Lessons and Riding Programs

Riding Lessons

Our riding lessons are geared towards helping you reach your individual riding goals as we teach a balanced seat, soft hands and how to communicate with your four-legged partner in or out of the saddle. Our experienced riding instructors are sensitive to the needs of our clients  and try to get to know them each personally and have built relationships based on trust and respect. We offer a wide array of diverse disciplines including in Dressage, Western Pleasure and Hunt Seat

SPECIALIZING IN THE BEGINNER AND ADULT RIDERS

Lesson Information

Ages 7 and up

Beginner children must take private lessons and be able to walk/trot before joining a group. Children ages 5-6 are considered on an individual basis and must schedule a visit to the barn.

Grooming, tacking up & basic horsemanship / safety methods are included into lessons. If a student is independent in basic ground skills, grooming & tacking up, they may arrive 15 minutes earlier to do so per Instructor’s approval. Students are also required to clean their tack and take care of their horse before leaving. All riders are required to have an ASTM/SEI approved riding helmet, wear long pants or breeches and a closed toe shoe or boot with a low heel. Facility does have some helmets available for use.

Lesson Costs:
• Private 1 hour: $55.00
• Private 1/2 hour*: $45.00
• Duo 1 hour:** (2 riders): $45 per person
• Group 1 hour:** (3+ riders): $40.00 per person
6-Pac Lesson Costs:
Save More than 10% when you purchase a 6-Pac! (6 lessons in advance).
• Private 1 hour: $297.00
• Private 1/2 hour*: $240.00
• Duo 1 hour:** (2 riders): $240.00 per person
• Group 1 hour:** (3+ riders): $215.00 per person

*Private 1/2 hr students must be able to independently get & tack their own horse & be at advanced walk /trot/canter (1/2 hr lessons are scheduled per Instructor’s approval)
**Group lessons based on availability; riders must be at beginner (independent) walk/trot level

*Cancellation Policy: To avoid session fees 24 hour notice is required for cancellations or rescheduling. Note: 6-packs must be used within a 3 month period (additional extensions per Instructor’s approval).

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS:

Adult Women’s Horsemanship

Sundays – Fall Group Forming!
This 1-hr specialty program offers fun adult camaraderie & a solid horsemanship foundation that goes beyond the saddle. Includes Natural Horsemanship, ground-skills, barn management, safety & care, along with structured riding & more. Great for the budding horsewoman or those looking lease/own. Must be able to walk/trot independently.  Cost: $40 per week (pre-paid, min 1 week) or 6-pack (pre-pay 6 lessons) $215. * 

Barn Ratz

Saturdays (multiple tracks, ages 7-17 yrs)
This specialty group is for the young rider who wants go beyond the saddle and learn all aspects of horsemanship. The 3-hr multi-tiered hands-on classes allow students to explore and develop skills in Barn Management, Anatomy & Physiology, Ground-Skills, Natural Horsemanship & Riding. Additional opportunities are available to students as they hone their skills & become more independent. This is an on-going program for committed FOG riders. Riders must be able to independently ride walk/trot & have solid basic ground skills. Space is limited & riders must be approved by coaches. Cost: $40 per week (pre-paid, min 1 week) or 6-pack (pre-pay 6 lessons) $215.* 

Barn Mice

Scheduled as individual lessons
(ages 5-6 yrs & their parent.)

This 1/2hr lesson program is for the younger rider-to-be that is not yet old enough to begin under saddle. Along with their parent, Barn Mice will learn basic horsemanship skills as building blocks toward riding once they are older. These hands-on 1/2hr lessons teach skills in smaller more age-appropriate “bites” while developing an understanding of horse mannerisms, care, and safety. These classes also serve as a fun “togetherness” format for both former equestrian parents as well as parents new to the world of horsemanship.  
Cost: $35 per lesson (pre-paid, min 1 week) or 6-pack (pre-pay 6 lessons) $190.* 

*NOTE: Specialty Program policies differ from standard lesson policies and can be obtained from Office/Instructors. 

SEASONAL PROGRAMS:

Saddle Up!–“Adult Camp 2019”

Intensive weekend program designed especially for adults who have always dreamed of “saddling up” or those who want to get “back in the saddle.” This 2 1/2 day camp offers a fun adult atmosphere, solid horsemanship, socializing & games wrapped around the care-free camps of your youth. 
Sessions:
     ♦ Camp 1: May 24, 25 & 26 (bal due April 25)
     ♦ Camp 2: August 30, 31 & Sept 1 (Bal due July 19)
     ♦ Camp 3: October 11, 12 & 13 (bal due Aug 30)
Days & Hours:
     ♦ Friday, 5:00-7:30pm: Meet & greet staff, horses and fellow campers at a fire-pit social complete with smores & light fare.
     ♦ Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am -3:00pm: Come ready to saddle-up for all day horsey fun!
Cost: $235 per person. 
     ♦ $100 non-refundable deposit required to hold your spot.
Discounts: 
     ♦  Posse up:$10 off your registration fee when you bring a friend! (Max 5 friends; contact office for larger groups)
     ♦  Double Trouble:
Take $10 off your second (or 3rd) Camp when you register for additional weekends! 
FORMS:

     ♦  Adult Camp Registration Form
     ♦  Riding Activities Release Form
     ♦  Emergency Medical Form
    

2019 Summer Horsemanship Programs

Week long programs designed to give your child (ages 7-17 yrs) a solid Horsemanship foundation — for beginners & current riders. Activities include horse behavior, training, safety & care along with structured riding, ground-skills, horse games and summer fun!
Sessions:
     ◊ June 24–28 FULL (Balance in Full Due: May 6)
     ◊ July 8–12 FULL (Balance in Full Due: May 20)
     ◊ July 22–26 FULL (Balance in Full Due: June 3)
     ◊ August 5–9 FULL (Balance in Full Due: June 17)
     ◊ August 19–23 FULL (Balance in Full Due: July 1)
*Registrations accepted until Sessions are full. If past Bal Due Date, full payment due to register.
Costs: $375.00 per child – (ages 7-17 yrs)
     • $100.00 non-refundable deposit per child, per week required.
     • $25 Late Fee per child, per week for Balances not paid by above listed due dates.
Discounts:
     •  After initial $375.00 per child or week, Discount $25 for additional weeks or children.
     •  Current Barn Ratz take an additional $25 off per session.
     •  Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts.
     •  NOTE: Discounts will Not apply to balances not paid by above listed due dates.
**Please Note: Registration, Emergency Care and Equine Activity Release Forms MUST be submitted with deposit in order to hold rider’s seat. **
FORMS:

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