Riding Lessons

Start Learning to Ride Today!

Hanover Stables has a full service lesson program for beginners to advanced riders. We specialize in beginner to advanced riders! We focus on instilling the basic foundation of skills for fun & enjoyable riding. Our quality lesson horses are able to accommodate all levels & sizes for riders ages six to adult.
Lesson time includes tacking, grooming time and riding. As students become more independent their grooming and tacking time will shorten. You will begin with a private lesson that will judge your level & capabilities. As you advance, you will progress onto new horses with new challenges. Once you can work independently on the rail you may change to a group lesson with another rider at the same skill level.
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
I’m Terri Martin, native of Castle Hayne since 1979 when I moved here with my family and various dogs, horses, and cats.
My first horse show was the 1980 Azalea Festival. I fell off, was on the wrong lead in every class and won nothing... I was hooked!!!
I went to martin Community College for the Equine Technology Program. I then went to Wakefield Farm where I worked with open hunters & jumpers. From there I have done everything from Saddlebreds to Arabian racehorses.
I spent 22 years in the breedshow Apaloosa world where I produced many top 5 and top 10 students and horses in every all around class as well as top 5, top 10 and Reserve National Champion at the Nationals & World.
Horses have always been a part of my life. I hope to be able to bring the joy, companionship, learning and relationship of horse and rider to every one of my students.

Terri Martin – Senior Instructor

Lesson options and prices:
Lessons are offered seven days a week in English and Western.
$45 for a 1 hour private lesson
$35 for a 1 hour semi-private lesson (initial ride and pairing up with another student