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Lessons

All beginner lessons are done privately, meaning the student has a one-on-one lesson with the instructor. Group lessons are offered based upon the student's riding ability and if a group is available. All lesson plans are customized to the individual.

New students with previous experience will begin with an evaluation lesson where horse management and riding skills will be assessed. Evaluation lessons are at standard costs.

Riding lessons may be done at the Ki-lin Stables facility or at your place at the same rates. Traveling incurs a gas cost that is calculated based on miles traveled.

 

Beginner lessons

Beginner lessons are perfect for all ages. Students will learn the fundamentals of horse care and riding in order to establish independence and confidence when working with horses. Students will learn how to catch, groom, and tack up a horse. Lessons begin on the lunge line until the student is capable of handling the reins. Basic dressage and hunter/jumper training is also offered depending on the student's interests. Lessons are one hour and occur once a week.

 

Resuming lessons

Resuming lessons (beginner to advance) are for riders who are capable of handling and riding horses safely and independently. These lessons may include brief work on the lunge line, although riding will primarily be independent. Students interested in increasing stamina or resuming training in the English discipline will benefit from these lessons. Proper riding attire required. Lessons are one hour and occur once a week.

 

Group lessons

Group lessons will start promptly to guarantee all riders sufficient riding and instruction time. Riders should arrive before their scheduled times in order to groom and tack up. 

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More information

Riding helmets are required and provided by the facility. Shoes with heels are required. For those committed to the sport, purchasing a riding helmet, jodhpurs or breeches, and paddock boots or tall boots are recommended.

Packaged lessons must be paid for by the 10th of the month. A late fee of $25 will be incurred for every week payment is late. Missed lessons cannot be made up, and a $25 no-show fee will be charged. A 24-hour notice is required for lessons that need to be canceled or rescheduled, and these lessons must be made up within the month.

 

Rates

Private Lessons: $45 per 1 hour lesson

Group Lessons: $45 per 1 1/2 hour lesson

Leasing: $350/month, may vary depending on horse

Travel Lessons: $45 per 1 hour lesson, plus $0.25 per mile traveled

 

Showing

Students who are capable and ready to show will be invited to groom at two upcoming shows. Once this requirement is fulfilled, the student may be asked to ride in a show if he or she is ready and capable. Showing requires a financial commitment, and students who are ready and prepared to commit to showing should be taking lessons on a regular basis. It is recommended that the student be riding consistently, lease, or own a horse, though it is not required. Those who are prepared to show will be told by the instructor when they are ready.

 

Leasing

Leasing includes extra riding time and lessons. Students who lease have one riding lesson per week in addition to two extra riding sessions to be had at the leaser's convenience. Rates may vary depending on horses that are available. Individuals must be taking lessons and be able to canter independently and confidently off the lunge line.

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