Horse/pony training services not primarily carried out by the owner include riding, lunging, hacking, and breaking (long-lining, and backing) sessions with horses and/or ponies are called 'schooling' sessions and are carried out by our staff. The following is a break down of options.
VHF Regular Board Options
Inside Board - Horses & Ponies - $780/mo plus taxes
Outside Board - Horses: $510/mo plus taxes
Outside Board - Ponies: $387/mo plus taxes
Training Board Options
This service is suggested for a variety of reasons the most important being to train or retrain a horse to be a safer or more manageable animal for the owner/rider, or in preparation for sale or lease. Secondary consideration but of serious importance is overall fitness and adequate exercise conducive for a quiet and satisfied animal especially during longer absences of the owner/rider responsible for the animal.
There are two programs offered at VHF; "Inside Training Board", and "Outside Training Board".
Inside Training Board
- Option A: 20 'schooling' sessions/month (lunging, riding, hacking - 5x / week)
- Option B: 15 'schooling' sessions plus 5 owner/lessee lessons/month
- Fee: $1500/month plus taxes
- Individual preferences can also be arranged regarding number of lessons and or training sessions carried out with the owner or lessee
Outside Training Board
- 12 schooling sessions/month (lunging, riding, hacking 3x / week)
- Additional lessons can also be arranged or possibly substituted for the usual training sessions depending on the discretion of the owner/lessee
- Fee: $800/month plus taxes
Professional Schooling Rides
Single 'schooling' sessions can be arranged and are carried out by a member of our teaching or riding staff, arranged on a singular, weekly or a monthly basis. Please see Section C 'Training Board' of our Boarding and Training Agreement.
- Head Trainer - L. Laframboise : $65/hour ride or fraction accordingly
- Assistant Trainers - Mireille Bilodeau : $65/hour ride or fraction accordingly
- Student riders assigned by L. Laframboise : $45/ride
* Competent Student Schooling & Competition Ride
Single sessions carried out by a student (working student or other) under the supervision of a coach or instructor. Fees should be established, and appropriate rider nominated, prior to the schooling session or competition.
Competition Training Ride options:
- Assistant Trainers : $35/day or $20/class, Event Ride (3 disciplines) : $75/day
- Competent Student: No charge for training or competition ride – mutually beneficial