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Get Back to The Basics with IYD!
Your First Lesson at IYD will be an INTRODUCTION Current Equestrians that have prior experience will be evaluated and assessed on their riding ability, and for new Equestrians to the sport, you will be given an introduction to horses, equipment, and vocabulary. We then determine which Lesson Plan would be the best fit for the Adult or Youth Equestrian. New Equestrians, please wear a fitted and/or polo shirt (tucked in), women/girls may wear a legging or jeans, men/boys may wear fitted sport pant s or jeans…absolutely NO shorts! Socks that come up past your ankle (no ankle socks), no dangly jewelry and long hair pulled back in a low pony tail. Boot and helmet rentals are included in the INTRODUCTION LESSON.
Call us at (770) 887-7797 to schedule your INTRODUCTION LESSON.
An INTRODUCTION LESSON must be taken before you can begin standing riding lessons. All reservations are held by a Visa or Master Card, so please have your credit card handy when you call. Your lesson can only be held with a credit card, although you may pay for your lesson with cash, check or credit card upon arrival.
*Note: All lessons expire 60 days from date of purchase. All Semester Packages start and end on semester terms only. Prices are subject to change. Please contact our office at (770)887-7797 for current prices and schedules.
Get Back To The Basics with IYD!
Our guidelines to make your time at IYD as care-free as possible.
- Please drive slowly (5-mph) up the driveway and around the property at all times.
- When you arrive, go directly to the office and sign-in. Minors must be signed-in before they may proceed into the barn area.
- There is NO SMOKING at any time while on our property.
- Please silence your cell phones. Students, please make sure to leave your phone in the car.
- No running, loud noises or causing a disturbance around the riding arenas, safety is priority!
- After your lesson, you are expected to un-tack your horse, unless another student is using your horse in the next lesson. Plan to stay at least 30 minutes after your lesson to care for your horse. Weather conditions may require you to provide additional horse care — such as sponging down, walking a hot horse, blanketing, etc.
- Parents please expect your child to be waiting on the patio after their riding lesson for pick-up.
Please call (770) 887-7797 to schedule. When calling, if you do not receive a live IYD representative, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible. Your call is a priority to us! We are by appointment only and will be happy to find you or your child a time to start and learn about the wonderful world of horses!
Horse grooming, tacking and occasional un-mounted lessons are all part of the IYD horsemanship and riding experience. In some cases your horse may be tacked up from a previous lesson, in the event your horse is not tacked up, we ask that you please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your lesson to groom and tack. Grooming and tacking lessons may be a part of your lesson on occasions. For the novice and beginner equestrian, a hands-on horsemanship lesson will be mandatory when deemed necessary and will take place of one of your regular riding lessons. For safety reasons, young children must wait on the patio until they are called for their lesson. Lesson start time is prompt. Late arrivals will get the remainder of lesson time allotted to them but no more. So be on time or better yet early.
Proper riding attire is REQUIRED! This includes breeches/britches/jeans, proper riding boots (if you don’t have any boots please wear closed toed shoes and we will get you into riding boots when you arrive); approved ASTM/SEI riding helmet. Riders should come prepared with shirts tucked in. Gloves are optional, but recommended. Riding apparel can be purchased through Dover or Atlanta Saddlery. Helmets, boots and half chaps are available to rent for free for your initial few lessons and IYD instructor will happily sit down with you to help you with your purchase.
Payment is expected prior to the lesson start time. Pre-payment is required at the beginning of each month or special packages for those with standing lessons appointment. Our instructors’ main focus is on their riders, so we ask that payment be made directly to our office staff. We accept cash, check, Visa, Master Card or PayPal. Services will not be rendered to past due accounts and will result in additional fees and/or loss of time slot.
Please remember that your lesson time has been set aside especially for you. Cancellations due to illness are accepted. A 24-hour notice. Otherwise last minute cancellations will be charged and strictly enforced. An overwhelming amount of cancellations will result in probation and possibly taken off the schedule and back on the waiting list. We ask that you email us with out of town dates one month or more in advance. Verbal authorization will not be accepted; however no-show charges are strictly enforced. All cancellations by In Your Dreams Equestrian Center, Inc. will be credited. All other missed lessons and no-shows will be charged.
*Sorry, NO refunds, credit only. Refunds will not be given for discontinuation, acts of god, natural disaster, and acts of war or epidemics. Credit will be good on account within the sign-up period or 60 days to date.
PROCEDURES FOR RAINY DAY & BAD WEATHER
Please do not assume that your lesson has been cancelled. In place of your riding lesson you will have a mandatory hands-on horsemanship class. This is very important to becoming a better horseman and/or horsewoman. Georgia is known time to time to have severe weather, in the event that our area is under a severe weather alert, we will not have lessons and a IYD staff members will email and/or call to confirm.
We thank you for choosing In Your Dreams Equestrian Center, Inc. for your riding experience and we look forward to teaching you about the World of Horses!