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Our Lesson Program & Services

Lessons are a fun way to meet new friends and get an introduction to the hunter/jumper sport. We offer private and group lessons on our school horses. We will teach you everything from how to tack up your horse to confidently navigate a course of jumps.

Even though we travel to shows each month, there is always an instructor on hand to teach you at the farm. We require an initial private evaluation lesson so we can determine what group placement works best for you.

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Beginner Lesson Rates

Flat Rate: $55.00

Intermediate & Advanced Lesson Rates

Flat Rate: $55.00
Haul-in: $55.00

Contact us today to sign up for private or group lessons!

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Riding School

This program caters to our more avid novice riders. Each class will be with other riders who are similar in experience. We will have weekly curriculum that will include subjects such as horsemanship, breeds, and tack. We want this to be an atmosphere for our students to grow not only as riders, but as horsemen, and also have fun and be around other riders close to their age.

Riding multiple times a week will allow our students riding skills to flourish. Pricing includes two built in bad weather and/or sick days each month. If we miss more than two days because of weather within that month, we will have a bad weather reschedule day. Tuition will be due at the beginning of each month.

Two times/Week: $330
Three times/Week: $550
Four times/Week: $770

We ask our school riders to have proper riding attire, such as:
  • Nonslip riding gloves
  • Paddock boots
  • Jodhpurs or breeches

These group lessons are a good way for riders to learn to control their pony when it is with other ponies. We will also be offering our usual riding lessons as well on the weekend and in a few time slots during the week. Riding lessons are a great way for the riders to get their feet wet getting to know horses and riding. Private lessons are best when first learning to ride.

Because the Riding School classes will be group lessons most of the time, we would like to get the riders pretty proficient during their lessons trotting safely by themselves before introducing them permanently to the group lessons.

The riders will be learning about the horse species, the points of a horse, the natural world of horses, and their colors the first month. We are very excited for what is in store at Hillcrest and would love for each one of you to be a part of it as well.

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Summer Camps for 2016

Walk/Trot Camp

June 7th-10th: 8:30-1:30 each day

This group of riders should already know the basics of how to groom, tack up, and have proper ground manners around the horses. Now we are able to focus on some more intermediate riding subjects such as how to measure a horse, horse senses, horse breeds, and much more! We will ride every day and ask that your child brings a sack lunch!

Beginner Camp

June 21st-24th: 8:30-1:30 each day

In this camp we will discuss what interactions each camper has had with horse’s prior to camp. This is a crucial conversation for a trainer because it lets us know how excited, nervous, or unsure each camper is feeling about their experience and how much encouragement they may need throughout the week. We will learn about different types of tack, proper grooming, horse colors, and how to interact with horses on the ground. There will be many fun activities such as the pool, painting the horses, horse board games, and coloring. We will ride every day as well.

Jumping 2’

July 12th-15th: 8:30-1:30 each day

Please check to make sure this is the proper camp fit for your child prior. This camp is for the rider who is more experienced and has been jumping already. We will practice in the ring as if we were at a horse show doing different courses and flat classes. These camps are always a lot of fun since they have a bit more freedom as they already know the basics and how to behave around the horses. Because of this, they also get a lot more ride time in.

Jumping 2’9”

July 19th-22nd: 8:30-1:30 each day

Please check to make sure this is the proper camp fit for your child prior. These camps are always a lot of fun since they have a bit more freedom as they already know the basics and how to behave around the horses. Because of this, they also get a lot more ride time in. With this group, I like to take everyone out to lunch and/or ice cream at least one of the days for a fun way to escape the heat.

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Showing

Hillcrest farm actively shows throughout the year. Should you decide you want to start competing there are shows and classes available to every stage of rider!

Showing is a great way to test your skills and also develop more confidence as a rider.

The show environment is competitive yet friendly and always welcoming to new participants. You do not need your own horse to show, you can lease one of ours.

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