Wichita Riding Academy, Inc.

Stable Derby, KS
220’ X 54’

Sprawling along 80 acres of beautiful Kansas prairie, Wichita Riding Academy boasts one of the best equine facilities in the area with plenty of stalls, riding area, exercise pens and vast pastures. Below is just a sample of the wonderful amenities we offer. If you would like further information or would like to schedule a tour, please contact us! Cheryl Manahan founded WRA in 1982 as a place where students can have the chance to experience the joy of horsemanship, and where horses can receive the absolute best care and training.

That goal has continued throughout the years as WRA has seen countless students first discover the powerful bond between horse and rider. Cheryl has had the pleasure of then coaching those students as they hone and refine their skills to then become some o ...Click here to read more

Property Details

Facility Acreage: 80
Turnout Acreage: 60
Max # of Horses: 60
# of Stalls: 40
Arena: 220’ x 54’ Other footing, Indoor, Lighted
Round Pen: 60' ,Sand, Indoor, Lighted
Round Pen: 45' ,Other footing
Round Pen: 45' ,Other footing
Round Pen: 54' ,Wood footing

Horse Trailer Access: 60ā€™ or less, trailer parking, big-rig friendly

  • Horses for Sale
  • Horses for Lease
  • Retirement Boarding
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Birthday Parties
  • Clinics
  • Obstacle Course
  • Weddings Hosted Here
  • Layup or Rehabilitation Facility
  • Arena For Rent
  • Summer Camps


Wash rack: Covered, Hot water
Tack room: Shared
Lounge: Climate controlled
Bathroom: Climate controlled
Caretaker: lives on site

Horseback Riding Lessons

15 Mins

We specialize in: Beginner Lessons, Driving/Harness, English, English Pleasure, Ground Work/Handling, Halter/In-Hand, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, Pleasure Driving, Saddle Seat Equitation, Showmanship, Western, Western Equitation/Stock Seat, Western Pleasure

  • Trainer Onsite
  • Transportation to Shows
  • Trainer Accompanies to Shows
  • Lesson horses available
  • Lessons to boarders
  • Lesson to non-boarders
  • Haul-ins for lessons welcome


We specialize in these breeds: American Saddlebred, Hackney, Miniature Horse, Morgan, Saddlebred, Welsh Pony and Cob, All breeds welcome.


Overnight Board Stall
Overnight Board Paddock/Pen
Training Board
Stall Board
Paddock Board
Pasture Board

Reviews (4)

  • Kim Rosen10/01/2020

    My husband and I were given a gift certificate for a riding lesson. It was fabulous !! WRA is awesome . The animals are healthy and very well kept . The facility is clean. Our instructor Makayla is so knowledgeable about horses and riding . We have continued our riding lessons and have started trail riding. . It is the most relaxing , refreshing experience . You are never to old to try something new . So happy we did . The staff and volunteers treat us like family . I am forever in love with WRA . 10 stars for this place !!!!!

  • Tim09/30/2020

    What an outstanding facility and staff! No matter what experience is with horses, you can find something at Wichita Riding Academy to fill your needs. Their riding instruction is amazing for all levels. Beginners of all ages are embraced and more experience riders are encouraged to grow to whatever heights they may wish to reach. Many riders start out "green" and are grown into outstanding riders who compete at the highest levels nationally. The boarding facility and horse training are amazing as well. This is the perfect home for your equestrian side.

  • Deb09/30/2020

    The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The riding instructors and trainers are top notch with many years of experience and valuable knowledge. The horses are well cared for and their health is of utmost importance. Students safety and well being are their number one priority. The grounds and facilities are well maintained. No deficiencies found at this facility!

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