Riding Lessons

Our goal at Carousel is to teach you not only to be a safe and confident rider but to also teach you all aspects of good horsemanship. We start all of our beginners out in private lessons until they are able to groom, tack, and ride to a proficient level. Quality time spent on riding basics and horse care will allow you to become a well-rounded horse person. There is always something new to learn in our quest to become true partners and (as they say) dance with a horse.

Lessons are scheduled Tuesdays through Sundays. You may start at any time during the year. After eight weeks of lessons, there will be a down week so that make-ups can be scheduled. Payment is to be made at the beginning of each four-week time period.

Lesson Rates

  • $200 for four weeks

Types of Lessons

  • One half hour of riding and one half hour of horsemanship instruction, grooming, and tacking with your instructor

Rating Levels

  • B: Beginner
  • I: Intermediate
  • A: Advanced
  • DRS: Dressage
  • GRM/SHOW: Grooming and showmanship
  • TR: Therapeutic riding

Open Enrollment for the session that begins on November 1 is on September 24 from 10-2 p.m. If you are interested in riding lessons at Carousel but cannot make the open enrollment, please call the park office at 302-995-7670 on August 21 to see what times are available.


New Castle County Carousel Park is looking for qualified riding lesson instructors for beginner and intermediate in both English and Western riding styles.  Lessons are taught Tuesday thru Sunday. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

Please contact Audrey Saunders at 302-995-7670 for more information.