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RIDING ACADEMY GUIDELINES 2020

Well-A-Way Farm is a USHJA recognized and approved Riding School. The instructors are all USEF and USHJA SafeSport Trained and Certified. Our head trainer Michele, the farm’s owner, is a USHJA Certified Trainer and an official with USEF as an ‘r’ rated Judge. She is currently working on her large “R” promotion.

 

  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 ponytail, braid or traditionally put up under your properly fitted helmet.

 

  1. ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES

Riders should plan on arriving 20 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 un tack 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

Introductory lesson: $65.00

Pay per lesson $60.00.

Prepaid two month session are Typically 9 weeks per session $500.00    *** Add 2% to 3% if paying with a Credit Card – this fee will be billed if not paid at time of payment. Late payment fee $25.00

NO carry over payments from Session to Session.

Requested private lessons are $65.00.

Riders entering mid – session : Fee is pro-rated.

Clinics cost $85.00 and offered at least one per session.

Ground Schools are $35.00 for non prepaid customers and $25.00 for prepaid customers.

NO REFUNDS

 

  1. CANCELLATIONS

Two make – up lessons are offered per session. 24 hours notice – no exceptions.

 

  1. GROUND SCHOOL

WAWF hosts ground school sessions which Academy students. We ask that you strongly attend one during your session. ($35 per class for non-pre-paid riders. $25 for pre-paid riders).

 

  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.  2020 Sessions Begin again March 1st.

1) March 1 – April 30

2) May 1 – June 30

3) July 1 – August 31

4) Sept 1- October 31

5) November 1 – December 31

 

  1. RELEASE and riding program agreement FORMS – New riders must fill out a release form prior to the lesson or riding a horse at Well-A-Way Farm, LLC.

10. SCHEDULE – 2020 Master Lesson Schedule Below:

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