Riding Lessons

The Chincoteague Pony Centre has the unique opportunity to be able to offer riding lessons, on Chincoteague ponies, to visitors to the Island. We have fully trained ponies that can be ridden English or Western in our indoor ring under the tutorage of a qualified riding instructor. Whether you are a beginner rider, riding for a first time, or someone more experienced that would love to see what it is like to ride one of these wonderful Chincoteague ponies, the indoor ring at the Pony Centre will give you a unique riding experience. Lessons last half an hour, and cost $40 per lesson. You can call ahead before you come, to book your date and time, to assure availability. At some times in the summer, lesson times can get quite busy.


Lessons are offered six days a week (Monday through Saturday) during the summer, and on Saturdays in the spring and fall when the Pony Centre is operating. We provide riding helmets, please wear appropriate clothes (jeans are preferred) and shoes with a closed toe. For more information or questions, email us at ponycntr@verizon.net or call us at 757-336-2776.