Barn hours are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
All children must be supervised by an adult. In the case that no adult is able to be present, other arrangements must be made with the staff prior to the child's arrival.
Jumping is permitted ONLY in a scheduled lesson. Jumping without the supervision of a trainer is strictly prohibited.
Please drive slowly up and down the driveway.
Please park in the gravel areas next to the barn.
Regarding dogs, the management reserves the right to ask any and all customers to leave their dog(s) at home. If your dog is causing a problem or disturbance of any nature that management feels could compromise the safety of horses, riders and/or other dogs, it may not be welcomed, and we ask that they remain in the car or at home.
ASTM/SEI CERTIFIED helmets must be worn at all times with the chin straps fastened when riding, jumping or hacking. Ideally, you are expected provide your own, but in the event you do not own one yet, a helmet can be provided.
Proper footwear such as clean, polished paddock boots or field boots, or a hard shoe with a heel must be worn when riding. Tennis shoes do not qualify as proper riding footwear. Sandals are not permitted in the barn on any feet, at any time. Parents, this includes you! If you do feel the need to wear sandals, we ask that you please remain in the viewing area or outside of the barn.
Breeches with chaps or half chaps are preferred. Jodhpurs and paddock boots are appropriate for younger children.
Hair should be put neatly into a ponytail with a hairnet, or neatly braided.
Tank tops and other sleeveless shirts without a collar are inappropriate, and we ask you please refrain from wearing them to the barn. Transparent tops are strictly prohibited.
All riders are expected to clean up after themselves. This includes, but is not limited to:
Sweeping and shoveling up messes in the grooming bays and the grooming walkway.
Cleaning all tack/boots/equipment used and putting used equipment back in its proper place.
Folding used saddle pads and coolers and putting them back neatly. If the saddle pad/cooler is soiled, it may be placed in the laundry hamper.
Folding blankets neatly on stall doors.
Throwing away trash and recycling in their proper bins (empty/half-finished water bottles in particular).
Absolutely NO RUNNING in the barn or around the horses.
Please lead horses from the near side. If your horse is tacked, please lead them with the reins over their head, and stirrups run up.
Use proper ring etiquette when sharing your riding area with others. This includes:
Calling “DOOR” before entering the indoor arena from any entrance.
Closing the gate behind you when entering or exiting the outdoor arena.
Passing left shoulder to left shoulder when traveling opposite directions.
Calling “INSIDE” or “OUTSIDE” when passing while traveling the same direction.
If you have any further questions about what else you should do to practice proper ring etiquette, please ask your instructor or another member of the full time staff! They will be more than happy to help you learn.
Parents are encouraged to attend lessons and inspire your young riders to strive to be the best horse person they can be. However, we ask that all parents please refrain from commenting/helping/coaching their child from the viewing areas or rail during lessons. That is what you are paying us to do.
Proper Horse Care
For the health and well-being of the animals, all horses must be thoroughly groomed, with hooves picked, prior to riding as well as after you have ridden. Lesson Riders: Please allow 30 minutes prior to your lesson to thoroughly groom and tack your horse. You should be ready to ride at the time of your scheduled lesson. In the event you or your child in unable to groom and tack this will be part of the lesson until you are able to groom and tack independently. All school horses have their own labeled tack. If you cannot find your horses tack, please ask a member of the staff. They will be more than happy to assist you.
To keep our equipment in good condition, we ask that you please thoroughly clean your tack once you are finished using it. Not having time is not an excuse. If you have time to ride, you have time to clean your tack! If you do not know how to clean your tack, do not put it back dirty. Find a staff member to assist you. Boarders: Tack and equipment are provided for school horses only. While you may borrow from the farm, you are expected to provide your own tack and equipment for your horse. Any borrowed tack/equipment (including coolers/boots/polos/etc.) is expected to be returned clean and in a timely fashion.
Laundry is available for soiled saddle pads, coolers, girths, polo wraps, etc. If it is not soiled, please DO NOT put it in the laundry hamper, but rather fold it neatly and put it away in its proper place.
Not all saddle pads, particularly half pads, are made to go in the laundry. If you are unsure, please ask a member of the staff.
If your horse is sweaty after riding, please use an available cooler or scrim. Do not put a horse home if they are wet. If you do not have time to wait for your horse to dry so you can groom him/her properly, please see a member of the staff to make other arrangements.
Return your horse to where he or she was when you brought him or her in for your lesson/hack, unless otherwise specified by a member of the staff.
If it is muddy please limit hacking/trail rides to a walk.
If the weather is 20 degrees Fahrenheit or less, lessons will be cancelled. We will do our best to work with you to reschedule. If the weather is cold and questionable, we encourage boarders to refrain from riding as well.
LESSON CANCELLATION POLICY: Lessons must be cancelled 12 hours in advance, otherwise you will be charged for the lesson.
Be Safe, have fun, and learn something new!
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