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Lessons

Double Rainbow Farm provides a solid foundation of the basics of hunter seat equitation to our beginner students. Lessons are taught by one of our three USHJA Certified Instructors. Each student will begin with an orientation lesson to familiarize them with the barn and basic horse care, instruction and proper aftercare of horse and equipment. Western and other seats available upon request.

We offer group (up to 5 people), semi-private (1-2), and private (1 hour or 30 min.) instruction. You and your instructor can discuss what type of instruction will be most beneficial for you and your riding level. We can also schedule special group lessons so start planning your next date night, anniversary ride, or family outing!

Riders are asked to wear comfortable clothing and a heeled boot (no tennis shoes, high heels, or inside calf zippered boots), bring a water during warmer months, and arrive 10-15 minutes before scheduled lessons in order to gather tack and grooming supplies. Helmets will be provided. Please bring signed Liability Release Form (available for download on this page) to your first lesson.

For those with more experience, our instructors design a more challenging training program including the opportunity to compete at local, zone and national competitions.

Whatever your goals, we will help you achieve them and become the rider you want to be!

 

 

Lesson Rates

SERVICE  FEE
School Horse Lesson  $55
Lesson on a personally owned or leased horse  $45
Private Lesson (half hour)  $45
Private Lesson (hour)  $65
School Horse Lesson Card (5 Pre-Paid Lessons)  $255

Owned or Leased Horse Lesson Card (5 Pre-Paid Lessons) 

$225

* All lessons must be scheduled in advance. A 24 Hour cancellation policy is in effect or payment is required. 

 

 

Leasing

In addition to lessons, Double Rainbow also offers leasing options to those who are interested in spending more time riding, it's just like owning your own horse! The lease fee is determined by the training level and ability of each horse. Instructors will suggest a horse that is suitable for the ability of the student.

Full School Horse Lease
Your horse will be available to you 6 days a week for lessons and hacking. If possible, your horse may be used for supervised lessons on days you are unable to ride, but not available for hacking.

Lease fee +Board and expenses
1 year or 6 months

Half School Horse Lease
Your horse will be available to you 3 days per week for lessons and hacking. Your horse will be used by other students on your off days.

1/2 Lease fee + 1/2 Board and 1/2 expenses
1 year or 6 months

Those taking lessons on leased/owned horses pay a reduced rate on lessons. In addition, when you show your leased horse or pony, the usage fee is waived.

Farrier and veterinary care charges not included.

Mommy and Me Class

$55

1 hour

Classes will introduce children and parent(s) to horses and horsemanship, safety and grooming for riding, and fun activities for child and parent (grandparents are welcomed, too!

Tiny Tots Class

$40

30 minutes

Classes will introduce young riders (ages 3-6) to horses and horsemanship, safety and grooming for riding, as well as riding time on one of our wonderful school horses.

FAQ

Q:What do I need to wear?
A:Comfortable pants, preferably riding breeches, jodhpurs, or stretch jeans. Boots with a hard sole and heel (no high heels, no inside zipper), preferably paddock boots or tall boots.

Q: How much will it cost?
A: You can pay per lesson or purchase a pre-paid lesson card at a discounted rate which includes 5 lessons (see price list).

Q: How many lessons will I need?
A: It depends on your individual goals, however, more than 1. Most people can achieve short term goals after 5 lessons or 1 lesson card.

Q: What do I need to bring to my first lesson?
A: A signed release form (may be printed from our website), a bottle of water or sports drink, and layers of clothing (more layers for cold days). Gloves, hat and/or scarf may also be needed in colder weather.

SALES/PURCHASES/LEASING

We charge a 10% commission on all sales and leases of a horse or ponies final negotiated price. $200/day plus all expenses will be charged if travel is required in the pursuit of a sale, purchase or lease.

 

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