Heather Merten Farms

All Services available at Deer Springs Equestrian Center

  Evaluation Lesson:

First lesson for everyone is a one-on-one evaluation session. This evaluation lesson is 90 minutes. During your evaluation, we go over working safely around the horse on the ground, grooming, riding, and the goals of the rider. This initial lesson lets us both see if you are a good “fit” for my program and vice versa. Cost $75.

  Regular Lessons:

Lessons are approximately 60 minutes, start to finish. I consider tacking-up and tacking-down as important parts of the lesson and learning process. I will always contact you in the unlikely event we won’t be having a lesson. I teach in the rain and the heat (with some exceptions) and a “ground” lesson is as valuable as a “mounted” one in my program although, most of the time we ride.  All lesson are taught at the level of the rider/horse.  I teach in a fun, upbeat and correct style.  Learning is fun!  Riding is a blast!!!

**If you cannot make your scheduled lesson time, you must give 24 hours notice, or you will lose the lesson.

Prices Using Lesson Horse:
Private lessons : $260 for a package of 4
All Other Lessons: $220 for a package of 4

**Lesson packages are purchased in blocks of 4; pre-paid in advance. Pre-paid lessons expire 45 days from purchase date.

  Care and Conditioning:

Ground Training - $40 (includes long-lining, surcingle with side reins, lunging)
Professional Ride - $50 (trainer, includes full grooming)
Please call for pricing on all other serives.

  Leasing Packages Available - Call for prices

  Training Packages:

Each package is customized to meet the needs of the horse, the rider, your goals and level of experience.

  Offsite Training/Lessons:

MOBILE SERVICES ADD A FLAT FEE OF $25-$50 (depending on location) TO ABOVE PRICES. 


All training fees are due on the first of each month and considered late by the 6th. If finances are a problem, talk to me.  All training packages require a signed agreement and I require 30 days written (email or USPS letter) notice to terminate training.

**All services are pre-paid prior to use. No refunds given. Credit of service only**