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Lisa Jo White, owner of John White Stables, has been named Instructor of the Year by the Arabian Horse Times in 2009, 2010 and 2011. This recognition is awarded based upon the input of the readers of the Arabian Horse Times. Lisa was also the recipient in 2010, 2011 and 2013 of the APAHA (Arabian Professional and Amateur Horse Association) Instructor of the Year Award. This award is voted on by her professional peers and horse owners in the Arabian horse community.

Lisa offers a lesson program for all ages. The focus of our program is to provide our riders with confidence, self esteem, a sense of achievement, and an understanding of horses and horsemanship. Whether you are an adult who is beginning a new adventure in riding and / or horse ownership, or you are the parent of a “horse crazy” child who just wants to ride, we encourage you to join our program which is designed to empower each rider, while keeping him safe. Both adult and youth will be encouraged to participate in local academy shows, where they will ride a lesson horse and compete against other beginning riders.  These shows allow new riders an opportunity to experience the thrill of competition and the satisfaction of accomplishment.


ACADEMY BARN SHOWS

Academy Barn Shows are held monthly throughout the winter months at Merrie Hill Farm in Marengo, IL. Academy riders from John White Stables participate in competition with beginning riders from other local stables. John White Stables will be having their 2nd In-house Barn Show / Holiday Party on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The Merrihill Shows are set to start in January. Dates will be announced soon.


CHILDREN'S RIDING LESSONS

Whether you are a timid beginner or a seasoned pro, John White Stables invites you to "Come Ride With us" John White Stables Instructors are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of learning and responsibility for all students, ensuring a positive and productive introduction to horses. As their skills develop, riders will be encouraged to participate in local academy shows where they will ride on of our horses and compete against other beginning riders.

Lessons are offered in groups or private


ADULT RIDING LESSONS

Are you an adult who always loved horses from a distance? Have you had a desire all your life to learn to ride and are thinking about starting a new adventure? Or are you an experienced rider that would like to sharpen up your skills. Whatever your reasons, John white stables offers you a riding lesson program designed especially for adults. You will learn the basics of horsemanship and develop self confidence and a sense of achievement in a beautiful, safe, all weather environment. You have the opportunity to show at local academy shows, where you will ride a lesson horse and compete against other beginner adult riders. You can experience the thrill of competition or just the satisfaction of learning to ride.

Lessons are offered in groups or private


TROTTING TOTS

Horseback riding, especially for young children, opens developmental doorways that can lead to a happy and balanced life. This program is deisgned for 3-6 year olds and builds on the benefits of horseback riding to sharpen focus, instill confidence, and improve muscle coordination, core strength, blanace, and flexibility. Your young child will learn how to communicate with the horse through body signals and cues. They will learn how to groom and saddle a horse as well. Games, songs, and body movement in the saddle help develop not only the mechanics of horseback riding but also your child's listening skills, sense of responsibility, and creative expression. Lessons will consist of 25 minutes riding time and 20 minutes of grooming and off horse care.


SUMMER CAMP

All you horse crazy kids...get your friends together and sign up to attend a summer riding camp! We will also have sancks and surprises! Two sessions of a four-day camp will be held. Activities will focus on the main attraction — horses and riding. We will have two rides a day. We will also learn about horses and their care, participate in crafts and games, make good friends, and just have a lot of fun! Participants will bring a sack lunch, but there will snacks and surprises! The hours of the camp are 10:00 AM through 3:00 PM and the charge is $295 for each session. Call Lisa at 815-245-2585 to sign up.

2016 summer camp dates are June 13-16 & August 8-11.

June 13-16
Ages 6-17

August 8-11 $295.00
Ages 6-17

JWS Camps and Parties


 
 
 

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