Different Drummer Farm offers quality private and group lessons. From the first time rider, to the experienced competitor, we have a program that will suit your needs and help you to achieve your goals. New riders are encouraged to ride in a half hour private lesson and intermediate and higher are put into small groups according to age and ability. It is our philosophy that you learn by watching as well as doing. One hour private lessons are available for riders intermediate level and higher who can provide their own horse. Truck ins are welcome and benefit both horse and rider. Our success comes from a small and personal program.
Show team riders are encouraged to ride in two lessons per week during the show season. One lesson is an intensive flatwork lesson dedicated to improving the strength and balance of both horse and rider. Basic dressage moves required of upper level equitation riders are practiced and skills are honed. The second lesson is a jumping lesson. Creative drills gymnastics and courses are used to develop the rider's skills and strength at every level over fences.
DDF will provide school ponies/horses for beginning riders, but once the rider reaches a competitive level, they are responsible for owning or leasing their own horse.
Monthly Lesson Cost
1/2 hour private or semi-private. . . $45.00
1 hour private. . . $60.00
1 hour semi-private. . . $50.00
1 hour group (3 or 4 riders). . . $45.00
2 group lessons per week. . . $80.00
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*Rates reflect the monthly payment price. Lessons paid for on the first of the month, for the entire month.
Lessons paid for singly will add $5.00 to each and will be paid for at the time they are given
Payment policy: All lessons are paid by the month on the first week of the month to avoid a late fee. Please look at the calendar for the month to determine how many lessons before writing monthly checks. Make up lessons will only be given for lessons cancelled within 24 hours notice. No exceptions. No refunds or credit given for missed lessons.