All students are asked to wear:
- Leather-soled shoes or boots with a heel.
Note: Tennis or running shoes are not appropriate around horses. If shoes other than riding boots are worn, they should lace-up, not slip-on
- SEI-approved helmet or hard-hat.
All students (parents in the case of a minor) will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
Parents are welcome to observe classes and lectures and to attend special events, but will be asked to limit their participation to support of their students during non-class time. Learning to ride is not difficult, but depending upon individual athletic skill and confidence, learning rates differ.
When students (and their parents) develop confidence and an interest in competition, we offer the opportunity to participate in small local shows. Students pay for their individual entry fees and food. There is a small trailer fee for transportation to and from the show, as well as a small coaching fee.
Other Optional Activities
As students develop their skills and confidence, we offer trail rides and the opportunity to attend special events such as local foxhunts, shows, competitive endurance rides, and demonstrations. Some of these events will be free, for some a ticket or entry fee will be required. These are optional activities and participation is not required.