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Featured Programs

Featured Programs

Learn to Ride a Horse at Lockwood Park

Make this the year you learn to ride a horse, or improve your riding skills!

Registration is open for group horse riding lessons this season at Rockford Park District's Lockwood Park and Trailside Equestrian Centre. A variety of lesson programs are offered throughout the spring, summer, and fall for all skill levels ages seven through adult, including: for children ages 3-6, the "My Little Pony" program provides an introductory riding experience, with weekly four -week sessions beginning April 29 through September 9, 2019; Saddle Up lessons for ages 7 and older offered in four-week sessions throughout the April-September season, and Hit the Trails lessons for ages 10 and older, offered in four-week sessions June-August.

Horseback riding camps are also offered: Little Buckaroo Pony Camp for ages 5-7, and Saddle Up Camp for ages 8-16, both offered in June and July sessions, and Blazing Saddles Advanced Camp for ages 8-16 (pre-requisite - must have completed either Level 2 or Saddle Up Camp), offered in one-week sessions in July and August.

These popular lessons and camps fill quickly, so early registration is encouraged! Fee assistance is available for qualifying Park District residents; an installment payment plan is also offered. Information on support for riders with disabilities is available at 815-987-8800.

Register online or at Customer Service locations: UW Health Sports Factory in downtown Rockford, and Carlson Ice Arena and Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Loves Park.

Mike Costello