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Long Term program

This program is based on the 20 plus years experience using the german training system. The Instructor focuses on the achivenment of a centerd Basic seat which can be applied to western or english riding. Training Horse and Rider as a team.

$145 a month.   This is to be paid monthly, year round.  This program will include at least 4 lessons a month.  These lessons can be in the arena, private lunge line, trail rides,theory lessons,Group lessons, barn safety and ettiquette, computer study.we also offer basic western, starter poles and barrel and basic reining classes

You can use either your own horse or one of our schooling horses.

If applicable this program  includes using a schooling horse at shows or fun Days, Trail rides,(trailer fees and individual show fees still apply)

Monthly plan

$45 per lesson using your own horse.

$60 per lesson using a schooling horse.

Special Needs lessons with our NARHA certified Instructor are available at the $35 per lesson fee using a schooling horse. Scholarships are availabe!!!! We also provide, for Germaniastables Students special needs family members, free off charge lessons.


Summer Equestrian Camp August 20. -25. 2013 (for new students)

$250 for 1 week. Classes will be from 9-5 each day. Lunch and snack will be provided daily.  Early/Late pick up can be arranged for working parents.

5 spaces available for riders aged 10-15.  This camp is designed for  Beginner to Intermediate riders.

For Beginners and Intermediate: Learning to Halter, then tack a horse. Safety rules, Equine health, tack familiarization (both western and english)

For Intermediate riders : Vaulting, pole bending, barrels, Dressage and Jumping available.

For Beginners starting with Lunge line, Vaulting ……

2 lessons per day. 

Please have each student bring a water bottle, sun screen, a hat, a swimsuit and a change of clothes.

For further information please contact the instructor :    Diana Gerdes:  Home phone 573-736-2681 or Cell phone 573-528-6525.  Please leave a message and she will return your call.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Debar Nooyen permalink
    March 6, 2011 1:22 pm
  2. Kathy McDowell permalink
    May 22, 2012 3:22 pm

    Diana, I have a 13 year old who has ridden in the past(as a younger girl!) and it’s been several years. She is homeschooled, we are new to the area and she is really interested in getting back into riding. We do NOT have our own horse. I am wondering if you have a spot available for lessons at this time and if not perhaps the fall?
    Thank you so much,
    Kathy McDowell

    • germaniastables permalink*
      May 23, 2012 9:13 am

      Hi Kathy,

      Yes, I have a spot available and she can start on the first of June, if this will work for you. I have schooling horses available. I would like to meet your daughter and you to talk a little bit and explain our curriculum. Would you be available tomorrow Thursday 24.May 2012 at 11.30am? My phone number 573-528-6525 please leave msg.


      • Kathy McDowell permalink
        November 3, 2012 5:03 pm

        Diana, I am so sorry, I did not get back on the message board! We moved here in April, worked very hard to finish up a late start homeschool year because we had missed time while moving too and time has slipped on by. My daughter asked me if I had ever spoken with you when I realized I had not even gotten back on the message board. My apologies. She is still as interested as ever and I would really like to meet with you and bring her out to see your place whenever it is convienient for you. Since we homeschool it could be during the week, during the day with the exception of Tues or Thursday morning next week. I will call on Monday at the number you have posted above and see if you have any time to meet with us. Thank you so much.
        Kathy McDowell

  3. Lauren Sankovich permalink
    June 8, 2012 10:08 pm

    Diana, I’ve got a horse that I’ve been working on to start her on jumping. She’s doing well, but I don’t have an arena to work in at my place, so it’s kindof like doing cross country, haha. I was wondering if you would be able to work with the both of us. I’ve been riding for years, and have been to shows and won- just looking to start some real work with my horse. Thanks!

    • germaniastables permalink*
      June 8, 2012 10:17 pm

      Hi Lauren, that is what I love doing, working with the Horse and Rider. We are finishing up summer Camp right now. I am open to start new students on the 15th of July. Please give me a call to set up a meet and greet.

  4. mollye cook permalink
    June 15, 2012 5:28 pm

    So happt to have met you today! I can’t wait for Madiosn to start July 9th. Thank you so much 🙂
    ~Mollye Cook

    • germaniastables permalink*
      September 5, 2012 10:01 am

      Just found this in my spam mail. Are you still interested for Madison to join our program? We still have space on Monday’s and Wednesday’s.

      Diana Gerdes

  5. permalink
    September 10, 2012 8:56 am

    Yes if possible 🙂 My number is 573-586-8420.
    ~Mollye Cook

  6. Fiona permalink
    May 27, 2013 4:45 pm

    Hello! I just moved to Fort Leonardwood and will be here for the next few months. I’d like to take up riding again. I rode for about 15 years and had to stop due to other full time commitments. I haven’t ridden in 2 years now and would really like to pick it back up. Would it be possible to come once or twice a week (on weekends) for lessons? Thank you!

    • germaniastables permalink*
      May 28, 2013 3:26 pm

      Hello Fiona,

      Yes, I have several spaces opening up in June. One Tuesday or Thursday morning plus other options. Please call me 573-528-6525 so we can make an appointment for you to come out and meet the Horses and myself.

      Greetings, Diana

  7. Andrea Stelly permalink
    March 11, 2014 10:14 pm

    I’m interested in more information about horse lessons. My daughter is 7.5 and very interested in riding. She has been riding a couple of times before but we are looking for something more regular. What type of lessons would you offer for her age? How often would they be and what would a monthly price be?
    Thank you and have a great week.

    • germaniastables permalink*
      March 12, 2014 9:05 am

      Hello Andrea,
      Thank you for your interest in our Equestrian – Curriculum.
      We would love for your daughter to join our lesson program. Please call me 573-736-2681 leave a message including your phone number. You can also leave a message on my cell phone 573 528 6525. I am looking forward to answering all your questions.
      Diana Gerdes

  8. Lillie Bullock permalink
    June 10, 2015 11:38 am

    Good morning,

    I plan on giving you a call sometime this week. I am new to the area and only a month ago sold my mare due to the move. I am definitely missing being around horses 24/7 and looking for a barn to be able to start riding or even working. I have a bachelor of science in animal and veterinary sciences and have 14 years of experience with horses from training babies to being an exercise rider to competing. I have experience in both the hunter, western, and eventing worlds. Thanks for your time and I look forward to speaking with you on the phone and/or in person.

    Thank you,

    • germaniastables permalink*
      June 26, 2015 3:31 pm

      Hi Lilly, would love to talk to you. 573 528 6525

  9. Alisha sinitiere permalink
    September 23, 2016 8:28 am

    Good morning I’m interested In riding lessons for my daughter she is 7 and is very interested in riding.

    • germaniastables permalink*
      September 23, 2016 6:28 pm

      Thank you for your interest. Please call me at 573 528 6525 leave message or txt. Looking forward to hearing g from you.

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