Horses are accepted for training at beautiful Westport Stables
Horses in training are boarded at Westport Stables in Talent, Oregon. Westport is home base for Michelle Merkin Dressage, and offers a full service facility with three riding arenas (two indoor), round pen, turnout and viewing rooms. Westport is five minutes from I-5, and a ten minute drive from beautiful Ashland, OR.
Lessons/training based on a four week month. $360: Two session per week, eight sessions per month. Sessions can be any combination of lessons or training.
$450 for three sessions per week. Twelve session per month. Sessions can be any combination of lessons or training.
$650 for four sessions per week. Sixteen sessions per month. Max three lessons per week.
$750 for five sessions per week. Twenty sessions per month. Four rides, plus one hack, longe using caveletti or trail ride. Max three lessons per week. Full training includes the following complimentary services: Management of blanketing/un-blanketing Clipping of head, bridle path and legs Small trace clip Mane pulling, Tail bang
$75 med trace clip. Horse must be bathed and dry. $15 Bath $30 clean-up clipping: leg, bridle path, & head. Bang tail. $30 Mane pulling
Hauling: $100 min. ($1/mile round trip after 100 miles)
Show coaching for shows held at Westport: $50 package for the day. Includes warm ups for classes entered and post-show review.
Show coaching or riding $60/day for multi day show $75/day for single day show
Day care $20 (feeding and stall cleaning only) Grooming $60 (bathing, grooming, tacking, longing, tack cleaning) Braiding $30 (button braids)
Tack/grooming stalls: fees split among horses Feed/bedding: fees split among horses Travel expenses, hotel: split among horses.