Normantown Trails Equestrian Center
Horseback Riding Programs
Explore your passion for horses at Normantown Trails Equestrian Center! NTEC offers riding lessons in English, Western, Hunter/Jumper and Dressage. Our lessons focus on safe handling and riding. We have a variety of school horses and ponies that can accommodate beginners and more advanced riders ages 8 thru adult. Children younger than 8 years old need to be evaluated before registering for private or group lessons. An evaluation lesson may be scheduled by calling NTEC at (815) 254-1950.
Long pants and sturdy shoes with a half-inch heel are the safest to wear when riding. Open-toed/open-heeled shoes and flip flops are prohibited and cannot be worn while riding. Riding helmets must be worn while on horseback. NTEC has helmets available for use if the rider does not own one. Damage to helmets or tack will be billed to the rider.
A Liability Release Form must be filled out and signed before you can begin riding. All participants are expected to follow the barn rules and regulations that are posted at the stable.
Riding decisions will be based on the health and safety of our participants and horses. Horse theory classes will be provided featuring topics such as wrapping, grooming, nutrition, and other equestrian educational topics at times when riding is not appropriate. If you choose to cancel your lesson because of the weather with less than 24 hours notice you will be billed for the lesson. If NTEC decides to cancel riding lessons you will be notified and will not be charged for the lesson. Any questions or concerns, please contact NTEC at (815) 254-1950.
24 hour cancellation policy
Please remember your lesson is an appointment. Students need to arrive at least a half-hour early for their lesson or class. Late arrivals will not be able to make up missed riding or instruction time. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required. Students who do not give a 24-hour notice or do not show will be billed for that lesson time and may lose a standing lesson time slot.