High Standards offers group, private, and semi-private lessons to riders ages 7 and up. Our goal is to provide a family friendly atmosphere that facilitates learning both on and off the horse. In addition to riding we strive to teach all riders the importance of good horsemanship and horse care. At High Standards we place an emphasis on education, confidence, safety, and of course, fun!
All riders with no prior experience start with private riding lessons to learn the basics of horsemanship. In addition to the basics of riding, this includes learning to tack up, and take care of your horse properly after riding. When your instructor feels you are ready you have the option of continuing private riding lessons or getting placed in an hour group lesson of no more than 4 riders appropriate to your skill level. Because we require that all riders with no prior experience begin in a private, the first 8 lessons for first time riders are offered at discount rate.
If riders are new to the program, have prior riding experience, and would like to join a group lesson, they will first be evaluated privately. The instructor will then advise as to whether there is an appropriate group available or if students should start with private lessons.
All horseback riding lessons must be pre-paid to secure the time slot. We initially require payment for only 2 lessons, which is due upon scheduling. This allows you time to try out our program and make a more permanent decision to commit. Beginning with your third lesson, payments are made monthly, or you can purchase a package. Lesson options and pricing are listed below.
Lesson Rate 4 Week Month 5 Week Month 12 lesson Package*
Hour Group $40 $160 $200 $440
Hour Semi-Private $50 $200 $250 $550
Half- Hour Private $45 $180 $225 $495
Half-Hour Semi-Private $40 $160 $200 $440
* Pay the cost of 11 lessons and get the 12th free! Package payements run quarterly through out the year. The quarters run January 1st through March 31st, April 1st through June 30th, July 1st through September 30th, and October 1st through December 31st. All lessons must be used within in the corresponding quarter they are purchased for.
If you are taking multiple riding lessons a week you can purchase a package at anytime.