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For those who wish a more hands on experience, we are pleased to offer our One Hour Hands on Lesson: It's not all about riding, safety and care are part of the whole riding experience. The first 30 minutes. is focused on basic grooming, safety around the horse/pony and the barn, and how to place the saddle and bridle on our equine friend. Once completing the tacking up process: The next 30 minutes is spent in the saddle learning : Basic mounting, Seat and leg position, and holding of the reins.

Reservations are required to insure, our ponies and staff are available upon your arrival. Sorry we can not accommodate walk - ins.               


          Hands on Experience

                         • Learn about our ponies and horses
                         •Groom the pony
                         •Saddle the Pony
                         •Go for a Pony Ride

Hands on experience is $35.00 for the 1st child, and $10.00 for an additional child.

Payment in full is required prior to the start of the lesson.

Max. number of children  for this lesson package is 2 children. The below Waiver Form must be completed for each child, and visitor.

We encourage you to take a moment and review our link " A word from our Ponies" with all participants, prior to your arrival.



Required Gear:

NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS ALLOWED IN THE BARN AREA. Any type of closed toe shoe or boot, would work well. We do no provide riding helmets, so We encourage you to bring your child's bicycle helmet.

NON RIDING VISITORS: Siblings/friends/relatives of the student/s must be with a parent or guardian at all times; The riding lesson is only for the child(ren) whom it is scheduled for. Siblings/friends and other relatives are welcome to watch the lesson but are not allowed within the barn or riding area, and must sit outside the riding and barn area. We ask All non riding visitors - not to wander through out the barns or pastures without barn staff. Please do not touch or feed any of the horses, unless specific permission is granted.


                                                                   Please read carefully before signing

Serious injuries may result from participation in this activity. Janet Menetrirer does not guarantee your safety, Or the safety of your child.

Under North Carolina Law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.(Chapter 99E of the North Carolina Statues) (Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina), (see links page for more in formation on this Statue). Client providing the activity their heirs and guests, assume all risks involved in or arising from the use of the services provided by, Janet Menetrier and all of its successors, assigns, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors and heirs completely harmless and not liable and release them from all liability whatsoever and agree not to sue them on account of or in connection with any claims, including without limitation, those based on death, bodily injury, property damages, and any consequential damages. Should any clause be in conflict with the State Law, then that clause is null and void.

A. Registration of Riders and Agreement Purpose in consideration of the applicable fee and the signing-of this agreement. I, the following listed individual, or the parent or legal guardian thereof  a minor, do hereby voluntarily request and agree to participate in horseback riding instruction given by Janet Menetrier.

Sudent' Name (list names of each student/and Non Riding Visitor)_________________________________________________________________



Telephone Number (Home)______________________(Work)____________________________(Cell)____________________________________

B. Agreement and Territory and Definitions: This agreement shall be legally binding upon me the registered student, and the parents or legal guardian thereof if a minor my heirs, estate, assigns, including all minor children, and personal representative: and-it shall be interpreted according to the laws of the Sate of North Carolina. If any clause, phrase or word is in conflict with the state Law, then that single part will be null and void. The term " Horse" herein-shall refer to riding or otherwise handling of horses, ponies, or donkeys, whether from the ground or mounted. The Terms "student" and/or "Rider"shall herein refer to one who rides a horse mounted or otherwise handles or comes near a horse from the ground. The terms "I", "ME", "MY" shall herein refer to the above registered student rider - non riding visitor and the parents or legal guardians thereof it a minor.

C. Activity Risk Classification: I understand that: Horseback riding is classified as a RUGGED ADVENTURE RECREATIONAL SPORT ACTIVITY, and that there are numerous obvious and non-obvious inherent risks always present in such activity despite all safety precautions.



D. Nature of Horses: I understand that: Janet Menetrier chooses its lesson horses for their calm disposition and sound basic training as is required for use for student riders, and Janet Menetrier follows a rigid safety program. Yet, no riding horse is a completely safe horse. Horses are 5 - 15 times larger, 20 - 40 times more powerful, and 3-4 times faster than a human. If a rider falls from a horse to the ground it will generally be a distance of from 3.5 to 5.5 feet, and the impact may result in injury to the rider. Horseback riding is the only sport where one much smaller, weaker predator animal (human) tries to impose its will on, and become one unit of movement with, another much larger, stronger prey animal with a mind of is own (horses) and each has a limited understanding of the other. If a horse is frightened or provoked it may divert from its training and act according to its natural survival instincts which may include, but are not limited to: Stopping short, changing direction or speed at will, shifting its weight, bucking, rearing kicking, biting, or running from danger.

E. Rider Responsibility: I understand that: Upon mounting a horse and taking up the reins the rider is in primary control of the horse. The rider's safety largely depends upon his/her ability to carry out simple instructions and his/her ability to remain balanced aboard the moving animal. I agree that the rider shall be responsible for his/her own safety, including that of a unborn child. Should the rider be injured they would be taken to the nearest hospital/facility for treatment. By signing this agree you agree with our terms. ______________________________(int-ital)

F. Conditions of Nature and Inspection of Premises: I understand that: Janet Menetrier is NOT responsible for total or partial acts, occurrences, or elements of nature that can scare a horse, cause it to fall, or react in some other unsafe way. Some examples are: Thunder, lightening, rain, wind wild or domestic animals, insects, reptiles, which may walk, run, or fly near,or bite or sting a horse or person, and irregular footing on out of door groomed or wild land which is subject to constant change in condition according to weather, temperature, and natural and man-made changes in landscape. the rider or parent or legal guardian have inspected the facilities, as per the stable, etc. and are satisfied that all premise conditions are reasonable safe for rider's intended purpose, usage.

G. Saddles girth/natural lessening: I understand that: The saddle girth (saddle fasteners around the horse's belly)may loosen during a ride. If a rider notices this, he/she must alert the riding instructor as quickly as possible so action can be taken to avoid slippage of the saddle and a potential fall from the animal.

H. Accident/Medical Insurance: I agree that: Should emergency medical treatment be required, I and/ or my own accident/medical insurnce company shall pay for all such incurred expenses.

I. Liability Release: I agree that: In consideration of Janet Menetrier, allowing my participation in this activity, under the terms set forth herein, I, the rider, and the parent or guardian thereof if a minor do agree to hold harmless and release Janet Menetrier, its owners, agents, employees, officers, members, students, premises owners, affiliated organizations, and insurers from legal liability, and I do further agree that I shall bring no claims, demands, actions and causes of actions, and /or litigation, against Janet Menetrier and is associates as stated above in this clause, for any economic and non-economic losses due to bodily injury, death, property damage, sustained by me and / or my minor child or legal ward in relation to the premises and Janet Meneterier, to include while riding, handling, or otherwise being near horses owned by or in the care, custody, and control of Janet Menetrier.


Parents or Legal Guardians Must SIgn Below After Reading this entire document:


______________________________________________________________________________________Signer Statement Awareness

I/We, the undersigned, have read and do understand the foregoing agreement, warnings, release and assumption of risk. I/We further attest that all facts relating to the applicant's physical condition, experience, and age are true and accurate.

Signature of Parent or Guardian _________________________________________________________Date____________________________________

Printed Name_________________________________________________________________________

Janet Menetrier_______________________________________________________________________Date____________________________________

Jetta awaiting for Friends to arrive


We are Located at : 6804 Hudson Chapel Road, Catawba NC 28609

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To insure  your date,  and the  time you would like, Please plan your special event at the min. 3 weeks in advance.  - Janet

Weekend Party Times: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

To Make a Deposit, or Payment: Proceed to Party Agreement.

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