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
Circus Club Equestrian Brochure click here to download

  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."


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

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.
   Kelsey Langsdale
ext. 2# |  kelseyl@menlocircusclub.com

Kelsey has spent most her early life in a western saddle but once she switched to English and learned to jump, she never looked back. She rode on the Hunter/Jumper ISHA team at UC Davis where she graduated with a degree in Political Science.  After college, she decided that while politics had been fun, her real passion lay with horses.  Since then she has worked with top Dressage and Hunter/Jumper trainers throughout California.  She enjoys teaching and likes to challenge her riders but makes sure that learning is still fun and enjoyable.