- $59 for a 90-minute horseback-riding lesson with an orientation (a $125 value)
Vantage Point Equestrian
A certified Level II equestrian with the American Riding Instructor’s Association, voted a top-50 instructor in 2007 by Riding Instructor magazine, Brittany Pledger has the resumé to back up her position as chief instructor at Vantage Point Equestrian. At the beginning of her riding career, Brittany learned to ride by instinct alone, reading her horses’ behaviors rather than awaiting indecipherable hoof-written postcards. Seeing the value in this sort of foundation, she teaches riders of all levels to develop a feel for the horse and to recognize its emotions and body language. She leads lessons throughout Vantage Point's 10 acres of pristine grassland and beneath the azure roof of the center's main facility. Her ultimate aim is to prepare students for competition in national AA-rated shows, specializing in the disciplines of hunt seat equitation, hunters, and jumpers.