A simple, sturdy boot with a ½” heel. Sneakers are not recommended.
Loose fitting pants or jeans are appropriate; some students choose to wear riding breeches; NO SHORTS OR NYLON PANTS PLEASE.
A properly sized helmet will be provided for class times. Some students choose to purchase their own helmet; please ask for advice on proper fitting before making a final purchase.
In order for the lesson schedule to work efficiently, the following attendance policy must be followed
A parent or legal guardian must be present during the participant’s lesson at all times
Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before class time
It is the responsibility of the participant/caregiver to notify the instructor prior to the day of the lesson if they will be absent. Our volunteers commit their time to lessons; our goal is to be respectful of their schedules and notify them at least 24 hrs in advance to changes in the schedule
Our team of volunteers will wait 15 minutes in case a participant arrives late for the lesson. If arrival is later than 15 minutes, the lesson will be considered cancelled; no make up will be provided
If a lesson must be cancelled by Purple Pony, you will be notified at minimum one hour ahead of class time. A make up lesson will be arranged
If a rider has a scheduled absence a make-up lesson will be offered if an opening is available at another regularly scheduled lesson time. No refunds.
Lessons will be held rain or shine, however in the unforeseen event that PP must cancel a class you will be notified as early as possible. A makeup lesson will be arranged.
Purple Pony will only consider riders who are 4 years old and above
Purple Pony will consider those riders whose weight falls below our maximum of 170 lbs. Thank you for your cooperation
Returning students will be given first priority to register for lessons.
Waiting list candidates will be called as there are openings in the program