Recognizing that horses are expensive, it is our aim to provide an experience of the highest possible quality at a price that the average person or family can afford. Thus, lessons are priced as follows:
$120.00 per month
includes 4 or 5 lessons
(extras such as shows and trail rides are free)
Lessons can be distributed among family members according to convenience and need; different rates apply to psychotherapy.
Our instructor is Gretchen K. Fuchs, who is certified as a Level II Instructor for both English and western riding by the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) and as a Registered Instructor with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl.).
Our therapist is Pamela Steele, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) working with Gretchen through the Open My World (OMW) Therapeutic Riding Center with Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP). OMW is also located in Leander, at 1020 County Road 270.
Gretchen's background consists of a lifetime of experience with horses, including cattle ranching in Colorado and New Mexico, horse racing on bush tracks and at County fairs, Little Britches rodeo, Quarter Horse Shows, riding club gymkhanas and playdays, jumping, dressage, and reining. During that time, she has started dozens of horses and introduced many individuals and families to the joy of horses.
Sunny Oaks Academy and Ranch
4050 County Road 279 (Bagdad Road)
Leander, TX 78641
by appointment only, including weekends and evenings