Horseback Riding for All Ages In the beautiful Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Kids' Lessons

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Leadline Lessons

Ages 7, 8 & 9
Please note: Because of our large kids Summer Camp, we cannot do Leadline lessons in the summer. They will resume in September. We'll see you then!

Leadlines are half-hour lessons on Saturday mornings, a fun way to build confidence around horses and a positive first riding experience. The instructor leads the horse, giving the child a sense of security and enjoyment. You can pick your lesson online, and can pay online and download the Release Form to bring to your child’s first ride.

Single half-hour lesson.......$60.
Book of 5 half-hour lessons.............$250.

What to wear & bring?

Paddock Boots -we can lend most sizes for the lesson. Helmets - SEI/ASTM approved only. We will lend you a helmet. Pants - be sure they are comfortable and do not have a prominent inside seam.

Leadline Brochure

 

Release & Contact Form


 

 

 

 

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Afterschool Program

Novice thru Advanced

The After-school Program is a nine-month course of weekly lessons from September through May. Pre-requisite is our Summer Camp or Lead-line lessons. The lessons are grouped by level of experience and are limited to six students.

The courses are designed to be fun, safe and challenging, so the children learn the foundations of good horsemanship and enjoy learning about horses while they hone their skills. Our kids usually ride with us for several years, and have the option at the higher levels of joining the Miwok Stables Show Team.


COST

  • One Hour classes: $2550, can be paid in 3 installments of $850.
  •  Half-hour classes: $1800, can be paid  in 3 installments of $600.

HOLIDAYS ~ No kids classes Thanksgiving Week, Nov. 20-24, or Christmas Holiday, December 18-January 2. Livery is open during ski week, and spring breaks. There are no makeups; it is a nine-month course package of 32 lessons in 35 weeks, giving 3 extra lessons instead of makeups.

Rainy Days: We email you if we need to cancel the classes.

Absent or Late? Please email us early in the day to let us know if you will be absent from class so we do not saddle your horse, and call or email if you are running late so we can have your horse ready for you. Hotline: 415-389-9414 or email us: Ride@miwokstables.com

Riding Apparel  - Livery riders wear SEI approved helmets, riding breeches, and paddock boots, and bring an inexpensive riding crop. Riding gloves and warm jackets are essential in cold weather. Good tack stores are Marin Tack & Feed, 6880 Sir Francis Drake , Forest Knolls and Dover Saddlery, 444 Center St, Moraga, CA 94556.


CAMP BY THE DAY Livery After-school kids can spend any weekday at the stables with us, to help out with horsey chores and ride. It's great fun to hang out with the horses whenever school is out. (Not available during summer camp weeks.)

Cost of Camp By the Day: $150 per day, After-school Kids, or $100 per day for Show Team kids.  Limited to 4 kids per day, and by Reservation Only!

 

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Show Team

Advanced

Miwok advanced students may qualify for the Miwok Livery Show Team. Team riders ride twice a week and compete in local shows. Our emphasis is on team spirit, working together toward a common goal, achieving a personal best through consistent practice while having fun. Team kids do it all - get the horses ready, groomed to perfection, and help each other caring for the horses after the show, and ride their events with confidence and pleasure., The lessons learned go well beyond horsemanship.


Show Team Brochure '17-'18

LIST of SHOWS 2017

  • July 23 Strides, Petaluma
  • Aug. 6 Valley Brook, Napa
  • August 20 Strides,Petaluma
  • August 27 Crystal Clear Farms Petaluma
  • September 3 Valley Brook , Napa
  • September 17 Strides, Petaluma
  • October 1 Valley Brook, Napa
  • October 29 Halloween Show , Crystal Clear, Petaluma

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