Masterson Station Park Equestrian Program

Masterson Station Park Equestrian Program offers safe and affordable horseback riding lessons.

The classes offered are introductory and include beginner, intermediate and advanced classes and there are several classes of each level. Each session consists of eight lessons and will meet after school/work. Riders are to supply their own horseback riding approved helmets.

Masterson is also the home of our 25 school horses, which are used for our lessons.

For safety, classes and activities will be CANCELLED whenever Fayette County Public Schools are cancelled due to inclement weather.

Registration and fees

Registration is a lottery, as the program has limited slots. Participants names are drawn at random and they can then choose from classes available at that time. Please arrive a few minutes before registration time to fill out forms.

All youth riders must be 10 years old by the time classes begin. If your child has never participated in a Parks & Recreation program, please be sure to bring proof of age.

Fees are $125 per rider. You must supply your own approved horseback riding helmet once classes begin.

Staff chooses the level for each rider based on a consultation.

Staff also reserves the right to combine or cancel classes if necessary.

2019 winter horsemanship

Winter horsemanship classes are indoor. 

Registration: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at McConnell Springs

Cost: $125

Youth (ages 10 – 15): 1 p.m.

Adult (ages 16 & up): 2 p.m.


Intermediate/Advanced: Jan. 7 – Feb. 1

Beginners: Feb. 11 – March 7

2019 spring horsemanship

Registration date:  Saturday, March 18, 2019

  • Youth (ages 10 – 15): 1 p.m.
  • Adult (ages 16 and up): 2 p.m.

Registration for all sessions will take place at McConnell Springs Nature Center, 416 Rebmann Lane Lexington, KY

2019 spring class schedule

All classes meet once a week from April 8 – May 31, 2019.

More detailed information regarding the spring schedule will be announced at a later date.