Livermore Horseback Riding Lessons

Livermore Horseback Riding Lessons! Learn to ride or grow your riding goals with the best horseback riding lessons and training in the Bay Area from Billings Equestrian. Located in Livermore, CA your child or teen can learn to ride or grow their confidence and equestrian skills. Contact us to learn more about the training program(s) offered by the professional trainers operating out of Willow & Wolf Ranch. 

 Home to Billings Equestrian we are proud to offer you an unparalleled peaceful experience every time you visit our ranch.

Looking for our affordable recommendations for kid's riding apparel and equipment? Here's our links to the basic must-haves; helmets, gloves and riding breeches for children. 

    What Do I Need to Start Horseback Riding Lessons?

    Safety for all that ride and visit our ranch is our top priority to ensure a pleasant experience for all that visit. Please remember our ranch is a PRIVATE facility and we require all of our guests respect the owners and the space for those that live on the property.

    1. EVERY visitor to the ranch regardless if you are riding or not needs to complete a release waiver.

    2. Prior to visiting please be sure to read over our ranch + riding lessons rules and etiquette.

    3. Personal Equipment: A helmet is required to ride with Billings Equestrian. If you need to purchase a helmet here are links to affordable brands available through Amazon. CLICK HERE: New Rider Equipment List

    4. New riders must sign Billings Equestrian waiver release

    Horseback Riding + Training Info

    Billings Equestrian is a professionally managed riding program that offers services to both dressage and western students of all ages located at Willow and Wolf Ranch, in Livermore, CA. 

    Lesson Format All riders at Billings Equestrian start with an assessment lesson on one of our amazing, safe school horses. This will help us determine what the best lesson plan is for each individual.

    Once riders are assessed, they are then placed into a 30 min private session or into a one hour group riding session. Beginner riders always start in private sessions, and can move to groups once they establish the skills needed to advance.

    Unique to our program, we offer a weekly 1 hour horsemanship class that riders have the option to participate in as well. This program teaches fundamentals related to horse ownership for beginners all the way through buying your own horse.

    Riders who own their horse, or who lease, are part of a grooming package with Billings Equestrian which defines care responsibilities and lesson duration.

    The business is owned and operated by Samantha Billings Coatney. Sam is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist who has been coaching riders for over 15 years.

    Sam​ is known not just for her riding talent, but for her warm personality that makes every student feel special.  Whether Sam is teaching a first-time rider or show coaching an experienced professional, her patience, sensitivity and knowledge shines through.

    Sam's program is in a welcoming, relaxed environment where riders of all ages always feel comfortable asking questions, making mistakes and making friends.

    Sam's husband, Cyle, is a team roper and their boys, Colt and Cash, are enthusiastic (and adorable) young riders at age 4 and 1. 

    Whether it's seeing Sam practice Grand Prix movements, 4-H kids riding barrel patterns, Cyle roping a fake cow or horses munching hay, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The barn is a vibrant place filled with excited students, friendly horses and good times.



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    We do not offer rental horses or trail rides.

    Billings Equestrian prides itself on offering affordable lessons and a wide range of lesson packages and options. Sam also hosts a number of fun, family oriented events throughout the year.

    For more information, please call or email.  Some of our services include:

    Full Training

    Private Lessons

    Off-Property Lessons

    Show Coaching


    Horse Leases

    Horse Sales & Shopping Consulting