LEVELS 1 – 4
$40 per class
LEVELS 2 – 4
You may withdraw and re-enroll at any time throughout the year (see withdrawal policy). Your child may make-up a missed class (see Make-up Policy). However, missed classes can not be transferred to future months in place of tuition. There are no tuition adjustments for missed classes.
Tuition is based on a calendar month. Tuition is not prorated or increased depending on the number of classes in a month. Holiday and weather closings can be made up during make up lessons within the next 30 days. Tuition will not be prorated regardless of number of classes per month due to holidays, inclement weather or gym closings.
When signing up for classes, the membership fee and first month’s tuition are due. Enrollment in our program for the Academic Session is monthly and the students are automatically re-enrolled in the in the same class from month to month, unless the office is notified ahead of time (see withdrawal policy). This means that ALL students are automatically enrolled for ALL future months until the office receives written notice (see withdrawal policy).
You can register online, in person, by phone or by mail. You can start anytime!! Once your child is registered they will be automatically re-enrolled for the same class on the same day/time every month. To register a valid credit/debit card is required.
Registration requires the following:
1) Completed registration form with 3 signatures – Acknowledgement of Waiver and Release; Acknowledgement of Policies and Procedures; Credit/Debit Card Information & Authorization
2) One Time Registration Fee ($20.00) and Tuition for the first month paid in full.
One-Time Registration Fee
$20 per family.
This fee helps cover the administrative costs incurred in running the programs we offer. This is a family fee and covers everyone in your immediate family.
Automatic Payment System – Our program runs on an automatic payment system. Tuition is paid every month on a continuous basis. On the 20th of each month, tuition for the following month will be charged to the credit/debit card number we have on file for you in our secured system. (e.g., on November 20th, December’s tuition will be drawn) If the 20th falls on a Sunday your card will be charged onMonday the 21st.
Alternate Payment Methods – If some months you’d rather we didn’t use your card on file, simply pay before the 20th of the month for the following month’s tuition with a check, cash or an alternate credit card.
Returned Check Fees – There is a $30 charge when a check is returned to us. We will NOT redeposit your check. The only remedy for this oversight is CASH or CHARGE, and must be paid by your child’s next class.
Declined Credit Card Policy – If your credit card payment is declined, we will charge a $10 administrative fee. As a courtesy, we will waive that fee the first month of the academic session that this occurs. However, for each subsequent consecutive declined payment, we will charge the $10 administrative fee in addition to your child’s monthly tuition.
Just like college, your tuition pays for a class spot, REGARDLESS OF ATTENDANCE. However, as a courtesy, our program offers make-ups when doing so does not jeopardize the safety or integrity of the other students.
100% Money Back Guarantee
We are proud of the programs that we offer and we are proud to back that up with a 100% money back guarantee.
If within the first two weeks of your first month you are unhappy, we will withdraw your child from the class and cheerfully refund 100% of your tuition and registration fee if you are NEW to our program and provide written notice by the end of the second week of the month.
Tuition pays for your child’s spot in class regardless of attendance. Refunds are only given within your child’s first two weeks of their first month. Refunds or Credits will not be given at any other time.
There will be no refunds given for barn closings including holidays, scheduled barn closings and inclement weather. Make up classes will be offered.
Once we have re-enrolled your child in class there are no refunds. If you would like to withdraw your child from the program and not have your credit card on file charged, simply notify us in writing by the 19th of the current month for the following month. WRITTEN NOTICE to withdraw must be received by the 19th of the month or your credit card will be charged for the following month’s tuition.
We feel it is most beneficial for students to enroll in more than 1 lesson per week. Doing so not only gives the child more time to practice skills, but also gives them the opportunity to obtain greater strength and balance, which are vital in skill development. We provide a generous discount for multiple class registration.
Current students are automatically re-enrolled for the same class every month. When a student advances to a higher level it may be necessary to change the day and time. When this occurs please contact the front desk to make those changes. Registration for a different class is on a first-come-first-serve basis
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my child join in the middle of the month?
No problem as long as there is room in the schedule. We will prorate your tuition for the amount of weeks left in the month.
Once I register can my child change their class day/time?
No problem. Please contact the front desk to make those changes. Registration for a different class is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
What should my child wear to class?
All new riders are to wear hard soled shoes (sneakers work well) and long pants. Shirt tails are to be tucked in and long hair tied back. Pants must come down to the shoe (capris/shorts are not allowed). Riders that continue on after the first month are required to purchase and wear to each lesson: Kentucky Jodphurs, paddock boots, riding helmet, and gloves. All of these items can be purchased from Hartmeye Saddlery. Please help yourself to the brochure in the Office detailing how to go about ordering these items! Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early for your lessons and staying a minimum of 15 minutes after your lesson. Riders that arrive late will have that time deducted from their lesson. Riders are not to be left unattended during their lessons with out prior permission from their instructor.
No jewelry is permitted with the exception of post earrings. No gum allowed.
Are parents allowed to watch?
We have a Parents’ Seating Area set up for parents to view classes. For the safety of your children and for insurance reasons, anyone (including siblings) not participating in a class MUST remain in the Parents’ Seating Area. Parents & siblings are not permitted in the stalls or grooming areas. (For our Parent Participation Programs, parents and/or guardians are permitted in the riding/grooming area. However, for these programs, siblings who are there to watch are not permitted in these areaa.) We are not equipped to supervise children before class, after class or in the bathroom.
What class should I sign my child up for?
All Students must begin in Level 1 Classes. Advanced students will easily receive all 5 of their Skill Ribbons necessary to move up to the next level, with many previously trained advanced students achieving Level 3 and 4 status within their first two lessons. However, the safest way for us to evaluate riding skills is to start all riders, regardless of experience, at Level 1. Parents often want their children in an older or more advanced class than is appropriate. It is best to keep children in a class where they can achieve success and be comfortable with the skills they are doing before moving on to the next class. It is much better to move a child up if the class is too easy than to have to move them down. Along with your child’s motor skills, we also take into account their social skills. Please have patience with the learning process. It is always best to sign up for more than one weekly lesson for increased retention of skills learned.