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Contact Us

Send us a message and we will take the time to get to know you so we can help you find out more about Sundance Equestrian.

FAQ

Still have questions about Sundance? Check through our FAQ and then get in touch with us.

If you wish to pursue your passion for riding but you haven’t found your “perfect partner” just yet, Sundance has a number of school horses available on which you can get started. All are well trained and are forgiving mounts for newcomers. Please contact us for specifics.

Children can begin learning to ride at the age of 7 or 8 with adult supervision. Students as young as 8 or 9 may initiate competitive riding instruction and showing if desired. Whatever your son’s or daughter’s age, Sundance is a welcoming, friendly, and safe environment for learning.

Training clients who board with us are expected to show, and we offer a flexible showing calendar with a variety of showing choices. Students in our lesson program are encouraged to show. Many of our students (young and less so!) find that shows can be fun and engaging, and a terrific way to hone their riding skills and overcome “stage fright”.  While competition is there for those who desire it, showing can also be about improving as a horseman and setting your own “personal best”. Sundance horses also have a good time and appreciate the variety and challenge of horse shows.

Sundance specializes in English-saddle hunt-seat riding and training using the American Forward Riding System of instruction. Sundance students pursue both the hunter and jumper disciplines. Katherine herself enjoys show jumping, and encourages students to consider this exhilarating form of the sport if they have a horse with the appropriate skills and temperament.

Katherine founded Sundance to help others to find their passion in riding just as she once did while having to work to pay for her riding lessons. As such, most people consider our fees to be quite fair, and we have working student opportunities for young people to help cover the cost of their lessons if needed. Please contact us to get the latest quote on boarding, training, and riding instruction.

As a rule we prefer you board your horse with us, but Katherine has made special arrangements in the past for dedicated students who wish to trailer their horses in for training.  Please contact us if you would like to discuss your specific circumstances to see if we can make an accomodation.

Lessons are offered Wednesday-Friday in the early evenings, and on Saturday mornings. Lesson times are grouped by skill level and rider availability. Although we generally stick to a planned schedule we also are amenable to schedule changes when given enough notice. The barn is open for hacking Sundays and Mondays with Tuesdays generally reserved for professional training rides.

Yes! You are encouraged to come out and visit your horse as much as you want, with Sundays and Mondays being the days available for hacking or trail rides. Riders under 13 years must have adult supervision. All riders are encouraged to use a buddy system for safety’s sake.

Absolutely, learning and knowing about basic horse care is essential to becoming a quality horseman. You’ll be expected to groom, tack up, and take care of your horse before and after you ride, as well as maintain your tack and clean up generally after you and your horse. We offer a well equipped tack room and grooming area for our riders’ use.