Riding Lessons & Camps
Lara Armstrong ~ Head Trainer/Instructor

Born and raised in Lawton, OK, Lara has been riding her entire
life.  Though she loves to ride, train young horses and compete,
she is passionate about sharing her knowledge with others by
teaching, riding lessons or sciences.  Lara maintains her OK State
Teachers Certification in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, &
Agricultural Education.  Her BS degree in Animal
Science/Biotechnology from Oklahoma State University included
classes in Equine Production and Management, Applied Animal
Nutrition, and numerous others essential for proper stable
management.  Lara has achieved many accomplishments in her
riding career, winning numerous ribbons in English & Western
disciplines as well as Halter and Showmanship, and competing not
only local levels but World Championships and A rated shows.  
Lara is currently in the process of obtaining her Trainer
Certification
and strives to maintain a safe, fun learning
environment for both horse and rider and enjoys teaching hobby
riders as well as those who are serious competitors.    
Lesson Pricing:

One Hour Lesson - $40
Students must take at least one lesson per week.  Payment for the month is due the first lesson of the month.

All adult riders and/or parents of minors must sign a liability release before participating in lessons.

Download LNJ Liability Release Here!
Download our Complete 2017 Fee Schedule Here!  

Why Take Riding Lessons?
At LNJ Ranch we feel that caring for horses & riding teaches responsibility, discipline, & compassion.  Riding also improves balance,
flexibility and overall physical fitness.  Our program provides year-round professional riding instruction for students of all
disciplines and goals — not only do we welcome those seeking recreational riding instruction, but we also provide the facility and
instructors for those with goals of competitive showing.

We specialize in Hunt Seat riding instruction for children age 3 & up as well as adults, but also teach western riding and
halter/showmanship.  Our large arena and 100X200 Covered arena provide for year-round riding.  We provide safe school horses
& ponies and well-maintained tack for all of our lessons.   Safety is our first priority & our program curriculum emphasizes the
importance of being safe around horses at all times.  

LNJ Ranch also hosts fun-filled horse camps & clinics throughout the year.  Horse camps are excellent supplements to riding
instruction where students can learn more advanced skills in horsemanship, safety, caring for horses, farm chores, arts & crafts and
riding instruction.  Children love the camaraderie of spending time at the ranch learning all sorts of fun & exciting things about
horses!

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8 Summer Camp Dates:
  • dates TBD
email lnjranch@gmail.com for more info!

Download Summer Camp Brochure & Application Here!

Lesson Options - What do we Offer?
LNJ Ranch offers riding lessons, including non-jumping & jumping lessons, English & Western disciplines.  An introductory lesson is
available for those wanting to try a lesson before making a commitment to an entire month of lessons.
Makeup Lessons - we do not schedule makeup lessons unless a 24-hour notice is given.  Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Curriculum - What Will Be Taught?
All riding instruction is tailored to suit the student’s individual needs & goals.  Whether you are a beginner rider or advanced, all
students progress at different rates and our lessons are adjusted accordingly.  Horsemanship is as important as riding and we
expect older students to learn to tack and groom their own horses, and put them away after their lessons.  For the younger
students, we incorporate fun (but safe) games on horse-back where students learn to steer, stop, back, walk, trot, etc.  
Sportsmanship is emphasized to all students!

Riding Attire - What Should Be Worn?
All students are required to wear appropriate riding attire including riding breeches, riding tights or jeans, English paddock boots,
half-chaps & a Certified Riding Helmet.  We have a limited number of LNJ helmets that can be provided for your first few lessons.  
Athletic shoes, loose or baggy clothing, jewelry and chewing gum are safety hazards and are not permitted.  All visitors to LNJ
Ranch are required to wear closed toed shoes while on LNJ property.
LNJ Ranch's Horsemanship for Homeschoolers
The LNJ Horsemanship for Homeschoolers Program is $60/student for the 4 week program. It is NOT a mounted program, but encompasses
the hands on, basic Horsemanship from the ground.
Class meets once/week for an hour.  All supplies are included in the cost of the program.
There are 3 classes... Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Ages are 5+, and students are grouped according to experience more so than age. The curriculum includes everything... Safety
(because they WILL be handling the horses/ponies), colors, breeds, tack (all disciplines), the various disciplines, anatomy, horse care,
tack care and maintenance, veterinary care and health, etc.... all depending on the level.  The Intermediate and Advanced class will
cover more indepth anatomy (aging horses by teeth, etc), veterinary care, health issues, genetic disorders, etc.