Riding Lessons

The Academy @ Dragonfire: Program Description

Academy at Dragonfire

Our lesson program extends from the beginning first time rider to the advanced international competitor. Adults and children alike are welcome, and we strive to meet the individual goals of each of our riders. We have numerous lesson horses available to help you gain confidence as you learn. Our instructors will provide a safe and enjoyable environment for you to become the best rider that you can be.




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Lesson Guidelines

Lessons will include Horsemanship as well as riding. Knowing how to care for and groom your own horse is an important step in becoming a well-rounded rider. Please arrive on time to help us keep up with our schedule. If you arrive more than ten minutes late for your scheduled lesson, you may be rescheduled to another day. If you need to cancel a lesson, 24 hours notice is required. Please dress appropriately for your lessons. This includes long pants (breeches or jodhpurs recommended), ankle high boots with a hard sole and heel, and an approved safety helmet. We also ask that you wear your hair back and that you wear fitted clothing to your lessons. Check out “Staff Favorites” for where to buy recommended gear.

Please note: Beginning students MUST take private lessons. Semi-private and group lessons are available only to students upon recommendation from instructor.

NEW! Horsemanship Classes.

Starting in September 2017, we will be offering monthly sessions in horsemanship that will meet on a weekly basis for an hour each week. The sessions may be mounted or unmounted depending on the weather and the subject matter being covered that day. Students should always be prepared to ride and dress appropriately for that activity.

Fee: $180.00/session. (4 classes per session.) Maximum of 4 students per session.


Call to schedule a session.

all to schedule a sessionHorsemanship Day Camp/Clinics available throughout the year! 

We are offering weekend day camps and clinics as well as several week-long day camps during the Summer. They will include basic horsemanship, daily riding lessons on safe ponies/horses, a short fitness session for the campers each day by our resident 4* rider, Jennifer McFall, crafts, and fun games! Spaces limited so call early to reserve your child’s spot.

Summer of 2018

We are offering the following Horsemanship Day Camps:

  • 6/25-6/29/18.
  • 7/30-8/3/18.

Fee is $375.00 per week. All camps will be from 10AM-2PM. Campers must bring their own sack lunch, drinks, snacks. The day will end with swimming in our pool (supervised), so bring suits, towels, goggles. Extended daycare can be arranged prior to Camp for working parents if needed @ prevailing rate.


To schedule lessons or to learn more about our camps, please contact Cheron Laboissonniere at 916.204.4247.


(Academy Instructors)
  •  Monthly lesson package $200.00, 4 lessons on weekly basis, must take within month.
  •  Single lessons – $60.00
Mature Ladies/Adult Beginners
(Cheron Laboissonniere)
  • All lessons – $50
  • Use of a Dragonfire Lesson Horse – $10
Earl McFall

Advanced/Intermediate Students

Beginners upon approval only

  • All Lessons  – $65
Jennifer McFall

Advanced/Approved Students Only

  • All lessons- $75


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