Lessons are held at Hidden Hills Stables in our outdoor ring. Currently, we only offer private lessons to riders 4 and up. We feel new riders learn best and safest when riding one on one on safe lesson ponies. Riders must wear an ASTM/SEI approved helmet, a 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: $140/month
1hr private riding lesson: $180/month
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 (recommended for riders 4-6 years old)
1hr lessons consist of 30 minutes of riding and 30 minutes of horse care
~Older students may independently tack up in 15 minutes instead of 30, in that case, those students will receive 45 minutes of riding~
Lessons are to be paid at the beginning of each month on a monthly payment schedule. 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. Riders may take as many trial lessons as they'd like, $45 for leadline and $55 for 1hr, before switching over to monthly payment. We accept cash, check, paypal, and venmo.
Pay Per Lesson
We also offer the option to pay per lesson for students who ride monthly or bimonthly.
30 minute pay per leadline lesson: $45
1hr private pay per lesson: $55
No show or cancellations within 24 hours are subject to pay for the lesson in full. If you cannot attend a lesson, and provide 24hr notice, we are happy to reschedule your lesson. A rider's lesson day/time is subject to change based on availability.
With 24hr notice, a make-up riding lesson may be scheduled. In the case of same day cancelations, riders may re-schedule for a stable management lesson. All make-up lessons must be scheduled within 30 days of the missed lesson. Should a rider not show up to his or her lesson, without notifying Hidden Hills Farm, 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 session: $15
1 hour session: $25
Hidden Hills Farm 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 Farm: $35
Tune up rides at your farm: $45
Please contact us to discuss other training options.