Pricing & Policies

317-cropThe Lesson Price Schedule below includes the cost of using Hearthstone Riding Stables (HRS) lesson horses. Please inquire for differing rates if you have your own horse stabled at HRS.

Pricing is subject to change.


Private Lessons, First Introductory Lesson & Single Lessons ………………………………. $80 each

*Monthly Package Tuition 4 to 8+ Lessons per month (minimum of 4) ……………………. $70 each
$280 for 4 / $560 for 8
(*Registration Fee is Required and With Standing Lesson Time Each Week)

Additional Tuition Package Lessons in the Month ……………………………………………$70 each

Be Sure to Ask Me About My Unmounted Horsemanship Classes for All Ages!

Semi-Private Lessons Upon Request and When Available**
(**Must be able to tack up and ride independently to qualify for semi-private lessons – also only available if another rider can be found to fill other semi-private slot)

** CASH & CHECKS ONLY PLEASE!! Make checks payable to Charla Gipson **

Important Monthly Package Notes

  • Lessons are 45 minutes in length
  • A one time registration and orientation fee of $80 is required for new students joining the monthly lesson program
  • Entire tuition is due before the start of the first lesson of each month (a $35 fee is charged for NSF checks) Tuition received later than 7 days past the due date is subject to a late fee. PLEASE NOTE: Tuition is due the first of each month even if you have an outstanding make-up lesson due
  • Please make not that there is a MAXIMUM of one make-up lesson or change to tuition package set lesson time per month
  • Make-up lessons must be taken within a month from the date of the missed lesson, after this date the lesson will expire and no refund will be available
  • Package prices are set for standing sessions only (for example every Wed at 5pm)
  • All lessons from packages must be taken within a month from the original purchase of the package and will expire after that time
  • PLEASE NOTE: Unless 24 hours notice is given NO REFUNDS will be issued for missed or unused lessons. Sessions cancelled within less than 24 hours notice will not receive credit for the cost of the session nor will a makeup lesson be offered- NO EXCEPTIONS! Excessive cancellations may result in removal from the program

Policies and Responsibilities

  • Students must be on time for the start of lessons. Lessons will end promptly at the scheduled time
  • Makeup lesson times are at the discretion and convenience of Trainer
  • Makeup lesson must be completed within one calendar month of the originally scheduled lesson Next month’s tuition is still due 1st of next month even with an outstanding make up lesson due
  • If the Trainer is unable to provide a lesson for any reason, a make-up will be offered whenever possible within the calendar month or the cost of the lesson will be applied to future lessons
  • For calendar fluctuations, adjustments will be made in the number and cost of lessons
  • Clients who wish to reserve their standing time slots, but need to suspend sessions due to vacations, summer break, extended holidays, medical conditions, or any other reasons, may do so provided (a) advance notice is given to Trainer, and (b) payment of a non refundable fee of $150 is made to Trainer to reserve the Clients time slot during suspension period(s)
  • Fees for coaching at Hearthstone Schooling shows are $60 per horse per day. For away show coaching & other fees please see Instructor
  • Please be sure to allow enough time before lessons begin in order to groom and tack the lesson horse if applicable (around 15 to 20 minutes should be fine)
  • All training packages or single lessons must be paid by cash or check made out to Charla Gipson prior to the first lesson each month to avoid late fees. A $35 fee is charged for NSF checks