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. Current Lease Offers
Black Friday Lease Special (available for purchase Nov. 24-Dec. 23, 2017)
Four Months: $145/month (can be made in two payments)
One to Three Months: $195/month (payment due in full, months do not need to be consecutive)
Lease Details and Rules
Available January-April, 2018 only
Horse choice must be approved by your instructor.
Use your horse up to 3 hours a day, 1.5 hours of riding time.
Horse choice will be on a first come first serve basis, with priority going to those leasing the full 4 months. Monthly lessees pick from remaining horses 1 week before lease starts.
All horse time must be scheduled 24 hours in advance with the office.
You must call to cancel, continuous no-call no-show will result in the loss of your lease and no refund. Use your horse up to 3 hours a day, 1 ½ hours riding time
A limited number of leases will be able to ride during class time.
All lessees must be taking at least 1 lesson a week.
All practice ride rules apply.
Leasee must be approved by their instructor for practice riding and be able to groom and saddle their own horse. (Need to learn to groom & saddle, check the clinics, or set up a private session for $40.00 per hour).
4-month leases may change horses at the beginning of the month if the new horse they want is available.
Lessees not following the rules will have lease canceled with no refund.
If a horse is lame it will be replaced by another school horse that is available, unless the horse was injured due to riders neglect.
All riders leasing a horse/pony must take at least 1 lesson per week.
All persons leasing will have first refusal rights to lease the same horse when their lease is up. Please give management 3 weeks notice.
Lease horses must be scheduled for your practice rides and must be canceled if you are not coming. Make-ups are not available.
Canceled and rescheduled lessons are not guaranteed on lease horse/pony.
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.
In half lease options, all vet visits are taken care of by the barn, unless the injury is due to rider negligence.
In full lease option all vet and farrier visits are the responsibility of the lessee, however, any medical decisions will be made by medical staff.
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 rider not having access to 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 for your lessons. Supplying a replacement horse for the injured horse/pony will be reviewed by management and determined on an individual basis.
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.
1 Month: $225
3 Months: $210
1 group lesson per week
3 scheduled rides: ride times M-F, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM