Horsemanship

ABOUT

In 1960, when Triple R Ranch opened its gates for the first time, horses were an important part of the Ranch's activity plans. We meet adults today who still remember the names of their favorite Triple R Ranch horses from when they were kids! Horseback riding is still important year-round here. Triple R Ranch's riding program is supervised and taught by well trained, qualified instructors who put safety as priority one. Learning horsemanship in a safe manner is very important to us, a conviction you'll see expressed in everything we do with horses at Triple R Ranch:

  • Experienced professional staff
  • Exceptional well-mannered horses
  • Triple R Ranch follows Alpha Omega Horsemanship Certification
  • Riders are encouraged to grow in horsemanship skill and relationship with God
  • Riders learn the importance of safety and control

 


OVERVIEW


While taking lessons at Triple R Ranch riders will work at their own individual pace, grow in their riding skills and build upon these skills as they complete each stage of our riding program. Always keeping safety in the forefront, the first stage riders will work through is Foundations. Then they will move on through the stages of Principles, Disciplines, Performance and Refinement.

While taking lessons at Triple R Ranch, riders will work at their own individual pace, grow in their riding skills, and build upon these skills as they complete each stage of our riding program. The following riding levels are the divisions of our group classes. These levels are:

  • Level 1 – Foundations
  • Level 2 – Principles
  • Level 3 – Disciplines
  • Level 4 – Performance
  • Level 5 – Refinement

Please note: Keeping safety in the forefront, the first stage riders will work through is Foundations.

PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED - Long pants, a boot with a 1” heel, and a SEI approved helmet is necessary for all students.  Triple R Ranch does provide appropriate helmets, but you may bring your own.

 


GROUP LESSONS

 

Triple R Ranch offers year-round group lesson for ages 8 and up. Our group lessons are divided based on the riders' skill level.

 

Fall Lessons *enrollment closed*

WEATHER UPDATE: Lesson dates have been shifted one week; please note the date changes below. 

Our Fall session of riding lessons is a eight week session, and we offer Thursday and Saturday lessons.

Thursday Lessons are September 20th through November 8th, and Saturday Lessons are September 22nd through November 10thLessons last an hour and a half and begin on Thursdays at 4:00pm, and on Saturdays at 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm.

Registrations must be received by Monday, September 10th.

 

Holiday Lessons

Our Holiday session of riding lessons is a eight week session, and we offer just Saturday lessons for groups. Saturday Lessons are December 1st through January 26thLessons last an hour and a half and begin on Saturdays at 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm.

 

Registrations must be received by Monday, November 26th.

You will be notified on Wednesday, November 28th of your lesson time.

 

Group lessons are $280 for all 8 lessons in one session. 

To better accommodate student’s schedules, we will deduct the cost of up to two lessons missed if notice of the rider’s absence is made at the time of registration.* 

*PLEASE NOTE: This policy is not applicable to any absences made know after the time of registration. We hope this will help as families are budgeting and scheduling out the school year, and we hope you make riding at Triple R Ranch a part of that schedule!

PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED - Long pants, a boot with a 1” heel, and a SEI approved helmet is necessary for all students.  Triple R Ranch does provide appropriate helmets, but you may bring your own.

CANCELLATION POLICY - If you are unable to attend your regularly scheduled lesson, Triple R Ranch is not responsible to offer a make-up lesson. In case of inclement weather one of the Triple R Ranch staff will call and let you know if lessons are cancelled. We will offer up to two make-up lessons due to weather and will be credited to your online account as soon as possible.

PRO-RATE POLICY - We are able to pro-rate the cost of the group riding lesson package based on the number of dates the student will be able to attend (up to two lessons).  If the student or parent/guardian is aware of the dates the student will be missing and gives notice by the starting date of lessons, the cost of the session will be adjusted accordingly.  This policy is not applicable for simply missing a lesson or if you have already received the full-payment discount.  Notice must be given by the starting date of lessons to the Registrar.  This policy is not applicable to any absences made know after the time of registration. We hope this will help as families are budgeting and scheduling out the school year, and we hope you make riding at Triple R Ranch a part of that schedule!
Contact the Registrar at camp@triplerranch.org or call the Office at 757-421-4177.

