Haverhill Lesson Program

At Haverhill, we pride ourselves on having safe, sound of mind and body, happy horses! Typically, horses get one to two days off a week, and they never go more than an hour and a half a day (most of the time they go for a half hour to an hour, 5-6 days a week). This keeps our horses happy and healthy!

The lesson program at Haverhill Equestrian was established in 2006. Since then, Carol Straus and the trainers have carefully crafted a safe environment and teaching practices to promote the teaching of effective, safe riders who know the importance of proper horsemanship.

The staff at Haverhill has chosen their string of school horses based on quality and temperment. Learn more about each of our horses below!

Pricing & Packages


(One time) Forty-five minute introductory lesson includes extra time with the instructor so the student not only has ride time, but can learn their way around the horse and barn.


Regular Lessons - $50 each, $45 for boarders

Private lessons are 30 minutes, semi-private lessons (two students) are 45 minutes, and group lessons (3-5 students) are 1 hour.

Prepaid Package Discounts

Haverhill is pleased to offer a prepaid discount lesson program. If payment is postmarked or received by the first calendar day of the month, package rates are reduced to:

  • $180, months with four weeks on a school horse

  • $225, months with five weeks on a school horse

Late payments will be billed at the regular lesson rate ($50) each. A monthly package must be purchased in order to reserve a lesson spot week to week.

All package payments are non-refundable and non-transferable, and cannot be split among other riders.



Xander teaches beginners the ropes, and has the smoothest trot and easiest canter departs! Xander was Jess’s ‘kid’ horse, and she’s had him for 12 years!


Zippin The Wrong Way

Zippy is a POA (Pony of the America’s)! He came to Haverhill because he didn’t have any spots, but we find him quite flashy! Zippy is a wonderful pony, and has a great jump!



aka Lucky is Jessica’s favorite pony! He is fat and comfortable, and if you get him going, he’ll jump the big jumps and even do a lead change if the planets align!



Spencer as he is known around the barn, was Karly’s competition horse and is now owned by Haverhill.  He is a very large (17.3) TB that is one of our solid show horses!



Jester is Carol’s favorite lesson pony!  Jester does beginner through advanced lessons, because he is just that perfect! He got his name because he was born on April Fool’s Day!



Bacardi, as he is known, was owned and trained by Jessica and is now a Haverhill school horse.  He has quickly become a fan favorite!


In Memory of



Tucker was Jessica’s horse, and was a barn favorite. He was very kind, careful, and patient. He was an OTTB that Jessica got straight from the track and traveled with her while she was in college. His pleasant demeanor and easy rideability made him a barn favorite. This is Jessica and Tucker at the CHSA Classic in 2012.



Kipling was Carol’s sweet, and prankster, appendix gelding. He was notorious for being able to escape his stall and generally playing jokes on his people. Here, he is pictured at Coventry showing with Jessica when he was around 9 years old.