We offer lessons for students whether you own a horse or not. If you do not own a horse, you can borrow one of ours! Our school horses are extremely safe, and there is something for every age and level. We start our youngest students on our experienced ponies, which come in all shapes, sizes, and colors! Then riders may advance to horses as they progress through the levels. Each horse has it’s own set of tack and equipment provided.
Duzan Riding Academy offers a variety of camps for all levels of experience and interest. Campers ride daily on our safe school ponies and horses–under the supervision of our regular experienced lesson instructors. Hands on emphasis is on horse care, education, and fun- of course! All riding instruction is based on hunter style in an English saddle with handle if needed! Camps are kept small in numbers to provide a quality, individualized experience for your child. Each camper will be assigned their own horse for the week, and will leave with a photo with their horse, a camp t-shirt, and workbook.
United States Pony Club
Duzan Riding Academy is a United States Pony Club Licensed Riding Center. Members of our Pony Club earn certifications in Horse Management and in Riding (Huntseat Equitation, Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing). They attend Rallies (shows) where they compete individually and in teams in various disciplines where they are scored on Horse Management and Riding ability.
Mini Clinics are a fantastic way for our riders to gain a broad education in horsemanship and horse care. Each mini clinic features a different topic. Every fifth mini clinic is a jeopardy style competition complete with a prize basket for the winning team. Topics include internal systems of the horse, braiding, leg wrapping, first aid, daily care, nutrition, lunging, and more!
Horse showing is a chance to show off your hard work, and yet another opportunity to build a relationship with your horse. We create a low pressure, enjoyable, lightly competitive environment for our riders to compete. As a horsemanship based program, we use horse showing to develop a better relationship with our horses. The well rounded riders of DRA along with their athletic and good minded horses compete in local and nationally rated hunter/jumper shows, nationally rated horse trials (3 day eventing), local dressage shows, and hunter paces.
Riders in grades 4-12 are invited to be members of the team. Showing with the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is a great way to add that “team” aspect to horseback riding. The girls become very close and are super supportive of each other. You don’t even have to own a horse! Show up in just your horse showing attire. We visit various barns that host shows, and you ride the horses that they provide. What a great way to advance your horsemanship and riding skills!
Your equine partner will thrive on a regular schedule including quality feed three times daily and frequent turnout in our all weather paddocks and grass pastures. Our mission is to provide the best possible care by going beyond the boarding industry standards. We are dedicated to the individualized care of your horse. We strive to provide a relaxing, knowledgeable, and enjoyable atmosphere for horses as well as their human companions whether your goal is to compete with your horse or simply to enjoy him as a pet.
Welcome to Duzan Riding Academy!
The team at Duzan Riding Academy is honored to announce that we are a United States Hunter Jumper Association Recognized Riding Academy. We are proud to be an active member of this association, and excited to have their endorsement as we continue to produce well rounded equestrians through top notch instruction.
The farm is located approximately 2o minutes from Delaware, Dublin, Powell, and Marysville. Molly Wirtz started Duzan Riding Academy in the Spring of 2009 at a small 10 stall barn in Delaware, Ohio. The business grew rapidly, and as her students progressed, Molly recognized the need for a larger facility to accommodate her clients and their advancing education. Molly moved her business to the current facility in Ostrander, Ohio in November of 2011, and purchased the 23 acre property in May of 2012.
The facility was built in 2007 and includes a 200′ x 90′ insulated indoor arena, 250′ x 125′ outdoor arena, quality constructed stalls, trails, jump field, comfortable viewing areas, permanent restrooms, and numerous other amenities for the comfort of horses, riders, and families.
Molly’s program is based in the hunter/jumper and huntseat equitation disciplines, with emphasis on safety, sportsmanship, horsemanship, responsibility, and teamwork. More advanced riders will gain exposure to dressage and cross country as well. Molly, along with a superb team of instructors, school horses, and stable hands work to create an environment that is enjoyable and conducive to learning for all ages. Duzan Riding Academy offers something for everyone from the beginner rider participating in a weekly group lesson, to the avid competitor showing at the national level. Various programs compliment the lesson program so that students are able to gain a well rounded education and benefit from all that riding and horse involvement has to offer. Please navigate through our site to discover the best fit for you!
Duzan Riding Academy Office
Phone: (614) 271-2732
* To inquire about lessons, please see the lesson page on this website for how to get started.
14191 State Road
Ostrander, Ohio 43061