Q) How do I schedule a lesson?
Q) How do I pay for my lesson?
A) Full payment is due the day of your riding lesson.
Q) Do I need to have a helmet before I come to my riding lesson?
A) No, we have helmets you can borrow. But would recommend getting a helmet if you plan on riding regularly. Bike riding helmets are not allowed.
Q) Do I need to have riding boots before I come to my riding lesson?
A) No, but If you have a boot with a ½ inch-1 inch heel, that covers your ankle, and has a pointed toe they can ride with that boot.
Q) Is there anything else I need to wear for my riding lesson?
A) Please come in jeans, leggings, or riding pants. Shorts are not allowed. Please come dressed to accommodate the weather.
Q) What happens if my instructor needs to cancel a lesson?
A) If an instructor needs to cancel a lesson, a make-up lesson will be re-scheduled at the convenience of the rider.
Q) What's an Evaluation Ride?
A) It is an initial first lesson. In this lesson, our instructors educate the student - step by step - on the grooming and tacking up process. Then the student is evaluated riding the horse.
Q) Hunters, Jumpers - What's the Difference?
A) The biggest (simplest) difference between hunters and jumpers is the way they are judged. Hunters is flatwork and jumping, based on how good you and your horse look/move. Jumpers is jumping that's based on time and speed.
Q) What is Eventing?
A) Eventing is an equestrian sport in which competitors must take part in each of several contests, usually cross-country, dressage, and show jumping. More details provided on the USEA (US Eventing Association) website.
Q) What is Cross-Country Jumping?
A) Cross-Country is an endurance test, and is one of the three phases of the sport of eventing; it may also be a competition in its own right, known as hunter trials or simply "cross-country" - these tend to be lower level, local competitions.
Q) What is Dressage?
A) The art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance.