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Copyright 2002 Loftmar Stables

Raul & Jan Martin
17620 Central Ave.,  Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 249-7893       fax (301) 249-1015

Policies and Fees

Lesson Fees:

Half-Hour Private Lesson-$45.00 (These lessons are reserved for students who need this format, and then are scheduled for others depending on availability.) 

One Hour Group Lesson - $40.00 

One Hour Private Lesson - $90.00 

Half -Hour Semi-Private Lesson - $ 44.00

One & One Half Hour Introductory Riding Group Lesson - $100.00

Payment for the next month's lessons are due before the 20th of the prior month. If received after the 20th, a $5.00 per week late fee is assessed. If you can't attend the lesson the week payment is due, then drop off, or mail a check by the due date. Checks are made payable to Loftmar Stables, Inc.

Evaluation: All new students must complete a 1/2 hour private evaluation at a cost of $45. At this time, you will have the opportunity to meet a member of our instructional staff who will personally show you the facility, our horses, answer your questions and advise you of available lessons appropriate for your skill level.

Registration:  A one time $30 registration fee per family is required along with full payment for your first month of lessons. If at any time, you withdraw from the lesson program, provide written notice by the 10th of the month and $20 will either be refunded to you or it may be applied to the last lesson. If you withdraw from the program for more than 2 months, the registration fee will again be required.

CHA:  The Association for Horsemanship Safety and Education, an international non-profit organization, promotes safety, education and better standards in horsemanship programs. The four levels in the CHA curriculum encompass everything from learning how to lead and groom a horse, progressing to more advanced skills including horse behavior and psychology, lameness, conformation, stable management and advanced jumping. A one time $45 material fee is required of all students. When you sign up for your first month's lessons you will be given a 208 page manual. Students will be recognized as they master each level through awards which include certificates and badges.

Lesson Cancellations: If 24 hr. notice for group, or 48 hr. notice for private is given, the lesson may be made up by riding in another scheduled lesson time. As long as you are a participating student with Loftmar Stables, you will have 3 months to do make up or lesson is forfeited. During the last part of your scheduled lesson time, while horses are being cooled down and put away, is the best time for discussions with instructors and scheduling of make-up lessons. Group make-ups may not be used toward 1/2 hr. private lessons. You may not apply make-ups to your regularly scheduled lessons. 1/2 hr. semi-private lessons must be made up in a group lesson. Lessons are rarely canceled and you will he contacted if they are.

Non-Experienced Riders:  We start all beginning riders in 1/2 hour private lessons which permits faster progression and enhances the rider's self-confidence. This allows each student to start with a solid foundation of safety and control in tacking and handling their horse as well as in walk and trot. We do not feel it is safe to put 5 people in the ring who do not have control of their mounts.