Training/Services

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Lessons

Private lesson with Elizabeth at VHF (in parentheses = off-site, also subject to fuel/mileage charge for trips over 20 minutes)

1 hour: $65.00 ($70.00 local)
45 minute: $50.00 ($55.00 local)
30 minute: $40.00 ($45.00 local)

At this time we do not have school horses, but sometimes do have client-owned horses that can be tried in a lesson for half or full leasing.

Boarding

Victory Hill Farm accepts horses to be boarded only if they or their riders are in a regular training program. Rates for training are below and are in addition to the boarding fee. Board includes daily turn-out, blanketing and un-blanketing (within reason, they are checked/changed AM and PM), grain 2X per day, and high-quality hay fed 3X per day. In the event that medication and/or treatment of illness, injury, or lameness is needed, all charges will be discussed beforehand with the owner, except in an emergency situation.

Stall in main barn, daily turnout: $550.00
Private stall and paddock outside with bedding: $525.00

Private stall and paddock outside without bedding: $500.00
Shared stall and paddock outside with no bedding: $450.00
Per night temporary basis, in a stall: $25.00

All of above include access to separate or shared grass pasture areas depending on horse’s needs on a rotational basis.

Prices above are subject to change with a 30 day written notice by farm operator.

Training is offered for horses at the farm for $40.00 per session in addition to the regular board fee, in either lessons or training rides for a minimum commitment of two times per week and up to five depending on the needs of the particular horse and/or rider. Payment is expected in advance on the 1st or the 15th of each month (as per arrangement with management). The training rate offers a discount over the off-site or haul-in per time lesson fees which are listed below.

Each horse’s and/or rider’s program is personally designed and supervised by Elizabeth. It includes cleaning the horse’s tack and equipment, as well as grooming and maintenance of the horse’s appearance on days when the horse is ridden or worked by Elizabeth or the staff. Training or lesson days missed due to shows, weather, or illness are credited towards the following month’s bill. You can also arrange for your horse to be ridden off the farm on a per time basis. Elizabeth is currently looking for one serious working student to help with barn chores 2-3 days per week in exchange for board for their horse and lessons.

2x per week: $320.00 Per month
3x per week: $480.00 Per month
4x per week: $640.00 Per month
5x per week: $800.00 Per month

Training Rides at VHF: $40.00
Training Rides off the farm: $50.00

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Services

Coaching at shows per day: $50.00
Braiding: $30.00
Full body clip (legs and head): $100.00
Hunter clip (no legs, part of head): $75.00
Trace clip (lower 1/2 of horse and trim): $45.00

Transport for your horse

Local one-day shows within an hour’s drive, with other horses participating: $50.00 roundtrip
Shows further away than an hour’s drive, with other horses participating: $0.75 / unloaded mile and $1.50 / loaded mile

Representation/Commission Fees

Representation of sale horses: 10% of sale price
Horse finding: 10% of purchase price

The above services include all price negotiations, answering phone/e-mail inquiries, writing ad copy, and assistance in price evaluation/setting. It does not include actual advertising, postal, or travel expenses. Video production and editing is not included in the price of marketing/commission unless otherwise agreed upon, and will be billed at a cost of $30.00 per hour.

Facility Use Fees

Riders may ride over from the neighboring farms or trailer in to use the arenas and grounds. The cost for this is:

per time usage $20.00
per month $60.00

For insurance reasons there is no jumping permitted on the grounds unless in a lesson with an approved instructor or with permission from Elizabeth. Cross country schooling is available by appointment only, with a ground person and a signed release form.

VHF Release Form

For insurance reasons, all visitors must sign our release form before riding or handling a horse at VHF. Download VHF release form PDF.