Cross Creek Rodeo Ranch -     Camps    Training     Lessons     Clinics     Boarding
Riding lessons are available for adults and youth,
5 yrs old and up. CCRR also works with mentally
challenged & handicap students. 
All levels of western riders, beginners through
Haul-ins are welcome.
                  Riders must wear boots or a closed toe heeled shoes and long pants.
                     Rates: 1 hour private lesson - $30/rider
                     Lesson Package - (12 lessons) $300 ($60 savings)
                                Click here for Release Form
"Having trouble communicating with your horse?  Getting frustrated? Take some lessons with Ed & Vana at Cross Creek Rodeo Ranch. They will help you by using their decades of experience. Not only can they communicate well with your horse, but they will be able to fully explain to you what problems they are seeing, why it's happening, and how to resolve it. They present the issues in a very logical manner. They'll also make it fun. I've watched an adult friend who was unable to ride her horse for two years but is now riding him after having Ed & Vana train him. I'm happy to see my friend enjoying every minute with her horse. I can  not say enough good things about Ed & Vana."
Dianne Long
 "Thank you so much for all the time and "special" talent you have given Mary
this summer. She has been so blessed to share your horses and she has learned alot."
The Grinvalskys
 "Ed and Vana, thank you so much for your hospitality last weekend, every kid should
go spend a week at Cross Creek. Vana and Ed had my lil 5 yo cowboy riding great in
just a couple of lessons. His improvement was amazing. Send your kids to Cross Creek!!!"
Mark J.
W. Virginia
   Meet our Co- Instructor . . .
Josie Yarborough is attending college at USC Aiken,
majoring in Secondary Education Math.
Josie completed her 10 month internship at CCRR to
be able to help with teaching riding lessons and help
ride & work outside clients horses that come in for training.
"I love going to my job at Cross Creek Rodeo Ranch.  I never call it "work" because
I enjoy what I do, teaching others about riding a horse, proper riding skills
and horsemanship. I love learning about horses and the techniques needed to
train them at CCRR because I have horses of my own and it benefits me.
I greatly enjoy teaching students because of their eagerness to learn about riding horses, and their enthusiasm throughout the lesson."
 : Little Buckaroos take part in saddling
Little Buckaroos take part in saddling
 : Kid safe horses
Kid safe horses
 : A paralyzed girl's dream comes true
A paralyzed girl's dream comes true
 : Adults lessons welcome
Adults lessons welcome
 : Adult lessons welcome
Adult lessons welcome
 : One-on-one lessons
One-on-one lessons
 : All private lessons
All private lessons
 : Proper grooming is part of lessons
Proper grooming is part of lessons
 : A variety of horses to suit your level of riding.
A variety of horses to suit your level of riding.
     When taking lessons at CCRR you will be shown . . .
  • How and why to properly groom horse before saddling & riding
  • How to tack up a western horse
  • Proper mounting and dismounting
  • Proper seat and leg positions
  • The different ways to hold the reins depending on what your
  •    "asking" the horse to do
  • Using leg, body and seat cues to "ask" your horse what to do
  • How to properly warm up your horse
  • How to ride the different gaits of the horse
  • How to cool down your horse
  • How to unsaddle and put away your lesson horse
    Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint