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Riding Academy at Well-A-Way Farm

 

Welcome to Well- A-Way Farm’s Riding Academy Page!

 

In order for riders to get the most out of their weekly lessons – riding weekly is the ‘best bang for the buck’. Since riding is such a physical sport where riders need to strengthen their positions, balance and build muscle, consistent riding keeps riders better equipped and safer while on a horse or pony.

 

Well-A-Way Farm (WAWF) welcomes riders of all levels to experience riding with our team at our stable. Though the sport of riding works best when the riders are consistent regardless if they ride to lesson, show, learn or just for the pleasure of being on a horse, we love to educate.

 

Some riders start in the academy and remain doing once a week lessons. We welcome you! Due to the love of the horse, having them in your life – weekly – at a reasonable cost is popular. Some riders move out of the academy to lease, own, or horse show with WAWF. Whichever route a rider goes, safety and consistency is our goal for the rider in your family. WAWF provides a safe, fun, educated curriculum to all riders!

 

Payment:

Weekly lesson $60.00

Weekly private $65.00

Mini-Mounter $30.00

 

Discounts:

Pre-paid two month sessions discounted ($55 per lesson) $495.00

Multiple pre-paid lessons are offered (four lessons $57.50) $230.00

 

Weekly:

Weekly lessons are offered

Multiple lessons a week are offered

 

Make up:

Two make-up lessons are offered per session. The last Saturday of every month. Note: You may add into another group on a different day as well.  One make-up lesson per pre-paid four lesson packages are available.

 

Cancellations:

Only one cancellation is allowed to hold your lesson spot.

Make-up times available.

No refunds.

 

Sessions:

Weekly riding consistency – our sessions will run bi-monthly. The first session begins this spring and ends December 31 2019. You may opt to do all the sessions or pick as you like according to your home/life schedules.

1) March 1 – April 30, 2019.

2) May 1 – June 30, 2019

3) July 1 – Aug 31

4) Sept 1- October 31

5) November 1 – December 31

 

 

RIDING ACADEMY GUIDELINES – March 1, 2019

 

  1. DRESS CODE –

Riders are expected to wear collared shirts (NO TANK TOPS) and well fitted vests or jackets in the colder months.  Shirts tucked in with a belt, clean breeches and jodhpurs with half chaps or tall boots. Hair should be secured in a neat pony-tail, braid or traditionally put up under your properly fitted helmet.

 

  1. ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES –

Riders should plan on arriving 15 mins early to help groom and tack up their horse.  Depending on the level of the rider we have Working Students available to assist them.  After the lesson the rider is expected to untack and groom their horse.  Plan your time accordingly. Note, some horses do consecutive lessons.

 

  1. EQUIPMENT –

WAWF provides the tack for the Riding Academy (saddle, bridle, girth and grooming tools).  Riders are responsible to clean what they use and to put everything back in clearly marked areas.   $5 tickets are given if items are not put away.

 

  1. PAYMENT –

Paying per lesson $60.00.

Mini – Mounter, four years and younger $30.00

Pre-paid two month session is discounted ($55 per lesson). Typically 9 weeks per session $495.00

Four pre-paid lessons are offered. ( $57.50) $230.00

Requested private lessons are $65.00. Pre-paid per session $60.00 ($540)

Riders entering a session late will be pro-rated. *If a spot is available.

When the office manager has to look for payments, a late fee of $25 will be added in.

 

  1. CANCELLATIONS –

Two make – up lesson is offered per session.

Only one cancellation to hold your lesson spot.

 

  1. GROUND SCHOOL –

WAWF hosts ground school sessions which Academy students. We ask that you strongly attend one during you r session. ($25 per class)

 

  1. EVALUATION –

Riders are evaluated at the end of the sessions by their instructor.  As they advance through each class level a certificate is awarded.

 

  1. SESSIONS 2019 –

1) March 1 – April 30, 2019.

2) May 1 – June 30, 2019

3) July 1 – Aug 31

4) Sept 1- October 31

5) November 1 – December 31

 

  1. RELEASE FORMS-

New riders must fill out a release form prior to the lesson or riding a horse at Well-A-Way Farm, LLC

 

  1. SCHEDULE –

Riders/parents, let us know if your typical riding day does not work we will add you into another lesson.

 

Thank you very much for looking us up! We look forward to a great 2019 with you and our advanced teacher additions! Our instructors are highly motivated, horse educated and fabulous teachers!!! All staff at WAWF is also Safe Sport compliant and certified. Safesport.com

 

Sincerely,

 

Michele Goodrich

Owner/Trainer

 

 

Our Class Levels and Descriptions

 
Children Adults
½ Hour Private
1. On a lunge line learning fundamentals and gaining basic strength Lunge Liner Lunge Liner
2. Beginning to transition from a lunge line and ride on their own Elementary Elementary
Hour Groups with time to tack (come 15 mins early) and untack
1. Walk/trot able to ride on their own in a group setting New Beginner Walk/Trot
2. Walk/trot learning to canter on their own in a group setting Beginner Beginner
3. Walk/trot/canter and learning to jump Short Stirrup Long Stirrup
4. Walk/trot/canter and learning to jump verticals and courses Maiden Maiden
5. For the weekly, long-term Maiden rider not looking to move out of Riding Academy Stable-ized Stable-ized
5. Move out of Riding Academy into lease program and join show team Lease/Purchase Lease/Purchase
Ground School
 Various topics discussed off horseback scheduled throughout the year Chalk Talk Seminars
 

Our Teachers

 

Barbara Corcoran-md

Barbara Corcoran, Riding Instructor

Michele Goodrich-md

Michele Goodrich, Interim Riding Academy Director

Cara Chapel-md

Cara Chapel, Riding Instructor & Liaison

Erin McNamara-md

Erin McNamara, Riding Instructor

Monkey-md

MONKEY

Rufus-md

RUFUS

Ben-md

BEN

Curt 9

CURT 9

Bonny

BONNY

Willow

WILLOW

Hudson

HUDSON