Riding Lessons & Professional Training
We offer training for a variety of disciplines and teach riders of
all ages and levels, both hunt seat and western. Horses that come in for
training go on to be successful both in and out of the show pen. Contact
one of our professional trainers to discuss your training and riding goals!
Our instructors have years of experience teaching riders of all ages and abilities and have proven themselves as being some of the best around. We specialize in a variety of disciplines including hunt seat equitation, western pleasure, and of course trail riding! Truck-ins are welcome and trail rides are available with one of our instructors at the lesson rate.
* Members of our Western NY Equestrian Team, 4H members of Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties, and Heritage residents and employees receive a $5 discount on each lesson. Immediate family members who take a group lesson together will receive $5 off each additional rider.
* Cancellation Policy: To better serve our customers, we require a 24 hour notice for cancellation of appointments. Any cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged full price.
Whether you want a young horse started with a solid foundation or your show horse tuned up for the next big show, our trainers can help you achieve your goals. Our professional and reliable trainers offer a variety of specialties. Contact us for pricing and to discuss your training goals!
Heather Payne, Head Trainer
As head trainer and manager of Homestead Stables, Heather Payne brings over 25 years of experience in the horse industry with 15 of those years as a professional. Heather’s training specialties include: Colt starting, All Around, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, Trail, Halter, Showmanship, and Reining.
“I’ve been riding since I was 10 years old, I’ve worked in many different aspects of the equine industry (I am now 65) and Heather Payne is one of the most talented and most fair minded trainers I have ever worked with. It doesn’t matter if you have an expensive show horse or a horse that is special because they are special to you, Heather gives you her complete attention.”
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