Prince William, VA offers some of the best facilities for horseback riding lessons, pony rides, camps and more. Whether you're a family looking for a novice group program or an experienced horseman looking to fine-tune your skills - you're sure to find a horseback riding experience that will meet your specific need. 


Traditional Riding Programs:

Young white girl looking over her shoulder on a horse being lead by an instructor

  • Battlefield Park Polo Club & Equestrian Center: Located a short distance from I-66 and across the street from Manassas National Battlefield Park - this United States Polo Association recognized club offers a variety of services, including polo, dressage, jumping, English and Western equine riding lessons. The facility offers both a large outdoor and indoor arena.
  • Brentsville Stables: This family-owned and operated facility in Manassas, VA specializes in English riding lessons for all ages and levels. Lessons are offered during the day or evenings by a certified instructor in lit indoor and outdoor riding arenas.
  • Century Manor Farm: Located in Nokesville, VA this farm has a long tradition of caring for, breeding and training horses. With over 20 years of experience and hundreds of satisfied students, Century Manor Farm is proud to offer private, semi-private and showing lessons for all.
  • Criswood Farm: Located off of Hoadly Road in Manassas, Criswood farm offers beginner, intermediate and advanced horseback riding lessons. Open daily, this facility offers English and Western riding lessons by accredited instructors at their indoor or outdoor arena. Pony and horse parties are available for birthday parties or special occasions. 
  • Morning Side Stables: Situated among the historic Manassas Battlefield's picturesque fields, this facility prides itself in offering a family-friendly environment for riders of all ages to learn and grow. Whether you are in need of beginner, intermediate or advanced lessons, they have a program to meet your needs. Lessons are offered with a wide range of horses and ponies that help make their riders shine.
  • Silver Eagle Stable: Owned by a US Marine Corps Veteran, this family-oriented, social boarding lesson barn is located in Nokesville, VA. Silver Eagle offers riding lessons in both Western and Eastern disciplines. Their training programs are designed to cater to the needs of casual riders as well as competitive show rider. 


Therapeutic Riding Programs:

Child on horse at therapeutic riding center with volunteers on each side

Photo Credit: Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center


  • Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center: This facility in Haymarket, VA strives to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities through participation in equine-assisted activities. Volunteers and instructors strive to ensure that each student's experience and lesson plan is customized to meet his or her individual need. Rainbow offers adult, children, military and veterans therapeutic riding programs.