Vermont Equestrian Clinic

Vermont USA: (RCVT02)

Vermont USA
A little piece of heaven; this is a special equestrian clinic at this classic four season resort, located in  in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest, just 11 miles from Killington. Majestically set on 700 acres with sweeping views of a mountain lake and forests, we offer an endless array of outdoor adventures, ideal for singles, couples and families....there’s something for everyone. Overnights are at a country inn with numerous facilities and superb dining.  Immerse yourself in the art and style of traditional English riding while learning theory along with the techniques of suppleness, flexibility and collection. The curriculum includes individualized group instructions and relaxing trail riding. For those preferring Western riding, basic riding instructions for novice riders are available.

Experienced rider or new in the saddle, the professional instructors will help you to improve your riding ability – English or Western. Serious riders can take advantage of jumping and instruction to dressage. We can tailor a personalized riding clinic to suit your needs and ability level, making it as varied and intensive as desired.

Deluxe accommodations, breathtaking countryside and extensive equestrian facilities guarantee a wonderful learning getaway in Vermont. Vermont's peaceful beauty is unique in the northeast:. It is a place where farm fields roll right up to the edge of villages and where lofty mountains and crystal clear lakes are everyday companions.


This is a stationary ride, so all nights will be spent at the same location.

Majestically set on 700 acres in Vermont’s lush Green Mountains with sweeping views of a pristine mountain lake and an infinite expanse of National Forest, the Green Mountain getaway offers an endless array of outdoor activities. Ideal for both couples and families, there’s something for everyone. The main inn has a spacious lobby of post and beam construction, a stone fireplace and many antiques. The guest rooms are well appointed in the tradition of a mountain lodge with panoramic views. The regular package includes a Classic Lodge room. Upgrades are available to the Luxury Lodge Rooms, Luxury Cabins, or Suites. For larger groups of 4+ we can also offer multi-bedroom Chalet accommodations. As our overnight guest, you will also have access to year-round stay-inclusive activities including daily afternoon refreshments in the Main Lodge Lobby and use of our hot tub, sauna and fitness room and seasonal activities including our heated outdoor pool, tennis court, private beach, kayaks/canoes/paddle boards, cross country ski & snowshoe trail passes and ice skating rink access. Laundry is not available.

Room Options

Classic Lodge Rooms

Located in the Resort’s Main Lodge building overlooking the lake and mountains or our upper meadow, the classic lodge rooms promise a wonderful view. These rooms can be found on the three separate levels of the main lodge, each with unique décor and offering a variety of bedding configurations; one queen bed, two queen beds, two full beds or one queen bed with bunk beds. Each Classic Lodge Room has a private bathroom with walk-in shower or full tub. Most have a sitting area. While we cannot guarantee a specific Classic Lodge Room based on décor, we will do our best to accommodate your bedding configuration needs.

Luxury Room
Each of the luxury lodge rooms located in the Lodge is uniquely decorated and offers spectacular mountain and lake views. Our luxury lodge rooms offer spacious accommodations with well-appointed furniture, seating areas and en-suite bathrooms.  These luxury lodge rooms offer 3 options for  bedding configurations, King, Queen or Two-Queen beds. The main lodge is situated at the heart of resort property with easy access to all resort activities and guest houses. 

Luxury Suite
Luxuriously appointed and with ample space (including separate living areas & over-sized bathrooms) and an array of windows, it’s quite possible that you won’t want to leave. All luxury suites are located on the second floor and offer magnificent views.

Room Occupancy
Triple occupancy is possible in some rooms/ cabins.
Single supplement is mandatory for solo travelers.

Breakfasts and dinners are included in your package. One main entry per person only; appetizers, desserts, and drinks are additional cost and to be paid locally. Lunches are not included and can be taken at the Highlands Tavern.

For casual bistro fare join us in the Highlands Tavern. In our tavern you will find a more relaxed and slightly more modern setting, which offers delicious lunch and dinner menus with a full service bar and extensive wine list including many made right here in Vermont. One of the assets which makes our tavern so popular is our extensive locally crafted Vermont Brew tap selection – we always have 12 on tap to choose from! Enjoy a game of pool, seasonal outdoor seating on the Terrace and spectacular views.

