At the Monte d’Avo riding school, qualified instructors teach children as young as five years old. Classes range from initiation to competition level, both in dressage and in show jumping.
Pony School ( for 2 to 5 year olds)
For younger children we recommend introducing them to riding with our ponies in 3 ways:
Duration 10 minutes
The first contact with horses can be a spontaneous moment that happens naturally in a relaxed way to ensure the child that is immediately at ease. One of the grooms from the equestrian center prepares the pony and takes the novice rider for a stroll on a lead rope around the farm.
Individual Pony lessons
Duration 20 minutes
By appointment, young riders enjoy an individual lesson with a qualified teacher. An experience perfectly adapted to the new rider.
Duration 45 minutes
In groups of two to four children, the little ones learn to ride and handle horses in a fun and educational group setting. Playing with our ponies, children learn to take care of their equine friends and also discover and learn the safe practices and the specific vocabulary related to horses and riding. The Pony Club is a fantastic starting point for future riders.