leasing at Wildwind

Leasing a Wildwind Horse or Pony

Wildwind offers eligible riders the opportunity to lease a school horse or pony, so you can improve your riding and see what it's like to own a horse. Contact the office to choose a lease horse and to sign a lease agreement. A lease agreement must be signed.

Winter 2018/2019 Lease Offers

Priority Lease:
Pricing
Monthly: $390
Three or more months: $340
PAID-IN-FULL Discount: 5% OFF

Lease Details
  • 1 group lesson per week (regular make-up lesson rules apply) 
  • 3 scheduled practice rides per week (no make-ups or carryovers, total 4 rides per week)
  •  Free Mini-clinics and Fun Nights 
  • First choice of horse for lessons*
  • First choice of horse for shows**
  • Additional Ground time (grooming or hanging out, as long as you follow the rules) may be scheduled with your horse when it is not in use with the lesson program.
  • Horse may be leased by two riders, only one of which may be a Priority Lease.  
  • All practice rides must be scheduled; leased horses will still be used for camps and lesson programs. 
  • A copy of Wildwind's Lease Rules and Regulations MUST be signed. 
 
Senior Lease
Price
Monthly: $225
Three or more months: $210

Lease Details 
  • 1 daytime senior group lesson per week
  • 3 scheduled rides: ride times M-F, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
  • Horse may be leased by two riders.
  • Horse will still be used for schooling program
  • First choice of horse for lessons*
  • Option behind Priority Lease if senior is showing**
Introductory Lease
Pricing
Monthly: $260
Three or more months: $225

Lease Details
  • 3 scheduled practice rides per week (no make-ups or carryovers) 
  • Free Mini-clinics and Fun Nights. Priority Lease will have the first option to the horse.   
  • First choice of horse for lessons*
  • First choice of horse for shows.**  
  • Horse may be leased by two riders.
  • All practice rides must be scheduled; leased horses will still be used for camps and lesson programs. 
  • A copy of Wildwind's Lease Rules and Regulations MUST be signed. 
  • All lease months must be paid in full at the start of the lease period. IF leasing for more than 3 months the additional months may be paid as a second payment. 
Please note Wildwind only leases in house to current Wildwind Riders.
 Lease Rules and Regulations

  • All regular barn rules and regulations apply (see www.wildwindstable.com/policies.html).
  • All riders leasing a horse/pony must take at least 1 lesson per week.
  • All horses will continue to be used in Wildwind's lesson programs regardless of the lease option. 
  • All riders leasing will have first refusal rights to lease the same horse when their lease is up. Please give management 3 weeks notice.
  • All rides must be scheduled. Make-ups are not available for missed practice rides. Regular make-up rules apply to lessons. Canceled and rescheduled lessons are not guaranteed on lease horse/pony. Missed lessons must be made up within the month they are missed. 
  • All riders must be approved for the horse/pony they wish to lease.
  • Not all horses/ponies will be available for lease.
  • Lease priority is given to the longest contract period and then on a first come first served basis.
  • The leaseholder is responsible for payment of the entire length of the lease contract regardless if they use it or not. There are no refunds. 
  • Lessee only may ride horse/pony.
  • Horse/pony must stay boarded at Wildwind.
  • Horse/pony must stay on Wildwind property unless attending an approved show.
  • Horse/pony going to shows must be accompanied by Wildwind Trainer (with exception of Equestrian Team)
  • All Wildwind horses/ponies will be trailered by Wildwind arrangements. Equestrian Team horses/ponies must have the safety of their trailering approved by management before horse/pony leaves the property.
  • Some horses/ponies will have to have death and indemnity insurance held by the lessee, dependent on hose/pony value.
  • Jumping is not permitted outside of lessons unless you have management permission.
  • Any rider not taking care of their horse/pony (proper grooming, warm up and cool down) or abusing the horse/pony will be removed from the lease program and forfeit any fees paid.
  • All leasing payments are due on the 1st of the month unless otherwise noted.
  • Late payments will result in the rider not having access to the horse. Missed lessons and practice rides will not be made up unless stated otherwise.
  • If lease horse/pony is injured, not due to riders fault, another horse will be provided. Supplying a replacement horse for the injured horse/pony will be reviewed by management and determined on an individual basis. If the lease horse/pony is "off" for a short period of time the original lease horse will be returned to the lessee.
  • A lease horse may be changed at the beginning of each month if another horse is available and the instructor and management agree. 
  • The only other time a horse will be replaced mid-month is if the horse is deemed unsafe for the rider by the instructor and management.
  • Lessee students may use horse tack on a “you break it, you bought it” basis. Leasee will be responsible for any damage, loss or theft while tack is in their possession. 
  • Tack needs to be cleaned at least once per week.
  • Tack lockers are not available for all persons leasing. Those leasing for 1 year or 6 months will have priority.
  • Personal tack may only be used on the horse if approved by Vikki.
  • A lease contract must be signed by all lessees and/or parent/ legal gaurdian.
*Lessons: The Priority Leaseholder will have the first choice of the lease horse for regular group lessons. 


** Shows: During the winter show season, riders are required to share school horses to get discounted show fees. You may always request not to share a horse and pay the additional fees. When leasing a horse, you will have the first option on your lease horse if it is chosen to be used as a show horse. Show fees are not included in any lease option. **Show Team Practices Sessions: Show practice fees are not included in any lease option. As with normal show practices when two people are sharing a leased horse, riding time will be split between both people riding the said horse at the upcoming show(s). 

​Wildwind

Equestrian Center

+1.2484867433

3935 W. Seven Mile Rd. South Lyon MI 48178