Come join us for 3 hours of fun, education and how to care for a horse. Clubbers come and learn to groom, tack up a horse, clean stalls, care for the horses and then receive a 30 – 40 min group lesson. Children learn leadership, teamwork, fellowship and gain confidence and respect for one another and themselves.
Saddle Up is proud to offer three levels of Barn times to reach everyone’s needs. There is a one time a year registration fee of $25 and Registration paperwork must be completed before child can sign up.
Barn time is for children ages 7 and up. We have special programs for children under 7 see below and also our lesson pages.
Level I is for those riders ages 6 and up just starting out. Level I builds a good solid foundation on safety, grooming, tacking up , mounting, dismounting and basic control of the horse at the walk. Level I riders will be able to show Saddle Up horses at area shows in the walk classes only. Cost is $25 per visit
Level I barn time is usually held on Saturday from 3pm - 6pm as long as we do not have a fundraiser or other event that weekend. Always check our calendar because sometimes we will offer barn times in the evenings during the week or different times on Saturday
Level II – To qualify for Level II riders should be able to lead, tie and tack up a horse fairly independently. Riders will learn how to properly cue for the trot and leg position in turns, as well as how to do patterns and learn basic show etiquette. Level II riders may show at area shows on Saddle Up’s horses in the walk/trot classes. Level II riders will qualify for Trail Ride times. Cost for Level II is $30 per visit Level II barn times are usually on Sundays from 3pm - 6pm but always check the calendar for day and time changes before signing up.
Level III – The student should be able to tack up and ride independently. They should be able to demonstrate a simple pattern that requires trotting a circle. Figure 8, stopping and backing up. They should be able to answer questions about tack, moving the horse off pressure, different cues, show ring and trail riding safety. Level III riders will learn to cantor, learn dressage test and a jump course . They will work on their rein contact and how to get some collection in the horse. The students will learn how to negotiate poles and cross rails and complete a trail course. Level III students may show walk, trot , cantor as well as jumping if qualified. If age appropriate ( over the age of 14) they can assist in Level I and Level II barn times with the teacher. Level III cost is $35 per visit
BARN TIMES FILL UP FAST, SO PLEASE SIGN UP QUICKLY AS WE ONLY TAKE 15 CHILDREN AT ONE TIME.
Evaluation Ride: $30 for 30 minutes of riding tests to help your instructor learn what level you are at. 15 minutes will be ground work such as leading, grooming and tacking up your horse. Your instructor will ask you questions about horse care, what tools you are using and why we do certain things. The 30 minutes of riding will involve watching you walk, trot and canter (if applicable) on the rail in each direction. Then we will set up a pattern for you to ride to test your control of the horse. At the end of the evaluation we will tell you what level you are currently at and what we feel you need to learn to improve your riding.
Ready to join the Riding Club?
Download your registration forms here and sign up for your first Barn Time on the calendar!
Click the date (the number) of the barn time, fill in your child's name in the event area, fill in the time (if it's PM you have to click PM), and select the category from the drop down box and create that event. Your child's name will show up on the calendar. It's okay if you forget to click PM and the time is wrong, we will fix it for you.
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