Registration Underway for Horseback Riding Lessons at Rockford Park District

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ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Registration is underway for group horse riding lessons this season at Rockford Park District's Lockwood Park and Trailside Equestrian Centre.

A variety of lesson programs is 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 in April, June, July, August, and September; Saddle Up lessons for ages 7 and older offered in five-week sessions throughout the season, and begin April 28; Hit the Trails trail ride classes for ages 10 and older are held once a week for four weeks in monthly sessions June-August.

These popular programs and lessons usually 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 at (click My RPD), by mail, fax (credit card only), or at Customer Service locations in downtown Rockford or at Carlson Ice Arena, Riverside and Perryville, Loves Park. For class descriptions, schedules, and costs, or for more information, check the Park District’s Spring/Summer Program Guide available on the Park District's web site, at Park District offices and facilities, or by calling 815 987-8800. Semi-private and private lessons are also offered. More information on Lockwood Park can be found at

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