No Horse? No Problem! Let Us fulfill your equestrian dreams


If you would like to become a Riata Ranch Cowboy Girl, or just get some basic riding experience, now is your chance! We offer a variety of classes to fit the needs of people of all ages, on all different levels. You may bring your own horse or use one of ours. 

What We Offer, and You Will Learn!

  • General horsemanship
  • Basic Vaulting / Trick Riding
  • Trick Roping / Showmanship
  • Ground Work (Laying horses down etc.)

Red Level - Designed for students who have little or no riding experience and are at Riata Ranch for the first time. Students who are on the Red Level will receive basic horsemanship training, be taught the basic parts of the saddle, and main horse breeds. Red level students will also begin to learn the basic trick roping fundamentals.

White Level -  Designed for intermediate riders. White level students will learn the trick riding basics, continue the learning of horse and saddle parts, and learn the basics to laying horses down. White level students will also learn performance skills and more advanced trick roping. 

Blue Level - The Blue level can only be achieved by years of training at Riata Ranch. The Blue level includes advanced horsemanship, and performance skills.  This level requires some travel with the team.  Riders on the Blue Level are required to be very dedicated to Riata Ranch and the values that come with it.

Something for Everybody!

Please contact us for pricing on lessons and clinics 

Saturday Lessons (8 years +)

 Include one 3 hour riding lesson, take home materials and lunch

Some riding experience is necessary

Three Day Clinics/Horse Camps (8 years +)

Includes 4 hours of trick riding and roping per day. Room and board is available on a limited basis.

Clinics are offered only in Winter, Spring, and Fall

Check Events page for dates 

Private Riding Lessons (All Ages Welcome)

Lessons include 1 to 4 hours of riding

Room and board is available

No riding experience is necessary


Riata Ranch International provides up to 3 scholarships per quarter for deserving, young, dedicated and passionate riders to be part of the Riata program. Riders are chosen from our local communities.

For more information, please email Jennifer Welch Nicholson.