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Horseback Riding Lessons

Doublecreek Horsemanship

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Horseback riding includes many different styles and techniques. At Doublecreek we have a style of our own created by one of our owners, Jane Neal. We teach a balanced seat in western pleasure style riding. With this seat, our horsemanship counselors hope to instill safety, knowledge, and confidence while riding horses. With our riding techniques, campers and students will continue to grow and can also make transitions to other styles of riding if they choose to do so.

Summer Horsemanship

Our summer horsemanship program has two parts. Your camper will participate in horsemanship every day for 50 minutes. During this time, not only will they receive mounted instruction, but they will also spend time learning general information about horses and how to care for them. Mounted lessons are independent lessons for campers 2nd grade and older. Our mini campers and 1st graders will learn the same skills while also having a lead line. A lead line is a person next to their horse holding onto a lead rope. The riders are still learning all the independent skills, but with some more one on one attention and an extra pair of hands to help with the horse.

Fall and Spring Riding Lessons

Doublecreek offers an hour and a half, once weekly, western-style small group riding lessons in our covered riding arena and outdoor facilities from September through May at a monthly cost of $200.00. Students of all riding levels are welcome in our program. From beginners learning skills like grooming, tacking up, and generally caring for the horses to the advanced rider looking to hone their skills, our caring, and experienced instructors will be sure to challenge students of all riding levels while keeping safety as a top priority.

For more information, please contact Jan at: gusfamily@hotmail.com

Riding Staff

Rachel Chuey

Rachel Chuey
Assistant Director over Horsemanship

  • Has been the head riding instructor for over 15 years.
  • Began riding in the off-season riding program at age 6.
  • Has ridden at several English barns in the area as well as, riding and teaching at Doublecreek.
  • In addition to caring for all the animals at Doublecreek, she also heads the summer riding program and also the Counselor in Training program.
  • Mom to an elementary student and a preschooler.

"We as parents do so much for our children. I love to see the independence and responsibility a child gains when they are given the opportunity to care for and ride an animal of such size and power. There is no greater joy for anyone, child or adult, when receiving their weekly dose of horse therapy!"


Jan Gustafson

Jan Gustafson
Off-Season Riding Coordinator

  • Has been running the off-season program for 30 years
  • Was a Doublecreek camper, counselor, and riding teacher.
  • Rode at Doublecreek as a kid and at various English barns in the Centex region.
  • Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, finished graduate school in West Virginia and spent a few years in Washington D.C.
  • Mom to three of her own horseback riders

"In today’s complex and busy world, horses can give riders a much needed stress relieving activity that is wholesome and unplugged. I enjoy watching my students relax and completely embrace the barn atmosphere."

Alison Sills

Alison Sills
Off-Season Riding Teacher

  • Began riding in the off-season riding program at age 7.
  • Was a Doublecreek camper, counselor and riding teacher
  • Has trained at several English barns in the area as well as riding and teaching at Doublecreek for years.
  • Graduated from Texas State in 2007
  • Is currently a middle school teacher at Henry Middle School in Cedar Park

"Being around horses builds confidence, forms connections, and provides an opportunity for endless learning. I love being part of that process!"