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Safe lesson program for 5/6 year old in South Charlotte

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  • Safe lesson program for 5/6 year old in South Charlotte

    Hi all - the 5 year old daughter of a friend of mine has been begging to start riding lessons. They live in South Charlotte, NC, which is an area I know nothing about. Anyone have any recommendations for a reputable, honest, safe, beginner-friendly program? Must have beginner suitable ponies and not be intent on fleecing non-horsey parents ;-).
    "A canter is the cure for every evil."

  • #2
    Robbie Hunt at Hunters Lane. They're in Huntersville now, though.
    Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


    • Original Poster

      Originally posted by GingerJumper View Post
      Robbie Hunt at Hunters Lane. They're in Huntersville now, though.
      Thanks! Anyone else have any recommendations?
      "A canter is the cure for every evil."


      • #4
        Robbie Hunt would be almost an hour away


        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by APirateLooksAtForty View Post
          Robbie Hunt would be almost an hour away
          Yeah - that's going to be way too far. Is there anything that's closer? Doesn't have to be super fancy, just safe and honest.
          "A canter is the cure for every evil."


          • #6
            "Life is too short to be a slave to the whims of others." -- RugBug, COTH


            • #7
              Depending on where in South Charlotte they are (that is a pretty broadly defined area) there are a lot of farms in Waxhaw and the Union County area. I don't ride out that way so I can't make any specific recommendations, but I know there are many to choose from. You/ your friend might also want to check out the Charlotte Area Equestrians group on Facebook, a lot of recommendations there.
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              Mr EmJ: So what you're saying is GM is so Important he could get Chik-Fil-A on Sunday?


              • Original Poster

                Anyone shady who they should stay away from? PMs are welcome.
                "A canter is the cure for every evil."


                • #9
                  I would have them look at Cedarhill Farm, here is there website. http://www.cedarhillfarminc.com/


                  • #10
                    Yep Cedar Hill!
                    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


                    • #11
                      Or Carolina Country Acres (ookey name, great trainers)
                      "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"


                      • Original Poster

                        Thanks everyone - will pass these recommendations on to my friend
                        "A canter is the cure for every evil."


                        • #13
                          Cedar Hill won't teach anyone that young.


                          • #14
                            Hey, sending you a PM.


                            • #15
                              wish they were closer to here, we have lots of young girls that ride - from 4 yo to 6 yo we have at least 10 kids. Sorry, I don't now of any that far down in the state that I can recommend one way or another.
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                              • #16
                                Ditto on Carolina Country Acres. They have lots of great school horses and do camps etc. Nice people and good instruction.