Because of your generosity and love for our beloved lesson horses, we are able to maintain the daily care, feed, bedding, farrier and veterinary care. We greatly appreciate your business and your contributions. We are not sure how long this unfortunate situation will continue so we thank you for any continued contributions.
These are unprecedented, uncertain and challenging times for all of us. In light of recent changes to Covid-19 Guidelines, Apex Riding Academy unfortunately has seen a decline in lessons with a possible complete closure in the future. Ultimately, this decision will leave our lesson horses without a job and because of this, they will need support from all of us during this down time.
For those who have visited Apex Riding Academy and have ridden one of our treasured lesson horses, you know how much we appreciate and love them. They are the foundation of our lesson program and income realized from the program goes to their daily care, feed, bedding, farrier and veterinary care. With that in mind, we’ve created “Adopt A Lesson Horse” which will provide varying levels of sponsorship that will directly support the care of our precious horses during this time of need.
**On a side note, we can’t forget about our Lead Instructor, Kari Brooks, who will also be without employment during the temporary closure of Apex. Kari is considered a 1099 employee, and therefore does not qualify for Unemployment Compensation. Please keep her in mind as you consider sponsoring one of our beloved lesson horses.
$115 Silver Sponsorship – Will help pay for one lesson horse for one week.
$225 Gold Sponsorship – Will help pay for one lesson horse for two weeks.
$450 Platinum Sponsorship - Will help pay for one lesson horse for one month.
$50 Contributor – Will help pay for feed for one horse for a week.
Any amount Instructor Sponsorship - Will help pay Kari's monthly expenses
This darling girl is a beginner/intermediate horse because sometimes she needs extra support...she only has one eye. For the riders that know and love her she is one of their very favorites to ride because she offers them a little challenge without being too difficult!
Rose is a great equitation and pattern teacher, she could do figure 8's all day!
Truly "the best ever"
Jesse has taught hundreds of beginner riders of all ages how to post their trot and steer.
She is kind, patient and forgiving and always looking for her favorite treat... Twizzlers!
At 25 years young, Jesse is still one of the kids (and adults) favorites!
is beautiful and friendly! He loves to cuddle and check out your pockets for peppermints!
He is a step up lesson horse that helps prepare riders for their winter tournaments and academy shows! He's great at teaching kids to canter!
This beautiful super star takes many riders to horse shows, for tournaments and academy. She does a wide variety of classes, but is especially talented at Show Hack (ask your instructor)! Honey is a step up from the beginner horses because she likes things to be done exactly the right way!
This precious girl is another new addition to the team. She fit in immediately with our program.
She has a sweet tooth and loves those mints!! She always nickers to you when she hears you walk into the barn... OH and did we say how cute she is?
This sporty old man teaches our advanced riders and has also taken many riders to their first Class A shows! He is a big puppy dog on the ground and a super fun sports car under saddle which makes him a favorite among our more advanced lesson students!
This guy is new to the Lesson program and is quickly becoming a lesson horse favorite because of his funny personality!
He loves to play and make faces! He has taken many riders into the show ring at Class A and Academy Shows!
This is our Shetland/Hackney Pony! He is a relatively new addition, but he fits in just right!
He wants to be sweet.. with a pinch of that Hackney sass... We're all in love with his cuteness!
This big beautiful boy teaches our intermediate to advanced riders saddle seat. With his big upright neck and go forward attitude he is quickly becoming a favorite to many of our future academy riders!