Riding Lesson Information

Tuition Options

LEVELS  1 – 4

Individual (60 minutes)

$45 per class

Single Class (1 Class per week, 60 minute private horsemanship and riding lesson)
$160/month
Double Class (2 Classes per week, Private Riding Lessons)
$280/month


LEVELS  2 – 4

Group Class (1 Class per week, Group Lesson of 2-5 riders)
Restricted to Level 2+ riders who are enrolled in either single our double classes
$125/month
Tuition is due on the 20th of each month for the following month (e.g., on November 20th, December’s tuition will be drawn). A valid credit or debit card is required for registration.  Please see Payment Procedures below.
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.

Enrollment

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).

Registration

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) Annual Registration Fee ($30.00) and Tuition for the first month paid in full. 

One-Time Registration Fee
$30 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.

Payment Procedures

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
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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.

Withdrawal Policy

  • YOU MUST DELIVER A WRITTEN WITHDRAWAL NOTICE TO THE OFFICE BY THE 19TH OF THE CURRENT MONTH TO WITHDRAW FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTH. (e.g., to withdraw for the month of January a written notice MUST be received on or before December 19th)
  • This policy enables a more efficient billing process and manageability of accurate class enrollment.  If a written withdrawal notice has not been received by the 19th of the month, your card will be charged on the 20th for the following month’s tuition.  For your convenience, withdrawal forms are available at the Message Center in the Main Office.  NO EXCEPTIONS will be given to this policy!  This Policy is STRICTLY ENFORCED!
  • If a written withdrawal is not received by the 19th of the month, your child will automatically be enrolled in his/her class for the upcoming month and you will be responsible for tuition.
  • ONLY WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF WITHDRAWAL WILL BE VALID.  ORAL WITHDRAWALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.  It is not sufficient to orally inform your child’s instructor, the front desk or leave a message on the answering machine.
  • Acceptable forms of written notification are filling out a withdrawal form/written note left in the withdrawal box at the front desk, email or snail mail.
  • ALL make-ups must be done prior to withdrawing. NO MAKE-UPS will be honored after your child has withdrawn from the program.  All make-ups are forfeited after withdrawing from the program.

 

Make-up Policy

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.

  • We offer unlimited make-ups to currently enrolled students within certain restrictions.  Please read the restrictions and scheduling procedure below.
  • Make-up classes MUST be scheduled within 30 days of your child’s absence.  After 30 days, a make-up class will no longer be available.
  • Only 2 make-ups may be scheduled at a time.
  • Riders may only do Group Lesson make-ups in their current level or the level below.
  • We will make every effort to provide a make-up in a class at your child’s level.  There are some classes that are so advanced or specialized that we only offer one class a week.  In order to make-up one of those classes you will need to take the make-up in a closely related class.
  • Make-ups are offered for inclement weather and holiday closings.
  • Make-ups must be taken while a child is enrolled. Once a child withdraws from the program, all make-ups are forfeited.
  • To schedule a make-up for your child, your account must be in good standing.
  • Make-ups are not drop-in situations and MUST be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Once a make-up is scheduled, it is up to you to get your child to that class; if you miss that make-up class, it still counts as a make-up.
  • If you cancel a makeup with less than 24 hours notice you forfeit that make-up.Make-ups are a privelege. We reserve the right to refuse a make-up if it will affect safety or lessen the experience of those children who are registered for that class

 

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.

 

Refunds

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.

 

Multiple Classes

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

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.

General Policies

  • It is your responsibility to update us of any address, contact phone number, email changes when they occur.
  • We are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.
  • For your child’s safety and in consideration of others:
  • Children must be supervised at all times by a parent when not in class.
  • Children are not allowed in the stalls or arena except for their designated class time.
  • Children are not allowed in the stalls or arena without instructor or Junior Instructor supervision.
  • Parents are solely responsible for their children prior to and following scheduled class times.
  • Please do not drop your children off early and please pick them up promptly at the end of their class.
  • We do not offer supervision nor do we take responsibility for your child before or after scheduled class times.
  • Children are never permitted in the hay loft(s).
  • The use of inappropriate language by children or adults at the facility will not be tolerated.
  • We reserve the right to ask anyone not observing these policies to leave at any time.
  • We will make every effort to provide a consistent coach for your class on an ongoing basis; however we reserve the right to change instructors for any classes at any time.
  • It is your responsibility to inform us of any changes regarding your Auto Pay (new card issue, new address, etc.)
  • Additional Academy Team and Show Rider Team Rules and Policies apply to students when they move to team. Please review these in our Team Handbook, available in the office.

 

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