Full Training: $675
Private Lesson: $40
Group Lesson: $30
Hauling: Custom Quote
Commission: 10% on all sales
1. How do I get there?
From 81 North, take the Lakeside/New Milford Exit. (After you see the sign for that exit you will drive by a sign that says "Montrose, Next Right"). Take the exit. At the bottom of the ramp, TURN LEFT. Go to the stop sign. (You will see a Pump and Pantry Gas Station straight ahead of you at this intersection should you need to fill up). TURN LEFT at Stop sign. Go approximately 2 miles (passing the Green Gables restaurant on your left) and TURN RIGHT onto Route 706, following signs indicating you are driving towards Montrose. Drive approximately 9 miles into Montrose on 706 (706 winds through town. Stay on it) Go straight through the traffic light in town. About 1/4 mile through the light you will see a hard right that almost doubles back on itself down a steep hill. TURN RIGHT here onto route 167 North. go EXACTLY two miles, and TURN LEFT (black top road) up the hill following signs to Forrest Lake. Go 4.6 Miles. You will see a fork in the road (There will be a large light blue house very close to the road on your right hand side at this intersection). TURN LEFT (take the left hand piece of the fork). Go 2 /10ths of a mile and turn right up the hill towards Scottfield Stables. It is a paved driveway with a large mouth and a huge sign indicating you have found me!
From Binghamton, NY (17 East or West, or Route 88), you will want to get off Route 17 in New York at the Vestal Exit towards Route 26 South. Take 26 South 13 miles (crossing into Pennsylvania, at which point Rte 26 South becomes Rte 267 South). Turn Left onto the North Road following signs towards Montrose/Forest Lake. You will pass in front of a red Catholic Church upon making this turn. Go approximately 3.5 miles to the fork in the road. Take the right hand side of the fork, again following signs towards Forest Lake. Go 2 /10ths of a mile and turn right up the hill towards Scottfield Stables. It is a paved driveway with a large mouth and a huge sign indicating you have found me!
2. Do I need to own a horse to take lessons?
No, you do not need to own your own horse to take lessons. We have lesson horses for that very purpose! You or your child could ride our lesson horses for years. One never has to own their own horse to enjoy the sport of horseback riding.
3. Do you have private or group lessons?
Scottfield Stables offers both private and group half hour lessons. We suggest that you ride at least once a week to build skills and confidence with the horse. We encourage you to ride as often as you can. Our lessons are tailored to all levels of riding.
4. What are the advantages of a group lesson?
Group lessons will enable you to learn how to ride with and around other people and horses. This will be valuable should you decide to pursue a show ring career.
5. What is a good age to start my child with lessons?
We give lessons to riders from age about 6 to 60+. We would be happy to discuss any situation you have regardless of age or handicap.
6. How long and how much are lessons?
Private lessons are $40.00 each, while the group lessons (two - four students in a group) are $30.00. All lessons are 30 minutes long.
7. Will my child learn how to take care of the horse?
Yes. We place a lot of emphasis on being able to groom and tack a horse properly and safely. These initial steps will be valuable in building confidence when dealing with a horse.
8. Do you have a youth group or club?
Scottfield Stables does not have our own riding club, but we are in a club rich area and can help you find the club that is right for you.
9. I love horses but do not feel riding will be my thing. How else can I get involved with the horses?
We give driving lessons as well as riding lessons. Driving is very challenging and fun, and driving can be a very good place to begin a show career or build skills that will help you if you ever do decide to try riding.
10. What should I wear to my first lesson?
We have plenty of hard hats for you to pick from until you decide you are commited enough to invest in one of your own. Riding pants and boots with a heel are a must after your first couple of lessons. Tennis shoes are not allowed. We will help you pick out a pair of appropriate boots, and often times, we will have some used boots and riding pants for sale.
11. Where do I find this equipment?
We have several catalogs from tack stores that have riding pants, boots, gloves, and helmets.
12. Will I be able to show at horse shows?
Yes, several of the horse shows we attend have academy classes set up especially for beginner riders that show on our school horses.
13. Do you have horses available for lease that we can show?
Yes, we have horses of various levels available for lease that you can both ride at home and show. We would need to discuss your specific needs to provide you with detailed information.
14. If we want to purchase a horse do you have horses for sale?
Yes, we do have horses for sale. However we encourage you to take multiple lessons a week for a period of time before deciding to purchase a horse. This will enable you to be far enough along in your riding to actually purchase a horse that can meet your needs for more then just the immediate future. If we don't have the appropriate horse in the barn we will assist you in finding an appropriate one outside the barn.