(618) 529-4110
722 Giant City Rd.
Makanda, Illinois 62958


Horseback Riding Lessons

Giant City Stables offers group and private horseback riding lessons for English and Western riding disciplines as well as Speed Events.  Our students not only learn to be safe and confident riders, they also learn all aspects of horse care, including grooming, tacking and barn chores.  Lessons are available to the general public.  You may use our own horse or a lesson horse will be provided for you.  Individuals who choose to participate in our lesson program must have the ability to follow and execute oral instructions.

Ramona Twellman is a Path certified riding instructor and International Sociey of Rider Biomechanics Coach..

Fall 2014 Lesson Plan

Come take advantage of our lesson package. Whether you're a beginner just learning to ride, an experienced rider wanting to tune-up your skills, or want to bring your own horse in to strengthen your relationship to your horse, these lessons will transform your riding skills. All lessons are given by Ramona Twellman, a PATH certified riding instructor with over 20 years of equine experience. Ramona uses her wisdom and experience to provide you with a unique custom approach using Natural Horsemanship for learning. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Private Lessons

1/2 Hour  $30.00

1 Hour     $45.00


10 1-hour lessons $350

5 1-hour lessons $200

10 1/2-hour lessons $250

Group Lesson

Have a group of family or friends?  We will be happy to customize a riding opportunity to meet your wants and needs.  We also offer group lessons through JA Logan College, and clinics throughout the year. 

John A Logan Horseback Riding Classes

Horseback riding classes with John A Logan Community College are offered here at Giant City Stables. Register for these classes through the continuing education department at JA Logan College. PH: 618-985-3714 Web Site:

Age 16 and up - six week session

Spring and fall classes for adults: Horseback/trail riding for beginners