Below are our beloved school horses. Horses that are suitable and trustworthy enough to be used to teach riding lessons are very special and worth their weight in gold! Blessed be the school horses!!! Carrots are always appreciated!!!
One hour private lesson $40
Half hour private lesson $30
One hour group lesson (per rider) $30
Half hour group lesson (per rider) $20
Add $5 to each of the above for using a school horse.
ALL LESSONS NOT CANCELLED WITH A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS NOTICE WILL BE CHARGED FOR MISSED LESSON.
"Misty"-1991 gray Arabian/Quarter Horse mare-Misty is talented in English, Hunters, Equitation, Dressage through First Level, Lead-line, Western, Trails and has foxhunted.
"JR" is a 16.3 hh gray Thoroughbred gelding. He is friendly, loveable, and excels in Hunters.
"Stella" is a beautiful gray Thoroughbred mare that is a proven race horse, broodmare, and lesson horse. She is approved by the American Trakehner Association and had a 2012 Trakehner filly by Prelude By Mozart named "Seeking You" or "Seeker" for short. She also has several Thoroughbred foals that are winning on the race track.
"Squirt" is a Welsh pony gelding that is cuter than a button!
"Trinket" is a Thoroughbred mare that is approved by both the American Trakehner Association and the Oldenburg NA. She has become a hunter/jumper since retiring from a successful career on the race track. Trinket is a very scopey jumper and a beautiful hunter as well as an excellent producer of sporthorses. Trinket has a lovely 2013 dark bay Trakehner filly by her side by Prelude By Mozart. Trinket is available for a 2014 Broodmare Lease or a riding full or half lease once her filly is weaned.
"Zoey" (shown as "Funky Poodle") is a branded and approved Holsteiner mare. She is trained through 3rd level dressage and is a very talented jumper with famous international jumping sensations "Cor de le Bryere" and "Landgraf" in her pedigree. Zoey represented the Holsteiner breed at the 2009, 2010 & 2012 Iowa Horse Fairs and participated in the Richard Shrake clinic with Karen Stopek in the irons. She is a big mare standing close to 18 hands high. Zoey is available for a full lease.
Some of our school horses are available for our Half Lease Program. Leasing a horse provides an excellent way for potential horse owners to test out what it would be like to have a horse of their own. The horses are available to be used by their lessees on the days they are not used for lessons (3-4 days per week). This would include weekends since we do not teach lessons on the weekends. Some restrictions do apply:
1. Leases are only available to students who are currently taking lessons at Stopek Stables.
2. You must be able to demonstrate that you are able to catch, groom, tack, ride and put away the horse correctly, safely, and without the help of an instructor to qualify to lease.
3. Horses may not leave Stopek Stables property without permission from Karen.
4. Lessees get first dibs on showing “their” horse at a show. Plus, if you are leasing a horse and take it to a show, you only pay the coaching fee, not the school horse fee, thus saving money!
5. Tack may also be available for lease (if you do not have your own).
6. Leases will be available in one month terms; therefore you do not need to make a long term commitment!
Since you will be only “half” leasing the horse, you only have to cover half of the horse’s expenses! Board will be paid by the lessee, but vet bills, farrier bills and insurance will be covered by Stopek Stables. There is no long term commitment required. If you are interested in half leasing a school horse, please discuss this further with Karen.
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This page last updated on May 27, 2013