Standard Riding Lessons

Girl riding a pony during her riding lesson at Carousel Park. Call (302) 995-7670 for details.

The mission of Carousel Park & Equestrian Center’s lesson program is to teach you safe, horse-centered riding skills and good horsemanship practices. Quality time spent on riding basics and horse care will allow you to become a well-rounded horse person. We start all of our beginners out in private lessons until they are able to groom, tack, and ride to a proficient level. There is always something new to learn in our quest to become true partners and (as they say) dance with a horse.

Lessons are available six days a week (no lessons on Fridays) and run in six-week blocks called “sessions.” We have a thriving lesson program and open time slots are limited. Our current students participate in a “priority registration” period, which allows them to renew their lesson days/times/instructors for the following session. Any remaining time slots are then made available to new students via our Carousel Riding Lesson Waitlist.  Before each session begins, open time slots are offered to waitlisted families based on the order in which they signed up. To add your name to our waitlist, please click on the button below.

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Contact Us

  1. Carly Thompson

    Equestrian Center & Park Director 

    3700 Limestone Rd.
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 995-7670

    Park Hours

    Open daily, dawn until dusk

Pony Pals Riding Lessons: For children ages 4-7

Lesson Rates: $360 per 6-week session

Lessons Format: Private only, 60 minutes 

Private Lessons: For riders 8-years-old and up

Lesson Rates: $360 for 6-week session

Lesson Format: One-on-one with instructor, 60 minutes

Group Lessons: For riders 8-years-old and up with basic riding proficiency (walk, trot, steer, stop)

Lesson Rates: $300 per 6-week session

Lessons Format: 2-4 people, 90 minutes

Military Discounts:

If you are a member of the armed forces or a veteran you will receive a $10 dollar discount per lesson. $300 per six week session.

Multi-Family Member Discount:

If more than one member of your immediate family, living in the same household sign up at the same time, you will receive a $10 dollar discount per lesson for each student. $300 per student per six week session.

Rating Levels

PP: Pony Pal

B: Beginner

I: Intermediate

A: Advanced

W: Western

DRS: Dressage

TX: Therapeutic Riding

Please call the Carousel Park office at 302-995-7670 with any questions.

Registration Forms