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Lesson Information & Policies


Tuxbury Farm has had a long history of producing excellent riders and role model showing students as well as more confident and fulfilled casual riders. Our program is built on safety, responsibility, and enjoyment in relationship to the horse both in the saddle and on the ground. We would be honored if you would allow us to help you reach your personal equestrian goals. Please review the following information and let us know if you have any questions.

Our Fees are based on the following individual lesson rates:

Group lessons – $50
Group lessons discount package – $450 for 10 lessons
Semi-private lessons – $60
Private lessons and evaluation lessons – $70
There are no discounts on semi-private or private lessons
Make ups – priced according to make up scheduled

Payments for group lessons are expected monthly and due on your first lesson day of each month. Payment is based on your scheduled group lessons for that month will be posted in the Customer Balance Notebook at the barn office.  Additional lessons may be paid at time of lessons.

Credit Cards are not accepted for payment.

Lesson Release Forms are required for all riders before riding is permitted.

Attendance is expected at all scheduled lessons.  “No shows” are subject to full charge.  Please plan to be at barn 15 minutes before lesson time in order to have your horse properly tacked up.  Afterwards, your horse should be cooled down, brushed, and returned to his pasture unless directed otherwise. All tack should be returned to the office and any mess by horse or rider should be cleaned up.  This should take an additional 10 minutes.  In other words, it is best to plan on allowing 1 hour 30 minutes for each session.  Beginners will have assistance.

Unmounted Sessions: On occasion, your instructor may opt for an unmounted session to instruct in tacking up, horse care and other areas of horsemanship.

Cancellations are accepted for illness, religious reasons, family or school obligations, and valid emergencies. Please contact Jennifer at jkeebaker42@icloud.com or 843-480-2465 if you need to cancel. 

"NO SHOW" Policy: If you don’t show up for a lesson without a text, email, or phone call cancelling, you will be charged the full amount of that scheduled lesson. We have reserved this space for you! In order to maintain the integrity of our lesson program by addressing make-ups in a timely manner, offering quality instructors, and filling space available with those who have patiently been waiting, we ask that you be courteous and supportive by letting us know when you cannot come for your lesson.

Make-up Policy: Cancelled lessons may be made up within 2 weeks of cancellation. Contact Jennifer at jkeebaker42@icloud.com or 843-480-2465 to reschedule.

Credits for approved cancellations will be noted on the first of the month in the Customer Balance Notebook at the office.  Credit will be applied when every effort on both of our parts has been made to accommodate a make-up.

Billing/Payment Concerns: contact Angela at w1river@yahoo.com or 843-509-2606.

Substitute Instructors: Tuxbury instructors may periodically provide an approved substitute instructor when our instructor is unavailable.

Attire: All students must have heeled shoes (paddock boots) and appropriate riding pants. Shirts are to be form fitting.  Your instructor will help you in defining this.  USEF approved helmets are required by all riders.  Although we do have helmets available for your use, most students choose to purchase their own. 

Tuxbury School Horse Leases: School horses, when available, may be leased for a show for $65/day beginning when the horse leaves the property and ending when the horse is returned.      Not included in this fee are pre-show grooming specifics required by your instructor, transportation to and from the show, horse care and misc. fees while at the show, or show fees.  Your instructor will help define these additional fees for you and to whom checks are to be written.

Visiting Horses and Riders for lessons need to provide proof of a current negative coggins to our instructor before or on arrival.  Visiting horses are restricted to visitor’s trailer before and after their lesson.


Additional Policies Regarding Lessons and Riding at Tuxbury

Absolutely NO jumping of ANY kind without instructor supervision.
Please do not interrupt instructor during lesson time.
No food or drink permitted in the riding ring.
No smoking permitted in the vicinity of the barn.
Children must be supervised by their parents at all times while at the barn.

If you have any questions, please - don't hesitate to ask.


Scheduling/Cancellations:  Jennifer Kee Baker jkeebaker42@icloud.com or 843-480-2465
Billing/Payments Concerns: Angela Waits w1river@yahoo.com or 843-509-2606

Rider Release Form



Additional Policies Regarding Lessons and Riding at Tuxbury

Absolutely NO jumping of ANY kind without instructor supervision.
Please do not interrupt instructor during lesson time.
No food or drink permitted in the riding ring.
No smoking permitted in the vicinity of the barn.
Children must be supervised by their parents at all times while at the barn.

If you have any questions, please - don't hesitate to ask.


Scheduling/Cancellations:  Jennifer Kee Baker jkeebaker42@icloud.com or 843-480-2465
Billing/Payments Concerns: Angela Waits w1river@yahoo.com or 843-509-2606

Rider Release Form


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