Horse Stable and Riding Instruction in Jeffersontown, Kentucky
Twin Oaks Farm offers riding instruction in both Western and Huntseat disciplines all based on a firm foundation of Dressage principles. We have students from the young/older beginners to those advanced riders interested in showing. We try hard to tailor lessons to each students goals and expectations.
Private: $45/hr. Semi-Private: $35/hr/ea
1 rider only $38/45 min. Two riders only
Group $30/hr/ea 2-4 riders
Occasionally there could be an extra rider in a group if someone needs to make up a lesson.
Group riders need to have the ability to get their horses ready with little assistance. Parent/sibling/friend’s help is always appreciated and encouraged for our younger students.
Please arrive 15 min. prior to lesson to get horse ready.
Be sure to check with instructor BEFORE getting a horse out.
Riders that make a monthly payment at their first lesson of the month pay for 4 weeks and will occasionally receive a free lesson when for instance there are 5 Mondays in a particular month. Those riders will keep the same rate even if all others riders in the group are not there. Riders that have to cancel a lesson for any reason will be given the opportunity to make up any missed lessons but the full monthly payment is still expected.
If you are paying on a weekly basis, in a group lesson, and happen to be the only rider that week- the fee will be $45 or you will have the option to keep the price the same and do a 30 min. private lesson.
If there are any times that I myself have to cancel a lesson and riders are not able to make it up there will also be a credit given.
Be aware that I have few available open lesson times except week days 2:30 and before. There are a few available spots in group lessons. Those that want to continue to pay by the week could lose their spot to other students that are willing to make the monthly commitment.
Also be aware that because I have riders wanting available times for a lesson-anyone paying by the week and NOT giving notice of cancellation by 9:00 AM the morning of their scheduled lesson will still be required to make full payment, but they will also be given the opportunity to make it up. If you fail to give notice, payment is expected but you will NOT be given a makeup lesson. I still expect notification on changing all lesson times by calling or texting (502) 432-2623. Sometimes technology fails. If I don’t respond I didn’t get it…try again please.
Parents, family and or friends are always welcome to watch during lessons. They are also encouraged if they would like, to help younger students get their horse ready especially in group lessons. However during actual riding time I would ask them to observe only and not offer advice to their young person. Yes I know your child may be making some mistakes and that you only want to help them improve but it is difficult for children to pay attention to too many things at once. During lessons we try to focus on 2-3 things that I feel are the most important at the moment so that they learn to do those things well. If ever you have any concerns please feel free to discuss them with me before or after a lesson and of course you can always call or email.
I also want to be sure everyone knows that while I don’t push it as I know it can get expensive, the opportunity to attend horse shows is available. We attend usually one show each month and many of them are schooling shows that don’t require special attire. Fees include $60 coaching/haul fee + class fees which generally run $5-10/class. For some shows there is a grounds or stall fee. Most of these shows are pretty laid back and we have a lot of fun. We also will try to have at least one or two shows a year here at the barn and those would eliminate any haul fee.
We also have an excellent 4H Club that meets here once a month. My own children grew up in a 4H Horse Program and it was an incredible experience. If you are interested in more information let me know. It is not necessary to own a horse or even to ride to participate. Children from 9-18 are eligible (age determined as of January 1 of the current year).
I also have a few horses available for lease for those interested in more riding opportunities. Be sure to let me know if you are interested.
I understand that certain circumstances including inclement weather could cause an exception to this policy.
I STILL EXPECT TO BE NOTIFIED BY CALLING/TEXTING AT (502) 432-2623. IF I DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THE CALL/TEXT I DIDN’T GET IT!
Any concerns or questions please let me know!