Arcadia Stables offers Beginner through Advanced lessons to individuals.
Arcadia Stables English Lesson Program:
Arcadia Stables is taking riders of all ages. Our program is designed to provide all students young and old a fun and safe learning experience. Students are taught not only to ride, but to care safely for the horses and develop the wonderful bond between the riders and horses that is so special and rewarding. Minimum age is 5 years and student must know basic directions such as right from left.
Riders are expected to wear long pants with hard-soled shoes with a heel. No tennis shoes or sneakers.
Riders are expected to wear a riding helmet either provided by us or personally owned.
Riders must wear weather appropriate clothing. Clothes should not be to baggy or bulky so the instructor can accurately see and judge the riders position in the saddle.
Accepted summer appeal includes polos and t-shirts. Tank tops of any kind are not allowed during lessons.
Riders are asked to refrain from dangling jewelry.
For riders that plan to lesson for longer than six weeks Arcadia Stables recommends breeches, paddock boots or tall boots, half or full chaps.
Lessons must be canceled 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE or you will be charged for the lesson. If the instructor cancels a make up time will be offered. Lessons may be canceled in extreme weather conditions, snow emergencies, or in the winter the occasional power outage.
Please show up at your scheduled time. If you show up more than 10 minutes early, you're lesson will still start at its scheduled time, unless the trainer is available. If you are late your lesson will not go longer to avoid conflict with lessons scheduled after yours. If you are going to be 30 or minutes late your lesson will be cancelled unless otherwise stated by trainer.
Payment is due before or at the time service is rendered. No exceptions.
Or Click Here to schedule with Danielle if you have already talked to someone in the office.
The Arcadia Stables Equestrian Team (ASET.) The Interscholastic Equestrian Association.
IEA is a national organization modeled after the IHSA program hosted by colleges and universities around the country. High school and Middle school riders compete in shows around the county with the opportunity to compete at regional and the national competitions. Students can win not only prizes but scholarships as well. "The IEA is the perfect stepping stone to collegiate competition. It is also an excellent opportunity for so many riders who do not own a horse to compete at all levels of ability." -IEA Website. The 2008 National Finals had more than $125,000 of scholarship money granted to IEA riders.
At IEA competitions, riders do not supply their own horses or tack. Instead, the horses, saddle and other tack are all provided to the riders at the show. The host team arranges for the horses and equipment. The rider and horse have a short opportunity at orientation prior to the over fences classes, essentially, the horses is new to the rider, and the scores are based upon horsemanship and equitation, not the horse. The rider is not given a this opportunity prior to flat equitation classes. All horses are safe and screened before entry into the show.
Team practices are mandatory. For members based at Arcadia this is at least once weekly during show season and at least twice monthly in the off season. If you take regular lessons, they count as a practice. For members based outside of Arcadia you must make at least one team practice before you go to a show. Horses are assigned to riders prior to the lessons and the rider is responsible for the grooming,tacking and untacking of the horse. Membership fees are due prior to the show season.
If you are interested in joining please contact Danielle
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Arcadia Stables L.L.C
3915 Bald Eagle Lake Rd, Holly MI 48442 Ph: 248-634-5939
One Hour Private
30 minutes horsemanship/30-45 minutes riding
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Times available any time during the day Mon-Sunday, except certain evenings
Semi-Private (2 People)
45-50 Minutes riding
Group (3-4 people)
At least 1 hour riding
Monday thru Thursday Evenings schedule as follows
Beginner WTC 5:30 PM Beginner Poles 6:30 PM
Beginner Jump 5:30 PM Intermediate Jump 6:30 PM
Beginner WTC 5:30 PM Adult ONLY lesson 6:30PM
Followed by optional wine, cheese & socializing
Beginner WTC 5:30PM Beginner Poles 6:30PM
Optional Horsemanship Class 8:00 AM
*Schedule is subject to change based on the number of individuals in lessons and the time of year