FULL PAYMENT DISCOUNT - If you are paying in full for all 8 lessons by the first day of classes and not receiving a pro-rate, you will receive $20 off the total fee.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at camp@triplerranch.org or 757-421-4177.


 


PRIVATE LESSONS


If you prefer to have one on one instruction, private lessons will provided you with an environment that helps you progress more quickly.  Instructors will identify and address area that need attention and then spend the time to help you perfect your skills.

Triple R Ranch offers Private Lessons in specific seasons of the year.  Our upcoming session is the Fall Session.

 

Fall Lessons *enrollment closed*

WEATHER UPDATE: Lesson dates have been shifted one week; please note the date changes below. 

Our Fall session of riding lessons are September 22nd through November 10thLessons on Saturdays and last an hour and a half. Registrations must be received by Monday, September 10th.  You will be notified on Wednesday, September 12th of your lesson time.

 

Holiday Lessons

Our Holiday session of riding lessons is a eight week session. Lesons are Saturday, December 1st through January 26thLessons last an hour and a half. Registrations must be received by Monday, November 26th.  You will be notified on Wednesday, November 28th of your lesson time.

 

Ages 3-5      

  • Cost- 8 lessons: $280 (2 Sessions Offered Each Year)
  • 30 minutes of horseback instruction
  • 15 minutes of theory (learning the basics of horse care)

Ages 6-Up

  • Cost- 8 lessons: $400 (2 Sessions Offered Each Year)

PROPER ATTIRE REQUIRED - Long pants, a boot with a 1” heel, and a SEI approved helmet is necessary for all students.

CANCELLATION POLICY - If you are unable to attend your regularly scheduled lesson, Triple R Ranch is not responsible to offer a make-up lesson. In case of inclement weather one of the Triple R Ranch staff will call and let you know if lessons are canceled.

FULL PAYMENT DISCOUNT - If you are paying in full for all 8 lessons by the first day of classes and not receiving a pro-rate, you will receive $20 off the total fee.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at camp@triplerranch.org or 757-421-4177.


 


Trail Rides

Triple R Ranch offers trail rides for individuals and groups throughout the fall, winter, and spring on Thursdays and Saturdays. (No availability during June-August). All trail rides must be paid in full at the time of the reservation. All riders must be 8 years or older to participate in a trail ride or will require a barn assistant for an additional $25 to walk alongside the horse.

Private Trail Rides offered Tuesday-Saturday

  • $65 per person
  • Register online

Group Trail Rides

  • $25 per person for a Group of 10 or more
  • Call to schedule

Pony Rides on Saturday

  • $6 per person for pony ride (Can be booked 1 week in advance)

We have height and weight limits.  We may ask you the height and weight of all the riders in your group before you book so we can have the best fit horses ready for you and for the well-being of our horses.

  • 5'2" and under limit: 225lbs
  • 5'2" to 6'2" limit: 250lbs
  • 6'2" and over limit: 275lbs

Proper attire includes close-toed shoes and long pants. Triple R Ranch provides protective headgear.

 

 

Triple R Ranch SPECIAL EQUESTRIANS

 

The Special Equestrian program at Triple R Ranch uses the movement and interaction of a horse to help individuals with physical disabilities. This therapeutic riding program can help participants improve balance, core strength, flexibility, muscle tone, posture, coordination and self-confidence.


Volunteers are an essential part of Special Equestrians. Without them our program cannot run. We need up to three volunteers per participant; a horse handler and two side walkers. Volunteering is more than just donating your time; it is helping people with disabilities achieve things they may have never thought possible before riding a horse. Volunteers do not need any experience working with horses or individuals with disabilities, we will train you to help here.  We are always looking for volunteers who are committed and are reliable, willing to learn and be kind and respectful to others. Be part of a fun, positive and rewarding experience.

 

Special Equestrian Spring 2018 Dates:

SE Volunteer Training Sessions:  September 13th
All Volunteers must attend one night of training.

SE Spring Classes:  Every Thursday from September 20th through November 8th.

For more information call our office at (757) 421-4177.

Special Equestrian Volunteer Handbook
If you are a volunteer, please download and read this handbook prior to training.

Click on the PDF file to download the handbook.

 

Special Equestrians was featured in a Tidewater Family Magazine article!  Read about it here!

 

 

 

 

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