In 1960, when Triple R 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 horses from when they were kids! Horseback riding is still important year-round here. Triple R'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 the Ranch:
General Class Information
Our Holiday session of riding lessons is a eight week session and starts December 2nd, continuing through January 27th. (Thursday lessons: November 30th through January 25th.)
We have a couple options available for lessons:
We are making a few changes to our riding program to improve your experience. Our most notable change in policy is that we will now be able to pro-rate the cost of the riding lesson package based on the number of dates the student will be able to attend. If the student is aware of dates they will be missing and gives notice on the registration form, the cost of the session will be adjusted accordingly. This change in policy is not applicable for simply missing a lesson. Notice must be given at the time of registration. This is to accommodate sports and other obligations students often have. We hope this will help as families are budgeting and scheduling out the school year, and we hope you make riding at Triple R a part of that schedule!
Registrations must be received by Tuesday, November 28th. Registration forms and further information about lesson prices can be found below.
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.
Current Riding Lesson Dates & Prices:
2017 Fall Group - Thursday (8 lessons): September 14th through November 2nd - $280
2017 Fall Group - Saturday (8 lessons): September 16th through November 4th - $280
2017 Fall Private (8 lessons): September 16th through November 4th - $400
2017 Holiday Group - Thursday (8 lessons): November 30th through January 25th* - $280
2017 Holiday Group - Saturday (8 lessons): December 2nd through January 27th* - $280
2017 Holiday Private (8 lessons): December 2nd through January 27th* - $400
*No lessons on December 21st and 23rd
2018 Winter Group - Thursday (8 lessons): February 1st through March 22nd - $280
2018 Winter Group - Saturday (8 lessons): February 3rd through March 24th - $280
2018 Winter Private (8 lessons): February 3rd through March 24th - $400
GROUP LESSONS (Ages 8-up) - Lessons are 11/2 hours long.
For ages 8 and up (and we mean up!) It is never too late to learn to ride. We encourage teens and adults to inquire about riding lessons at Triple R. In your group lesson you will enjoy interacting with other horselovers, forming friendships, progressing in your skills together, while learning how horses interact with one another in a group setting.
Group Lessons (5 Sessions Offered Each Year)
Saturdays 9:00AM, 10:30AM, and 1:00PM
Cost- 8 lessons: $280 ($260 if paid in full by your first lesson)
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.
Ages 3-5 Cost- 8 lessons: $280 (2 Sessions Offered Each Year)
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 is not responsible to offer a make-up lesson. In case of inclement weather one of the Triple R staff will call and let you know if lessons are canceled. We will offer up to two make-up lessons due to weather.
Triple R Ranch offers trail rides and hayrides for individuals and groups throughout the year (No availability during June-August due to Summer Camp programs.) All trail rides must be payed in full before time of trail ride. There is a $25 deposit required to reserve your time.
Private Trail Rides offered Tuesday-Saturday
$65 per person for 1 hour private trial ride (Tuesday-Friday)
$50 per person for 1 hour private trial ride on Saturday
Trail Rides offered on Thursday before 3pm
$25 per person for a Group of 10 or more riders for a 30 minute ride.
Saturday Group Trail Rides-30 minute ride
$15 per person for overnight guest (must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance)
$20 per person for Day Groups of 10 or more (must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance)
$30 per person for Day Groups of less than 10 (Can be booked 1 week in advance)
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.
3R 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 Fall 2017 Dates:
SE Volunteer Training Sessions: Sept 13 & 14 from 6PM to 8PM in the Café
All Volunteers must attend one of the two nights.
SE Fall Classes: Every Thursday beginning September 21st through November
9th from 6PM to 8PM
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