Mounted Lesson Program

Spring and Fall Mounted Lesson Programs

Volunteer coordinators attempt to offer lesson locations and schedules convenient to members. Please see the CWPC Calendar for lesson dates.  

Certification listed is not a requirement to attend lesson rather an ability level description to group riders for appropriate instruction.  Additional lessons may be offered as volunteer coordinators make them available.

Prepay lesson fee via the Pay Online link below or via check payable to CWPC to the Lesson Coordinator.  Note in memo box - lesson name and date, rider name.  Additional facility and pony loan fees pay directly to owner at time of first lesson, if needed.

Ship-ins please email current coggins in advance to the club secretary to be uploaded to the current coggins Google Docs folder.  

See the calendar for current lesson offerings that have included...

Weekly Lessons in Marshall with Allison Spivey

Allison Spivey, instructor -  The CWPC member co-pay will be $25/lesson for 3 riders.  Every attempt will be made to create groups of 3 riders, thereby keeping the member co-pay to $25 per rider.  If there are only 2 riders in the lesson group, the rider co-pay will be $35.  Private lessons are available for $65  

Inquire with lesson coordinator, Erin White,  757-334-1442

Weekly D lessons at Carpenters, 35805 Allder School Road, Round Hill 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM

Kate Aytes and others instructing  Lesson fee is $20 per lesson. Prepay for 4-$80.00 or 8-$160.00.   Lessons will meet every week regardless of weather. If raining, instruction will continue in the barn. Mounted lessons will be added, if possible, if rain requires unmounted instruction.

RSVP to Jennifer at or 703-475-7832 to make reservation.  Mounts available or bring your own. 

Weekly D-3/C lessons Carpenters, 35805 Allder School Road, Round Hill 

Wednesdays 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM

Cathy Frederickson, USPC national examiner, and other USPC certified instructors will teach this weekly 5 lessons series focused on testing readiness and success. Small group 2-3 riders max per group. Please RSVP to make a reservation for the first of 2 sessions Sept. 4-Oct. 2. Meets weekly rain or shine. 

RSVP to Jennifer at or 703-475-7832 to make reservation.

The lesson fee is $35 per lesson. Pay by check to CWPC or PayPal to at the link:

Equine Professional and CWPC Adult Life Member, Carin Brown, in Warrenton

CWPC Horsemaster member, instructor and trainer, Carin Brown, offers lessons to all abilities, on the flat, grillwork, and over fences. “ I can teach whatever we are in need of but was hoping to do a jumping series of lessons to do grid work/cavalettis/poles. I love gymnastics! But I am open to any level. Can do beginner dressage or show jump lessons too. I will assist members with certification prep. Whatever there is a need for I can teach! Just want to help out.”

Carin has lesson mounts available or bring your own. Contact Carin Brown at or (540) 407-0089 directly for instruction.

Overlook Farm, Purcellville, offers riding instruction year round.

Overlook Farm is affiliated with the Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club. Many CWPC members take lessons and board at Overlook. Owner, Terri Jones, is an avid Pony Club enthusiast, encouraging her clients who wish to be successful, lifelong riders and horseman to actively participate in USPC. Learn more at


Arrive early enough to tack up and be ready for safety check at lesson time.

Please be respectful of the instructor by arriving to lesson on time and prepared.

Check in with lesson coordinator upon arrival.

Submit to the lesson coordinator any payments, facility release, and coggins before mounting.

Safety check for each rider and mount by instructor or coordinator or appointed volunteers must take place before mounting.

Ponies should be groomed and conditioned for work at the appropriate level.  

Pony must be clipped with at least a trace clip to cool properly if not shed out.

Tack must be clean, in good repair and properly fitted.

Rider must be in correct Pony Club attire: including approved helmet, jods or breeches with belt if belt loops; correct boots; half chaps, garter or elastic stirrups; collared shirt with sleeves (like a club polo shirt) tucked into pants (no tank tops or camies)

Armband with complete medical card or medical bracelet must be worn at all times .

Hair should be neatly secured at back under helmet.

Riding gloves are recommended.

Appropriate jacket with elasticized waist for weather.

Siblings and pets must be supervised and restrained from riding, grooming, and stable area.

Parents please assist the instructor with setting jumps and equipment and providing water to riders.

Parents may watch the lesson but must be quiet and not distracting to the instructor or riders.

Please do not coach from the rail.

As with any sport, please speak with the instructor(coach) at an appropriate time after the instructor is done with the lesson. Please do not interrupt the lesson with individual inquiry.