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The Lesson Program at High Tail Acres, LLC is individualized to each student, taking into consideration the student's age, ability, previous experience, and maturity.  The staff at High Tail Acres, LLC stresses the importance of safety and every precaution is taken to provide the student with a positive learning experience.  We feel that it is very important for the student to commit to at least five one-half hour private lessons.  This time schedule will result in a progressive knowledge attainment of the basics. 

 

     If you have previous experience your first lesson with High Tail Acres, LLC will be an evaluation of your knowledge and experience. A beginners first lesson will be of an introductory nature and will address any questions the student may have.  The student will work side by side with the instructor and learn the importance of proper grooming before the riding lesson.  The student will be introduced to the tack and equipment used during the lesson.  The first lesson will include the proper mounting and dismounting techniques, rein handling, and proper body position.  During this early stage, learning the basics is gradual, yet progressive, and must be attained in order to proceed to more interesting aspects of learning to ride.  Each lesson will begin with a repeat of the previous lesson to insure that sufficient knowledge has been attained to proceed.  This is a confidence-building stage, as well as a stage in which the horse/pony and student learn to trust each other.  As the student becomes more comfortable and confident in his/her ability, the student's accomplishments will become more visible.   As the student progresses in his/her horsemanship skills the student and parent will develop goals.  Together we will discuss your goals and a plan will be set forth for the student's future in the exciting "world of horses."

 

Lessons are scheduled by appointment only. Afternoons, Monday through Friday and mornings and early afternoon on Saturdays.    Private, semi- private, and group lessons are available. Groups are approximately 45 minutes in length and privates are approximately 30 minutes in length.  We offer four payment packages payable by cash or check.

 

Prices

Single lesson - $45

The following packages must be paid for prior to the start of each package to receive the discounted price.

Set of 4 Lessons- $175- Savings of $5.00

Set of 6 lessons- $260- Savings of $10.00

Set of 8 lessons- $345- Savings of $15.00

 

We do not offer trail rides

 

Click here for Lesson Student Application and Information Sheet

 

PLEASE CALL THE BARN WITH CANCELLATIONS - 978-465-4142

 

 

 


MONTHLY LESSON SCHEDULE

*Updated -7/24/14

 

FULL = Scheduled lesson OPEN= Available lesson spot N/A = No lessons given at his time

 

STARTING January 1, 2012 Tuesday groups will be held EVERY OTHER Tuesday

 

We offer four different groups held every other Tuesday

Advanced junior exhibitor- must have the ability to walk, trot and canter- 3/11, 3/25 and 4/8, 4/22 and 5/6, 5/20

Advanced walk and trot- For those in our show or academy programs- 3/11, 3/25 and 4/8, 4/22 and 5/6, 5/20

Intermediate Walk Trot to Canter - For junior exhibitors interested in our show or academy programs- 3/18 and 4/1, 4/29 and 5/13, 5/27

Adult group- must have the ability to walk, trot and canter- 3/18 and 4/1, 4/29 and 5/13, 5/27

 

PLEASE NOTE: IF THERE ARE NO "OPEN" SPOTS PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL WITH THE BEST DAY AND TIME THAT FITS YOUR SCHEDULE AND WE CAN PUT YOU OR YOUR CHILD ON THE WAITING LIST.

 

Reserved for Birthday Parties = Birthday parties held Sundays 3-5 pm

Newburyport Youth Services Program = held Sundays 1:00-2:00 October-February

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
10:00

Morning Adult Group

N/A N/A N/A  PRIVATE N/A N/A
10:30 N/A PRIVATE
11:00 N/A N/A 
11:30
12:00
12:30
1:00
1:30 N.Y.S. 1:00-2:00 PM
2:00
2:30
3:00 PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE RESERVED FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES 3:00- 5:00 PM
3:30 PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE
4:00 PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE
4:30 PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE
5:00 PRIVATE  GROUP PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE N/A
5:30 PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE
6:00 PRIVATE GROUP N/A PRIVATE PRIVATE
6:30 PRIVATE PRIVATE PRIVATE
 

FUN SHOWS, U.P.H.A. WINTER TOURNAMENTS, ACADEMY PROGRAM and HORSEMANSHIP PROGRAMS

 

We offer the U.P.H.A. Chapter 14 Winter Tournament and Academy Programs, along with individualized lease programs. We also offer show/academy student preparation clinics, summer horsemanship programs, barn fun shows and other day horsemanship programs throughout the year.

 

U.P.H.A. Winter Tournaments

    Tournaments are winter schooling shows held monthly from November through March held at different host barns. The Winter Tournament Finals is held during the U.P.H.A. Spring Premiere Horse Show in April. Students  qualify by showing in at least one winter tournament.  All students enrolled in the lesson program are encouraged to participate.  Riders are not required to lease horses for the winter tournaments.  All shows have a qualified judge and medallions are rewarded to all participants.  Host barns provide good, warm food for all who attend. U.P.H.A. offers an opportunity for students who compete in at least two tournaments to win an award with an essay writing contest. Students can win a scholarship for anything horse related.

 

High Point Awards- keep track of your tournaments and placings and YOU could be a High Point Winner!

 Follow the link below for the High Point Sheet and Essay Question

 

U.P.H.A. CHAPTER 14 Winter Tournaments

Academy

Program

 

 

     The Academy program is an introduction to the world of showing horses.   Students show horses that are used in the HTA lesson program. Horse ownership is not required to participate in this program.   Most of the shows we attend during the show season offer Academy classes.  These shows are held from May through October.  An Academy Championship is offered at the Twin State Octoberfest Horse Show giving these riders a goal to work towards. 

High Tail Acres, LLC offers a competitive rate for those showing in the academy program.

Required equipment and riding habit is necessary in order to compete.  We will help you with ordering or by providing you a location to purchase the riding habit.

The riding habit consists of Kentucky jodhpurs, a dress shirt, and custom fitted vest along with a tie. Helmets are required for all students under 18 and show management can choose to have adults wear them as well.  Leather gloves and boots are also required.

 

 Horsemanship Programs

Summer Horsemanship Programs are offered three to four weeks out of the summer.  They offer children ages 5-13 a variety of learning opportunities.  They run from 9AM-2PM Tuesday through Saturday. Students ride twice daily and also have classroom-like theory sessions.  They do hands-on activities with the horses as well as a craft project.  A small horse show is held on Saturdays of camp to show parents their child's' progression.  These are highly successful programs and fill up very quickly. 

 Day programs and Adult Day programs are offered through the year as well. Dates are posted on the Calendar page.

HTA

Summer and Fall

 Fun Shows

     HTA Fun Shows are held twice yearly. A Summer Fun Show is held in June followed by a cookout and a Fall Fun Show is held in September or October. These are informal shows allowing students to demonstrate the skills they have learned in their lessons. It also gives students an opportunity to set and achieve goals. All students in the lesson program are encouraged to participate.

We also have a fun "class" that parents, friends and family can participate in! 

 

 

 

Deidre Henry & Darla Wright-Trainers/Instructors

Deana Tate & Eryn Carter - Instructors   

Dawn & Skip DelTorchio

 

Two High Tail Lane

Newbury, MA 01951

978-465-4142

hightailacres@yahoo.com

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