Frequently Ask Questions
When is White Fawn Farm going to offer riding lessons?
We are very excited to announce that we will be launching our initial program in the fall of 2016. We have finished the barn, installed the riding arena, the Boy Scouts built us a wheelchair mounting ramp and we obtained our PATH International Member Center status. Now we are waiting on the weather to cool down a bit and to finalize our program insurance policy. Until the program grows, we will offer lessons on Fridays and Saturdays. At the current time we do not have a cover for our arena nor do we have lights, so evening classes or sessions during inclement weather are not possible. We hope that we will be able to add those facilities in the near future. We appreciate your patience as we build our program.
What is required to get started?
- A physician’s release is required when making application into the program.
- A short form to be filled out to understand more fully the expectations of each participant and their family.
- An in-person evaluation by our PATH International Advance Riding Instructor will be made. We want to ensure that the ability of the participant matches the classes we will initially offer and fit with the horses we currently have employed in the program.
What are the costs?
White Fawn Farm will pay our staff (instructors, horse leaders and side walkers) to ensure a consistent, quality experience for our participants.
Therefore, our program may be a bit more costly than other programs in the community that rely heavily on volunteers. We feel it is vitally important that our participants, our “guests” as we like to refer to them, are able to build a rapport with our team and our horses.
These relationships help to build trust for the people they will be working alongside of during their time with us. It is also important that our “equine partners” are comfortable with the humans that will be handling them. In light of this, each class will be $50 and be sold in packages of five lessons or $250.
For families with financial hardships, we have a limited number of scholarships available for those interested in applying for that program.