Ladies Riding Club
FMI: Cheryl Anderson, Equestrian Director
Phone: (207) 446-3750
Ages: 18 & up
Annual Membership: $350*
Non-Members: $30 per ride
Are you looking for a welcoming environment where you can share the love of horses with other adult women? Maybe you used to ride & would like to take it up again? Perhaps you have been living vicariously through your daughter and want to learn how to ride yourself!
At its heart, the FHS Ladies Riding Club is about building relationships…with the horses and with each other. The riding lessons are geared toward teaching fundamental horsemanship, both on and off the horse, and helping you develop your equestrian skills. For some, there may be a desire to improve skills and be able to compete in shows. For everyone, there is a desire to have meaningful opportunities to learn more about horses, share experiences, mentor youth who love horses and enjoy socializing with like-minded horsewomen in a positive & encouraging atmosphere.
In the fall season, there will be ample opportunities for riding lessons, field trips, and trail riding. The spring season focuses on lunging, natural horsemanship, lessons, stable projects, mentoring youth, & getting the horses ready for summer. Summer is a busy time for FHS, but we still have chances to plug in and get involved. At the end of summer, a FHS Ladies Riding Retreat is being planned for 2019. Members can expect to have opportunities to ride up to 15 times a year. During the winter season, members get together for field trips, volunteer days, educational opportunities, & social events. Times of spiritual encouragement are often included. There are generally 2 opportunities most months for members to get together.
The annual membership fee is payable in January or semi-annually with half due in January and half in September. Non-members will pay $30 each time they ride. Fees apply to all participants, whether they ride a FHS horse or trailer in their own horses. All members are asked to volunteer at least 4 hours a month throughout the year with chores, stable related projects, or youth programs. All members must pass a background check.
Stabling member-owned horses, overnight accommodations for retreats, travel expenses & meals for field trips & special events, or admission costs associated with field trips or special events are not included in membership fee.