Lessons are held at Hidden Hills Stables in our outdoor ring. We offer lessons to children 4 and older. We offer both private lessons and and semi-private (2-3 riders) lessons. We feel new riders learn best and safest when riding one on one or in semi-privates where they can receive personalized and individual instruction. Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet, a hard soled shoe with a heel, and long pants in order to ride. We have helmets available to borrow for the first few lessons.
30 minute private leadline lesson: $35
1 hour semi-private (2-3 riders): $45
1hr private riding lesson: $55
All of our riders learn the importance of caring for horses in addition to the fundamentals of riding. Students learn to groom and tack for their lesson, and that time is included in their lesson block:
30 minute leadline lessons consist of 15 minutes of riding and 15 minutes of horse care (available to riders 4-6 years old)
1hr lessons consist of 30-45 minutes of riding and 15-30 minutes of grooming/tacking
Students ages 4-5 must ride in private lessons, but private lessons are available to students of all ages. Semi-privates are open to students 6 and older who can tack up independently and steer independently. All new students must start with at least 1 private lesson.
Lessons are to be paid at the beginning of each month on a monthly payment schedule. All students receive a set lesson day/time and ride once per week. If you can not attend a lesson, and provide at least 24 hours notice, a make-up lesson will be scheduled.
With 24hr notice, a make-up riding lesson may be scheduled. All make-up lessons must be scheduled within 30 days of the missed lesson. Lessons cancelled within 24 hours will not receive a makeup lesson. Should a rider not show up to his or her lesson, without notifying Hidden Hills Stables, no make-up lesson may be scheduled and payment is still owed.
Hands on Grooming and Barn Lessons
If you have a rider who loves to be around the horses or is looking to spend more time learning at the barn, hands on grooming and barn lessons is for them. During hands on grooming and barn lessons, your child will learn about grooming, tacking, untacking, bathing, tack cleaning, feeding, and other aspects of caring for horses.
30 minute private session: $20
Hidden Hills Stables offers one time tune up rides, weekly bootcamp, and monthly training board. Caroline is available to travel for tune up rides, or ponies can be brought in for a week of boot camp or training board. For training board, both stall and field board is available.
Tune up rides at Hidden Hills Stables: $40
Tune up rides at your farm: $50
Please contact us to discuss other training options.