Secret Pride Stables, LLC.

INDOOR ARENA

We Ride Year Round!



Riding Lessons


(FOR ALL AGES)
English Disciplines specializing in:
Equitation, Dressage, Huntseat, Eventing, and Pleasure/Recreational Riding, Vaulting for a balanced seat/or for therapeutic purposes



Tell us your goal - and we'll do the rest!



  • We teach ALL ages!!! Both small children and adults benefit from what horseback riding has to offer!
  • Experienced Instructors comfortable working with all ages, specializing in hunters, dressage, and eventing!
  • We have a variety of lesson horses (14!) for all levels of riders!
  • We welcome beginners and up with Hello Horse and Rider Evaluation lessons!

    You may be a beginner when you arrive, but soon enough you will be a responsible, successful and confident EQUESTRIAN!



    Our Secret Pride Stables LLC riding program is very unique and educational. Everyday you step foot onto the farm, your learning begins! We take both pride and care when teaching you all about horsemanship from the ground up and take time in planning a well rounded horse experience. There are currently over 60 students in our lesson program and we are always accepting more! There is much to offer at Secret Pride Stables LLC, our programs include:

    Introductory Lessons: (Not manditory)

    Hello Horse $30.00....is an introductory 1 hour lesson which is great for welcoming a beginner. In this lesson extra time is spent getting familiar with the horse and equipment. You will also spend time in the saddle learning basic riding skills such as walking, halting and steering. You may even get to trot in this session!


    Rider Evaluation $30.00....is great if you have ridden before and would like to pick up where you left off or where you are comfortable while being evaluated for your current riding level


    Horsemanship classes $20....want to learn more about barn management and horse care? This session is for you! Spend an hour learning a specific topic to help you become more horse savvy!

    Continuing on...

    Private Lessons $35.00 - $45.00.... are very beneficial as it gives the student one on one time making it easier for the rider to advance quickly. Special time can be spent working on specific things with undivided attention. Private lessons are recommended for your first few lessons. Once able to ride with a group it is good to go back and take a private lesson now and again.

    Private/Group Lesson Prices:
    hour private: $35
    1 hour private: $45
    1 hour semiprivate: $35
    1 hour group of three or more: $30

    Lesson Packages:

    10 one hour lessons: $360.00

    Short Stirrup Lesson Package: for beginner riders 6 - 12 years old, eight half hour private lessons for only $280.00!

    *****Ideal Lesson Package: Become a well rounded equestrian by riding with a group lesson in our after school riding club program one time a week, ride in a Milestone lesson one Sunday a month with a group of riders at the same level as you, and get a private lesson at your convenience once a month. If you are a serious rider, this is the lesson package for you! $180/month - 6 lessons

    More to offer ~ Specialty Lessons:


    Tiny Tots Lesson Program $25.00.....is a leadline lesson for children of 6 years and younger. Time is spent getting your child comfortable on a horse. Exercises and games are played to build confidence and balance.



    Vaulting Lessons $40....Want to improve your seat, balance and harmony with the horse? There is no better way than to get involved in our vaulting lessons! Vaulting (gymnastics on horseback) will help the rider understand the horse's way of going by following his movements and develop muscle memory without the interference of the saddle. Vaulting is also a great form of physical and emotional therapy for people with difficulty with balance, attention, motor skills, social deficits or depression. Other benefits of vaulting are that it develops rhythm, co-ordination, flexibility, strength, poise and grace, as well as boosting confidence and self-esteem!



    Barn Etiquette $5....(Need an interested group)Learn more then just how to ride horses. Learn about wrapping their legs, fitting bridles and bits, different disciplines and more. Our barn etiquette class covers all different ground topics that we find critical to your development as an equestrian. This class is opened to all and is perfect for checking off you Milestone Unmounted Lessons!



    After School Riding Club......Summer Riding Club $35.00.... is our most popular riding program. Kids come after school from 4:30 up until 6:30 and spend this time riding! It is a group lesson that is both organized and fun! The lesson plans change every week so all aspects of english riding are covered. This program runs during the school year Tuesday - Thursday but you don't have to come all three days! We also run a daytime riding club for homeschool children per request!



