Most lesson students begin in private 1/2 hour lessons at a rate of $40 per lesson. The lessons will instruct the student in how to balance, steer and handle the horse while they progress at their own pace. When the student is confident and ready they will move into a group lesson where they ride with other students at their same riding level. Groups offer the students an opportunity to meet other fellow horse lovers and watch each other ride and learn together. Students ride a minimum of one lesson per week and may reschedule for another time if a 24 hour notice is given. For those previously experienced riders, they will progress at their own pace and from their current level.
Lessons run as scheduled rain or shine, if we have poor weather then we head indoors and have a hands-on barn lesson. A barn lesson is a wonderful opportunity to learn more skills out of the saddle that the students will need if they hope to own their own horse one day, horse show or just learn more about their sport and being a leader to their horse. They will learn a broad range of skills, such as : grooming, tacking, blanketing, feeding, getting ready for a horse show, medical care and how to put a horse on a trailer.
Katrina Brown Hutto~ Owner/Instructor
Katrina obtained an Equine Science Minor and Business Major with an emphasis in Marketing and Management from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1996. Katrina was additionally certified through the United States Hunter Jumper Assoc. (USHJA) as an Instructor in 2014. Katrina was also certified as a PATH International Instructor (Professional Assoc. of Therapeutic Horsemanship) in 2015.
She began teaching and training under different professionals (Cathy Cram, Karen Kelley, Shelby French) for several years before striking out on her own. In 1999 she moved to Florence, SC to begin her own lesson program and has since built her own farm with Husband, David Hutto. Her daughter Savannah Hutto also rides and competes locally. Katrina is currently the president for our local show circuit, Camden Equine Circuit (CEC). www.camdenequinecircuit.com. She is also the Associate Director for Bethlehem Therapeutic Riding Stables.
Teresa Blackmon~ Instructor
Teresa has also been with Tally Ho for many years. She additionally has 30 + years of teaching and showing in VA and SC. Teresa teaches many of our young riders (4-7 year olds) as well as jointly instructing our IEA (Interscholastic Equestrian Association) teams. She has two granddaughters she has also been instructing and coaching to competitions.
Tally Ho Facility Info:
Tally Ho offers a 45 acre facility with a 30 stall barn, in a family fun environment. Each stall is equipped with rubber mats and a drop down fan. Several stalls additionally have an attached paddock. We have lockable feed, utility, school horse and boarders tack rooms as well. Our tacking area consists of 10 grooming crossties and two hot/cold wash racks with fans and a heat lamp. Our lounge has a sitting area with TV, drink machine and rest room. There is also a covered awning outside of the ring for specatators to watch their friends and families ride, away from the sun and rain.
200' x 250' Main Ring, sand with a full set of jumps and LIGHTS
200' x 150' Crossrail ring with grass footing
100' x 150' Full sized PVC dressage ring with grass footing
100' x 200' Therapeutic Ring, sand footing and nearby Ramp for convenient mounting