Lessons

Upcoming Lesson Sessions

Newcomers – please contact us by email prior to registering for lessons.

5 Week Late Fall Session:

Tentative Start Date November 15th 2021

  • As the weather turns colder and the days become shorter all riding will need to move indoors (1.5 available riding rings as opposed to 5), as such we cannot guarantee lesson spots to all registrants due to the huge increase in demand.
  • We will be prioritizing lessons for our existing boarders, part boarders and lesson clients and then filling in with new clients depending on space, matching availability for arena time, instructors and horses.
  • We ask that you try to be as flexible as possible as we do our best to draft a schedule that will accommodate as many riders as possible while still allowing our boarders space to ride and us to maintain a personal connection with each of our students. Evenings and weekends will fill up very fast, weekday/daytime availability will increase your chances of getting a spot.
  • PRIVATE and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons are ONLY available on weekdays between 8AM and 2:00PM (no evenings or weekends) and we cannot guarantee that we will have availability then either.
  • If you sign up for private or semi-private lessons this fall you will mostly likely be placed in a group lesson. We unfortunately do not have enough time, space, instructors or horse power to accommodate many (if any) private or semi-private lessons this fall.
  • The good news is, group lessons are more fun and you have the added benefit of watching and learning from others in your lesson
  • NEW RIDERS: PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY PAYMENT WHEN YOU REGISTER! (CHOOSE THE PAY BY CASH OPTION ON THE FORM). PLEASE WAIT UNTIL WE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT YOU HAVE A SPOT, AT WHICH POINT WE WILL PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT.
  • 5 Week Early Fall Session:

5 Week Early Fall Session: September 20th – October 31st 2021

PLEASE READ:

It looks like we are set to have another busy fall!
  • We have made the decision to run two shorter fall sessions again rather than running straight through until Christmas as in years pre-Covid
  • For the new early fall session (beginning September 20th) we will not be able to guarantee lesson spots to all registrants (especially private or semi-private lessons) due to the huge increase in demand.
  • We will be prioritizing lessons for our existing boarders, part boarders and lesson clients and then filling in with new clients depending on space, matching availability for arena time, instructors and horses.
  • We ask that you try to be as flexible as possible as we do our best to draft a schedule that will accommodate as many riders as possible while still allowing our boarders space to ride and us to maintain a personal connection with each of our students.
  • Evenings and weekends will fill up very fast, weekday/daytime availability will increase your chances of getting a spot.
  • PRIVATE and SEMI-PRIVATE lessons are ONLY available on weekdays between 8AM and 2:00PM (no evenings or weekends) and we cannot guarantee that we will have availability then either. If you sign up for private or semi-private lessons this fall you will mostly likely be placed in a group lesson. We unfortunately do not have enough time, space, instructors or horse power to accommodate many (if any) private or semi-private lessons this fall. The good news is, group lessons are more fun and you have the added benefit of watching and learning from others in your lesson.
NEW RIDERS:
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY PAYMENT WHEN YOU REGISTER!
PLEASE WAIT UNTIL WE HAVE CONFIRMED THAT YOU HAVE A SPOT, AT WHICH POINT WE WILL PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PAYMENT. 
Thank you for your support and for your understanding!
Linda & Team

Pay As You Go Pricing – 2021

Individual Lesson Pricing for FALL 2020.

Old Orchard Farm reserves the right to change pricing at any time. 

Tiny Tot Intro Lesson – 30 mins

For very young children interested in horses and riding but not yet ready for full hour group lessons.

$40

Group Lessons – 1 Hour

Our most popular option. Groups typically consist of 4-6 riders.

$55

Semi-Private Lessons – 1 Hour

Subject to Trainer/Arena Availability. Individuals may not register for semi-private lessons. You must register with another rider of similar level.

$65

Private Lessons – 45 mins

Subject to Trainer/Arena Availability. We will not always be able to accomodate private lessons. Private lessons are usually reserved for riders also taking a group lesson in the same session.

$75

Yoga for Riders

Details & Dates Coming Soon! With Jenni-Leigh Girrard

EC Rider Level Prep Course

Details & Dates Coming Soon! 

IMPORTANT LESSON INFO

Cancellation/ Make Up Lesson Policy

We require 24/hrs notice if you are not able to make your lesson

  • Please let us know as far ahead of time as possible if you will be missing a lesson as this may change the way schedule the horses for lessons that day.
  • Group Lesson packages are sold at a discount and are non refundable.
  • If a lesson is cancelled by the instructor a make up class will be arranged.
  • NEW There is a one (1) make-up lesson cap for lessons that you have missed (i.e. missed due to personal reasons and not cancelled or rescheduled by your instructor). If you miss a lesson, you may only make it up by joining another regularly scheduled lesson within the package period (it is your responsibility to schedule this with your instructor, do not leave it until the last week of the session).
  • We will not provide a separate or private lesson to make up for a lesson that you have missed. Please do your best to show up for your scheduled times.
  • There are no refunds for lessons that you have missed and cannot make up within the session as stated above.
  • Make up lessons are not guaranteed and are offered as a courtesy only.

 

Use of own horse $5.00 credit per lesson.

 

We would like to remind everyone that while we have automated much of our registration and payment process for ease of use, we are still a small family farm business and do not have office staff.  The people who are taking your registrations, scheduling the sessions and teaching the lessons are typically the same people who are mucking out stalls, feeding the horses and maintaining the property everyday or in some cases are volunteers with other full time employment. We will do our best to answer any questions you have and address any concerns, but please have patience.  – OOF