Horse-riding lessons begin in April at Rockford’s Lockwood Park

Online Staff Report

Registration is under way for group horse-riding lessons this season at Rockford Park District’s Lockwood Park and Trailside Equestrian Centre.

A variety of lesson programs is offered throughout the spring, summer and fall for all skill levels, ages 7 through adult, including: for children ages 3-6, the “My Little Pony” program provides an introductory riding experience, with weekly four-week sessions beginning in April, June, July, August and September; Saddle Up lessons for ages 7 and older offered in five-week sessions throughout the season, and begin April 29; Wyoming Wednesdays trail ride classes for ages 10 and older, held once a week for four weeks with monthly sessions June-August.

These popular programs and lessons usually fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged. Fee assistance is available for qualifying Park District residents; an installment payment plan is also offered.

Information about support for riders with disabilities is available at (815) 987-8800. Register online at (click My RPD), by mail, fax (credit card only), or at Customer Service locations in downtown Rockford or at Carlson Ice Arena, Riverside and Perryville, Loves Park.

For class descriptions, schedules and costs, or for more information, check the Park District’s Spring/Summer Program Guide available on the Park Districts website, at Park District offices and facilities, or by calling (815) 987-8800. Semi-private and private lessons are also offered. More about Lockwood Park can be found at

Posted March 27, 2013

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