Check out our NEW Horse Lessons for kids of all ages!
Veronica Painter (Horsemanship Unlocked)- Professional Trick Rider, Horse Trainer, Performer, Coach, along with professional, steady and extremely well trained partners; Scout, Remi, Fez and Pickles.
Veronica is a master of the art of Liberty, Roman riding, Greek Riding, Cossack, and Rosin Back/ Vaulting. Veronica worked on many professional productions including: Circus Flora, Circus Sarasota, Silver Dollar City’s Wild West Show, and more. In 2016 she received her masters degree from Illinois State in theatre/circus studies and started Horsemanship Unlocked teaching her amazing brand of horse communication.
Veronica is a student of coaching and equine applied learning. She teaches in a unique step by step process that results in empowered students with sure to impress skills. Experience Liberty, Roman riding, Greek Riding, Cossack, and Rosin Back/ Vaulting in a private or group lesson, or in a full trick riding camp or combination camp of trick riding and all of the other circus arts that we teach at Flying Colors Trapeze.
There are three 5 day camp choices to experience equestrian trick riding, either in combination with other circus arts, or as a stand alone horse focused camp. No experience necessary, kids and adult welcome!
NEW This year book a private lesson for Trick Riding in Liberty, Roman riding, Greek Riding, Cossack, or Rosin Back/ Vaulting, or Horse communication to better your skills with your own horse training (as we are training every time we work with a horse)- Veronica is a master! No experience necessary, kids and adult welcome!
Want to bring a group for a 4 hour experience of all of the modalities? Great for birthday parties, families, bachelorettes and Girl Scout Troops. A 4 hour experience of Liberty, Roman riding, Greek Riding, Cossack, and Rosin Back/ Vaulting for 4 hours. No experience necessary, kids and adult welcome!
We are so excited to announce that we will be based for summer 2021 at Flying Colors Trapeze in Marine on St Croix, Minnesota. We’re often a moving target, traveling to this clinic or that performance, making regular training a difficult opportunity to come by. While we are still on the move, we will be settled in Minnesota for summer 2021 and are now offering private lessons for those who want to commit their training to one particular equestrian specialty discipline or private group experiences, so you can bring your private party or gathering over for an awesome bucket list experience in trying all of the equestrian circus arts.
Lessons and group gatherings can be booked online! Register as little or as often as you would like. Under our "Experience" page, you will find a calendar listing our private slots and group slots available. Registration to book that spot will be found right at your fingertips. Payments are made through PayPal. Please note that this is an outdoor experience which heightens our changes of cancelation due to rain or other unforeseen circumstances. If this is the case upon your booking, Veronica will work with you to reschedule and make up for the lost ride time. Please read the fine print before registering for your lesson.
Having a home base onsite at Flying Colors allows us to work with students one-on-one on a regular basis. Sign up for Horsemanship or Liberty training classes to gain more knowledge for horse handling. Horsemanship classes are great for athletes and acrobats wanting to trick ride but have not had much experience in the world of horsemanship. Practice in both horsemanship and trick riding optimizes any personalized training regimen. Roman riding, Vaulting/Rosinback riding, and Trick/Cossack riding are also offered this summer. Veronica will take students more in-depth and detailed with their tricks and goals in our private training slots. Lessons are $75 for an hour.
Book a private and bring a friend. Pay the extra fee the day of and enjoy the semi-private lesson with a friend at a lower rate!
Never tried equestrian stunt riding? Overwhelmed and just looking for a great place to start? Looking to get introduced to equestrian specialty arts? Have a private gathering or looking for a fun birthday or celebration activity? Our group experience runs much like our clinics but now you can bring your own tribe! This group experience is offered at a flat rate, so the more the merrier! We can take up to 6 riders in our 4-hour experience in this rare opportunity to try Roman Riding, Liberty Training, Vaulting/Bareback Riding, and Trick/Cossack Riding. These classes are open for riders of all ages and all experience levels. You won't believe what you can! Group bookings are $450 for 4 hours and up to 6 riders.
*Private lessons are conducted in ONE equestrian discipline while the Equestrian Circus Experience Group samples all FOUR disciplines*
**Waivers MUST be signed prior to the scheduled event. Waivers can be found on the homepage for Horsemanship Unlocked at www.horsemanshipunlocked.com**
All time slots include horse care, handling, and saddling. Summer lessons are held onsite at Flying Colors Trapeze. Riders should arrive early to get warmed up or prep horses. No previous horse experience is necessary. Horses and equipment are provided. All classes are outdoors, so be sure to dress appropriately. Athletic wear is required (tight and stretchy clothing and gym or wrestling shoes). Helmets are required for minors. 200lb weight limit, no exceptions. There are no refunds. If a cancelation has to be made due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances, then the lesson will be rescheduled for a later date.