OCALA STIRRUPS

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the farm?
Chestnuthill Arabians   6455 SW 73rd Street Ocala, Florida  34476  We are located in NW Ocala off of HWY 200, 3.5 miles off I 75.  

 

What equipment or attire do I need for my first ride?
We require long pants that fit comfortably when seated.  We have helmets that may be borrowed.  All hair must be pulled back out of your eyes.  Closed toe shoes with a heel (no sneakers).

 

What should I purchase if I continue with lessons? 
You will need your own helmet and riding boots.  We will recommend stores where you can buy these items at a discounted price.  Let professionals help you choose the right fit and style that are best for you. This time and expense for your safety is well worth the investment.  

 

Can I bring my own horse?
Yes, we would love to work with your horse at our farm. Any horse coming to this farm will need a current coggins and proof of vaccinations from your veterinarian. 

 

What if I don’t have a horse?
You may ride one of the Ocala Stirrups horses.  These horses have been carefully selected for you to learn to ride. 

 

Do you train/teach only Arabians and Half-Arabians?
No!  While the Arabian is our main focus, we value the quality of EVERY breed.  

 

How do I make an appointment?
Call or text Jody Everton (302) 423-8854
Call or text Joe Alberti     (610) 972-9628

 

What if I need to cancel?
Please give a minimum 24 hour notice to Jody or Joe if you are unable to make your appointment. A $25 fee will be charged for a no show.  

 

 

Introductory Lesson 
Single Private: $45/hour (1 hour includes grooming, riding and caring for your school horse.) $40/hour when a package of 4 or more are purchased in 
advance. (To be used in a 30 day period)

 

Read and Ride
Riding instruction and guided reading activities. 
6 week program to study with a buddy!  Bring a friend and take your lessons together.  $300/rider, includes riding lessons and all reading activity materials.

 

Riding Camps
$300/ rider. Daily rides, Crafts, Games, Fun and so much more. Ask about the dates for our next camp

 

Wine and Ride        
Something special for our adult riders.  Ask about when our next Wine & Ride is scheduled, where we ride together, and then enjoy a little vino, delicious snacks, and lots of laughs. 

 

 

“I was a middle-aged woman who had not ridden for years when I met Jody. 
I had never had real riding lessons, and I had very low confidence. Jody brought me so much joy, it’s indescribable. Jody can tweak what you are doing with a word or a phrase of suggestion, and voila! You are riding! Her confidence becomes your confidence. Amazing.”   -Jeannie Briley-Wallo 

“I have so many memories that I could list, including some of the many laughs we shared throughout my time as a riding student. I didn’t just have an amazing instructor to mold me into the equestrian I am today, but I gained a lifelong friend that pushes me to be the best person I can be. It’s not every day you find something that rare.”  -Becca Merritt

“Jody took my 11 year old, who “loved horses” but had never been near any except a trail ride or two and quite literally transformed her into a confident equestrian in the blink of an eye.  I stayed for most lessons and I found Jody to be incredibly knowledgeable and caring for my daughter.  Jody was also a personal role model for her.  A strong woman who excels in her work and balances it with a love for family…Jody showed my girl what a woman can be.” -Kim Cox

“Jody’s enthusiasm and passion for the art of Equitation is contagious to her students.  Her depth of knowledge and teaching skills reach from the novice beginner at local shows,  to coaching the experienced amateur win at  the National Shows.  She inspires her students because she believes in them, enabling them to believe in themselves when alone in the show ring.  Jody would often say, “Let’s go have some Serious Fun!” Jody instructs more than the Art of Riding, she teaches life skills” 
–Susanne Fiori