Equestrian Learning Center, LLC

Horseback Riding School

Our Services

Riding Lessons

We provide a relaxed environment in which we balance encouragement & correction.
On top of that we have FUN!


We offer quality boarding services provided by educated, responsible and conscientious caregivers.
Your horse will love it!

Summer Camp

This is an amazing educational program that we offer throughout the Summer.
Kids can’t stop talking about it!


We are passionate about horses and love to share our extensive knowledge with all our students and boarders.


My name is Nathalie van der Woord-Smith. I am the instructor and owner of the Equestrian Learning Center LLC.

I have successfully completed a 4-year education in animal sciences in my country of origin (The Netherlands). This included a 2-year specialization in management & education, as well as several internships, which among others, were at a riding stables; a petting zoo and a wildlife park. At the wildlife park I had the privilege to work with Prezwalski horses (the last surviving subspecies of wild horses).

Learn more about our horseback riding school, the facility and the way we operate!

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Current Horses

Features of Our Courses

Why Choose Us?

Our dedication to education is woven into every aspect of our operation. It is our goal to provide equestrians and (future) horse owners with the knowledge and skills they need to ensure the physical and mental wellbeing of their equine partner(s).

The total learning experience

Our lessons include so much more than just riding. Grooming, saddling, aftercare and safety are all standard elements in our program.

Committed to animal welfare

Our horses are happy and healthy equines. We strive to meet all of their physical and mental needs.

Consistent scheduling

We schedule students for the same day & time each week and will only deviate from that schedule, if a reschedule is requested by the student or if the weather acts up.


Our Location

Equestrian Learning Center

30 Garden Road
Deatsville, AL 36022
(334) 226-4112
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