What ages of riders do you instruct?:
At Strides Horsemanship, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of horseback riding programs that cater to riders of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a beginner looking to get started or an experienced rider seeking to improve your skills, our experienced instructors are dedicated to providing personalized guidance that helps you achieve your horsemanship goals. Our programs are designed to be inclusive and accommodating, ensuring that riders feel safe, supported, and encouraged every step of the way. From young children to seniors, we believe that horseback riding is an activity that can benefit people of all ages, and we are committed to making it accessible to as many people as possible.
What riding disciplines do you offer?:
At Strides Horsemanship, we are passionate about promoting good horsemanship practices and creating a supportive environment where riders can learn and grow. We welcome riders from all disciplines and backgrounds, and strive to provide instruction that is tailored to each individual's needs and goals. Our experienced instructors have a wealth of knowledge across a range of disciplines, including jumping, dressage, cross country, reining, barrel racing, cow-work, and more. We believe that offering both Western and English riding instruction allows our riders to explore and develop their skills in a way that is most comfortable and fulfilling for them. Whether you're interested in competing at the highest level or simply learning the basics, we have a program that can help you achieve your goals. At Strides Horsemanship, we are dedicated to promoting good horsemanship practices and creating a welcoming community that encourages riders to explore their full potential.
Do you provide the horse and equipment?:
At Strides Horsemanship, we are committed to making horseback riding as accessible as possible to our riders. That's why we provide all necessary horses and tack for our programs, so that riders can focus on improving their horsemanship skills without worrying about equipment. All we ask is that riders come prepared with proper riding attire, including long pants and boots with a small heel, and a helmet. This ensures that riders are safe and comfortable while on horseback, and helps us maintain a supportive and welcoming environment. Our knowledgeable instructors are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and are happy to help you select the right equipment for your needs. Whether you're new to horseback riding or a seasoned pro, we have everything you need to get started and achieve your goals at Strides Horsemanship.
Do you offer sliding scale scholarships or working student positions?:
At Strides Horsemanship, we are committed to making horseback riding accessible to everyone, regardless of financial means. That's why we are excited to be working towards opening a non-profit organization that will offer scholarship opportunities for riders who may not otherwise have the means to participate in our programs. While we are not currently offering working student positions, we are constantly looking for new ways to make horseback riding more accessible and affordable for all. Our dedicated staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and we are happy to work with you to find the right program that fits your needs and budget. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of horseback riding, and we are proud to be working towards making that a reality. Thank you for your understanding and support as we continue to work towards our goal of making horseback riding accessible to all.
What is your cancellation policy?:
At Strides Horsemanship, we understand that sometimes life can get in the way of scheduled plans. However, we have a strict cancellation policy in place to ensure that our instructors' time and the horses' schedules are respected and managed efficiently. If a rider cancels a scheduled lesson less than 4 hours prior to the start time, the full payment for the lesson will be due, and a make-up lesson will not be offered. This is because the instructor has likely already made necessary preparations, and it would be unfair to them and to the horse to cancel last minute. In addition, by holding riders accountable for their scheduled lessons, we can ensure that our programs run smoothly and efficiently.
We strongly encourage riders to reschedule their lesson if they are unable to attend, but we ask that they do so more than 4 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time. This provides our instructors with ample time to adjust their schedules accordingly, and ensures that the horse's schedule is not disrupted. By following this policy, we can maintain a respectful and professional environment that benefits all parties involved. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in upholding our cancellation policy at Strides Horsemanship.
What is your lesson availability?:
At Strides Horsemanship, we offer a variety of lesson options with our experienced instructors. To check availability and schedule a lesson, please reach out to us via email at email@example.com or give our head instructor, Mikkayla, a call at (360) 442-1695. Our team is always happy to assist you in finding the right program that meets your needs and schedule. Don't hesitate to contact us today to start your journey towards becoming a skilled equestrian!