Bookmark’s premier hunt seat lesson program emphasizes the classical seat and is suited for beginners and experienced riders alike, ages three and up. Each student receives instruction based on individual abilities and goals. We want every student’s experience to be educational, enjoyable and safe. Lessons are taught in private, semi-private or group formats. In order to maintain consistent progress, we encourage students to ride in at least one lesson per week, usually scheduled at the same day and time each week. Our insulated indoor arena allows lessons to continue year round regardless of the weather. It is located in the main barn and is easily viewed from our heated observation room.
Each rider receives instruction based on their personal ability and initially, this is best accomplished in private lessons. As students advance, instructors may suggest semi-private (two riders) or group lessons (three or more riders). For young beginning riders, half-hour private lessons offer an opportunity to get started riding without as great a time or cost commitment.
Our school horses are well trained, sound and schooled regularly. They receive very regular vet, shoeing and dental care, vitamins and supplements, as well as massage and chiropractic treatments. Our first consideration in matching horses and students is ability level and what that particular horse/pony can teach a student.
- Half-hour Private: $50 — Grooming and tacking will be done by Bookmark staff. The half hour lesson is primarily devoted to riding. This format is most appropriate for younger or very beginning students.
- One Hour Private: $70
- One Hour Semi-Private: $60
- One Hour Group: $55
The hour-long lessons include training in grooming, tacking and the cooling out process.
Lesson Payment Policy
Lessons are paid in advance each month (four or five weeks) to ensure a student’s weekly time slot. We accept cash, personal check, MC and Visa. There is a $15 fee charged for returned checks. If a lesson must be cancelled, students should contact their instructor to schedule a make-up lesson.