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Policies and Procedures for Ride the Sky Stables Riding School

 

 

★ Scheduling 

● Lessons are scheduled in advance of the start of each quarter. Students can start later on in the quarter if a spot becomes available. Quarters run for three months at a time as follows: Winter Quarter (December - February), Spring Quarter (March - May), Summer Quarter (June - August), and Fall Quarter (September - November) 

● Enrolled students are signed up for their scheduled lesson times for the entire quarter. Lesson time change requests can be submitted at the beginning of each quarter. 

● Students that ride once a week can reschedule one lesson per quarter. Students that ride twice a week can reschedule three times per quarter. Make ups should be scheduled within the same quarter. 

● Lessons can only be rescheduled if notice is given to the stable more than 24 hours in advance of the lesson start time. Lessons missed without the required notice will be forfeit. 

● Lesson payments are non-refundable. 

● Students can arrive 20 minutes before the start of their scheduled lesson to tack up their horse and be ready to ride no earlier than the start of the scheduled lesson time as long as they can do so safely, unassisted, and unsupervised. 

● If a student arrives more than 15 minutes late, the lesson will be forfeit.

 

● Students that wish to withdraw from lessons must give two weeks notice to avoid being charged for the next month/quarter. 

● We strive to meet communicated class schedules. In the event of operations/safety requirements, we reserve the right to make class changes as necessary.

★ Lesson Attire 

● Students need to wear long, tight fitting pants and a comfortable shirt. Students should come prepared wearing layers and gloves in cold weather and bring their own water to maintain hydration in hot and humid weather. 

● Students are required to wear a boot with at least a half inch heel any time they ride a horse. Closed toed shoes are mandatory at all times in and around the barn.

 

● Students are required to wear a helmet any time they ride a horse. Purchasing a helmet is recommended, but loaner helmets are available.

 

★ Weather and Cancellation Policy 

● Students will be contacted if a lesson needs to be cancelled for any reason via text message and/or email confirmation. The lesson should be rescheduled by the student within the next four weeks. 

● Lessons are taught in rain and most conditions, but if the instructor determines that conditions are unsuitable for riding, a horsemanship and groundwork skills lesson will be given instead. Horsemanship and groundwork skills lessons promote safety and teach students about the many aspects of their equine partners as well as providing tools for advancing their riding skills. 

● Students will be contacted for rescheduling if conditions are unsuitable for driving to the barn such as but not limited to severe thunderstorms, snow storms, very frigid temperatures, and extremely strong winds. 

★ Lesson Pricing 

● Private lessons, 1-2 students for 1 hour 

○ Pay per quarter: $65/lesson 

○ Pay per month: $70/lesson 

○ Pay per lesson: $75/lesson 

● Semi-Private lessons, 3-4 students for 1 hour 

○ Pay per quarter: $55/lesson 

○ Pay per month: $60/lesson 

● 30-Min Private lessons, for ages 4-7 

○ Pay for the quarter: $45/lesson 

○ Pay for the month: $50/lesson 

○ Pay per lesson: $55/lesson

★ Enrollment and Billing Procedure 

● New students 

○ Please go to our website and fill out the wait list application. We will contact you when a spot opens up that may work for you. 

www.ridetheskystables.com/enrollment to find the application. 

● Returning students 

○ Current students will automatically be added to the schedule for the next quarter. 

○ To change your time slot you must give at least 2 weeks notice prior to the next quarter. 

○ To withdraw you must give at least 2 weeks notice to avoid being charged for the next month. 

○ Ride the Sky Stables will email all invoices and they can be paid by cash, check, credit card, and Apple Pay. 

○ Payments are due on the 1st of the month. If payment is received after the 15th of the month a $25 late fee will be charged.