Lesson Rates

Horseback Riding Lesson Rates

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Blue Point Stables Horse Riding Lesson Rates

All horse riding lessons at Blue Point Stables are scheduled as "group" lessons unless a "Private Lesson"is preferred and requested. Group Lessons may have from one to multiple riders at a time, participating in one Session.

(- Please note that Separate Fees apply for Private & Semi-Private Lessons. )   


BPS'  Current Riding Lesson Rates

Individual Rates(1 Rider, 1 Hour)          



  1 Individual Riding Lesson



  5 Individual Lessons Package



10 Individual Lessons Package



Add up to 3 (Immdeiate Family Members, living  under the same roof) onto ANY session.


$20 ea.




Family Rates(2 Riders, 1 Hour)                 



  1 Family Riding Lesson



  5 Family Lessons Package



10 Family Lessons Package



Add up to 3 Immediate Family Members, (see conditions) Riders ANY session.


$20 ea.




Semi Private Rates(2 Riders, 1 Hour)                 



  1 Individual Semi-Pvt Lesson



  5 Individual Semi-Pvt Lessons



10 Individual Semi-Pvt Lessons



1 Individual PRIVATE Lesson  



Last Updated 10/31/2015 




  Due to the increased costs in hay and other items relating to the equine industry, prices are subject to change without any notice and at any time:

 Semi-Pvt Lessons will only be scheduled if there should be two riders wanting the same day and time.   

In order to enhance your selection of available days and times, Lessons should be scheduled in advance and can be scheduled over the phone. All scheduled Group lessons begin and end at the top of the hour. Lessons may be scheduled and taken from… 

Mondays through Thursdays beginning at 10:00 AM - up to and starting the last lesson at 5:00 PM. 

Fridays – Regular client lessons are generally not offered on Fridays.

Saturdays – beginning at 9:00 AM - up to and starting the last lesson at 4:00 PM.

Sundays – beginning at 9:00 AM - up to and starting the last lesson at 3:00 PM.

Some weekends will not be available for lessons when BPS is participating in Horse Shows.

Blue Point Stables is proud to be serving Lenoir City, Knoxville, Farragut, Oak Ridge, Loudon, Kingston and many other surrounding areas by offering multiple packages to choose from.  

Blue Point Stables Private and Semi- Private Lessons & Conditions:

- A Private Lesson is 1 hour long. It is one-on-one with the Instructor.

- A regularly priced private lesson may be scheduled for any lesson hours.

- A 1/2 hour Private Lesson is 1/2 the costs of a Private Lesson.

- A 1/2 hour Private Lesson usually may only be scheduled during our NON Prime Lesson time hours.

- A Semi-Private Lesson is 1 hour long. It MUST be shared with another rider.

- All Private & Semi-Private Lessons must be pre-scheduled.

- All Private & Semi-Private Lessons begin and end at the top of the hour.

- All Private & Semi-Private Lessons must be purchased and paid for in advance.

- All Private & Semi-Private Lessons expire six months after the date of purchase.

- All Private & Semi-Private Lessons are purchased on a [use them, or loose them] understanding. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Blue Point Stables Prime Time & NON-Prime Time Lesson Hours:

- Blue Point Stables opens daily at 09:00 AM, year round, with the exception of Special Event Days & some Holidays. And, generally is closed by 6:00 PM.

- Generally, we accept appointments starting at 10:00 AM. And, taking the last appointment on Monday through Thursday at 5:00 PM.

- On Saturdays and Sundays BPS begins appointments as early as 09:00 AM. And, we take the last appointment at 4:00 PM on Saturday and 3:00 PM on Sunday. 

- Throughout the school year; Monday through to and including Thursday, from 4:00 to 5:00, are Prime Time Lesson Hours. The hours of 10:00 AM though to 4:00 are considered to be NON Prime Time Lesson Hours. Throughout the Summer months Monday through to and including Thursday, from 3:00 to 5:00 are Prime Time Lesson Hours.

- On Saturdays, BPS Prime Time Lesson Hours are from 09:00 AM through to us taking the last lesson at 4:00 PM, which then ends at 5:00 PM.

- On Sundays, BPS Prime Time Lesson Hours are from 09:00 AM through to us taking the last lesson at 3:00 PM, which then ends at 4:00 PM. 






Blue Point Stables strives and endeavors to provide a pleasing and enjoyable experience for everyone. Unfortunately, not everyone can be pleased all of the time. Blue Point Stables reserves the right to, in our whole discretion, refuse new or continued service to anyone, for any reason. Blue Point Stables exists only by our clients patronages. It is only after all efforts to please the client have failed, that Blue Point Stables would sever any associations. However, it has happened from time to time. Before Blue Point Stables will discontinue services to a client, we will make every effort we can to try to assist and provide the client with their equine needs. .

“You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”   Author – John Lydgate (c. 1370 – c. 1451)



Scheduling of Riding Lessons:

B.P.S. Riding Lesson Clients are not required to schedule lessons in advance. HOWEVER, if a particular day and time slot is pre-committed, B.P.S. cannot guarantee that the Riding Lesson Client will be able to schedule their preferred day and time, when scheduling is done at the last minute. All B.P.S. Riding Lesson Clients are strongly encouraged to schedule their next Lesson, at least, a week in advance and with enough time prior to the expiration of the package, in order to insure that they receive their preferred lesson date and time. (Promotional offerings such as “Groupons” may be subject to additional scheduling requirements.)

