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.
Wildwind does not offer Leasing during the summer months, with the exception of Wildwind Show Team members. If you are a Wildwind Show Team member (or want to become one!) and would like information on leasing please contact the office at 248-486-7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note Wildwind only leases in house to current Wildwind Riders.
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.