722 Giant City Rd.
Makanda, Illinois 62958


Horseback Riding Lessons

Looking to advance your riding skills?  Move past a plateau in your development?  We can help.

Giant City Stables offers group and private horseback riding lessons for English and Western riding disciplines.  Our lead instructor, Ramona Twellman, has over 30 years of teaching experience.  She is also a Path certified riding instructor and International Society of Rider Biomechanics Coach.

We can help you:

  • Improve your seat by focusing on posture, balance, purity of gate, and developing your skills for rising (posting) trot and sitting the canter.
  • Flat work to improve your horse’s straightness, flexibility, yielding to pressure (leg yields), upward/downward transitions, leads and lead changes.
  • Improve your relationship with your horse and yourself to make you a safe and confident rider.

Lessons are available to the general public.  You may use your own horse or a lesson horse that matches you riding ability will be provided for you.  Individuals who choose to participate in our lesson program must have the ability to follow and execute oral instructions.

Private Lessons

1 Hour:    $65 per person

Semi Private Lessons

1 Hour:    $59 per person

Group Lesson (4-6 Students per Class)

1 Hour:    $52 per person

Have a group of family or friends?  We will be happy to customize a riding opportunity to meet your wants and needs.