Riders can learn on DHS lesson horses or their own . Teaching styles at Durkee Hill Stables are fun and build confidence in both horse and rider. Lessons are geared toward achieving the riders personal goals. For some, the goal is the show ring, others the hunt field and some would like to build a better relationship with their horse. No matter what the goal, the road to get there is built on clear communication between horse and rider.   

Lana works with green and experienced horses to build on their current skills. We believe that a horses training schedule should be full of educated variety. This means that training takes place inside and outside of the ring, on the trail and in the hunt field. Horses are also taught appropriate ground manners because a horses respect for you on the ground carries over into the saddle.  

Private Lesson- $50 (approx. 45 Minutes)

Semi Private Lesson $50 (approx. 1 hour)


Foxhunting is the passion of Durkee Hill Stables. Not only is the riding exhilarating but the camaraderie is really fun too!  Lana specializes in introducing riders to the exciting world of fox hunting.  She teaches riders technique and etiquette during the hunt on one of her experienced horses.  Your horse arrives to the meet clean and ready to ride, all you have to do is focus on having fun!  

If you have ever wondered what the thrill of the chase would be like...look no further!! 

Have your own horse?  Durkee Hill makes hunting very convenient by getting your horse ready in the morning, transporting it to the fixture and cleaning your tack and horse after the hunt. So all you have to do is get there on time and enjoy yourself!   

Trail Riding

Trail rides are important to get both horse and rider fit.  They are also a great way to make new friends and spend some relaxing time with your horse.  We ride year round at many of our beautiful parks.    

Trail riders are required to be a part our of lesson program.

Shows & Clinics

DHS riders compete in eventing, dressage, jumper shows & hunter paces as well as participating in training clinics. Lana's positive teaching style makes showing a fun, team building experience. Durkee Hill Stables horses and riders have been prepared to go off property in their training schedules.