Enjoy horseback riding and other equine adventures just south of Atlanta in
McDonough, Georgia

What do we offer?

Here is a list of some of the services we offer. Please feel free to call us with any questions.

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Our Services

Boarding

Pasture Board

Pasture Board is a service for easy kept horses. Pasture board is $100/month + hay. Your horse roams the pasture freely. You may use the stall if one is available only to feed your horse grain. During months Luella Stables determines hay is needed, hay will be provided for an extra $65/month. If a horse is sick or injured and needs a stall you may use one. A charge of $20/day for shavings, twice a day cleaning, and a water refill will be required to be paid prior to each week needed.

Partial Board

Partial Board $200/month + hay. Horses roam the fields freely and are brought in a stall for feeding. When purchasing a winter blanket, search 1200 denier waterproof turnout SHEETS or a lightweight blanket.  Fly masks will be the responsibility of the owner. Owner must provide feed can, feed of your choice, and feed bucket.

 

Lessons & Camps

Lessons are offered Monday through Friday during day light hours. Private lessons are mandatory for students just starting at Luella Stables. Nicole will decide when the student is ready to advance to group lessons. She actually prefers students ride with other riders. Groups are small and organized according to riding ability and level. Please expect to take at least 6 months of private lessons. Students who ride in multiple camps, have a horse of their own or attend more than once a week lessons may advance more quickly. Some students may benefit from continuing private lessons much longer. Ultimately students need to gain quality and safety from each lesson. In the beginning there is so much to learn on the ground. Students learn to be confident and comfortable around the horses and on the farm. Western riding is preferred for starting lessons. Students may advance to the English saddle once he/she is comfortable and confident in the walk trot and canter. Students will not be running for quite some time! Safety for both horse and rider is a major factor. Nicole does enjoy taking students to local barrel races. She will allow students to attend these shows on lesson horses. However, students should be prepared to spend a high dollar amount on a competitive horse after a few months of showing. The lesson horses are strictly for starters and are not super-fast.  Horses adapt to their daily riding habits. Nicole specializes in beginners. The majority of students do lots of slow work and practice technique. This takes some of the fire out of horses. Nicole does teach all students basic jumping skills. It is great exercise for the horse mentally and physically. It is very good for the riders balance and skill. Riding in the English saddle is far less secure than the western saddle and allows students to focus specifically on their leg, seat and hands. Riding horses is a great way to build muscle and a great amount of muscle is acquired for being a great rider. Nicole will challenge all students. Although most students do find a favorite horse, be prepared to switch horses. If one horse is easy you will stop learning. You need to ride the one that challenges you too. Prices are as followed:

Private Lessons

Private Lessons: $200/month for once a week one hour lessons

$350/month for twice a week one hour lessons

All students start out private. Students advance to group lessons at the point the student is a confident rider and saddles independently. Every student is different. Brand new riders can expect 6 months to a year of private lessons. The more you ride the quicker you advance.
Students learn to properly handle the horse from the ground while grooming and saddling. After riding, students un-saddle before turning the horse out to pasture. Some days, students may experience basic equine first aid, feeding, bathing, cleaning stalls etc.

Group Lessons

Group Lessons: $150/month for once a week one hour lessons

$250/month for twice a week one hour lessons

*Students fully capable of catching their horse, saddling and un-saddling independently, will be given time before and after the lesson hour to do so. Children under the age of 16 will need an adult present to keep eyes on children. You will not need to assist the child. The instructor will be busy with other work during this time, but still wants children to be monitored.*

Private and group lessons

One private lesson and one group lesson per week

$300/month for one private lesson and one group lesson per week

Students will benefit from a group setting by feeding off of other students and learning to maneuver around other horses in the riding ring. Students also benefit greatly from a one on one setting with the instructor and less distractions.
**Discounts: Apply a $50 discount to the total payment for families of 2 or more**

Show student packages

$200 per month – One lesson per week plus one tune up/exercising per week for your barrel horse
$250 per month – One lesson per week plus two tune ups/exercising per week for your barrel horse
$350 per month – Two lessons per week plus one tune up/exercising per week for you barrel horse

Any students showing will need to pick from one of these packages. Barrel horses have to be exercised at least three times per week to perform well and prevent from injury. Nicole will not charge a trainer fee or use of a horse fee for students with or without their own horse when going to the actual show. In addition to entry fees you are responsible for paying at the show office of every show, there will be a hauling fee, unless you own your own truck and trailer. If any lessons are missed, a tune up for your horse will be replacement of that lesson; you may make up the lesson in the same week

Camps

Camp dates and times for 2018-9

ALL SALES ARE FINAL; NO REFUNDS

 

Beginner Fall Break Camp is September 17th-19th

Time: 8a.m.-1p.m.

Bring: a lunch and drinks

Cost: $120

Nonrefundable Deposit of $50 holds your spot

 

Intermediate/Advanced Fall Break Camp is September 20th-21st

Time: 8a.m.-5p.m.

Bring: lunch and drinks

Cost: $150

Nonrefundable Deposit of $50 holds your spot

 

Beginner Spring Break Camp is April 1st-3rd 

Time: 8a.m.-1p.m.

Bring: a lunch and drinks

Cost: $120

Nonrefundable Deposit of $50 holds your spot

 

Intermediate/Advanced Spring Break Camp is April 4th-5th

Time: 8a.m.-5p.m.

Bring: lunch and drinks

Cost: $150

Nonrefundable Deposit of $50 holds your spot

Beginner Summer Camps Date:

June 10th-12th, June 24th-26th and July 8th-9th

Level 2 Summer Camps Dates:

June 17th-19th and July 15th-17th

Time: 8a.m.-1p.m.

Bring a lunch and A LOT of drinks

Cost: $120

Nonrefundable Deposit of $50 holds your spot

Intermediate/Advanced Camp:

May 28th-30th

Time: 8a.m.-5p.m.

Cost $200

Nonrefundable Deposit of $50 holds your spot

 

 

Horseback Riding

 

FALL/WINTER TRAIL SPECIALS START NOVEMBER 2ND!!


Any day but Sunday, you can make an appointment. Text 404-789-8757 and Nicole will guide you through the steps to pre pay and reserve.


Pricing:


Half hr trail for 2-3 people is $20/person.


Half hr trail for 4 or more people is $15/person.


Full hr ride for 2 people is $35/person.


Full hr ride for 3-6 people is $30/person. 


Please note that the half hr trail is guided and walking only. The full hr includes half an hr in the arena to experience more than a walk according to your ability. Your trainer will then guide you on the trail for the remaining half hour.


No age limit but children six and under and sometimes the older kids will ride in front of the trainer on the same horse at no extra charge. This means, kids needing a trainers additional help are still the same charge as anyone else. 


250lb weight limit


Add Christmas gift certificates available!  Packages as followed:

1) 1 riding lesson $45

2) 5 private lessons $200

3) 10 private lessons $350

4) trail rides:

2 people $40

3 people $60

4 or more $15 each 

5) 3 half day camp $120

Expires December 2019