All students, whether beginning or advanced, are encouraged to develop their personal horsemanship skills. If your child has never touched a horse, but is horse crazy, we can help them gain the confidence and skill-set required to safely handle them. If you or your child has previous riding experience we can help fine tune existing skills and encourage finding the right discipline to study. Our instructors are well versed in multiple discipline to name a few: Hunter pleasure, Western pleasure, saddle seat, Dressage, Sport horse, Showmanship, and Trail.
What to expect from a lesson
Lessons begin on the hour and include tacking your horse. We like riders to be well educated in the equipment and purpose of everything involved in riding. We try to dedicate no more then 15 minutes in the beginning to preparing their horse, we encourage our students to become efficient at this process so eventually they can come early and tack on their own. The remainder of the lesson is spent riding. All lessons are private, each student will have their own instructor, this enables us to teach each student to their individual capability. Our number one goal is to create confidence between horse and rider and to achieve this we do not rush but work at the rider’s pace.
How to Schedule
All of our employees are constantly working around the farm and teaching lessons. We always want our clients to have our full attention. With that said the best way to schedule is through e-mail, please have any and all available dates you can ride, the more availability you have the easier it is to schedule. If you prefer to schedule in person to take a look at our full schedule please drop in any time during regular business hours. If you would like to schedule by phone please note we only return messages on Tuesday and Saturday.
Regular business hours:
Please respect our instructors and horses’ time, we have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. If we are contacted after 24 hours the lesson is forfeited unless a doctors note can be provided.
Q and A:
What should I wear?
Please make sure you are dressed appropriate for the weather layers are encouraged. Pants and closed toed shoes are required. We provided the helmets. Bike helmets are NOT approved for equestrian sports.
What should I bring?
We provide everything, but advise that you bring a bottle of water.
Is there an age or weight limit?
We want all riders to be aware that working with horses requires a good amount of physical ability. Riders should be in good health and we suggest riders be under 250lb.
We start riders as early as 3 years old and there is no age limit as long as a rider is in good physical health.
What if I do not hear from anyone in 24 hours?
Please understand we are a very busy lesson and show barn if you do not hear from us immediately don’t panic! Normal response is 48-72 hours if you did not hear from us past that please contact again. Many e-mails are accidentally sent to spam.
1 Hour Private- 65.00
4 lessons- 240.00
8 lessons- 400.00
12 lessons- 550.00
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Meet Our Instructors.
Tamara has been teaching all ages and all levels for almost 15 years. These days you will most likely receive her as an instructor when you or your child has reached the intermediate/advance level. She is amazing with younger children as well and has started many of our tiny tot riders in the 3-5 year age range making them the confident skilled riders they are today. She is a great person to refer to when asking barn questions or helping to structure personal goals.
Victoria (“Vicky”) Townsend is a Certified Horsemanship Association Level Two English Flat and Western certified riding instructor. Vicky started riding when she was three years old, and got her first horse, a retired five gaited American Saddlebred mare, when she was 11 years old; many years later, Vicky bred and owns her current horse, Misty Morning Melody, a Half Arabian Sport Horse mare who is also an Earthquake Arabians’ lesson horse for intermediate to advanced lesson students. While Vicky works a white collar job that keeps her away from the barn during the week, she loves to teach beginning and intermediate students riding and horsemanship at Earthquake Arabians on the weekends and occasionally in our holiday and summer camps.
Juilana is currently one of our show team members and competes regularly on the Arabian Circuit with her pure bred Arabian, A Dance to Remember. Juilana offers a great amount of knowledge and skills to our beginning level students. She by is one of the most fun instructors to work with, keeping the lesson up beat and positive, which makes it easy to achieve personal goals.
Megan is also one of our competitive show team members and has been to many National Competitions on her horse Challs Image. Megan has a wealth of knowledge to share with our beginning students, and her kind personality makes it easy for even the most timid of rider.