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 URC Lesson Information & Schedule

2024 Lesson/Leasing Quarters:

Spring Quarter: begins February 26th -Registration begins Feb. 1st for current students/Feb 15th for new students

Summer Quarter: begins May 27th -Registration begins May 1st for current students/May 15th for new students

Fall Quarter: begins August 26th -Registration begins August 1st for current students/August 15th for new students

Winter Quarter: begins Nov. 25th -Registration begins Nov. 1st for current students/ Nov. 15th for new students

  • Students may be able to join programs during a quarter for a pro-rated cost

  • 'Moving up' levels for current students is subject to instructor approval

  • Missed lessons: class space is held; our horses and staff are here anticipating you/your child's attendance! Notice must be given at least 24-hrs in advance of a missed lesson to be eligible for a make-up practice ride. Missed lessons will be made up as independent practice rides on Saturdays or Sundays by appointment with the exception of Beginner A/A+ students. Beginner A/A+ lessons may not have a make-up option during the quarter - we may offer roll-over credit applied to the fall quarter; make-up policy is limited to a maximum of two missed lessons per quarter.

  • Lessons may be added, canceled, or combined at management's discretion. URC cancelled lessons will be made-up during the quarter

Quarterly lesson program registrations will be accepted up to one month before the quarter begins.  Re-enrolling students: please register not later than two weeks prior to the start of the next quarter to ensure your lesson program space and options. After the re-enrollment date, new student registration is welcomed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Students must be registered, (forms filled out and submitted along with payment, a minimum of 24-hours in advance) to begin lessons. Registration forms are available under the 'Forms' tab - please fill it out and submit via email, fax, or current students may use the barn 'payment box'.  The session begins on the first date of the quarter, not the first date of the individual classes.

 

Students must submit new registration forms and waivers each quarter - thank you!

 

 

 

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Lesson Schedule by Levels and description of class skills and objectives

Adult/Teen Lessons

Join our amazing group of riders aged 15+ - welcome riders with no previous experience up to intermediate or skilled riders getting back into equestrian sports!

  • Adult Riders I - Sunday 10:00 - 11:00 am & 11;00 to 12:00 pm ** - Riders learn basic controls working towards trotting independently and executing basic coursework. No previous riding experience required; lessons will be capped at 6 students.

  • Adult Riders II - Monday 7:00 - 8:00 pm & Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Riders continue to refine controls, are trotting independently and as a group working towards or at the canter; basic coursework includes ground poles and skill-appropriate levels of jumping. Previous riding experience required; lessons will be capped at 6 students.

  • Adult Advanced I/II - Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm - see below

Group Lessons for ages 6 and up

Please note lesson levels & descriptions are general - lessons are comprised of riders given individualized instruction within their group

Beginner A & Beginner A/A+ (Saturdays) - For students with little to no riding experience. Students learn basic controls and work towards trotting independently. Lessons are 45 minutes long, capped at 6 students with ring assistant support for riders.

  • Saturday 9:00 - 9:45 am (Beginner A)

  • Saturday 10:00 - 10:45 am (Beginner A/A+)

 

Beginner A+/B - Students trot individually with little or no assistance. Riders works towards trotting each lesson independently and navigating courses of obstacles, ground poles and base crossrails. Ring assistant support, when needed.

  • Saturday 11:00 - 12:00 pm

 

Beginner B - Students beginning to trot individually with little or no assistance. This lesson works towards trotting each lesson independently and navigating courses of obstacles, ground poles and base crossrails.

  • Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 pm

  • Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 pm

   

Beginner B+ - Students trot without assistance, begin to trot as a group, learn diagonals and how to change them, working on learning how to canter and transitions. Trot limited courses of ground poles and base X-bars. 

  • Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm

  • Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Beginner B+/C - Students trot as a group and practice individual canters with greater frequency. Know diagonals and can changed them.  Working on transitions and leads. Trotting jump courses of grounded crossrails and fences up to 12"

  • Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 pm 

  • Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 pm

 

Beginner C to Intermediate A- Students trot as a group, individually canter, to group canter. This lesson works towards jumping  courses of fences up to 12"- 18" at the trot, working up to jumps at the canter. 

  • Saturday 2:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Intermediate A- Students trot/canter as a group and jump courses at the trot and canter up to 18" with related lines.

  • Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 pm

 

Intermediate A+/B Students trot/canter as a group and jump courses at the trot and canter up to 18" with related lines. Students may begin to ride in open fields. 

  • Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Intermediate B - Students trot/canter as a group and jump courses 18"- 2' in the ring or open field. Students school cross country jumps Intro/Elementary.

  • Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Intermediate C - Students trot/canter as a group and jump fences up to 2' - 2.3". Student's school cross country jumps  Elementary/Beginner Novice. 

  • Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Advanced I - Students trot/canter as a group and learn lateral movements. Jumps up to .7 meters (2'3") and school Beginner Novice cross country. 

  • Monday 5:00 - 6:00 pm 

 

Advanced I/II - Students trot/canter as a group and learn lateral movements. Jumps up to .8 meters (2'6") and school Beginner Novice cross country. 

  • Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Adults)

Advanced II - Students trot/canter as a group and learn lateral movements. Jumps up to .9 meters + and schools up to Novice level cross country fences. Must own or privately lease a horse to jump routinely above .8 meters (2'6").

  • Monday 6:00 - 7:00 pm

 

Advanced III & up:  Riders with privately owned horses jumping up to 1.0 - 1.10+ Meters (3'3" - 3'6"). By invitation of instructor.

 

Private Lessons (offered to URC Boarders, Group Lesson Riders for added skills; may accommodate Small Groups by request)

  • Sundays - inquire

URC Show Team for Spring!

  • Work toward your show goals!

  • Team instruction includes 4 riding lessons and 2 unmounted show skills training sessions

  • Fridays, pm - groups will generally meet/ride every other Friday afternoon/evening (Spring quarter dates TBD!)

  • Space is limited!

    • Pre-Showing - Students in lessons Intermediate and below serious about preparing for, but not yet showing.  Group limit 7

    • Level 1 – Students in Lessons Intermediate B and below; just starting to show: leadline up to 2’ Hunters. Group limit 6

    • Level 2 – Students in lessons Intermediate B and below; ready to show at .70m Jumpers or 2’3” Hunters & Up.  Must own/full lease own horse to compete above 2’3”  Riders using school horses, Group limit 6

  • Priority space will be given previous show team riders and those who actively participated in shows, "first come, first enrolled"

  • Remaining spaces will be determined by availability, instructor nomination and/or try outs. 

  • This is a program for horse show preparation and participation - not simply added instruction; if you have questions about whether this program is right for you/your rider ask Jessica or Sandy

 

 

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