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"Oh! If people knew what a comfort to horses a light hand is, and how it keeps a good mouth and a good temper..."

~ Black Beauty

 

Above is a video created by the loving Grandmother of one of my students, Danielle. Danielle started riding with me at age 4.5 and is now showing! This little video montage chronicles her early days and shows her advancement and increased confidence! It also gives viewers a glimpse into our lesson program. Enjoy!

 

(510) 917-0016

We offer lessons to all ages and levels on our safe and well-trained lesson horses.

Meet Our Lesson Horses & Ponies

We provide the following type of instruction:

~ Basic Riding

~ Dressage

~ Jumping

~ Horsemanship:

~ Tack and equipment


~ Grooming and care of the horse


~ Equine Behavior

Our lessons include basic horsemanship: grooming and tacking up of the horse before the ride and untacking and grooming of the horse at the end of the ride.

We do have lesson ponies and horses for beginning to intermediate riders who do not yet have their own horse. We do offer services in helping purchase a horse or pony or finding an appropriate lease on a horse or pony for those who are interested.

Riding time for beginners is approximately 30 minutes with approximately 15 minutes before the lesson for grooming and tacking up and 15 minutes post lesson for untacking and grooming the horse.

All times listed below include the preparation/tacking up and untacking of the ponies. Ride times vary, but are usually between 30 and 40 minutes.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SCHEDULED LESSONS REQUIRE A 24-HOUR CANCELLATION OR WILL HAVE A $25 CHARGE APPLIED.

    PRIVATE LESSONS:
    Private 1 hour lesson on lesson horse (riding time is 1/2 hour):    
    $60.00
    Private 45 minute lesson on lesson horse:
    (riding time is approximately 20-25 minutes)
    $50.00

    Private 45 minute lesson on your own horse:
    (full 45 minute riding time)

    $50.00
    Private 1/2 hour child leadline lesson:

    $40.00

    Package of 4 private 1 hour lessons (30 minute riding time):

    *Packages MUST be used within 5 weeks time. Make-up lessons are scheduled as available.

     

      $230.00*
    SEMI-PRIVATE & SIBLING RIDES:
    We have many requests for new riders to ride with a friend or sibling. Brand new riders are required to take a private lesson, however we realize that there are time considerations for families. We offer a 1.5 hour private lesson for new riders where for the first few lessons the child splits the ride time on one pony. This enables us to give them the one on one attention each child needs within the time constraints fitting most families.

    1.5 hour semi-private using one lesson pony:

    *$50 Per Child - Ride time approx. 30 min. per child

    $100.00*
     
    TRAIL RIDE LESSONS:
    We also offer a special Trail Ride Lesson for those currently enrolled in our lesson program. Riders must have mastered basic safety and horsemanship. Riders will meet us at our destination trail ride in Livermore and enjoy a beautiful ride among the trees and enjoy the countryside. Riders will be instructed on trail safety and ride at an appropriate pace. Actual ride time is approximately 45 minutes.
    Trail Ride Lesson:
    $100.00

     

     

MOMMY & ME!
$40 for the 1/2 hour session

Sessions run 1/2 hour and include grooming the pony with Mom or Dad and a short leadline lesson.

Allows bonding with Mom and Dad and a safe and fun introduction to horses.

Very fun for the whole family!

Children must wear boots with a heel and long pants.

 

Please wear a boot with a 1" heel, long pants and appropriate shirt. Starlight Farms provides and requires the use of a SEI/ATSM Safety Helmet for riding. We do provide helmets of various sizes, however, we do recommend that riders continuing on in riding purchase their own helmet.

All visiting children and adults must sign a waiver, even when not riding.

All children not enrolled in the lesson program must be attended to at all times by the parent/guardian.

Please contact us for an appointment to come meet with us and see our facility!

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR LESSON CALENDAR

PleaseLesson Sign In Sheet

 

 

Riding progress book