The mission of Red Fern Riding Center at Shelby Trails Park is to promote a multi-discipline, multi-breed, equestrian facility with an emphasis on community outreach, equine education, and promotion to the novice rider.

​As stewards of the land, Shelby Trails Park is an independently owned and operated horseback riding and educationally based outreach facility.

We provide English riding lessons, and teach horsemanship from the ground up.


Lessons include: learning how to brush, and tack your horse up, and riding time! We will focus on elements of Dressage, your personal equitation, and bring you up through the Levels (below).


The sky is the limit, learn to jump, Event or become a trail riding maven! 

Private Lessons 45 minutes $45.00 | Group Lessons 1 hour $42.00 |  Monthly 4-Pack $155

Pink - Beginner - A rider who has no previous horse experience to limited experience, can steer but lacks finesse with the reins and is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Green - Novice - A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids and has finesse with the reins, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Yellow - Intermediate - A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces
(including posting trots, two point canters).
Red- Strong Intermediate - An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable using aids. Their seat is secure; they do not apply unintentional aids to the horse when they lose balance or become unseated. They know how to rise or post to the trot and ask for and obtain a specific lead or change in lead.
Blue - Advanced - All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handling a spirited horse in the arena and out in the open.

Our Address

5063 Aiken Road

Simpsonville, KY  40067

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