Horseback Riding Lessons

Legend Acres is a unique country retreat with over 500 Acres of woodlands for trail riding.  Learn horsemanship in a safe comfortable environment​​ for any age and experience level from experienced and caring instructors.  Legend Acres will teach more than just basic riding skills, learn about horse care, horse anatomy, tack, and much more.  Lesson students are encouraged to participate in local horse shows where they can showcase their new found riding and horsemanship skills.  Legend Acres will cover the entry fee costs for current students.  Legend Acres goal is to create responsible well educated horse enthusiasts that are well versed in horsemanship while building confidence in students as well as creating a bond with animals and the outdoors.

Legend Acres wants to extend our passion for horses to those who need it most.  Legend Acres is a Horses 4 Heroes partner.  Horses 4 Heroes is the nation's premier non-profit equestrian support group for the military, veterans, First Responders and their families.  Membership in Horses 4 Heroes is your family's All Access Pass to fun and affordable equestrian programs and activities! We are making equestrian dreams come true at Legend Acres.  As a Horses 4 Heroes partner we offer a free initial lesson and 15% off single lessons or the discounted price of our lesson packages.​​  Veterans, EMT, Paramedics, Police, and Firefighters are permitted one free lesson that can be transferred to a spouse or child.  Membership registration with Horses 4 Heroes is required to receive the free lesson and discounted rates.  Single yearly rate for Heroes is free (Active Duty military, veterans, law enforcement officers, fire fighters/EMT and immediate families as well as Reserve, National Guard, and survivors including GOLD STAR Wives/Moms, TAPS parents, spouses and children, Blue Star Moms and family members).  There are addition membership packages available for families, nurses and friends of Horses 4 Heroes.  For more information you can fill out the form on left or call 931-.232-6044.  

Horses for Heroes Application​
Operation Free Ride Application​

Legend Acres has a CHA Certified Instructor on Staff! 

Legend Acres offers customized lesson for Beginners, Intermediate, or Experienced riders who wants to learn ​​a strong foundation or new techniques.  All ages are eligible for lessons.

Western Pleasure
Barrel Racing
English Hunt Seat
English Over​ Fences
Lead Line 5 year old and younger​​

Combinations of any of the above​

Legend Acres has several lesson horses in each riding category for your use. Tack is included.  

Want to build a stronger relationship with your own horse? Bring your​​​​ own horse and learn with your horse everything from ground work to mounted lessons, boarding available. Email or call for a quote.

Private Lessons​​​​​
$18 for 30 Minutes
$35 for 60 Minutes
$50 for 90 Minutes​

Discount Packages
$70 for 5 30 Minutes Sessions​
​$140 for 5 60 Minutes Sessions​

Group Lessons (See Schedule):
$15 for 30 Minutes
$30 for 60 Minutes
Ages 12 and up for Group Classes

Riders must be dressed appropriately for safe riding.  Long Pants and heeled riding boots are necessary for safety, no tennis shoes or sandals.   Riders may not mount if they do not have safe footwear. ASTM/SEI certified helmets are required if under 18 and recommended if 18 or older.  Legend Acres has helmets available for use but it is recommend that you provide your own if scheduling lessons on a regular basis.  Helmets are available at your local Feed Store.

Legend Acres
Horse and Dog Boarding
152 Hurricane Creek Road​
Stewart, TN 37175
Meet the Instructor:  Kristi May is not only the Owner of Legend Acres but the Riding Instructor.  Kristi has over 25 years riding experience and over 5 years of Instructor experience.  Kristi rides Hunt Seat, Bareback, Saddle Seat, Western Pleasure, Western Equitation, Over Fences, Gymkhana including Barrel Racing, and has over 10 years show experience. Kristi was a 4-H Handi-rider Volunteer for over 4 years, and 4 years equestrian team.  Kristi is pictured here on Rebel her Rocky Mountain Spotted Horse accompanied by her Golden Retriever Legend.
Meet the Instructor:  My name is Taylor Serafin, I am the Faculty Manger at Legend Acres as well as a CHA Certified Trainer in English and Western. I am from Schaumburg, Illinois, and I Graduated from Murray State University for Equine Management in May 2014. Being from a Chicago suburb, I didn't have the opportunity to grow up with horses, I started riding when I was around 10 when I received riding lessons for Christmas. From that point, I took weekly hunter/jumper lessons off and on over the years, and once I got to college, I was riding every other day of the school week learning new disciplines as well as refining the skills I already had. I "broke" and trained my first horse in the spring of 2012 for MSU's breaking and training class, and have worked with several other green and un-broke horses, including my "first horse" Speedy, who I leased for a little over a year and a half. I graduated from Murray State May 2014, so my only other educational goals at this time are to learn Dressage and Reining, as well as learning as much about equine care as I can in order to be a well-informed horse person. When I'm not around horses, in my free time I enjoy reading, being outside (if it is warm), and playing with my dog Trigger.  Taylor is pictured here on Tamirra, at a horse show, an Egyptian Arabian that she has broke and trained at Legend Acres 

Legend Acres Riding Lessons

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Meet the Instructor: My name is Lauren. I grew up in upstate New York, and I am CHA Certified Master Instructor. I started riding at age 8 after asking for the opportunity to for two years. Once I started, there was no stopping! I started showing on the Quarter Horse hunter circuit when I was 11, showing on the national and world level as a youth, and then as a professional. I began “breaking” and training horses at 14 from groundwork to jumping courses up to 3’6”, and found that I enjoy working with the “difficult” horses and helping them through their issues. I also began teaching lessons at 14, and I found my love of teaching riders of all ages and abilities. I love helping people learn how horses think and what riders can do to help their horses perform to the best of their abilities. I graduated from Houghton College in 2013 with two bachelor’s degrees in Equestrian Studies and Business Administration. There I was able to try other disciplines from western to dressage, which was awesome because I love trying new things. When I am not working I enjoy playing disc golf and mini golf, teaching my dog Rusty and horse Grayce new tricks, and going on adventures with my husband Matt.