Horseback Riding lessons

About Our Lesson Program

Stepping Stone Farm is a Connecticut Hunter & Jumper Association approved riding facility. The farm is located on sixty acres in the heart of Fairfield County horse country. Mrs. Weber has been director of the Stepping Stone Farm riding program for over 45 years in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The farm has two heated indoor arenas and two Olympic approved outdoor arenas. Stepping Stone Farm offers lessons seven days a week year round for all levels of riders from pre-school riders to grand prix.

The farm provides one of the safest and quietest environments for both children and adults to learn about the wonderful world of horses. During the cold winter months, parents and families are welcome to watch lessons from the comfort of our two heated viewing rooms.

Our professional instructors; Janie Weber, Juliana Starbuck, Amanda Starbuck, Kathy Fogg, Tiffany Lindeborn, Sarah Azzanto are active in the horse show industry. The outstanding training staff provides the students with a safe, educational and enjoyable riding experience at Stepping Stone Farm. Their exceptional knowledge from years of riding, showing, and working with horses is demonstrated in superior riding instruction.

The group lessons are made up of three to six riders and are scheduled in one-hour increments. Depending on the student’s ability and experience, they are placed into one of four group levels: beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

The farm offers both half hour and one hour private lessons. Pre-school riders will be in 30 minute private lessons. Our ten school horses are vetted through our safety program by Mrs. Weber. The teaching staff meets weekly to discuss students progress.

Please note our secretary is in the office from 9am to 12pm, Monday through Friday. For any scheduling, questions or concerns, please call 203-438-7749. Lessons are offered seven days a week.

2024 Lesson Program Session Dates
  • Fall III: December 11, 2023 – February 4, 2024
  • Winter: February 5 – March 31
  • Spring I: April 1 – May 26
  • Spring II: May 27 – July 21
  • Summer: July 22 – August 18
  • Fall I: August 19 – October 13
  • Fall II: October 14 – December 8
8 Week Session Prices
  • 8 week Session 1 Hour Group $520 ($65 per lesson with purchase of session)
  • 8 week Session ½ Hour Private $760 ($95 per lesson with purchase of session)
  • 8 week Session 1 Hour Private $1,520 ($190 per lesson with purchase of session)
Single Lesson Prices
  • 1 Hour Private $200
  • ½ Hour Private $100
Cancelation & Makeup Policy

Stepping Stone Farm and Starbuck Equestrian requires 24 hours notice for lesson cancellations. All makeup lessons must be scheduled during the current eight-week session.

Our Instructors

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Owner of Stepping Stone Farm

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Head Trainer of Starbuck Equestrian

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Head Trainer of Starbuck Equestrian