FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Seventh Farm horse riding stable is close to the Twin Cities, just across the border from Minnesota near Hudson, Wisconsin. We are located 25 minutes from St. Paul and surrounding suburbs and 35 minutes from Minneapolis.
Our address is 340 Glenmont Rd. River Falls, WI 54022
What is the cost of the class Introduction to Horse Riding?
The cost of Introduction to Horse Riding is $480. It is comprised of four 2-hour classes which meet once per week for 4 consecutive weeks – 8 hours of instruction.
How do I register and pay for the class Introduction to Horse Riding?
Please fill out and submit the “Contact Us” form on this website. After we receive your inquiry, we will contact you directly by phone to personally discuss your horse riding interests and goals. We do all our registrations for over the phone. We accept credit or debit cards at the time of registration for payment.
Can I continue to ride after completing the four weeks of Introduction to Riding?
Yes. We offer intermediate and advanced classes if you would like to continue riding after completing the Introduction to Horse Riding class.
What is the cost of intermediate or advanced riding lessons?
Intermediate and advanced riding lessons are $480 per month if you ride 1x/week.
The cost is discounted if you ride more than once per week.
When do you teach classes?
Introduction to Horse Riding is offered most months of the year.
These classes typically offered on weekends at the same time and day for 4 consecutive weeks.
After completing the Introductory class, you can continue riding in intermediate and advanced classes.
Intermediate and advanced riding classes are offered year around.
Classes are taught on the weekends and during the week.
There are classes in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
Do you ride year-round?
Yes. We have both an outdoor arena and a heated indoor arena for comfortable riding all year round.
What should I wear to the Introduction to Riding session?
Please wear jeans and tennis shoes with a waist length top or jacket.
Do not wear any long necklaces, earrings, or scarves.
Seventh Farm does not recommend wearing cowboy boots or any other type of non-riding specific fashion, hiking or work boots.
What if I have my own riding apparel and/or boots/half-chaps?
You may wear your riding apparel and/or boots/half-chaps to the first meeting of Introduction Horse to Riding, but we recommend bringing a pair of tennis shoes along just in case your boots are not appropriate for our style of riding.
Should I buy riding apparel and/or boots prior to my first lesson?
No. We recommend waiting at least until after the first meeting of Introduction to Horse Riding to purchase your own riding apparel and/or boots. During the first class meeting we will explain in detail proper riding attire, how it fits and its purpose and provide you with a coupon for a discount with our local tack shop partner.
Do I need my own safety helmet?
Seventh Farm provides safety helmets for your use during riding lessons. It is recommended that riders wanting to continue into intermediate and advanced riding classes purchase their own helmet.
Do I need any of my own horse tack/equipment?
No. Seventh Farm provides all horse tack and equipment for students to use during lessons.
What style of riding do you teach?
We teach English-style riding with a focus on proper riding technique and effective, sympathetic communication between horse and rider.
What if I already have riding experience and I am not a beginner? Do you have classes for more advanced riders?
Yes. After you fill out the Contact Us Form, we will call you and we can talk in detail about your previous riding experience and your interests and goals with horses and riding. We teach beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.
Do you lease or sell horses?
Yes. We have opportunities for leasing or buying a horse for students who are interested in leasing or owning a horse.
Do you take students to horse shows?
Yes. For students that are interested, we do offer opportunities to participate in local horse show competitions.