The Riding School at James River Equestrian Center offers lessons to those who do not own a horse at our riding school (this is the first barn on the property). We teach beginner through advanced lessons. Our lesson horses are carefully selected. We have ponies and horses that are appropriate (very quiet) for the beginner as well as those who can challenge and accommodate the more advanced rider. In our riding program, each student is developed at his or her own pace. All lessons are taught in groups (beginners in groups or 2 -3). The maximum in a group is 5 riders. This approach allows our students to learn from each other as well as enjoying the social aspect of riding as well. Our staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.