The Chestnut Hill training program is aimed at providing every rider an individualized program to help them meet their goals. Whether it’s a child’s first pony lesson, an adult's first time in the tack since childhood, or an experienced rider preparing for a big Medal final, “excellence built on basics,” is at the core of the program.
Beverly and her assistant, Katy Candy, oversee every aspect of training, horse care and stable management along with full-time, well-trained grooms. The team works closely with top veterinarians, farriers, and body and dental work specialists to ensure that the horses are happy, in optimum health and able to perform at their peak comfortably and happily.
Unlike many top show barns, Chestnut Hill also welcomes clients who love to ride, but may not like to show. There is no requirement that riders must show. And for those who do like to show - Chestnut Hill competes at conveniently located shows in Northern California, as well as a nice assortment of bigger shows in Southern California. This approach allows each client to create a plan that works for their schedule, and their budget.
Training and lessons at home continue throughout the year, regardless of the Chestnut Hill show schedule. In addition to the well-groomed outdoor rings, a large, well-lit indoor ring makes riding possible throughout the year. Horses also benefit by having access to year-round turn-out paddocks, a six-horse Eurosizer, a Game Ready Equine System and a Centurion Magnetic Blanket and Foot Pad - all of which are included for no extra charge in the Chestnut Hill training package.
In addition to the training she does at Chestnut Hill, Beverly also judges at area horse shows. A holder of a USEF "r" judges license, Beverly plans to obtain her "R" judges license as well.
A strong believer in continuous education for herself and her riders, Beverly strives to bring in top flight clinicians throughout each year.
What Does it Cost?
Care and Training
All horses are required to be in Full Care & Training.
$1,000/ month - Full Care & Training: includes three lessons and two schooling rides per week.
Also includes grooming, tacking and untacking horse for lessons and schooling rides, lunging, after lesson/schooling care of horse and tack, daily turn-out and blanketing. And, laundry service, feeding lunch and supplements, administering medications, bandaging, arranging and assisting vet, farrier and physical therapy visits. Basic medical, grooming and tack cleaning supplies as well as show preparation trims and mane pulls are also included.
In addition, horses benefit by having access to year-round turn-out paddocks, a covered Eurosizer, a Game Ready Equine System, Centurion Magnetic Blanket, and Foot Pad - all of which are included for no extra charge in the Chestnut Hill training package.
$775/month - Boarding at Alder Lane Farm: Includes large stall with stall mats, stalls are cleaned several times a day, airy and well-lit barns, high quality hay and grain fed three times a day, washracks, grooming stalls, and bridle path. Use of two outdoor rings and an indoor covered ring with well-groomed footing.
$60/month - Daily lunch per horse.
$150/ - Full body clip. (Payable directly to groom.)
Unlike many show barns in the area, Chestnut Hill not only provides lessons with a reliable horse or pony, it welcomes those who are just learning to ride and do not have their own mount.
$100/hour - Group lessons with a Chestnut Hill horse.
$75/hour - Group lessons with a Chestnut Hill pony.
Horse Show Charges
$75/day - Day Care (for horses in Chestnut Hill training): Includes schooling rides, coaching and comprehensive supervision of horse and rider.
$25/horse - Set up fee: Includes equipment use and supplies necessary for setting up and grooming.
* A percentage of expenses for feed and bedding, tack and grooming stalls and trainers' hotel/travel fees will be charged per horse.
Buying, Selling and Lease Commissions
10% - Charge on the lease, sale or purchase of a horse or pony.