Lesson Information

Lessons are our specialty at Heavenly Horses. We focus on developing riders through a variety of horses and lesson plans. Each lesson is designed to be safe and fun while building foundational through advanced skills. We use creative and unique ways to teach proper technique and always provide lots of variety! Our program is not just riding. It is a from-the-ground-up, all-around, hands-on, horse experience. Along with their preferred riding discipline, students will learn how to:

  • Build a relationship with their favorite horse
  • Clean
  • Tack
  • Graze
  • Bathe

We teach English/Jumping and Western Pleasure. Lessons are offered to students age 7 and older. We also serve a large number of adult students who have just taken up the sport or are returning after many years away from the saddle.


Getting Started

Finding the right lesson for your skill level and goals is essential to having a great experience at Heavenly Horses. We offer barn tours on Saturdays at 8:00 am. A helmet will be provided but proper attire including jeans and heeled shoes are required for safety purposes. To schedule a tour please contact us.

  1. Contact us to schedule a tour
  2. Complete and return the Heavenly Horses Waiver and Team Hall Waiver (click on title) prior to your first lesson
  3. Review Policies & Student Code Of Conduct (click on title)
  4. Purchase your lesson package or schedule your monthly payment (see Lesson Fees and Paypal options below)
  5. Visit the Student Page for what to wear, necessary equipment and ball homework
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Online Payment options

Choose your lesson package from the menu below and complete payment via Paypal. A nominal processing fee is added for this method of payment.

Lesson Package

Monthly Auto-pay Subscription

Automatic payments offer savings of $35/quarter. Payment duration is 12 months — you will need to re-subscribe after that time. Payment can be cancelled at any time.

Other Payment Options:

Automatic Monthly Payment (PREFERRED):  This is an auto-generated check from your bank.  You can set this up with your bank/payment service or use PayPal above. Please have them sent to Sharon’s home address:

Sharon Casares
Re: Heavenly Horses
22272 W. Calvin Dr.
Antioch IL  60002

With any method of payment, please note your child’s FIRST and LAST name, so payment will be posted to the correct account. Many of our students have the same first names! Any additional fees for trail rides, shows, etc. should be paid separately from your lesson payment.

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Semi-Private and Private Lessons:

We believe students learn best in group environments where they can observe others. We strongly encourage riders to participate in group lessons. There is a great deal of learning that occurs when students share the arena with other riders and horses. We offer a limited amount of 30 minute semi-private and private lessons for working through a specific challenge or goal. Semi-private are taught in groups of two.


Group Lessons

Group Lessons are 90 minutes in length. 60 minutes in the saddle and 30 minutes of ground work (15 minutes before and after the scheduled lesson time for grooming, tacking, bathing and grazing). A variety of lesson levels are offered Monday through Saturday, closed Wednesday and Sunday.

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Lessons on Trail

As students reach an advanced level of riding, Heavenly Horses offers Lessons on Trail, giving another aspect of horsemanship. Lessons on Trail allow current students to enjoy riding while viewing God’s natural wonders. This opportunity is offered for current advanced students only.

 Tuesday Night Adult Class: Heavenly Horses offers several adult lesson times each week.

Tuesday Night Adult Class: Heavenly Horses offers several adult lesson times each week.

What do our Clients say about Heavenly Horses?

There are so many reasons why we love Heavenly Horses! It is one of our favorite places to be and is such a blessing to my family. 

Sharon is always passionate and inspiring and teaches the kids far more than horsemanship by building self-confidence and responsibility. She encourages and challenges each and every student by building on their strengths. She is truly devoted to her horses and students.

All the kids love building relationships with their favorite horses. They are encouraged to come early, graze their horse, pet, brush, and tack up their own horse before the lesson. After the lesson they spend more time with their horse untacking and giving treats before putting them away.

The students also have opportunities beyond their regular lesson. Sharon offers English and Western lessons, trail rides, summer camp, VBS, winter camp, schooling shows and outside shows. Students have a variety of role models of many ages at Heavenly Horses. The staff is welcoming and the barn is such a great place to make friends!

Heavenly Horses keeps our kids humble, teaches them to have courage, and most of all creates self-discipline. We really love it here! My kids have grown in so many ways and I cannot thank Sharon enough!

Jennifer, Callie, and Aidan Lawrence

  Callie and Aidan Lawrence riding at Heavenly Horses

Callie and Aidan Lawrence riding at Heavenly Horses


Scouting  and youth Programs

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Looking to earn a badge or just gain some horse knowledge? Heavenly Horses Scouting Programs offers a comprehensive program for your Scout group. Call us for complete details.

We welcome troops of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Trail Life, Indian Guides, and Indian Princesses who are at least 7 years of age and have interest in earning a badge or accomplishing a particular unit or skill. All youth attendees will ride during the program* and have fun learning in special hands on classes that range from equine anatomy, breed information, grooming, riding disciplines, equine careers and more.

One time, three hour programs are available on Saturdays from 11:30am to 2:30pm. The cost is $50 per rider.

You should be able to complete most, and possibly all, of your badge requirements at this session, depending on your group’s requirements.* 

*We will work with unit leaders to determine and meet badge requirements.

Register for Scouts Program >>>


Home School Equine Lesson Program

Use our program to meet your home school PE requirements. Contact us for more information about our Home School Program and availability.