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Private Riding Lessons

 All of our lessons are private! 

Western Lessons

$40 per student - one hour lesson

 Ages 5 and up 

Learn the basics of riding and boost confidence!  These lessons cover the ground work, balance, safety, care, horsemanship and technical horse knowledge.  

We also offer basic trail riding lessons for both kids and adults.  Great way to get out and boost that confidence!

Low-Level Dressage

$55 per student - one hour lesson

 Ages 8 and up 

All English types of riding incorporate dressage.  It is the foundation of riding.  Discipline, precision, and suppleness are a few of the most important aspects of Dressage.  We learn maneuvers, tests, engagement of the horse, and patience!

Barrel Lessons

$45 per student - one hour lesson

 Ages 9 and up 

Barrel lessons will teach intermediate Western students how to maneuver horses around barrels set in different patterns and how to ask the horse for quick responses while riding. We focus on precision, focus, and fast! This class will not just focus on barrels but other types of gymkhana as well. 

Showmanship Lessons

$60 per student - one hour lesson

 Ages 8 and up 

These classes are designed for the showing student. Western, English, or even Dressage, we do it all in this class. Students will learn proper attire, care of tack, washing and prepping a horse, showing techniques while riding and on the ground, and so much more!

Our instructor, Miss Holly, is also happy to coach at shows for an additional fee discussed with students and parents. 

English Lessons

$50 per student - one hour lesson

 Ages 5 and up 

English lessons are for people of all experience levels and ages.  We learn the basics of riding including how to balance in the shallow seat, proper use of hand and leg, and most importantly having fun!  Students will have a lot of opportunity to move further into this discipline. 


Meet the Teachers


Holly Marchese 

Lesson Instructor & Trainer 

Holly is the all-around teacher who can offer classes in both English and Western disciplines.  She is an expert in low-level dressage, hunt seat, show jumping, and showmanship.

Interested in lessons with Holly?

Contact her today!

586 419 1092


Liz Steffes

Founder & Owner

Liz offers basic trail riding lessons for both kids and adults.  She focuses on confidence building and 'what to do' on the trails. 

Interested in lessons with Liz?

Contact her today! (currently a waitlist)

616 422 8200

-What people are saying-



We love Rise & Ride! The owners take exceptional care of our horse & are great with our daughter at lessons. Very patient and kind, so much attention to detail! Lessons & trail rides for all level of riders! Highly recommend!



Gave my daughter her very first experience with horse riding lessons and she loved every minute. I love the focus on learning about the horse and how to properly take care of the horse. Very gentle and patient horses for those just learning. So happy we found Rise & Ride!!!!



We started taking our seven-year-old daughter to Rise & Ride Ranch for weekly horseback riding lessons this summer! She absolutely loves it, Liz is amazing at teaching and working with kids and horses. Liz is very patient and makes each lesson fun!


Under the Michigan Equine Activity Liability Act, an equine professional is not liable for any injury to or death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of the equine activity (PA 351 of 1994).

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