Esprit De Corps Riding Academy Kauai


Beginners through advanced riders can learn while enjoying a horseback ride in beautiful Kaua’i. Whether your goal is to get comfortable enough to go on a trail ride, to advance to ‘A level’ competition, or simply to try something new, come have fun while you grow. Take a single lesson, a building block series of lessons, or a trail riding lesson to achieve your personal goals. Both adults and children (from age 6 up) are welcome.  Special needs students can be accommodated.

riding horse in lesson

riding horse in lesson

Teaching Techniques

Using teaching techniques developed in part by the American Riding Instructors Association, our instructors introduce and reinforce knowledge of handling a horse from the ground and while mounted. An ARIA certified riding instructor is available. Lessons utilizing TTEAM and Centered Riding techniques emphasize fun, safety, a balanced seat, communication with your horse, and personal growth, whether in a Western, Hunt Seat or Dressage saddle. Learn basic horsemanship skills and preparation for jumping, dressage, or gymkhana. Gentle stretching routines and stress reduction exercises are done both on and off the horse, and immediate biofeedback from the horse can help you grow.


Covered Arena Lessons in Kilauea

Private lessons are available. You may book for two people at the same time, sharing a horse or each assigned their own horse. Lessons are in Kilauea under a covered arena and run about 1.5 hours. Tax is additional.

Lessons are available most days except Saturday. Please call to make an appointment. 808-822-4688

Individual 90 minute lesson: One person and one horse…..$110

Shared horse lesson for 2 hours: Two people sharing the horse and switching off as riders…..$180

Prices include stable fee.

Call to reserve now: 808-822-4688


family sharing learning about horses



Learning to feed an apple to a pony.


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pick up a horse hoof



Special Needs

We offer lessons for people with special needs.   As each person is different with different needs, we speak in advance to the person or their caregiver to see how we can best create a fun, safe environment.  We have ponies, small horses, and horses for larger people.  We do not have a hoist or platform, and rain is common in Kauai, so riders need to be somewhat mobile.  The lead instructor has taught Special Education in the public schools and has been teaching horsemanship for 40 nearly years.

Individual lessons at $110 plus $20/helper if we supply side-walkers and leaders.

Call to reserve now: 808-822-4688

Lesson Details

Please check-in ½ hour before lesson is scheduled to begin. All riders need to wear long pants down to the ankles, wear long socks up to the calves, and covered shoes.  We will provide helmets and require them to be worn. Some boots are available to borrow. We will conduct lesson rain or shine.

Riders, please drink water prior to lesson.

We have a 72-hour cancellation policy.  If guests do not show up or if the lesson is cancelled within 72 hours of the scheduled ride, we have the right to use the credit card provided to charge 100%.

Lesson prices are tax additional.

Tips are acceptable and greatly appreciated.

Contact us:

Esprit De Corps Riding Academy

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 269
Kapaa, Kauai, Hawaii 96746
phone (808) 822-4688



















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