Lessons are offered for beginners to advanced riders. You do not need to own a horse to learn to ride.
Starter packages - $260.00 - first time students only- This six-week learning program are private lessons. The first lesson consists of teaching Horsemanship -Horsemanship begins in the barn before and after the lesson. Each student is responsible for getting his or her own horse ready the lesson. The student learns how to go get their assigned horse from the field, groom and tack their own horse. They must be available to arrive approx. 45 minutes to 30 minutes before each lesson and plan on staying for 30 minutes afterwards to un-tack, groom again, clean the tack and put away and take care of the horse by either turning back out or putting it back in their stall.
PLEASE NOTE - IF THE STUDENTS ARE TOO YOUNG TO HANDLE THIS STEP BY THEMSELF THE PARENT MUST BE AVAILABLE TO HELP THEM COMPLETE THIS STEP.
After the six-week are over students may continue on with the riding program. At this time, I will get with the Parents and discuss wither they can go into a semi group or group and/or if they need to stay with some more private lessons.
Private Lesson Package - $300.00
Semi-private Lesson Package - $250.00 - No more than 3 students
Group Lesson Package - $225.00 - Group lessons 4 + students in them.
Lessons are scheduled same day, same time weekly.ﾠAll lessons are sold in a lesson package of six - one-hour lessons on our school horses or your horse. There are no refunds period. DON'T ASK!
All students must sign a "Riding Instruction Agreement & Liability Release" form before starting a lesson program. All students must wear a CERTIFIED ASTM approved helmet while mounted. These helmets are provided by Alpine Ridge Farms for the first six weeks and then their own helmet must be purchased by the student thereafter (if they decided to stay in the program).
Safe Sport Certified
USEF Certified Instructor - Becky Bradley
Recognized Riding Academy Honors Program New for 2023
Award #1: The RRA Horsemanship Award Recognizes a top equestrian for their dedication to exceptional horsemanship, showing an active interest in pursuing equine education, and demonstrating skills that prioritize the well-being of their horse.
Award # 2: The RRA Sportsmanship Award Recognizes a top equestrian for displaying excellence in sportsmanship. This recipient routinely demonstrates teamwork, cooperation, respect, integrity, and supports fellow equestrians.
Award #3: The RRA Rider Achievement Award Recognizes a top equestrian who demonstrates a dedication to setting and reaching personal riding goals, improving upon the fundamentals of riding, showing advancement through the lesson levels, and overcoming personal riding challenges.
This Year's Award will be held on May 13th at the Julie Winkel Clinic
Missed lessons are simply not acceptable. Students and parents need to understand that scheduling matters, and that my schedule must be respected. If you do not give at least 24 hours' notice for a lesson cancellation, you are liable for the cost of that lesson. When possible, I will attempt to reschedule canceled lessons be I cannot guarantee any accommodations.
Make-up Lesson Policy
A make-up lesson will be rescheduled for a lesson missed for the following reasons only:
1) The lesson was canceled by the riding instructor
2) The rider was absent from the lesson for a medical reason, and has an excuse signed by his/her doctor.
3) There was a death in the rider's immediate family.
4) School activities, no other school sports
5) Bad weather conditions
HOLIDAY DATE CONFLICTS AND VACATIONS
Everyone needs time for holidays and vacations. Most generally I will always plan on keeping my lesson schedule except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you cannot attend because of a commitment for holidays and or you have planned vacation, please notify me 1 week prior to your lesson for rescheduling a make-up lesson.
Please review and complete the liability forms before arriving to your first lesson