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Last Chance Ranch strives to utilize natural practices to teach students the fundamentals of riding. Students will not only learn how to ride, but also learn about tack, anatomy, breeds, colors and more.



-$25.00 for private 1/2 hour lessons (usually for children 6 and under)

-$35 for private 1/2 hour adult lessons

-$35.00 for semi-private 1 hour lessons (this would be a class of 2-3 people)

-$50.00 for private 1 hour lessons


We offer a package, buy 5 lessons, get one free. This package can be purchased through our office. Private 1 hour riding lesson certificates are also available for purchase through our office.


To schedule a riding lesson, email or call 215-538-2510 ext: 103


Meet our Instructors


Carly Nelson

Carly has been riding since the age of 5 and grew up through the United States Pony Club. She graduated from Wilson College with dual majors in Equine Studies and Equestrian Management. Through years in the United States Pony Club, she's been teaching primarily english lessons for 10 years but has had experience in a multitude of disciplines and brings that to the ring to ensure each rider has an individualized experience.



Marie Koder

Marie went to Delaware Valley University where she was a member of the IHSA team. She has been riding with Last Chance Ranch for over 5 years and has been assisting with beginner riding lessons for the last 3 years. Marie's favorite thing is riding all of our ponies and jumping!





Meet our Horses



Buster Brown

Nickname: Buster

Born: 2001

Breed: Connemara Cross

Likes: Kisses and cookies

Dislikes: Loud noises

Buster has been in our program for about 2 years and has proven that is a great all around pony! He is used in all levels of lessons, and is great in the ring and on the trails.





Born: 2002

Breed: Pony of the Americas (POA)

Likes: Dressing up for Halloween

Dislikes: Cantering

Originally a stray from Philadelphia (believe it or not!) this super cute pony is now teaching all sorts favorite at LCR! He is used for mostly beginner lessons as he has a steady pace and likes to go slow.



Triple Sec

Nickname: Triple

Born: 2000

Likes: Belly and neck scratches

Dislikes: Scary noises made by paper and plastic

Triple has been in our lesson program for 2 years and is an awesome lesson horse.  He can walk, trot, canter, AND likes to jump. He is used for our intermediate to advanced riders.





Nickname: Finn

Born: 2010

Likes: Putting things in his mouth

Dislikes: Fly spray

Big boy Finnegan is new to our program as of 2017 but has the sweetest temperament! Finn is a 16.2 hand Standardbred/Percheron cross that was rescued at auction. Even though he is new to our program, he is a perfect gentleman and can't wait to help teach our students how to ride!



Born: 2005

Likes: Naps

Dislikes: Trail rides

Cody is a 12 year old paint horse who is privately owned by one of our wonderful volunteers. He's been a lesson horse at LCR for several months and is the most in-your-pocket kind of boy. Cody is blind in one eye but that doesn't stop him! This handsome boy walks, trots, canters and jumps and doesn't miss a beat.












Last Chance Ranch

9 Beck Road • Quakertown, PA 18951 • 215-538-2510


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