~As riders progress through their lessons at Great Escape Stables their instructor will not only help them progress through their goal chart but also discuss more program options with them.
~Parents that are not familiar with horses need not worry as we will work with them to understand the steps as well as their riders progress.
All riders start by sigining up for 1 hour private lessons at least 1 to 2 times per week (more if desired). This gets riders proficent is handling, grooming, tacking and basic walk-trot skills. Riders can sign up for barn shows, day camps, horsemastership clinics and other programs that fit their schedule.
Step 2: Reaching Level B!
Riders who have reached Level B are able to work more independantly with their horse both on the ground and in the saddle. Level B riders will have participated in some barn shows and other activites at GES. When riders are at the B level they should ask themselves if they are thinking of joining the show team? There are no age restrictions on the show team. Riders at the Level C and above are welcome to join the show team. If riders have no interest in riding competitivly they should consider being a recreational jump rider.
Riders who are progressing out of Level B have three choices for Step 3!
Step 3A: Leasing & Practice Rides!
Riders that would like more time in the saddle, are considering showing or thinking about buying a horse should get involved in leasing and/or practice rides. They are detailed here! Leasing is on a first come, first serve basis.
Step 3B: Purchasing a horse/pony!
Riders who really want to become serious and more involved with horses as well as those wishing to horse show will need to set up a meeting with Robyn to discuss this option and what is involved in owning a horse and showing.
Step 3C: Recreational rider!
Not all riders wish to compete or spend endless hours at the barn, this is a recreational rider. Recreational riders usually take one lesson a week and may participate in camps or barn shows.