INFORMATION & FEES
At Candy Lane Acres, we instruct in a friendly environment for all riding levels and ages. Whether you are riding to compete or just for fun, our goal is to develop each rider’s form and function so that you can ride to the best of your ability while having fun. We help each rider meet their goals based on their abilities.
$45 – HOUR GROUP
$45 – 1/2 HOUR (3 riders)
$45 – 30 MINUTE PRIVATE
Group lessons are an hour long and have 4-6 riders of the same riding skill level and age.
Private or semi-private lessons are tailored to the individual student(s).
We offer a variety of lessons:
Beginner English – 60 minutes
Group lessons for students who want to learn English riding or have limited experience in English. The lesson will consist of English riding only, and students will learn their diagonals, leads, and two-point position. Students will also learn the basics of jumping over ground poles/small crossrails and coursework. Group lessons are limited to 7 participants.
ENGLISH I – 60 minutes
Group lesson for students who have completed beginner English. The lesson consists of English riding only. Students will continue their learning of jumping by working on striding and coursework over crossrails at the trot and work toward jumping at the canter. Introduction of riding without stirrups. Group lessons are limited to 7 participants.
PRE-REQUISITE – Beginner English
ENGLISH II – 60 minutes
Group lesson for students who have completed ENGLISH I. The lessons consist of English riding only; students will learn more advanced aspects of jumping crossrails to 18″ verticals over more advanced courses at the canter. Students MUST know diagonals and leads. Students should be able to walk, trot, and canter without stirrups. Introduction to lateral work. Group lessons are limited to 7 participants.
PRE-REQUISITE – ENGLISH I
ENGLISH III – 60 minutes
Group lesson for students who have completed ENGLISH II. The lessons consist of English riding only; students will learn more advanced aspects of jumping 2′ TO 2’6” verticals over more advanced courses at the canter. Students can walk, trot, and canter without stirrups and jump a crossrail course without stirrups. Group lessons are limited to 7 participants.
PRE-REQUISITE – ENGLISH II
Advanced English I – 60 minutes (Includes jumping 2’9″ and under)
Group lesson for students who have completed Riding Skills III. This lesson consists of English riding only; students should be able to warm up independently and canter a course of verticals and oxers ranging from 2’6″ to 2’9″. Students must have solid body position and balance. They must be able to walk, trot, and canter without stirrups and canter a cross rail without stirrups. Students will learn different aspects of jumping courses, such as bending lines, rollbacks, and oxers. Horses at this level present more challenges while still building confidence. Students must understand simple and flying lead changes. Horses at this level are more advanced and require riders that are more skilled. Group lessons are limited to 7 participants.
PRE-REQUISITE – ENGLISH III
What to Wear
For the first few lessons, Candy Lane Acres will provide a helmet. After that, riders are asked to bring their own approved ASTM riding helmet (no bike helmets).
- Certified ASTM-SEI-approved helmet
- Paddock boots
- Leggings or jodhpurs/breeches
- Half chaps are recommended but not required
Lessons at Candy Lane Acres take place rain or shine due to our indoor riding arena. However, if the weather is extreme, we will call you to make alternate arrangements. Except in the case of sudden, unexpected storms, the cancellation policy will apply.
Arrival time and preparation
Riders are asked to arrive at least 20 minutes before their scheduled riding time. To get the full horse experience, riders are encouraged to learn how to groom and tack up so they can eventually prepare their horses for riding when they come for lessons. Riding instructors start classes promptly. It is highly recommended that riders allow themselves plenty of time prior to their lesson and after their lesson. This will allow you adequate time to help prepare your horse for your lesson and clean up your horse after your lesson.
We have always kept our lesson prices as low as possible to make it affordable for all levels of riders to have the opportunity to take a lesson at least once a week. If you are scheduled for a lesson and cancel under 24 hours beforehand, you are financially responsible for the lesson.
All cancellations and schedule changes should be done by contacting Chelsie, Hayley, or Candy.
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