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RIDING & DRIVING LESSONS AT VANTAGE POINT FARM
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR RIDING LESSON STUDENTS
Scheduling: Lessons are available Tuesdays through Saturdays by appointment only and are subject to availability. Evening classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Summer hours differ to allow for rest periods during times of extreme heat. Please contact us in late May for summer hours.
Cancellation Policy: Lessons are given rain or shine, except in cases of extreme weather, i.e., heavy rain, wind or extreme cold. If you are uncertain about the weather, please call an hour before your scheduled lesson. Except in the case of emergency or illness, 24 hours notice is required to cancel your lesson. In cases of illness, no less than 2-hour notice of cancellation is acceptable. Riders who do not provide proper cancellation notice and are "no shows" will be given one warning; on the second occurrence, riders will be charged for their lesson and will forfeit their time slot to another rider.
Fees/Payments: All lessons are $50 each or you may opt for our package discount plan by purchasing 10 lessons for $450, which reflects a savings of $50. Payment for lessons may be made via cash, check, Visa or MasterCard. Private, semi-private and driving lessons are 30 minutes in length. Group lessons are 45 minutes.
Required Attire/Equipment: All riders are required to wear long pants or jeans and some type of boot or hard-soled shoe with a heel. No one will be permitted to ride in shorts or open-toed shoes. Riders under 18 are required to wear an Approved Safety Riding Helmet; bike helmets are not permitted. VPF has several riding helmets available for use for our riders.
Suggested Attire/Equipment: Once you have determined that horseback riding is your sport of choice, you may wish to purchase a few items to aid you in your equestrian goals. Below is a list of suggested items and reputable vendors.