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Storybook Stables has a limited number of horses available for lease (minimum 6 month term). Leasing provides a rider with access to the same horse for each lesson/ride without the commitment of ownership. A full lease includes exclusive use of the horse for lessons and practice rides. A half-lease includes exclusive use of the horse for lessons and ONE practice ride a week and the horse may still be used up to five rides/week in the riding school.
NOTE: A lease (or ownership) is required for riders who wish to show OFF property. A full lease is required for those that wish to show at Gold rated competitions as well as all shows OFF Island. Leases must be in place no less than 8 weeks before the first show to be attended. This ensures riders have access to 'their' horse to prepare in advance of any competition.
FARM is responsible for: Routine costs including flu/rhino/tetanus vaccines, deworming, and dental (if required)
HALF LEASOR is responsible for: Half hoof trimming costs ($20/mo pro-rated); Grooming kit including show sheen, liniment and hoof oil, Bathing Kit, Tack Cleaning Kit, Stable wraps and Cottons, tack (own bridle, bit, stirrup leathers/stirrups, saddle pads [2-3 recommended], girth - saddles may be borrowed provided they are maintained (cleaned/oiled) by leasor. Leasor is reponsible for damage/loss of use if issue occurs while in their care. IF SHOWING/attending clinics: braiding kit; halter and lead line, Storybook saddle pads and summer sheet, water/feed buckets (if showing off site), any fees/vaccines/tests/maintenance/supplements/farrier work that is required related to showing (ie shoes, Coggins tests, memberships etc).
FULL Leasing (akin to owning your own horse)
Full LEASOR is responsible for: Hoof trimming costs ($40/mo. pro-rated) Grooming kit including show sheen, liniment and hoof oil; Bathing Kit; Tack Cleaning it; First Aid Kit; Braiding Kit (if showing), Stable wraps; Feed/water tubs (for travel), lead line/halter (for travel); any fees/vaccines/tests/maintenance/farrier work that is required related to showing (ie shoes, Coggins tests, memberships etc); show tack/equipment (leasors must have own bridle, bit, stirrup leathers/stirrups, saddle pads [1 show, 2 for home], wool coolers, girth. We would ask leasors to aquire their own saddle (we are happy to assist) - on occasion a particular horse may have a saddle associated with it that can be leased monthly ($30 + HST), provided the saddle is maintained (cleaned/oiled) by leasors. Leasor is reponsible for damage/loss of use if issue occurs while in their care. Summer sheets/scrims will be required for those showing. Rain sheets/winter rugs are the Leasors responsibility should they wish for the horse to be clipped (subject to approval).
NOTE: Show riders require a black 'Storybook Saddle' pad, a white fitted saddle pad (if showing hunters), summer sheet (with logo), polo shirt (with logo). Scrim sheet, other team clothing optional.