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Training

From green-breaking to show ring polish, tune-ups and behavioral issues – our experienced and professional trainers can develop a program to suit your needs. We accept fine harness, gaited, saddle seat, hunt seat, English, and Western Pleasure. Let your horses benefit from our years of experience.

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Instruction

We provide high-quality education to all levels and disciplines. Our qualified staff can provide lessons in saddle seat, hunt seat, fine harness, English, Western Pleasure, and all gaited breeds. We provide a calm, happy learning environment. Lessons can be on your horse or ours. HAUL-INS WELCOME – ALL BREEDS WELCOME.

STUDENTS GRADES 5 – 12 CAN EARN THEIR VARSITY LETTER IN EQUINE SPORT THROUGH OUR UNITED STATES EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION (USEF) LETTER PROGRAM

Spring Lane Ranch is pleased to be able to provide young students the opportunity to letter in equestrian sport.  In the past, athletes participating in this exciting and challenging endeavor, were not included in these athletic lettering programs.

Today, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is partnering with professional horsemen to provide a quality instructional experience which will culminate in the achievement other scholastic athletes enjoy – a Varsity Letter.

The pursuit of proper horsemanship has been a valued teaching medium for centuries.  Nobility relied on the horse to teach the important lessons of life to their privileged descendants, knowing the value therein.  Through the years, these benefits have been substantiated time and time again.

Studies conducted by the University of Nebraska, Penn State, and The American Youth Council, to name a few, have shown a significant positive relationship between horsemanship skills and life skills.

Attributes which include, but are not limited to, goal setting, self-reliance, commitment and follow-through, composure, and respect.  Dr. Janet Sasson, a well-known Sport/Child Psychologist says, “Riding horses enables children to realize how their choices, attitudes, and behaviors affect other living creatures around them.”

Riding increases a child’s focus and this learned concentration has been seen to transfer into improved performance in the classroom.  Personal management skills are developed, especially in structured lesson environments, where the child learns to keep track of multiple items.  The lifelong joy of physical activity that can be instilled, provides wonderful health benefits including cardiovascular fitness, balance, coordination, and flexibility benefitting the equestrian throughout their lives.

US EQUESTRIAN LETTERING PROGRAM CRITERIA:

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Available for students in grade 5 through 12, the following requirements must be met between June 1 and May 31 of each application year:

Log at least 100 hours of equestrian activity – (Include) – riding, lessons, lunging, driving, vaulting, hacking, trail riding, ground training, time riding at competitions, etc. Please only log a maximum of 5 hours of riding time each day. (Do not include) – barn chores, grooming, tacking up, stall cleaning, time driving to competitions, time spent at competitions when you are not riding, etc.

Provide verification of competing in three competitions – (Includes) – ESEF, AQHA, USEA, IEA, 4-H, FFA, Pony Club, competitions held by local clubs or associations, drill team competitions, rodeos, polo matches, schooling shows, etc. Verification must include student’s name as a competitor along with the competition’s name and date. Verification accepted includes – results printed from an online source, invoices from competition, signed letter from competition organizer. The following will not be accepted as competition verification – class lists, entry forms, photos of ribbons or awards, or year-end results.

Provide current proof of enrollment in school – Current report card, current transcript, current mid-term report card, or certification of enrollment in a home schooling program. Verification must include student’s name, appropriate grading period, and institution name/homeschool designation. Please black out your social security number if it appears on your transcript before submitting the document.

  • PRICING FOR USEF LETTER PROGRAM HOURS:

    $80.00 per hour; or

    $75.00 per hour for 4+ riding lessons booked and paid in advance.

Specialized Clinics

Clinics at Spring Lane Ranch are for all riders, beginners to advanced, and all types and levels of horses. You will have the opportunity to improve your horsemanship with back-to-basics and correctness work that applies to your goals. This is your chance to benefit from our years of experience training and showing horses. Call to set up your own custom clinic for your group, or attend one of our scheduled events.

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BREEDING QUALITY AMERICAN SADDLEBRED AND PASO FINO HORSES

Every horse receives daily training and nurturing, both physical and mental, to ensure we raise well-rounded, socially adept, and athletically refined horses. Peruse our available livestock, or let our experts help you locate your new horse.