Group Riding Lessons:

B.P.S. offers Group Riding Lesson. Group lessons will have multiple clients of various disciplines, various ages, various sill levels and with various goals. Brandy McDonnell had been successfully teaching these lessons for decades and is quite proficient in her ability to teach these group lessons. Group lessons will have two (2) or more riders in the lesson.  

Clients are not required to schedule lessons in advance.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE: If for some reason there becomes less than two (2), clients scheduled at a particular hour for a Group lesson; the singular client for the Group lesson will be contacted and asked to move their appointment to another time or day that already has other riders are secured with an appointment. Single riders in a Group lesson will only occur if the Client has opted to purchase a Private Lesson. 

Lesson Cancellations and Late Arrivals:

Riding Lesson Clients acknowledge that any “last minute” cancellation, constitutes a forfeit of that lesson. B.P.S. requires a minimum of 24 hours notice for ALL cancellations. Rare and dire extenuating circumstances may be considered by B.P.S. Arriving 5 minutes or more past the scheduled lesson will in most cases result in a forfeiture of the lesson. The lesson will be charged off of the clients package as if the lesson had been used. The Instructor will not be able to hold up the others that were scheduled for that time period and must move on. The tardy client will loose the lesson and a refund will not be issued.


Lesson Package Expiration:

With some exceptions, all regularly priced lesson packages expire 6 months after purchase. (This excludes any special promotions that may have different expiration time lines.) Riding Lesson Clients acknowledge that all Lesson Packages purchased are bought to be used within the time frame of a maximum of six (6) months from date of purchase. Otherwise, Client acknowledges that they forfeit any remaining lesson/s on the package that may have not yet been used.  No refunds are offered, nor will be honored or given, for any unused lesson/s remaining on an expired B.P.S. Lesson/s package.


Lesson Package Transfers:

Lesson packages are sold to the original purchaser and are non transferable once a package has been started. B.P.S. Clients are always encouraged to continue buying packages for gifts to their loved ones and friends.


Lesson Riding Release:

ALL Clients of B.P.S. must sign a release for themselves and/or their children and wards, PRIOR to the start of the first lesson. Our regulations mandate that we keep these on file. The release must be signed prior to riding, whether it’s our horse or the Client’s horse.

"Add-On" Program:

An immediate family member ("immediate" being defined as Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Grandparent or Grandchildren) living under the SAME roof; may schedule a lesson in conjunction with the other family member's regular priced lesson for only $20.00 additional. Should the Add-On Client fail to arrive for the lesson or should they arrive more than 5 minutes late for the lesson, the Add-On Client still owes the $20.00 even if their lesson has been forfeited. The "Add-On" payment may be made on the day of the lesson.

The  "Blue Sale"  Program  and  Conditions:

- The Blue Sale usually begins on September 15th of each year.

- We never know how long the Blue-Sale will run. One year it ran for eight (8) days. One year it ran up to midnight on Christmas Eve. In 2015 it concluded at the end of Thanksgiving Day at midnight.

- The Blue Sale is Blue Point Stables way of saying "Thank You" to our clients whom have supported us with regular price lesson package purchases throughout the year.

- The Blue Sale is NOT a coupon.

- The Blue Sale is a price reduction off of our regular rates.

- The Blue Sale has an expiration date of May 1st each year.

- The Blue Sale is a "use them or loose them" sale.

- The Blue Sale lessons are NOT private lessons.

- 2015 Blue Sale Package Plan A-5 (five lessons package) is $115.00 [equal to $23.00 per lesson].

- 2015 Blue Sale Package Plan A-10 (ten lessons package) is $210.00 [equal to $21.00 per lesson].

- 2015 Blue Sale Package Plan B-5 (five lessons package) is $95.00 [equal to $19.00 per lesson].

- 2015 Blue Sale Package Plan B-10 (ten lessons package) is $170.00 [equal to $17.00 per lesson].

- Everyone whom is a current client in good standing with Blue Point Stables is applicable for the GREAT savings offered with the Blue Sale Package Plan A.

- Current clients in good standing with Blue Point Stables whom have purchased a regularly priced package at regular rates during some point since New Year's Day, are applicable for even GREATER savings and may purchase an unlimited number of the Blue Sale Package Plan B.

- All Blue Sale lessons MUST be pre-scheduled.

- The Blue Sale lessons MUST be taken with others in group lessons.

- The Blue Sale is only offered once a year and isn't repeated until the next year.

- The Blue Sale begins each September 15th and cannot be purchased before then.

- The Blue Sale has no defined ending date and time. The number of sales are monitored and depending on how much is being purchased and used in the Fall of the year, helps to set the amount of time that the sale will continue.

- The Blue Sale is a "First Come – First Serve" sale. And, multiple packages may be purchased while the sale lasts. Extreme caution is urged to plan your lessons before buying too many Blue Sale Packages. The Blue Sale expires and is non refundable.

- A maximum of up to five (5) unused Blue Sale lessons may transfer over (at the same dollar rate of initial purchase) to the balance of a camp tuition on May 2nd; provided that the client has their child already enrolled and the deposit paid on or before May 1st. Any other lessons remaining above the five to be transferred, become null and void and simply cease to exist after May 1st.

NOTE: The 2015 Blue-Sale ended at day's end on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015 at midnight.