FAQ

 

  • What kind of riding do you teach?
    • We teach English riding with a focus on the hunter, jumper and equitation diciplines.
  • When are lessons offered?
    • Lessons are taught Tuesday thru Saturday, with morning and evening times available.
  • Do I need to own my own horse to participate in your lesson program?
    • No. SME has a limited number school horses for those students that do not yet own or lease a horse of their own. Available lesson times will depend on our school horses' schedules. Please note: our horses do have their own individual weight limits, which allow them to perform safely and comfortably, and keep riders safe. Our maximum weight limit for school horses is 185lbs. Please send us an email if you'd like to take lessons, but are over this limit.
       
  • Do I have to own my own helmet?
    • While it is reccomended that students purchase a helmet of their own, SME does have a few helmets available for student use. Helmets are mandatory for all riders when mounted, regardless of age or ability.
  • What should I wear to my lesson?
    • Riders will need boots with a 1" heel, preferably english paddock or tall boots, riding breeches or tights and a polo or well fitted t-shirt. Please, NO jeans, shorts, jewlery or tennis shoes, and, as this is a family environment, no revealing clothing. Parents and siblings are strongly encouraged to wear closed toe shoes. No flip flops or sandals will be allowed in the barn!

     

  • What do I need for my first lesson?
    • Riders should wear clothing as listed above. If the rider is a minor, a parent must accompany the rider to sign the necessary release forms. If you need water or medication during your lesson, please be sure to bring it with you. Drinks and snacks are not provided on-site.

     

  • How long do lessons last?
    • Lessons are approximately 1 hour in length.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    • We require a minimum 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel your lesson for any reason. The more notice you can give us, the better. Please call, text or email if you cannot make your scheduled lesson. Also, please make sure you recieve acknowledgement from us that we have recieved your message. The normal lesson fee will be charged if the lesson is not cancelled 24 hours in advance of your scheduled time.

     

  • Do you offer horse boarding?
    • We only board horses that are in our training and lesson program. We do not accept horses on a "board only" basis.

     

  • Do you "break" horses?
    • While we prefer horses brought to us for training have a basic understanding of walk, trot, and canter, we do occasionally break horses, please contact us for details and availability.
     
  • Do you train horses?
    • Yes! We train horses through all levels, from the greenies starting out, to Grand Prix.