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Summit Ranch Apprentice Program
School Year Schedule:
Tuesday - Friday
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2-3 Days/Week: $500.00/Month
4-5 Days/Week: $600.00/Month
Single Day Fee: $90.00 per Day
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$95 per day
$400 per week, all 5 days
$900 per month, with unlimited days
Pick up time is pick up time. Late fee’s may be assessed for repeated late pick-ups.
Owned Horses and Boarded Horses may qualify for a discount on the program fees. Contact Rachel for more details.
Students do not need to attend all days signed up for, this simply gives the student the opportunity to attend that number of days if available.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What should I bring?
Apprentices need to have a riding helmet, proper riding boots, jeans or riding pants, lunch and/or snacks, and a great attitude!
Do I need to own a horse?
You do not need to own a horse to be involved in the Apprentice Program. However, we do offer horse leases and always have a few horses for sale within the program.
Lessons & Apprentice Program
We offer private riding lessons for both children and adults in English and Western. We have a variety of Instructors that offer lessons at Summit Ranch, please contact us to get started today!
Looking for an after-school program? Summit Ranch offers a youth apprentice program that is designed for those kids (ages 11- 17) who just can’t get enough of the horses! This program is designed to expand on the knowledge already learned through private lessons or camps. Students have the opportunity to spend much more time around the horses and at the ranch, which consistently leads to significant advancement in both knowledge of horses and riding skills.
The kids in the program become a family, and as with many other endeavors, joy and self-esteem come with dedication. Seeing that Summit Ranch apprentices come from schools all around the East Bay Area, the environment serves as a welcome respite from the stress and challenge of own’s own individual school environment.
The apprentices are a big part of the ranch and the care and training of our school horses. “We work hard and we play hard,” says Rachel Hannigan who leads the apprentice program. “These kids are awesome. Watching them learn and grow not only as horsemen and women, but as individuals, is something I feel extremely blessed to be a part of.”
Apprentices are encouraged to ride both English and Western. They have the opportunity to be around horses of all breeds, disciplines and training levels.
Each day we have group riding lessons along with unmounted horse-related activities and chores around the ranch. During the spring and Summer we attend local schooling shows and competitions. We keep the focus on fun and learning!
Testimonials - Summit Ranch Apprentice Program: