Pony Pros Lesson Agreement
Thank you for choosing Pony Pros to help you learn how to ride horses. We are excited to work with you! Please take a moment to review our lesson agreement.
The Client and The Company agree as follows:
Pony Pros will provide client with appropriate mounted riding lesson per week and unmounted horsemanship class per week based on their subscription level.
Pony Pros will provide the lesson horse, saddle, bridle, and all equipment for the horse
Pony Pros will provide riding instruction.
Riders will be automatically grouped together with riders of similar ability and level.
This is paramount to our barn culture and philosophy of creating a community that encourages camaraderie, friendship and support. We feel this leads to higher quality riding, lessons, and just plain more fun.
2. Client Requirements
Client must show up on time, not more than 5 minutes early, unless they are in charge of tacking their own horse, in which case they can arrive up to 25 minutes early.
Client must wear proper riding attire for lessons:
Proper riding boots and riding breeches for riding lessons
Stretch pants and soft shoes for vaulting.
Client must purchase a certified riding helmet no more than 30 days after starting lessons.
Riders cantering off the lungeline must purchase a riding vest
Client must follow Covid policies.
Client respectfully acknowledges the following:
All riders who wish to lope/canter must be in twice weekly lessons in order to promote safety
Client must be coachable, positive, and have a good attitude!
Client acknowledges that falling is a natural part of learning to ride. All riders absolutely will fall off at some point. Most riders fall off 3 times annually. Some fall off more, but few fall off less. We expect parents to be supportive of their child’s sport in the good times as well as the bad.
3. Compensation and Payment
Client will put a credit or debit card on file, and it will be automatically charged appropriate tuition per month beginning on the first day of enrollment and continuing every 30 days thereafter. If client needs to change the credit card on file, please call 541-848-9573 and leave the new credit card number, expiration date, and CVC on the voicemail.
Client will receive a dedicated time and a day of the week where there will be an appropriate school horse and with a group of riders with similar ability reserved each week.
If client cannot make their time during a week -
Monthly tuition is still due in full when a student misses their lessons.
Pony Pros will allow a maximum of one makeup lesson per month. An attempt will be made to try to find an additional time for the student where there is an appropriate lesson horse and group, however because of the complexities of scheduling there are no guarantees.
An unexplained no-show is considered a withdrawal from the program.
The best way to get the most value out of the program is to make it a priority and a commitment not to miss your dedicated lesson time(s).
If client would like to make a long-term change to their dedicated lesson time, they may do so a maximum of 1 time in a 90 day period by calling 541-848-9573 and leaving a voicemail.
5. Smoke/Inclement Weather Cancellations
In the event that unforeseen circumstances prevent riding (weather, smoke, horse injuries, etc) unmounted horsemanship lessons will be substituted. Unmounted lessons are incredibly valuable, teach things that are difficult to find time for in a regular lesson, and should not be regarded as lesser.
Expect 2-4 cancellations annually for wind or snow and 2 weeks of cancellations annually for smoke.
6. Discontinuation of Services
This agreement may be cancelled by either party with at least 7 days notice prior to the desired date of termination. In order for client to cancel the payment, please notify your teacher and text Kali at 541-848-9573, then use the Cancel button in the Welcome email to cancel future payments.
7. Additional Services
All services outside the scope of this agreement that are requested by the client and which the company agrees to perform will be automatically charged to the credit/debit card on file at the time of service with the rates below.
Tot/Preschool Group $100/Mo
Ages 2-4 30 Minute Private Once Per Week $180/Mo
Ages 4+ 30 Minute Private Once Per Week $190/Mo
30 Minute Private Twice Perk Week $380
1-hour Private Once Per Week $320/Mo
1-hour Group Once Per Week $215/Mo
1-hour Group Twice Per Week $430/Mo
Schooling At A Horse Show $75 Per Day
Additional Lesson Prorated Based On Class Fee
Lease Ride Tbd Based On Level Of Rider And Horse
8. No Guarantee
Pony Pros does not warrant or guarantee any specific level of performance or results. The results of your riding program are largely based on the efforts of the student.
Please note the following rider levels so you have an idea of how long it takes to learn to ride. It takes about 2.5 years of twice weekly lessons in order for riders to get past the intermediate stage so that they can canter confidently and be safe riding at shows or on the trail.
Approximate rider levels are as follows. These numbers apply to age 9 and up (with younger kids coordination and maturity is a variable). Hours are based on focused horse time, not on exposure alone.
Beginner - Fewer than 20 hours
Novice - 21 to 80 hours
Intermediate - 81 to 200 hours
Advanced - 201 to 400 hours
Experienced - 400 to 1,000 hours
Amateur - 1,000 to 10,000 hours
Professional - More than 10,000 hours
Client agrees to communicate directly with their instructor about all scheduling changes.
Any other concerns about the program should be directed to the barn telephone at 541-848-957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are finding that you don’t have the best match with your instructor or horse, please let us know and we will pair you with someone else.