Coaching at Competitions
We offer private and group lessons. We recommend that our students take at least one lesson per week to ensure consistent progress. Trailering-in is welcome.
Thanks to our indoor area, lessons continue year round, regardless of the weather.
Each student's lesson program is designed specifically for him/her. Students who do not have a horse or pony of their own are matched with one of our lesson horses or ponies, all of which are safe, experienced, well trained and schooled regularly by our trainers.
Once students are comfortable grooming and tacking up, students are expected to have themselves and their horses ready by their appropriate lesson time, allowing them to ride for the full allotted time.
As students progress, they may wish to move to group lessons with riders of similar abilities.
Hunter/Jumper and Dressage Shows:
$40 per horse/rider combination per day
Combined Training Events:
$45 per horse/rider combination per day
$50 Finals and Out-of-state Competitions; over-night competitions will be assessed additional fees for horse care and trainer’s expenses (gas, hotel, meals).
$1.00 per loaded miles for our customers & to shows on the THF competition calendar; $1.50 per mile all other.
For beginning students, we recommend starting with private lessons. Lessons include assistance and instruction with grooming and tacking or untacking, as well as Natural Horsemanship instruction, as needed. Please allow at least an hour of time for your full lesson.
Pricing & Discount:
A prepaid package of 4 lessons is $150 (a savings of $10).
This discount is extended to young and beginner riders who ride school ponies and who pay on or before the first lesson of the series. In addition, in order to receive this discount, clients must also keep track of their individual lesson use. Individual lessons are $40 each w/o discount.
Intermediate and Advanced Levels:
Lessons with Sofia & Oakley:
Individual lessons are $50 each on your own horse. $60 on school horse or for trailer-in lessons.
Schooling ride $40; Lunging $20
Dressage Clinics with Catie Hill Waterman:
Semi-private - $70
Private or Catie rides your horse - $90