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Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center  tel: 570-425-2868                                                         


Learn at your own pace...
Patience is a very important element of the riding experience. We realize that not all riders are the same and neither are all horses. We teach at a pace that is comfortable to the individual. People and horses need time and experience to develop good riding skills and we firmly believe that this foundation can not be learned overnight. At Mahantango Acres, the environment is relaxed and family oriented. There is no screaming, yelling or humiliation here. We are here to learn together to develop a partnership between horse and rider. Respect and patience will take both of you a very long way. Riding with this approach is most rewarding.


As a student, you will not only learn about horsemanship while mounted, but also learn the importance of ground work. At Mahantango Acres we encourage our students to work with the horses on the ground and generally spend time grooming, grazing and caring for horses. All students will learn from the very beginning about the importance of aids and being aware of your body. Virginia's background as a CHA Master Instructor and longtime advocate and student (you can never learn enough...) of dressage has helped shape her philosophy about the importance and strength of using your seat. This awareness of one's own body is essential to becoming a better rider. Once a solid foundation is built, the other building blocks can be added to help any rider better communicate with their mount in whatever discipline they choose. Instruction is available in Hunt Seat Equitation, Dressage and Western riding.

Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center * RR1 Box 1284* Herndon, PA 17830 * 5 70-425-2868