Lesson & Training Packages

rates for
ESTHER M.E. HILLNER
Riding Instructor, Horse Trainer & Active Competitive Show Rider

All lessons require a 12 hour cancellation notice in order to fill the riding lesson slot or client will be charged unless due to inclement weather. We believe in QUALITY not QUANTITY lessons, as we prefer to provide personalized & safe instruction to our students, therefore lessons are private, semi private or group with 3 riders maximum. Lesson packages are valid for for a 30-60 day period. It is the responsibility of the rider to schedule make up lessons. NO REFUNDS ON PACKAGES. Lesson packages are automically renewed and charged monthly. 30 Day notice required to cancel or suspend future lesson packages. Lesson riders are expected to be on time to their scheduled apointments, riders who show up 30 minutes tardy to their scheduled lesson will have their lesson cancelled and will be charged for the missed appointment, in order for instructors to stay on schedule with other students. ALL beginner level lessons are private only for safety reasons.

FITNESS LEVEL AND WEIGHT LIMIT REQUIRED FOR HORSE RIDING LESSONS

Horseback riding is a sport, an athletic activity and we need to make sure everyone who rides horses at our facility are in good physical condition. The following is what is recommended for horseback riding. Academy programs, including lessons, often have different guidelines than trail riding facilities. We will be following these guidelines at Talisman Farm.

FITNESS LEVEL GUIDELINES

Riders need to be strong and flexible enough to mount the horse unassisted from a mounting block. This requires lifting your foot at least 30" off the ground to get it in the stirrup and pulling yourself up into the saddle with reasonable effort. (Exception is riders in our therapy program)

WEIGHT GUIDELINES

We have found that riders whose weight is not in proportion to their height often have less balance and, therefore, are more likely to fall off. Overweight riders without the accompanying overall strength are not able to regain their balance if they tip forward or fall sideways.

For the comfort and safety of both horse and rider, weight limitations are in effect. For rider safety and the safety and well being of the horses, we have a maximum rider weight limit of 200 pounds plus the saddle and tack.

Management and our instructors reserve the right to request verification of the information given. Exceptions will be made at our discretion. We reserve the right to terminate a horseback riding session for safety reasons.

RIDER FITNESS BOOT CAMP
This is a weekly series for those of you who are either looking to get ready to start riding, is your gym routine getting a little dull and you want to incorporate something new to your workout routine or do you just want to try and improve your core and obtain optium rider fitness? This bootcamp series is for you.

Hosted by Monika Prochalska a personal fitness trainer at Express Fitness and equestrian. She knows first hand what equestrian riders need !

$50 a month for two group classes a week (paypal or cash only) . Saturday classes are held at Talisman Farm @12:30 pm ( in event of inclement weather classes will be held at Express Fitness ( 5570 Camino Al Norte Rd., North Las Vegas, Nevada 89031).


Contact monika prochalska directly at 702-418-9981.

  


