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, and teaches High School science at a rural school near
the ranch. 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
USHJA Trainer Certification. She 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.
One Hour Lesson - $40
Students must take at least one lesson per week. Payment for the month is due the first lesson of
All adult riders and/or parents of minors must sign a liability release before participating in lessons.
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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
2017 Summer Camp Dates:
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- June 2017... FULL
- July 10 - one opening
- August 2017 ... dates TBD
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
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.