our Instructors,

Pam Bowen Gibson has ridden and studied under many professional trainers and educators. Pam continues still continues her education by riding several clinics year round and enjoys her lessons with trainer!  Always room to improve!!

Her love has always been in the Western saddle, but you will see her in a Hunt seat saddle every now and then.  Pam was taught years ago with Dressage principles and that has

also been the foundation for Wild About Horses Horses Equestrian Center.  Pam has been involved with 4-H for almost 20 years, Coached the Purdue Western Equestrian Team for 6 years and have enjoyed IEA with several of her students that formed a team and competed together for a few years.  Unfortunately, Covid put a damper on that for now!

Pam has been teaching clinics in Horsemanship, Jumping, Cowboy and Western Dressage throughout the Midwest for the last 5 years and enjoys working with clients and their horses.  From kids to adults, Pam is well rounded to be able to teach, educate, and inspire.

Jen Tilley has found another form of teaching she loves teaching Horsemanship at Wild About Horses. She has always loved horses, and is enjoying this hobby with her daughter Kaylyn.  Jen holds a Masters Degree in Education, and had been a 1st grade teacher for over 20 years.  Woodland has been blessed with her for the last 7 years.

She has been our instructor for Summer Camp in 2020 and 2021 - the best years we have had!  She continues to teach our weekend program!  She is a great instructor!

When Pam and Jen are not teaching in the barn, you will probably see them training together, as they are both have goals for competing in Dressage.  They both love riding, training and inspiring one another. They also love trail riding and camping with the Gibson/Tilley and several other fun families!

Haul in or ride a lesson horse, and ride under instructors with years of experience in teaching, not just instructors that are good riders. There is a difference. Let us share our experience to make your riding more pleasurable and confident.

We are instructors with years of experience by riding under the best trainers in the U.S., and hands on clinical experience under world trainers to stand behind our instruction and our reputation...   Let us create a lesson package that meets your goals and desires..


 

LESSON TYPES AND COST 

Level 1 and/or First lesson - Always a one on one with an instructor.
1/2 hour Private lesson $58 - How younger do riders start?  4 years old.

All riders are required to pay for their lesson when the appointment is book.  Payment info below.

(You will need ; long pants, closed toed shoes, no Rubber or Rain boots or Croc's)

We provide horses and ASTM public use helmets.

Next,  Level 2,   I am trotting on the rail and I can be independent! Phase 2

is 3/4 hour, 15 minutes of grooming and saddling the horse, 1/2 hour lesson with 2 riders. $58

Next Level 3,  I am ready for a group!  Groups are 4 or 5 riders enjoying the same discipline and same level of riders.  Groups are fun and we love encouraging each other. Be here 15 minutes before your lesson, tack up and be ready to enter the arena at lesson time.  These riders are also responsible for untacking the horse, grooming and put the horses up. $58

1 hour semi private $68 each Level 3 only

1 hour $75 private with lesson horse. 

1 hour $65 private with your own horse. All levels

All lessons are by appointment, book with Pam  765-714-7403  Texting is better than voicemail!


 

Lesson Discount Package -

Purchase 4 lessons for the month and save ....$58 individual lesson, purchase 4 lessons $220.  Discount only applies when paid by first lesson, first week of the month. 

4 Lessons to be used in the same month.  If your are not purchasing 4, rides are $58 each ride.

 

All new riders are required to prepay for their 1st lesson.

All lessons must be paid for at the end of their ride.  If service is bad at the barn please pre-pay.

We accept cash, local checks, PayPal (Friends and family only) pambowen63@gmail.com and

Venmo Pam-Bowen-5.... No cards of any kind. 

Lesson Cancellations will not be refunded, but may be rescheduled during the current month in our regular daily lesson program. To reschedule your lesson please give us a 24 hour notice. 

School age kids, please let us know they are not coming by noon.

Please give us a week notice if you are going to miss your next lesson.  

If you do not show up for your lesson you will not receive any credit.

No Exceptions!

 

 

RIDING ATTIRE

Closed toe shoe and long pants are all you need to start off with.  We will provide helmets and horses!  Please note, helmets are public use.  After the 1st month of lessons, proper boots and purchasing a NEW helmet is highly recommended.

If buying used, make sure it is not over 5 years old.  They do have an expiration.

Please do not bring bicycle helmets for your kiddo.  They are not rated for riding horses!

GETTING STARTED

Sign up today by calling Pam @ 765-714-7403.  New riders are always welcome!

WAH believes that new students should have 1 on 1 instruction when first learning to ride.  

If you are riding with a spouse or another Adult, we may start you together. 

Examples suggested English and Western Boots for riders  No plastic sole boots, no Rain boots! or open toed shoes....or crocs
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