LS Riding Academy 

           Louw Stables offers riding lessons to a variety of ages. 

Little Tot's classes for children ages 2-4, private or group lessons age’s 5-adult.  Our facility has some of the finest accommodations in Iowa including a heated indoor arena and viewing lounge.  On Saturdays all students are welcome to come to the barn and help with chores, brushing horses and other daily activities between the hours of 11 am and 2 pm free of charge.  We have 12 lesson horses to suite any level of rider.  Our beginner horses are well trained and well educated in carrying novice students and our intermediate/advanced horses are wonderful for teaching upper level skills and taking to schooling shows.  

 Quality horsemanship, care and education are our guarantee.  Through our lesson program, we teach our students responsibility, respect and integrity.  At Louw Stables, it’s not just about learning to ride a horse. 


While watching you instruct Arianna during her lesson Saturday I observed that you recognized skill level was not what was holding her back, but rather her own confidence level.  I was so impressed, as I could see you not only knew the tendencies of the horse but even more so my daughter, and had picked the mount that would stretch her.  While Arianna loves riding and her skill is growing, the reason we are excited that she is at Louw Stables is because of the confident young women you are helping her to become.

Many thanks,

Jeff Johnson”

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How to find us

  • Take I80 West to Exit 110, Adel/Winterset
  • Turn SOUTH on Route 169 for a little over a mile
  • At the flashing light, turn EAST onto F90/360th Street
  • Drive about a quarter mile then turn SOUTH onto Osage Avenue
  • After the bend in the road, look for the big red barn on the right (36479 Osage Avenue)

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