Lessons & Training
We offer many options to meet all of you and your equine partners needs. From basic board to full service we can completely customize your experience!
Pasture Board $ 400.00
Stall Board $ 750.00
Daily and seasonal board available call for rates!
All board options include-
:: access to all facilities including
100'x200' indoor arena
300’x500’ turf outdoor
heated main barn, viewing and lounge area
Individual tack spaces
2 heated wash racks + 4 additional grooming areas
80 acres of trails and state land access
:: Owner lives on site
:: 2x daily grain feedings up to 6lbs daily (please inquire about grains provided),
as well as feeding supplements provided by owner
:: 2-3x daily grass or grass mix hay.
:: Stalls cleaned daily, top quality pelleted bedding.
:: Daily turnout in small groups (Weather permitting)
:: Blanket changes as needed for stall boarders
:: Management and scheduling of
De-worming program by fecal testing
Yearly or bi-yearly equine dentist
Massage and chiropractic care scheduled as needed
We want all of our boarders to have the best possible experience. To this end all of our boarding options are customizable with training, lesson and grooming options.
Have a busy schedule and want to make sure you have time for the barn? Consider our full service option, it can be added to indoor or outdoor board for $250.00/month. Full service care is included in full training board.
Full service care includes:
::Tack ups during normal barn hours 8:00AM-4:30PM (1 hour notice
::Face and bridle path clipping
::Holding horse for vet, farrier etc.
In an attempt to meet most peoples needs we provide many additional services including the following. A complete price list is available.
General Grooming or tack up
Clipping / basic face, legs, body
Holding Horse for vet, farrier, chiropractor etc.
You can access the schedule 24hrs a day 7 days a week. You will receive a confirmation email so everyone knows what is happening. Don't worry, you can still call the barn and we can schedule for you if you don't have internet access. Follow the link below to try it out.
::Lessons & Training::
We offer a comprehensive lesson program for students of all ages and abilities. Whether you want to succeed in the show ring or on the trail we can provide experienced staff to meet your needs. To offer you the most individualized service lessons are generally privates, unless specifically arranged or part of one of our 3 group programs.
1 Hour Lesson $55.00
Package of 10, 1 hour lessons $400.00
Lesson package is non-refundable and must be used within 90 days of purchase.
Pony Ride 1/2 hr (under 6 yrs. old) $30.00
Group lessons- $40.00
We offer flat and over fences group lessons to meet the needs of most riders. Riders must be able to trot safely in a group to join our beginner group. More information can be found through the scheduling page.
Intro to Riding Class 6 week class $200.00
Geared to first time riders, this one hour class will get your horse crazy kid or adult
the basics in a safe and organized environment. Call or check online schedule for class
Full Training is available to both short and long term boarders. It can be a mix of lessons or rides depending on you and your horses' specific needs. All rides or lessons must be completed within the month and are applicable to one rider horse combo only.
Full training package
5 lessons or rides per week (20/month) $650.00/month
The full training package also includes full service care
Because consistency and routine are key to successfully starting a young horse under
saddle, if you are interested in having Katie start your horse under saddle, full training is
required for the first two months.
KCS regularly accepts horses for sale, or aids in the sale of your horse. If you would like advice or help selling your horse we offer a one week (5 day) sales evaluation. This evaluation includes video taped rides, photographs, and a comprehensive sales plan, as well as any bathing or clipping that is needed to make your horse shine in his pictures. There is no further obligation to use KCS as your agent after the week is completed, and all of the videos and photographs are yours to keep.
Katie is available for off site lessons and clinics at your farm and regularly travels
throughout the upper and lower peninsula as well as Canada. Please call for pricing and current schedule. Lesson prices depend on the distance traveled and number of riders.
Leasing a horse is a great way to get miles on an educated horse before you take the plunge into ownership. We occasionally have horses owned by K. Colfer Sporthorses or clients of the barn available for lease. One lesson per week is required with your lease. Many of our students who horse show, but do not own a horse enjoy this option. Terms for leasing a horse vary depending on the specific horse, duration of lease, and whether you choose a half or full lease. We have some very economic options so don't be afraid to ask!
If your schedule is tight but you would still like to practice outside of your regular lesson,
Try a practice ride $40.00/ride
Off site leases of KCS horses with terms for up to a year are available for some horses.
If we don't have what you are looking for, no problem. We are happy to help find an appropriate lease elsewhere. 10% commission on all non KCS leases.
::Horse Show Costs::
The barn attends many shows through out the year at all levels, schooling through AA. Here is a summary of the costs/fees that you can expect to see at a show.
You can find dates and more info on our Calendar page.
Coaching $55.00/day This includes all schooling each day. No additional fees for multiple sessions. Minimum day fee $200.00 (split between riders if less than 4)
General care- All horses will be fed at show by KCS to keep everyone on a regular schedule, and according to USEF rules, as the trainer, Katie is responsible for anything in your horse's system.
Grooming- Most people choose to do the care themselves, but for those on a tight schedule it can be very convenient.
Basic Care $30.00/day
stall cleaned, clean tack
Full care $50.00/day
The above plus bathing, groom, tack up, lunging if necessary, wrapping.
Hotel- Trainer’s hotel is divided between all clients. We try to make this as economic as possible by sharing rooms.
Shipping- Each rider(s) are responsible for the cost of getting their horse(s) to and from the horse show. Shipping rates vary depending on the number of horses in the trailer, and who will be shipping your horse (Katie, another rider, professional company) Please inquire for rates.
Show fees and stalls
For rated shows-
*Class fees vary widely please check the prize list of the show you
are thinking about attending.
*Please make sure you and your horse have current USEF/USHJA
credentials. This reduces additional non-member fees.
*you can expect to spend between $100-$250 for a stall for a
week. Also there will be a split for all tack stall fees and you must
cover your share of the bedding costs.
For Stepping Stone Horse Shows
*Class fees vary slightly but you can expect to spend somewhere
between $30-$100/show total.
* There are no membership fees but you should plan to nominate
yourself at the beginning of the season for year end awards($15)
* stall fees are usually between $20-$30, if additional bedding is
needed please plan to cover your share of the cost.
What: Day camp for kids who love horses. Mounted and unmounted learning, as well as projects and games.
Who: Beginner to advanced riders. First time riders are welcome!
What to bring-
A smile :)
What to wear-
Long pants like jeans or leggings, riding breeches if you have them
Sturdy shoes with a heel, paddock or tall boots if you have them (NO sandals)
A shirt with sleeves
(NO tank tops)
Hair tie to control long hair while wearing your helmet.
What we can provide-
A limited selection of riding boots
A limited selection of breeches
Summer 2018 dates
Drop off 9AM Pick Up 3:30PM
Early drop off and late pick-up available please inquire ahead.
$350 per week
We offer summer day camps for riders ages 6-14. Riders of any ability, from first timers to those that are already showing, are welcome. Each week children will ride once per day in an ability appropriate morning or afternoon group with an experienced instructor. Groups are limited in size to offer individual attention to each rider. An important part of the camp experience happens off the horse. Children will learn how to care for their mount. They will learn feeding, stall cleaning and horse care basics throughout the week. They will have the opportunity to watch our farrier at work and may get to see our veterinarian as well. Some weeks have the additional option of a horse show experience at the end of the week. Mounted and unmounted learning opportunities, have an emphasis on safety and good horsemanship.
Payment in full is required on the first day of camp. Parents will also need to be available to sign release forms.
518 West Townline Rd.
Harbor Springs, MI
231.526.2868 :: 231.838.9386