Services

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    Kate Samuels Equestrian is based in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia. I offer a variety of services that can be easily customized for your needs. I like to keep my operation small, which enables me to spend an inordinate amount of time working with each student and horse in training. 

   My clients include young riders, dedicated amateurs and the occasional non-riding horse enthusiast. I find great joy in extending my knowledge to others, and in turn learning something from each of my students.

   The facility at Long Ridge Farm includes a 6 stall barn with interlocking mats, giant dutch door windows, a good sized ring and five paddocks ranging in size from 1 acre to 6 acres. I believe in ample turnout on a variety of terrain in order to help my horses with their natural balance and fitness even when turned out. All paddocks have shelter, automatic waterers and more than enough grass. 

   Due to the generosity of one of my sponsors, I have easy access to over 2,000 acres of hacking that includes a variety of cross country jumps, many river crossings, and the best fitness gallops you could ever dream of. I firmly believe in the benefit of hacking out to teach confidence and balance for both horse and rider. 

   I specialize in young horses and particularly difficult individuals. I will be the first to tell you that my favorite type of horse is the obstinate, tenacious type. I have extensive experience in breaking young horses and fixing the communication lines between horse and rider when persistent problems arise. I relish in the opportunity to ride any and all horses.


  My rates for all services are as follows:


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TRAINING:
Private Lesson: $50
Small Group Lesson: $40
Training Ride: $40 ship-in
Off-site Lessons will incur a $10 Travel fee 

COMPETITIONS:
Rides @ Recognized Horse Trials: $100/event
Rides @ Specific Discipline Show: $20/class
Coaching: Course Walks (xc & sj): $20/event
Coaching: Warm-Ups (all phases): $100/event
Coaching plus Transport:  $150

TRANSPORT

$.75/mile
$30 minimum 


   Owners are responsible for all other expenses incurred (veterinary, farrier, competitions, etc.)
   Past due balances will incur a late fee (minimum $25).


Please contact me with any questions regarding rates and services, for customization or other concerns. (434) 981-5812




© Kate Samuels Eventing 2011