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Bannon Woods Farm offers riding lessons for ages five through adult. We offer Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and recreational riding styles to students of all abilities. Beginner students work to develop a strong and solid position while learning the basic fundamentals of good flatwork. More advanced students work on hunter, jumper, and equitation courses in their training, as well as the importance of being well balanced as a polished horse-and-rider team.

With an emphasis on good sportsmanship and horsemanship, students that ride at Bannon Woods Farm are successful whether in or out of the show ring.

Bannon Woods Farm has a selection of lesson horses ranging from beginner ponies to warmblood hunter jumpers. Students enjoy an outdoor arena and indoor arena as well as 5,000 acreas of trails. Our elite riders are a part of the horse show team which travels all over Kenucky to compete.

Private Riding Lesson

Semi-Private Lesson

Packages - 4 Lessons

60 minute lesson. 


Private lessons must be taken on a weekly basis


($60 per hour)

60 minute lesson. 


3 Riders maximum. 

Lessons must be taken on a weekly basis


($50 per hour)

Package of 4 lessons. 

60 minute lesson. 


($160 - Semi-Private)

($200 - Private)



Carisa Patterson

Carisa’s horse career began before she could walk with her trainer/mother putting her in the saddle and she never looked back! The first pony came at age six followed by a succession of mounts ranging from Saddlebreds and Arabians to Warmbloods and Drafts and a bevy of gaited breeds. 


She has found success throughout the years competing in Halter, Hunter pleasure, Hunt seat equitation, Hunter over fences and Western pleasure, Ranch, Saddleseat, Sidesaddle and Driving with a long range mounts of but found her niche and passion in the Arabian Sport Horse division. Carisa has amassed many accolades within the division while showing Under saddle, Showhack, Dressage and in hand on both the Regional and National level.

Carisa's Titles

2019 National Champion Sport Horse In Hand Hunter Type Mares(With AO Gazelle) 


2017 National Top Ten Sport Horse Under Saddle Hunter type ATR


2x USEF Horse of the year Regional Champion(In the Hunter and Sport horse Division)


16 Regional Titles(Champion/Reserve and Top Five)


2017 Region 14 (Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia) Amateur of the Year


2x National Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Winner


2011 Friesian Keuring First Premium Mares 


Numerous wins on the A circuit throughout multiple breeds and disciplines.

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