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Schedule & Policies

Weekly Lesson Schedule

(Riding lessons are available to 6 yrs of age & over. Vaulting class is available to any age.)
 Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday  Saturday
Private Lessons
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
Buddy Class
1:30 pm-4:30 pm
 Home School Class
1-3PM
In Hand Horse Therapy
(appointments only)
Buddy Class
4:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Assisted Riders
5-7:30 PM
 Buddy Class
4:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Advanced Class
7:30 pm - 9 pm

Intermediate Riders
5-8 PM
 Advanced Class
7:30-8:45 PM


Son Rise Ranch provides other services, including horse leasing, full care boarding for student horses, in-hand one-on-one horse therapy services, camps, and special events. For more information and pricing visit our payments page, or contact us at sonriseriders@comcast.net

Class Descriptions

*Riding Lessons are $165/month due by the 5th of each month
*New Students are required to pay a $50 non-refundable joining fee, that includes horse science materials and a Son Rise Hoodie
Assisted class: 

2 1/2 hrs for those needing personal assistance to remain safe while on a horse - entry level for young riders.
Buddy classes: 

3 hr group lessons consisting of two students assigned to each horse. Students support each other while grooming, tacking, and getting on and off the horse.

One has riding instruction while the other learns horse science then, they switch.

Class ends with some fun "ride at will" time.
Home School Class: 

2 hr class with individual hands on responsibilities, but more socialized group horse science.
Intermediate Class:

3 hrs for students with horsemanship skills only able to ride once a week.
Advanced Class:

2 hr invitation class usually requires riding three days a week.
Private lessons: 

consist of one to two riders for 1 1/2 hr of instruction.
Adult class: 

1 1/2 hrs geared toward those wanting to brush up or gain horsemanship skills

                                                                                 Policies

Payment(s)
            Due to the progressive nature of our program(s) it's strongly recommended you schedule a lesson each week. In an attempt to keep lessons at an economic value it is the policy at Son Rise to provide lessons by the month with payment due for the entire month. Each lesson has a $32.50 value no matter the structure (i.e. 3 hr buddy class, 2hr advance class, 1 1/2 hour private.....). Payments received the first lesson of the month receive a $10.00 discount (= $120.00 a month, but return to the normal $130.00 amount after the first weekend of the month). Adult lessons are a membership fee of $100.00 a month whether you make the lessons or not- no make-ups. A fee of $25.00 applies for unaranged late payments received after the 7th (does not apply if I receive a note stating when payment can be expected so I 'm allow to budget accordingly). If you end up having an unscheduled absence missing a lesson you've paid for AND I receive a courtesy call  you'll receive credit for a make-up lesson (can NOT be used  toward your normally scheduled lessons). Make-up lessons can be used toward an extra lesson, special events, ranch attire or summer camps at the value of $22.50 each.  If a student has three unpaid lessons in a row he/she will forfeit their regularly scheduled lesson spot and may be placed on a waiting list.


 
General
Students may be dropped off & picked up 1/2 hr before or after lessons without prior arrangements, anything outside this time allowance should be pre-arranged. 

ALL Riders MUST have a current wavier / medical release BEFORE they ride. Failure to follow this policy may result in your dismissal. Helmets are to be worn any time you are on the same side of the fence as a horse (18yrs & over must wear helmets when riding, but may use their discretion on ground).
NO ONE works with horses without someone else present on property. An adult must be present unless you are certified level "A" or higher. The two pair of eyes rule applies for controlled enviorments (like arenas) and the buddy system of three (one stays, one goes for help) applies for non-controlled enviorments
(like trail riding). Long pants & footwear with one inch heel, without heavy tread , reaching above your ankles required for riding (boots & helmets supplied at the ranch). No gum chewing while riding. Only use rope halters for training, please don't use them to tie your horse.

 

 Leasing
First & last month's lease fee required at time of lease agreement. Must make at least two lessons a month 


Owned Horses
A first & last month's board is due upon move in. Horse owners must visit their horse on average three times a week and make arrangements for another to do so in their extended absence. Horse owning students must make a minimum of two lessons a month. All horses must be vaccinated annually & dewormed minimally every three months with adequate farrier service at the owner's expense.

Disagreements
Community family

Work Program
Must have a "D" level or higher horsemanship certificate to be eligible