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 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-$75  /  small group-$65
Non Member lessons:  private-$100 /  small group-$85
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

Amanada Hay
Equestrian Center Manager

650-322-6700  ext.1#    amandah@menlocircusclub.com
Amanda Hay brings an impressive resume with an extensive list of credentials having over 25 years of experience competing as a professional in North America and Europe as a hunter/ equitation/jumper rider and trainer. After running her own large equestrian center for 20 years in Canada, Amanda is now with the Menlo Circus Club. She loves giving back to the sport that has provided so much for her through teaching young professionals, introducing new riders and challenging experienced riders to achieve their equestrian goals.

  Kelsey Langsdale
Equestrian Center Supervisor
Riding Instructor

650-322-6700   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.

Kelly Cannistra
Riding Instructor

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.