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Lessons

Our emphasis at AMIT is developing the horse and rider through a consistent lesson program. The links below will point you to specific sections of this page. (You can also scroll down.)


Are you interested in taking riding lessons from AMIT?

If so, here's what you should do:

Once we know when you're available, we'll match you with an instructor, horse, and lesson time and you can get started.


Instructors

AMIT has over a dozen experienced instructors. Most students will begin with one of our Junior Instructors (Tier 1) in a private lesson and will work into a group lesson once he or she is capable of handling the horse independently (i.e. basic steering, stopping, walk/trot).

Click here for more info on each instructor [Instructor Bios].


AMIT Lesson FAQ's

Q: What do I need to bring to my first lesson?
A: Wear footwear with some form of heel. Wear pants that will not ride up and shirts/coats that are not too loose or baggy. (In winter, wear enough to keep warm!)

Q: When do I/does my child start showing?
A: This is up to the individual and his or her instructor, but most start anytime after riding for at least one year. For information about showing expectations and guidelines at AMIT, click here [pdf].

Q: How do I know if lessons are cancelled?
A: Check Facebook. AMIT's Facebook page

Q: What happens if I miss a lesson?
A: See our Makeup Policy [pdf] **Updated 1/16/2016** for complete details. If you know you will miss a lesson, be sure to inform your instructor (or the barn) at least one day in advance. There may be a group make-up session scheduled for lessons cancelled by AMIT. See pdf for complete information.

Q. How much do lessons cost?
A: For lessons only, we offer three packages based off the level of your instructor. Each is based on a month of lessons, which is typically 4 lessons per month. See Rates & Packages (below).


Rates & Packages

Lessons only:
Tier 3 (Senior Instructor, Group lesson):
$190.00
/month

Tier 2 (Assistant Instructor, Group lesson):
$165.00/
month

Tier 1 (Junior Instructor, Group lesson or 1/2 hr private):
$140.00/month

Leasing:
Once a rider is capable of riding independently, extra riding time will help him or her progress. We offer several leasing options (use of AMIT horse) to give you extra riding time without the commitment and expense of owning a horse. If interested, talk to Bobby about available horses.


Student Worker Program

If interested in working to pay off part of the expense of lessons or boarding, or you'd like to earn extra riding time, you can participate in our student worker program. For more information, talk to Bobby.

All student workers must be at least 10 years old and able to walk, trot, canter, and jump 12" fences independently.


Additional Information

Hardcopies of the AMIT Info Pack are available at your first lesson or from the barn. For an abbreviated web version, click here.


Waiver

To participate in riding activities, you must have a waiver filled out and signed. These are available from the barn and you will receive one in your intro lesson packet. If you need another waiver for any reason, you may download it online: click here to download the .pdf general riding waiver.

(To download, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader, available here.)


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