Lessons & Instructors

We offer a wonderful environment for all levels of riding from a brand new beginner to an intermediate advanced skill level in the hunter/jumper and the saddleseat disciplines. The lesson program is a great way to learn all about horses; we focus on teaching you how to care and prepare your horse as well as all the fundamentals that build the foundation for a successful rider. 

Lesson Rates
Circus Club Member lessons:  private-$70  /  small group-$60
Non Member lessons:  private-$90 /  small group-$75
Member Pony Rides: $45 per 25 minutes

Rider Release for Riding Lessons form click here to download
this form may be filled out in Adobe Acrobat and emailed to any of the instructors

  Jennifer Dixon, Equestrian Center Manager
(650) 322-6700, ext. 1#
  |  jenniferd@menlocircusclub.com
Jennifer has worked at the Menlo Circus Club since March of 1996. In her  tenure here at the Club, she has successfully brought numerous riders and drivers to the winners circle on a local, regional and national level. Of summer riding camp, Jennifer says, “It’s been a wonderful introduction to riding for so many of the Club’s children. I would like to see more kids sign-up for camp and give it a try. We have wonderful school horses and great instructors that keep it fun and safe."

  Sarah Lyon Liley
650-322-6700, ext. 2#
  |  sarahl@menlocircusclub.com
Sarah has dedicated most of her life to working with horses and horse people. She studied Equine Administration in Louisville, Kentucky and has competed all over Texas, California and in Kentucky. She strives to teach her students confidence and enjoys coaching riders of all ages and levels.

Kelly Cannistra
650-322-6700, ext. 3#
  |  kellyc@menlocircusclub.com
Kelly is extremely passionate about sharing her love for horses with others. She majored in Equestrian Science at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. and is certified through the American Riding Instructor Association. Kelly enjoys teaching her students about every aspect of horse care and riding with a strong emphasis on safety and having fun.

  Mette Dresser
650-322-6700, ext. 4#
  |  metted@menlocircusclub.com

The Menlo Circus Club would like to welcome Mette Dresser. Mette will be working in the Equestrian Center as a riding instructor. Originally from Denmark, Mette has ridden jumpers in Europe as well as the United States. She has a deep dressage background and has worked with Icelandic Horses both riding and driving.