As of 10/1/18, prices will be rising.
I hate to do it–believe me, I regret it–but in order to stay in business, I need to earn enough money to keep the farm viable. When we began in 2011, hay was $1-$5 cheaper per bale than it is now. Other than for the very first lesson, I haven’t raised prices for students in seven years. I even lowered my prices from when I was an independent contractor at other barns.
I’m putting our new amounts on this page to reflect lesson and party costs. Any lessons you bought (or buy in person prior to October 1) will be honored.
Pony Ride – $7 for 3 laps around the indoor arena or 1 lap around the outdoor arena (outside on nice days only.) Additional riders getting their own pony ride are $5 per rider.
Training – $60 per week here at the farm (ON TOP of board costs.)
Lessons – FIRST lesson is $60 for an hour and a half long introductory lesson (which does include riding!)
BRAND NEW Students–First Lesson
Brand new students have an hour and a half first lesson where they learn about horses, horse psychology and how to groom. Lessons never expire and don’t have to be used in any particular time frame.
Additional lessons–$125/4 lessons or $35/lesson.
Four Lesson Gift Certificate
Four Sessions of horse knowledge from: Firefly Farm LLC 3180 Hagadorn Road Mason, MI 48854 Please call 517-332-7669 for scheduling availability. Taught by our Certified Teacher: English, Western, Sidesaddle, Driving, Small jumps, Dressage, Gymkhana/games, Cross Country, Bridle less, Lunge line lessons, Psychology, Math, Science, History, English, Horse Anatomy, Vocabulary, Record Keeping, and more! Unfortunately, PayPal takes a portion of the cost for itself as fees, so I need to charge a little more online than I would for a simple check or cash. Thanks for your understanding!
Homeschoolers earn a discount September through May of $10 for the first hour and a half lesson ($50 instead of $60.) Each additional lesson is $30 (instead of $35.) Additional sets of 4 lessons after the child has taken their first lesson with me are $105 (instead of $125.) Homeschool lessons must be taken between 9am and 2pm, September through May.
First lesson Homeschool
This is to buy a private, hour-and-a-half-long introductory lesson for individual homeschool students.
Homeschool set of 4 lessons
This is for a set of 4 lessons for Homeschool students.
Pony Parties – $20 per child–no exceptions. If adults wish to ride, it is an additional $5 per adult rider. There is no charge otherwise for non-riding adults.
Boarding for Incoming boarders – Indoor board – $475/month; Outdoor Board – $375/month. Once you’ve come into the farm at a particular rate, you aren’t charged a higher board fee for up to five years–you’re locked in to that price if you continually board your horse here. If you move the horse from the property (i.e. take them to another barn for a month or two) then the new rate applies.
Gatherings – Family Reunions, Picnics, Sororities, Entertaining- $10 per person for all adults and kids in attendance. This includes the ability to have a campfire, set up volleyball nets (that you bring) or eat a meal here (at our picnic table, or bring your own seating.) We have a bathroom (with a toilet, sink, and shower) and a kitchen (with a microwave, sink, fridge and freezer) in the tack room. You can bring ice cream cakes or soda and store them in the refrigerator. (Alcohol is not allowed on the premises.) If you decide you’d like to have horse and pony rides available, rides can be arranged at $5 per person for 3 laps around the indoor arena or 1 lap around the outdoor arena. Horse and pony rides aren’t included in the use of the premises unless prearranged with the barn owner.