We pride ourselves on artfully crafted cuisine delivered by attentive staff with unrivaled settings for dining both indoors and out!  Choose from the dining room or tavern in our main lodge, or in warmer months, have a seat on our outdoor terrace.  All offer phenomenal views of the mountains, lake and meadow. Recent renovations to our dining room include a new stone fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and Vermont-made Hubbardton Forge Lighting.Our Chefs have crafted unique menus, using locally sourced products whenever possible. We invite you to join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner and are certain your taste buds will be tantalized!

Meal Hours
Breakfast is in the Dining room from 7:30 am -  9:30 am weekdays and 7:30am - 10:00 am on weekends.
Lunch is always 12:00 pm -2:00 pm.
For dinner the dining room opens at 5:30 pm and closes at 9:30 pm. The bar will remain open for the whole dining schedule as long as we have people; by law has to shut down at 2:00 am.
Neat casual resort attire.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to all dietary restrictions if given prior notice.

Facilities/ Activities (included in package)

-Pool, hot tub, and sauna
-Private beach
-Kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing
-Disc golf
-Hiking trails
-Sand volleyball
-Fitness center

Facilities/ Activities (available at extra cost- please inquire)
-Gift shop
-Pontoon boating
-Clay bird shooting
-Spa (massages, facials, hairstyling & makeup, manicures & pedicures)
-Golf (nearby)


This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.



Experienced rider or new in the saddle, our professional instructors will help you to improve your riding ability, English or Western, on your own horse or one of ours.

Green Mountain National Forest

This is a place with rolling green hills, forested mountains, blue mountain lakes, and trickling creek beds. The forest service maintains a number of trails that can be accessed by horseback riders. Some of these trails allow no motorized vehicles, maintaining the ambiance of the wilderness. These trails extend for miles into the forestland, around rolling green pastures, border mountain lakes, and cross creek beds. On some trails, you can see remnants of history. You may see an old mill-dam and lodge, or even ride on an old wagon trail.


The package includes a total of 9 riding units = each unit being 1 lesson (1 hour) or 1 trail ride (2 hrs).

Please, note that in 2021, only beginner riding lessons will be offered. Trails rides are still available as usual.

Sample Itinerary -
subject to changes

Please note that the itinerary below is flexible and can be catered to your needs and wishes - just let us know in advance.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrive in the afternoon and check into your room.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at the resort

Day 2: First Riding Day
The morning starts with an hour of general instructions (jumping or dressage - let us know your preference in advance). In the afternoon you can enjoy a guided trail ride into the hills.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at the resort

Day 3-5: Lessons & Trail Rides
A morning 1-hour lesson is followed by an afternoon 2-hour trail ride. In the evening, you can enjoy a relaxing sports-massage (not included in the rate).
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at the resort

Day 6: Last Ride and departure
A 2-hour trail ride is scheduled for the morning. Please request a late check out so you can take a shower before your departure.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at the resort

With 700 private acres perched at the top of a quiet mountain road, a 740 acre lake, miles of trails, expansive meadows, the Green Mountain National Forest and a full host of activities, there is no shortage of things to do, even for non-riders.
Non-riding activities available on the resort include swimming, beach and lake activities (fishing and boating - extra fee might apply), clay bird shooting and hiking. 

Rates and Dates for Vermont Equestrian Clinic

Rates include:

Accommodation in classic rooms, Breakfasts and Dinners (1 entree per person per night only) at the Highlands Dining room, 9 riding units (each unit being 1 hr lesson or 1 2-hr trail ride), Taxes & Hotel Gratuities
Riding helmet can be provided
Non-Riding Activities: Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Canoeing, Disc Golf, Hiking, Tennis, Beach Volley & Fitness Center

Packages and Options

  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    20215 nights B&B, 9 riding units$1900

Rates Note:

Clinic is availabe on a limited basis -- please inquire first if your desired tour date is possible before booking this trip.
Riding lessons in any discipline are offered from June to the first week in September only.

