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With options for the serious competitor to the casual rider, AVSS offers quality English Hunt Seat riding instruction for riders of all ages, beginner through advanced.  Our outdoor 150’ x 200’ sand arena and large 80′ x 200′ brightly lit indoor arena with custom leather footing allow for year ‘round all weather riding.  Spectators may watch lessons from our climate controlled viewing area.  Our lessons are scheduled by appointment.   Ship in lessons and training available as well as coaching at shows from local to “A” circuit.  We are open 7 days a week, 9-8 M-F, and 9-5 on weekends.

Year ’round riding!

Packages are available as 30 minute private (1 rider), 45 minute semi-private (2 riders) or 1 hr. groups (3 or more riders) scheduled by appointment, based on rider/trainer/horse availability.  Special packages are offered for our Pony Pal (ages 4-6) and Beginner (any age) riders.  Pay-per-lesson options are also available.

 

 

All Lesson Packages Must be Paid in Advance, Packages Not Paid in Advance Will be Charged at the Regular Rate of $45.

24 hour notice is required for cancellations, lessons cancelled without 24-hour notice  will incur a loss of 1 lesson from the package.

Please call the office for all scheduling and cancellations.  Please do not contact your instructor directly. 

Call the office at (860)677-5260 for scheduling and cancellations.  Call as soon as you will know you will not be able to attend your lesson – even if its at the last minute! We will in turn contact the appropriate instructor.  This allows the other instructors to plan their schedule and horse usage.

 Available Lesson Packages

6 Lessons – $260

6 lesson packages must be used within 8 weeks from the start of the package.   Unused lessons at the end of 8 weeks will be forfeited.

10 Lessons – $425

10 lesson packages must be used within 12 weeks from the start of the package. Unused lessons at the end of 12 weeks will be forfeited

Single Lessons – $45

All single lessons must be paid at the time of service.  Any lessons unpaid by the day of service will incur an additional $5 fee.

PONY PALS PROGRAM & BEGINNER INTRODUCTORY PACKAGE

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5 lessons – $200

5 lesson packages must be used within 7 weeks from the start of the package. Unused lessons at the end of 7 weeks will be forfeited.

The pony pals program is designed for children ages 4-6. A one-time beginner introductory package is for ages 7& up who have an interest in horses. Both packages receive instruction focused on horse safety, grooming and tacking up, correct positioning in the saddle, riding on the lead and lunge line. Once riders are comfortable tacking up for lessons with minimal assistant we suggest riders graduate to one of the other packages to maximize riding time.

PAY PER LESSON

Riders have the option of paying per lesson at a rate of $45. 24 hour notice is required for cancellations. Please call the office at (860)677-5260 as soon as you know you will be unable to attend.  The office will in turn notify the instructor.  This allows other instructors to plan horse usage.  Riders cancelling with less than 24 hr. notice will still be responsible for the cost of the lesson..  Individuals that chronically cancel, even with 24 hour notice, will be required to pre-pay for their lesson, forfeiting the cost of the lesson should they cancel.

 

 I.E.A Team

Avon Valley Show Stables is proud to host successful Middle school (grades 6-8) and Upper school (grades 9-12) Interscholastic Equestrian Association riding teams.  You don’t need to own your own horse to participate! Riders travel to an IEA host barn, where a horse, which they have never ridden, is assigned, and show this animal to the best of their ability with minimal to no practice on that horse! Classes are offered for beginner walk-trot-canter riders up to advanced (Open).  Riders compete as Individuals and as part of the Team to earn enough points to advance to the “post season” – Regionals, Zones, and Nationals!

AVSS has consistently qualified Individuals and Teams for the prestigious National Finals.  Hi-lights from 2016! Our Middle School Team taking home the Regional Championship;  We also have 4 riders who qualified individually for Zone 1 Finals! We are looking forward to seeing them compete later this month! Good Luck to all!

 

AVSS is recruiting riders to join our Team!

Riders must take a minimum of 2 lessons per week with the IEA coaches and commit to the full season. The regular season runs from Sept. to Feb, with post season play happening in March and April.  Contact Emer for Chelsea at (860) 677-5260 for more info.

For more information about the IEA visit the IEA web site -http://www.rideiea.com/