On Course Riding Academy

Chicagoland's premier Hunt Seat equestrian center

Yes, we are open!

Because our operations take place on a large, open property, we are fortunate to be able to continue training our riders. Person-to-person contact is not necessary in what we do, which makes the barn a perfect place for riders to escape the confines of quarantine. We have intentionally taken special precautions to ensure anyone who visits is safe, including:

  • Hand sanitizer and wipes are readily available throughout the barn.

  • Surfaces, doorknobs, stall latches, lead ropes, and other communal barn equipment are sanitized regularly throughout the day.

  • All riders and visitors are required to maintain at least six feet apart at all times and wear a face mask when not riding.

  • Lesson groups have been decreased from a maximum of six riders to a maximum of four.

  • Only one person is permitted in the tack area at a time.

See what others are saying

Whether your child is just beginning or you are an adult who wants to get back into the saddle, On Course Riding Academy can help. I have ridden for decades, and I've never felt as comfortable yet challenged as I do with Val and her great team. Val is terrific with kids and knows just what it takes to give them confidence on a horse or pony. She also understands her adult riders and knows how to help them progress. Thank you, Val, for your hard work and dedication!


I’ve been riding my whole life. On Course Riding Academy is the BEST......for the beginner or more experienced rider, this program is excellent and they have fabulous school horses. If you are looking to get back in the saddle or want to start a new hobby, try riding at ON COURSE RIDING ACADEMY.


Mary D.

This place is fantastic. We are new to the horse riding space. The owner and her team were caring, informative and safe in teaching my family the beginnings of horse riding. I honestly can’t say enough nice things about this place! Highly recommend.


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