THE FINE PRINT

LESSON POLICIES

PAYMENT

Payment is due at the time of the lesson. I accept cash, e-transfer, and PayPal. Receipts available upon request.

CANCELLATIONS

Lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Extraordinary circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

LATES & NO-SHOWS

No-shows will be charged the full lesson fee, including travel charges. A no-show is assumed 15 minutes after your scheduled time. If you are going to be late, please communicate with me. Late arrivals will usually mean a shortened lesson, in order to not affect the rest of my day's schedule. If for some reason I am going to be late arriving, I will communicate this with you ASAP, and it will NOT affect the length of your lesson.

LESSON PACKAGES

Packages are attached to the student. Multiple horses may be used, but package may not be split between different people. Packages of 5 lessons expire six months after the date of purchase. Packages of 10 lessons expire one year after the date of purchase. Any unused lessons after that time will be forfeited. 

 

CLINIC POLICIES FOR INDIVIDUALS

PAYMENT

For participants, a deposit of $200 is required to secure your spot, with the balance of $165 due ten days prior to the beginning of the clinic. For auditors, if spaces are limited, full payment is required to guarantee your spot. Payment can be made by cash, e-transfer, and PayPal.

CANCELLATIONS

Deposit is non-refundable but remains transferrable (to another date or converted to a gift certificate) up until TEN days prior to the start of the clinic. Within ten days of the clinic, if you become unable to attend for any reason, it is your responsibility to find someone to buy your spot from you, otherwise you forfeit your deposit. For auditors, payment is non-refundable within ten days of the clinic, but may be transferred (to another date or converted to a gift certificate).

WINTER CONSIDERATIONS

Clinics scheduled during the winter months remain somewhat at the mercy of Mother Nature. I will use my best discretion and will not encourage anyone to be hauling horses on icy roads; nor will we be working in unheated arenas in especially cold temperatures (daytime highs below -15C). In these instances, I will communicate with the participants leading up to the clinic to determine the best course of action. If possible, the clinic will be rescheduled to the following weekend. If that is not a workable solution, other dates will be discussed, and a solution found that works for the most people. If the rescheduled date does not work for you, you will be offered the opportunity to transfer your registration to a later date, or your deposit will be credited in the form of a gift certificate.

 

CLINIC POLICIES FOR ORGANIZERS

COST

Clinics cost $1695 for the first two days, plus $700 for each additional day or part-day. Travel, accommodation, and meals are additional. You decide on the cost to individual participants and auditors if you choose to have them.

PAYMENT

Due to the limited number of dates available, I require a deposit of 50% no later than SIX WEEKS prior to the scheduled date. The balance is due one week before the beginning of the clinic. Payment can be made by cash, e-transfer, and PayPal.

CANCELLATIONS

Deposit is non-refundable but may be transferred to another date within one year of the originally scheduled date. Cancellations made within seven days of the scheduled date are responsible for the full clinic fee and any associated costs. 

WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS

I teach year-round. Clinics will proceed rain, shine, or snow unless the conditions become unsafe. ​Please note my cancellation policy and use your best discretion when booking winter dates. 

DOGS

For insurance reasons, there may not be any dogs off-leash in the clinic area. I would prefer if there were no dogs present at all, and disruptive dogs will be asked to leave.

ORGANIZING

You as the organizer are responsible for logistics, ​advertising, communicating with and recruiting participants, and collecting payment and paperwork from individuals. I can provide some basic promotional materials upon request.

 
COVID-19

I am optimistically booking 2021 dates provided that strict health protocol, including the wearing of masks, physical distancing, and diligent sanitizing and disinfecting will be enforced. Clinic formats will be designed to avoid close contact and unnecessary movement around the premises. 

 

Every person present will be required to sign a COVID-19 attestation and waiver.

In the event that local public health measures and/or travel restrictions prevent a clinic from going ahead as scheduled, it will either be postponed to a later date, or, if possible, converted to an online format.

Almonte (Ottawa), Ontario

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