PRIVATE RIDING LESSONS
Our lessons provide personalized attention to each client that will connect you with a horse through hands on horse care, grooming, and riding activities. We craft each lesson to the needs of the student and their personal goals.
Monthly Rates: We follow a monthly pay model that does NOT offer a refund for missed or canceled lessons by the student. We will offer one make-up group lesson once a month for any students who wish to make up the time. We are unable to refund missed lessons for illness (unless special exception), vacation, or other recreational activities. This policy will apply to all private or semi-private weekly lessons, there will also be other small group programs designed for various experience levels and allow for horse activities with financial less commitment.
The Monthly Rates for 2023 (4 Lessons per Month):
50 Minute Private Lesson- $350 per
Month Kids Pony Group – $200 per Month
Groundwork Training Session- $200 per Month
Mustang Madness- $250 per Month
SMALL GROUP PROGRAMS
KID’S PONY GROUP- Wednesday 3-4:30pm: Students Ages 5-11 (8 kids max) This program will be conducted mostly from the ground but may include some riding time on the lead line. Students will work together to learn about caring for and exercising the mini horses and smaller animals. Students will also help with dinner chores and feed. This is a great after school activity to get some horse time during the week.
GROUNDWORK TRAINING SESSION – Thursday 3:00-4:30pm: Students of all ages 14+ (adults encouraged) are invited to join a weekly horse training session with Madison (8 students max). Madison will lead the group and activities will include leading a horse, joining up, lunging, arena work, and natural horsemanship skills training. The groundwork session will focus on the needs of the horse and is an excellent opportunity to dive deeper into horse work and training. All participants should be comfortable leading a horse prior to joining.
MUSTANG MADNESS – Saturday 10am-12:30pm: Students (ages 12-17) are invited to sign up for this Tween/Teen group. This is a small group (10 students max) that will care for and ride our lesson horses under the direct supervision of Madison. Students must be able to ride independently with some assistance and take responsibility for their own tasks, horse care and learning. Each week students will perform morning chores, learn to exercise their horse, and then have some group riding with Madison. Our hope is that this group becomes more independent each week and supports each other.
DECOMPRESS FROM STRESS- Scheduled by group: The Decompress from Stress Program offers a field-trip style visit for small groups of participants that are feeling challenged by life circumstances. We created this program to address the needs brought on by the pandemic such as isolation, grief, stress, depression, anxiety, illness, care-giving, and mental exhaustion. Our staff will take your group on an outdoor experience through nature, along redwood lined paths, past koi ponds, blooming gardens, a fairy cottage, pastures, and into the riding center where you will meet our dogs, goats, and horses of all sizes. Some of the many benefits of being in nature and around horses include calming of the nervous system, mindfulness, relaxation, confidence building, connection, feeling peaceful and reset.
- Youth Groups ages 8-17 (4-15 participants) 2 Hours =$40 per person
- Adult Groups ages 18+ (4-15 participants) 2 Hours=$50 per person
SPECIAL EVENTS – CELEBRATIONS – FIELD TRIPS
We can create a special visit for your company, school, family, or friends to suit your interest. Whether it be a meet and greet with the resident animals or painting a horse, we offer many different activities for a fun time together. We will work with you to co-create a unique experience!
We look forward to serving the community and sharing the magic of horses with you. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up a tour of our center.
Please wear shoes that can get dirty, a hat, and a sweater. All students should be in footwear that is suitable for outdoors and uneven ground. For riding, shoes or boots with a small heel are required for safety. No steel toed shoes allowed! Please bring a refillable water bottle and snacks.
Please leave your dogs at home, NO DOGS ALLOWED at the riding center except for staff pets and service animals. I know I hate it too, but it’s an insurance issue. Dogs are family and should not be left in the car. Please leave them at home with lots of treats.
COVID Protocol: Please do not come to the riding center if you are sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you or someone in your household does test positive for COVID-19, we ask that you only return to the barn after all members of the household test negative for 5 days. Please practice good hygiene at the riding center by washing or sanitizing your hands.