Zephyr's Way Stable
Visit our Lessons Page for our 2017 Camp and Birthday Party Information!

Lessons

Please Note that we do require 24 hours notice for cancellation of lessons.   Students are still responsible for payment of missed lessons if proper notice is not given. 



Whether your goal is horse showing or being able to control a horse out on the trails, we can help you reach it.  Lessons at Zephyr's Way Stable are either taught privately or in groups of two to four.  This allows for more individual attention, and for a better learning experience than the large group lessons.  A signed liability release is required. 

Caitlin Ashton

Hunter/Jumper lessons are taught by ARIA certified instructor Caitlin Ashton.  Caitlin grew up riding in the Richmond area, and was very active in 4H.  She began her education at Virginia Intermont College studying Equine Management and Business.  She finished with a BS in Animal Science at Virginia Tech in 2009.  She received her instructor's certification in 2008 from ARIA, specializing in Hunter/Jumper and Stable Management.  She enjoys teaching her students how to become successful with their horses, and rehabs and retrains rescue horses in her spare time.



Alexandra Cerkez



Ali was introduced to horses as a toddler and began lessons shortly after. By nine years of age, she was an active member of her local 4H, and was showing locally with her first pony.  During high school, Ali helped exercise horses for a local trainer, and began teaching some lessons of her own.   After graduating from Powhatan High School she went on to Hollins University, and was very involved in the riding program. When she returned from Hollins, she became part of the Zephyr's Way Team!  Ali focuses on teaching the successful communication between horse and rider to students of all ages. 


Rebecca Firth




Rebecca Firth began riding at a very young age.  Her teaching methods reflect her great understanding of the horse from a training aspect.  She works with her students to ensure that they are communicating in an effective way, in which the horse will respond positively and perform as well as possible.  She has competed through Third Level Dressage, and has shown many Arabians in the Sport Horse Arena, including taking some to Sport Horse Nationals.  Below is a personal note from Rebecca reflecting her training and teaching methods! 
"I began riding at the tender age of 7.  From the beginning I was taught how to be an effective rider--no discipline, no box, no external pressure, to just be effective, keep myself out of the way, and to communicate.  Throughout my extensive career, I have witnessed many situations where there was a lack of communication, a simple misunderstanding, which led to frustration.  I will say it's hard, it's painful, but at the same time it can be so rewarding.  You just have to learn to be responsible for yourself, and let your horse find its own balance.  You can help, but you can't find it for them.  You can offer a guideline and encourage your horse to take it.  You can be forgiving, but at the same time you need be black and white.  Horses don't understand grey areas.  From my foundation, I've learned that, as a rider,t it's all about being responsible for you, staying out of your horses way, and being a guidance and not a hindrance.  Grow as a unit and not independent, and Most of all Communicate.  It's my goal to offer what I have learned, to share my knowledge, and to help people and their horses grow." 




2017 Pricing Information

One Hour Private: $50
Half Hour Private: $35
Group Lesson (Two-Eight People): $40 per person
Lesson Package (Ten Private Lessons): $450
Lesson Package (Ten Group Lessons): $360
Birthday Party: $325
Horse Camp: $400
Local Horse Show $100
Half Lease: $225 per month
Full Lease: $550 per month

Pricing Information, Fliers, and Forms can be mailed upon request.




Pony Parties at Zephyr's Way

Make your child's birthday extra special this year with a pony filled party!  Birthday boys and girls can enjoy two hours of fun on the farm with their friends.  Rain or shine, your party and pony rides will go on in our indoor arena and lounge area, complete with kitchen and tables.  We offer this service to ages 4 and up.  A deposit and signed release forms are required for all riders.  Safety helmets must be worn, and are provided by the stable.  Please call or email for more information.
$325



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