Talisman Farm in addition to regular lessons also provides community discounts for the following programs:

~~~~~~~~ RIDING LESSON PROGRAMS OFFERED ~~~~~~~~

*HORSES 4 HEROS INC A NON PROFIT. Founded by Sidney Knotts, the Horses 4 Heros program is making horse back riding and boarding affordable and accessible for the heroes in our community, including the families and personnel of military, police officers, fire fighters, nurses and school teachers. . For more information go to www.horses4heroes.org or contact Syndey Knotts at 702.645.8446 to become a member $40 per lesson .

*COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA HORSEMANSHIP CLASSES. Learn the fundamentals of horse care, grooming, safety with riding programs for beginner- showmanship in English; dressage, hunter/jumper, beginner vaulting. Private student discounted lessons $40 Registration available online for our 8 week class cost is $305 for 8 weeks at http://www.csn.edu/workforce

*EQUESTRIAN CLUB AT UNLV This is for disciplines of hunter, jumper, dressage , combined training & eventing. student discounts for lessons $35. Join our UNLV Intercollegiate Riding Team! Contact club president for 2013-2014 Mariah Campbell 858-888-0100 or email at unlvequestrian@gmail.com TO REGISTER FOR CLUB go to https://orgsync.com/communities/university-of-nevada-las-vegas OR FACEBOOK PAGE : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Equestrian-Club-at-UNLV/158276010923640?ref=hl

SUGGESTED READING MATERIAL
Talisman Farm conducts lessons and training in the art of European Classical Riding, we recommend the following reading material to understand our training philosophy and system.
 
Dressage in Lightness
by Silvia Loch

Tug of War: Classical VS "Modern" Dressage
by Dr. Gerd Heuschmann

The Way to Perfect Horsemanship
by Udo Berger

Reflections on Equestrian Art
by Nuno Oliveria

Training Show Jumpers
by Anthony Paalman

Outdoor & Indoor Riding
by Captain Baudint

Effective Horsemanship
by Noel Jackson

The History of the Circus
by Bentley Nicolas

Anything written by Reiner Klimke

LESSON AND TRAINING FEES
Lessons and horse training are interchangeable as noted below.
Lease and lesson horses available.

Individual lessons or training outside of the Northwest side of town is an additional $10.00 charge. If three or more lessons established outside the NW perimeter, rates will remain as indicated.

You can now pay for your lesson and training packages via PayPal

 

INDIVIDUAL RATES

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS
PACKAGE PRICE
1 Hour Private/Training Lesson $70
 
Semi Private Lesson (2 or 3 People) $50
1/2 Hour Private Lesson $35

PRIVATES
(Lessons and horse training rates are interchangable,ALL BEGINNER LESSONS ARE PRIVATE ONLY!)
RATE PACKAGE

PACKAGE PRICE BREAKDOWN PER LESSON
5 Private Lessons/ Training
 
$225 $45
10 Private Lessons/ Training
 
$420 $42
15 Private Lessons/ Training
 
$585 $37

SEMI PRIVATES (Lessons with 2 or 3 people max.)
RATE PACKAGE

PACKAGE PRICE BREAKDOWN PER LESSON
5 Semi Private Lessons
 
$200 $40
10 Semi Private Lessons
 
$350 $35
15 Semi Private Lessons
 
$450 $30

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HAULING

SERVICE
COST
Local within the NW perimeter $40
Outside the NW Perimeter ie: Horsemans park, SW Las Vegas, Henderson, Green Valley, Boulder City to Pahrump add $10.00. $60
Out of state, out of Clark county .60/mile
Clinic Hauling (local) See above rates
Clinic Hauling (out of state) Gas split by participants

TRAVELING TO OFF SITE LESSONS

SERVICE
COST
NW Las Vegas perimeter N/A
Outside the NW Las Vegas perimeter .50/mile

SHOW COACHING

SERVICE
COST
Local shows - day fee $60
Out of state - day fee $80
Hotel for trainer (split by participants IF trainer is not competing) varies/split by participants

LEASE PROGRAM
Leasing a horse from Talisman Farm is open to students/clients who are at a basic level of competence or under parental supervision. Leasing is an opportunity for a person to enjoy the benefits of owning a horse without the full financial burdens and is a great opportunity for riders in preparation in owning their own horse. Talisman Farm offers on occasion horses for lease. We will try and work with you on budgeting options on leases. .  

SHOW FEES
Coaching
     • $60 :0: Per day for coaching more than one rider
     • $80: Per day for coaching individual rider

Showing
     • $45: For showing more than one horse at show.
     • Rate is charged for EACH show class entered.
     • $60: For showing individual horse at show.
     • Rate is charged for EACH show class entered.

Miscellaneous
     • Hotel expenses: Split by number of participants requiring coaching
     • at out of state show. (Hotel expenses are waived for clinics only if coach participating.)
     • Entry fees: Vary according to show

CLINICS/HORSE SHOW JUDGING
Esther Hillner is available to conduct dressage & jumping clinics for  local and out of state equestrian clubs and available to judge at schooling dressage shows.  Fees negotiable. For more information visit http://www.lvaha.com/2006-Dressage-Clinic.html

GROOMING SERVICES
Local Shows Only
Option A
     • $15.00 per day includes setting up horses stall, A.M./P.M. feeding(s)
     • and twice daily stall cleaning at show.

Option B
     • $40.00 per day includes daily feeding, twice daily stall cleaning,
     • grooming, tacking up and cooling horse off.
     • Groom provided by Talisman Farm.

Out of State Shows
     • $50.00 per day includes daily feeding(s), stall cleaning,
     • grooming, tacking up horse and cooling horse off.
     • This rate applies when Talisman Farm is unable to provide a groom and must hire one at the showgrounds. Fee is based on current market rates at rated shows.

*Owners and riders may provide for their own horses care at shows, this includes set up of stall, feeding, stall cleaning, tacking up horse and cooling horse off.

ADDITIONAL SHOW FEES
Tack room fees are shared by all show participants. Shavings, hay and stabling will vary according to current market rates.

SERVICES
     • Pull manes: $20.00
     • Trimming: $20.00
     • Body clip: $ 125.00
     • Contracted out to Kristine Yuhas. Please call 702-785-1975 to schedule an appointment.
     • Bath: $20.00
     • Braiding: $35.00
     • (braiding cost may vary if braiding service is contracted out)
     • Horse blanket cleaning: Desert Equestrian Tack Store
     • Horse blanket repair: Desert Equestrian Tack
     • Nutrional evaluation provided upon request: no cost
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Groom, Lunging or Longlining( if not included in a 1 hour training session) : $15.00
     • Video taping of (2) lessons: $15.00, client will be provided with DVD recording of two riding lessons

     • Hold horse for veterinarian*: $20, this is waived if this is a (vet) barn call for spring/fall vaccinations

     • Hold horse for farrier: $20, this is waived if your horse is scheduled with barn call in which other horses are scheduled for same day shoeing
     • Hand walk horse: $15 per day     
     
Medicate horse or illness/injury care ie: changing bandages, cold hosing, soaking etc: $10 per day

HORSE/PROPERTY SITTING (NW LAS VEGAS ONLY)
Care of your horses on your property call FETCH PETCARE (licensed & bonded) at 702-448-4518 for quotes & scheduling.    
    • Call for quote
    • Horse taxi services (transportation) also available see hauling fees or call for quote.


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Looking at sales horses
     • Local $60.00
     • Out of state $100.00 a day, plus hotel & travel expenses

SALES COMMISSION (To sell your horse)
Percentage is negotiable and will vary depending upon whether you want to do your own advertising or if you want Talisman Farm to advertise your sales horse and design a sales video. Talisman Farm does not charge clients a finder's fee for locating a horse for purchase. Non Clients %10 finder fee applies.

 


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