Learn how to ride by taking lessons with us!



The Hoofer Riding Club is part of the WI Union, so all Club members must first become Union members. UW students are automatically Union Members during their time at the University. UW Faculty and Staff, as well as community members, must purchase a Union Membership. This can be done online at www.union.wisc.edu. Union membership costs $50 per year until $300 is reached, and then you are considered a Lifetime Union Member.

Once you become a WI Union member, you can use your member number to sign up for the Hoofer Riding Club. If it is your first time buying a club membership, please come in to the Outdoor UW office, located in the lower level of the Memorial Union, just off the lake. If you are renewing your membership, you can sign up online at https://members.hoofers.org.

After this, email ridinglessons@hoofers.org to set up the times for lessons you would like to take!

Getting Started

The Hoofer Riding Club offers affordable lessons for beginner and intermediate/advanced riders on the flat and over fences. Our group lessons are limited to 5 riders, and students may schedule semi-private or private lessons for even more individualized attention.

Group, semi-private, and private lessons are offered in monthly sessions. Sign up for lessons here!

Lesson Type Price Per Lesson Price for Typical Session
Private $55 $220
Group (2-5 Riders) $45 $180
Ring Rides $25 N/A