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Horseback Riding and Driving Lessons

Keith Equestrian Center offers outstanding, personalized instruction to both the novice beginner or the seasoned pros. With a large string of lesson horses, we have the confidence building beginner horses, the challenging show horses, and everything in between. 

We are dedicated to providing our riders with an encouraging, safe environment. Investing in our youth riders, their personal growth and self-esteem.  We firmly believe that horses raise great kids!


Our adult riders enjoy connecting with other adults, enjoying the peace and happiness in the barn family environment. Several of our adults are back to riding after a hiatus or are seasoned riders. We have also personally fulfilled the dreams of many adults of learning to ride and/or own their own horse! All enjoy our close knit barn family, as we pursue our equestrian dreams together!

KEC Lesson Program

English & Western Riding Lessons

We offer instruction in Saddle Seat, Hunter Seat, Western Riding, Introductory Dressage, and Driving. KEC has instructed Regional and National Champions!

Adults to kids ages 3 & up.

We welcome all riders to KEC whether adult or child from beginner to advanced and for competition or recreation. Our Lesson Program is split evenly between Adults and Children. With special Adult Groups Offered throughout the week.

Lessons offered Year- Around

KEC has lessons year-around in our indoor and outdoor arenas. We have over 30 Acres of riding space!

Private Beginner Lessons

We offer Private Instruction for beginner riders. These lessons are one to two riders for 30 minutes. We encourage riders to come 15 minutes early to groom and tack their school horse.

Group Lessons

Group Lessons are the best way to learn! We have increased ride time of 45 minutes, and an addition of 15 minutes where riders are taught the horsemanship of grooming and tacking. We have several groups available Monday- Thursday, Including Adult Groups.

Committment to KEC

KEC has found that riders who ride twice a week, make significantly more progress in their equine journey. We highly recommend riding twice a week! 

KEC Academy Team

Academy Team

KEC is proud to offer the chance to compete without having to purchase a horse.  Riders enjoy the excitement of competition and learn the fundamentals of showing! 

All Ages and Experience Levels

Advanced to beginner classes for adults to 3 year olds are offered.

Lesson Pricing

10 Lesson Package $255

1 Lesson $30

Group Lessons (3+ Riders)  1 Hour

Private Lessons (1-2 Riders) 1/2 Hour


You can make payment for a

10 Lesson Riding Package here,

via PayPal

You can make payment for

a Single Riding Lesson here,

via PayPal (Convenience Fee added)


Kelsi Keith-Rusch



Call us today

to book a lesson




3378 142nd Avenue

Ottumwa, IA 52501

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