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Rates Note:

Clinic is availabe on a limited basis -- please inquire first if your desired tour date is possible before booking this trip.
Riding lessons in any discipline are offered from June to the first week in September only.

Transfer and Other Charges:

2021 Transfer from Rutland Airport by taxi (not included)
- to be paid locally
2021 Upgrade to Luxury Room pp (dbl) - 5 nights $370
2021 Upgrade to Luxury Suite pp (dbl) - 5 nights $560
2021 Single supplement $280
2021 Non-rider MAP in room with rider $560

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 05/22 - 10/30 6d / 5n 5 nights B&B, 9 riding units 2 /7 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Lunches, Alcoholic Beverages, Transfers & Gratuities for riding guides
Non-Riding Activities: Pontoon Boating, Fishing, Clay Bird Shooting, Spa & Golf


Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Vermont Equestrian Clinic (RCVT02):

We will only be offering beginner riding lessons this season. Our trail rides will not be changing and we will continue to offer our trail riding packages. With the uncertainty of what the Summer will look like, we will not be bringing in advanced riding staff or horses this season.

We are pleased to announce that, having reached the goal of a minimum of 80% of our eligible population having received the Covid-19 vaccine, the State of Vermont has lifted all Covid-19 related restrictions for individuals and business operations (6.14.21).  This is a tremendous feat and we are proud to be a part of this historic milestone.
As has been our goal all along, we continue to go above & beyond in order to ensure the safest possible stay for you, our team members, partner-vendors and neighbors.  We continue to incorporate additional protocols (e.g. frequent disinfectant cleaning of public areas) and encourage those who are not fully vaccinated (guests, team members and partner-vendors) to wear masks and socially distance when in the presence of others.
We also appreciate and respect that many fully vaccinated guests, team members and partner vendors may choose to wear a mask as their own personal preference.
As always, it is our mission to offer everyone a relaxing and safe visit – both of mind & body.

As of August 1st, 2020:

  • The wearing of masks in public is a Vermont State Mandate.  Social distancing is also mandatory.
  • Here at the resort, we have developed new health & safety protocols for our operations and each Team Member has been trained on these new guidelines so that we can offer the most safe & enjoyable stay possible.
  • Every guest will be asked to fill out a health survey prior to arrival.
  • We are abiding by lodging & services occupancy and other restrictions upon opening and beyond. 
  • Currently, reduced outdoor & indoor dining is allowed and we will offer take-out & on-property delivery for guests. 
  • Most activities will also be available, however at this time we are not offering spa & salon services. 

Our goal is to go above and beyond the requests made by the state of Vermont- ensuring the safest stay possible for you, our team members, partner-vendors and neighbors.

With our mountain top location, variety of accommodations options (guest houses, cabins & lodge rooms), spacious outdoors (700 private acres, abutting the Green Mountain National Forest), private beach, 740 acre lake, horseback riding, miles of hiking trails, tennis, lawn games and more – and strict adherence to covid-19 health & safety related guidelines – we believe our guests will find luxurious and exclusive spaces to relax and enjoy their stay at our resort.

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at

Other Info
Meeting: Chittenden
Airport: Rutland VT
Transfer: Rutland airport

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Summer temperatures are warm. Days are typically sunny and comfortable, ideal for outdoor activity, with light clothing for days; sweaters or light jackets for evenings. The Autumn and Spring months are pleasant with a variety of casual dress suitable. Below freezing temperatures are the rule during the Winter season. Coats, heavy jackets, gloves and warm, dry boots are recommended until mid March.

What To Bring:
An ASTM approved helmet and soled boots with a heel are needed to ride ! Note: riding helmets are available on site

This list is only a guideline for you

  • Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)
  • Riding boots + Minichaps
  • Riding helmet (recommended for all trips)
  • Riding gloves
  • Jacket or sweater for cool evenings
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Light wear rainwear
  • Comfortable shoes/sneakers
  • Swimsuit
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Insect protection
  • Personal medications
  • Sore cream (for the emergency)
  • Sewing kit
  • Camera and enough extra films
  • Address book and pen (for pictures postcards!)
  • Sun glasses with strap
  • Sun tan lotion and lip balm