    Eventing Lessons: Eventer Fridays and Three Phase Days $35.00 - $45.00.....
    Come join us on our scheduled eventing lesson days. Three phase days are held on Fridays when there is no school. This day is for the serious rider....In the morning time is spent warming up and doing a dressage 'ride a test'. After a lunch break riders are back in the saddle for a stadium jumping course then it is off to school...cross country that is! At the end of the day scores are tallied and awards are given! Our Eventer Fridays are every Friday from 4:30 - 6:30. A group lessons rotating lesson plans based on dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country.


    Hunter Mondays: $35.00.... Held on Mondays after school from 4:30 - 6:30. Lesson plan specializes in hunter/jumpers and equitation. Great for novice/intermediate level riders!



    Mommy and Me Lessons $60.00 (Same price for any two family members)...... are great fun! Spend some extra quality time with your child (or any family member) while sharing a great passion together! Mommy and Me lessons are a one hour semi-private lesson



    Barn Days $45.... On days that there is no school, we hold what is called "barn day". Barn days are fun days when you can come out to the barn, learn, play games, do activities and have a riding lesson. Barn day begins at 10:00 a.m. and is over at 3:00 p.m. Don't forget to pack your lunch!



    Pony Days $30.00.....runs from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It is for ages 7 yrs and younger. For the younger equestrian who wants to spend more time with horses! Your child will spend time in the saddle, make a horse related craft and each lunch with us!


    Milestone Lessons $30......(Every Sunday or check our calendar for school break milestone days) are the building blocks to becoming a successful rider. As you learn through the steps you excel in many ways as a true horseman. Milestones start as basics for the beginner/novice and can carry you as far as Dressage or Hunter/Jumpers all while being a balanced, secure and confident rider.


    ***NEW***Purchase a Milestone book to help mark your progress!
    Complete your milestones in our Sunday lesson Schedule:
    May be group or private depending on sign-up

    10:00 a.m.: "True Beginner": New to horses and ready to learn from the ground up. Learning how to control a quiet school horse at the walk and trot and can stop the horse. The beginner rider is still finding their balance and getting comfortable with the horses movement.
    (Milestone 1)

    11:00 a.m.: "Beginner": understands common safety practices while working around the horse. Is balanced to walk halt and trot while applying correct riding aids and maintaining position. Able to sit and post the trot in rhythm with the horse and is understanding posting diagonals.
    (Milestone 2)

    12:00 p.m.:"Advanced Beginner": this rider can mount and dismount unassisted. Can ride independently at the walk, and trot the shapes of the ring while maintaining rhythm. Is comfortable with and can maintain position at the halt, walk, trot (sitting, posting, and 2 point). Can trot a ground pole course. This rider is ready to canter!
    (Milestone 3)

    1:00 p.m.: "Novice": this rider knows basic parts of the horse and tack. They are comfortable tacking and untacking the horse without assistance. They are learning to canter while remaining balanced and in control of the horse. They are understanding their leads and can walk, trot, canter in both the full and half seat position. This rider has been introduced to small jumps.
    (Milestones 4-8)
    " Canter groundpole course with leads
    " Level 1 Jumper (18'')
    " Intro level dressage

    2:00 p.m.: "Intermediate 1": this rider shows seriousness in their riding and has sound equitation skills. Can ride w/t/c with ring shapes and simple changes, knows what diagonal or lead they are on and can correct quickly. can stop the horse from any gait. This rider has an independent seat and can ride without stirrups and is ready to be introduced to the basic principles of dressage and jumping. This rider is gaining knowledge in stable management and abides by the rules of the ring and emphasizes safety on and around horses.
    (Milestones 9 - 12, 15 - 25)
    "level 2 jumper 2' -2'3)
    "Training Level Dressage
    " Elementary eventer

    3:00 p.m.: "Intermediate 2": this rider can perform flying lead changes on a school horse, can apply variations to the gaits, turn on the forehand, turn on the haunches, and lateral movements. This rider also understands basic concepts of jumping as well as related distances and stride lengths for jumping and can hand gallop. Lengthen and shorten strides and understands lateral and longitudinal bending/suppling
    (Milestones #13, 14, #26 - 28)
    " Level 3 jumper (2'3-2'9)
    " First level dressage
    " Beginner novice eventer

    4:00: "Intermediate 3": this rider is capable of riding basic dressage tests correctly and/or jump a course while maintaining a steady tempo and being able to negotiate strides and distances. This rider can spend a long time in the saddle and can canter for prolonged periods of time and has galloped in a controlled situation. This rider can ride the horse forward from leg to hand with impulsion, rhythm, regularity and evenness of pace.
    (Milestones #15 & 16)
    " Level 4 jumper (2'9-3'3)
    " Second level dressage
    " Novice eventer

    5:00 p.m.: "Advanced 1": this rider has experience with green horses. They understand training principals and how/when to apply them. They have a good sense of balance and timing. Has knowledge in different disciplines, can show successfully and works in harmony with the horse with invisible aids to the audience. This rider recognizes true quality of movement and can influence the horses way of going.
    " Level 5 jumper (3'3-3'9)
    " Third level dressage
    " Training eventer

    6:00 p.m.: " Advanced 2": This rider understands sophisticated concepts of horse movement and has sound methods of training and can perform advanced maneuvers in their riding style. This rider is capable of riding/training green or difficult horses.
    " Level 6 jumper (3'9 and up)
    " Fourth level dressage
    " Preliminary eventer

    7:00 p.m.: " Advanced 3": This rider can compete successfully at upper levels: dressage, hunters, eventing



    Summer Fun:


    ~ Summer Camps $300.... Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please visit our Summer Riding Programs page for more information on what we have to offer this summer!


    Three days til Competition $200/week ......Wednesday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Please visit our Summer Riding Programs page for more information on our summer schedule!



    Something else still?


    Pony Parties $150 - $200...... schedule a party your child will never forget! For more information on this program please visit our Pony Party Page!



    Secret Pride Stables Show Team $40.00....Become a member of our SPS show team if you love to show! Be delegated a responsibility to help plan, coordinate and participate in events! Lots of fun! Monthly Meetings! Please visit our Show info page!


    Horse Leasing $30.00 - $350.00..... is great if you are ready to take that next step! For more info on this program please visit our horses for sale/lease page!


    Barn Chores for a Free Ride *Free* .... is for Secret Pride Stables hard working and truley devoted students. Students are given a list of chores to be completed successfully and they will be allowed to have free riding time. Students must be approved for this program. This program is granted as a privaledge and chores need to be completed responsibly. Available for regular riding students only, not for the beginner




    WE ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS AND PAYPAL!!

  • Lesson discounts for students who board their horses with us!
  • Refer a friend and get $10 off your next lesson!
  • Join us for our next Open House Rides for a free mini lesson! Check our calendar for the next available time!
  • Horses are matched to their rider based on rider knowledge, experience, and discipline.
  • Save $5.00 by using your own horse
  • Have horse...can't travel? Call for our travel rates, we can come to you!


    Horse Discovery Center (click this link for more info)



    For more information on our programs please feel free to call us!




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    LESSON POLICIES
    ~ Please no visiting dogs allowed on our property
    ~ Please arrive for you lesson 15 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson time to assist in preparing you horse/pony
    ~ Please arrive appropriately dressed for riding
    ~ If you fail to cancel your lesson by 9:00 a.m. on your lesson day you will be charged a $15 late cancellation fee. If you do not show up - you will be charged for your lesson in full.
    Weather Cancellation Policy: Lessons may be cancelled if
    ~ The temperature or wind chill is below 25 degrees
    ~ Winds exceed 25 MPH
    ~ There are tornado/hurricane warnings
    ~ There is severe rain/hail/heavy snow/thunderstorms
    ~ If you are concerned about the heat, here is how to tell if it's too hot to ride:
  • Temperature + relative humidity - wind chill
  • If total is under 130 it is safe to ride
  • 130 to 170 ride with caution
  • 180 or higher - TOO HOT TO RIDE!
  • If you are unsure - please call (443)235 - 8835


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    secretpridestables@yahoo.com


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