Stopek Stables offers training by Karen Stopek, Heather Huntoon, and Shannon Fight.  Horses started at Stopek Stables have gone on to win blue ribbons in Halter, In-Hand, English (Hunt Seat and Dressage) and Western.  For more information on our Trainers, please click here.

Karen  training Lazer, a Stopek Stables bred Trakehner/Thoroughbred now owned by Meredith VanBentheysen.

Dart, a Shire/Thoroughbred gelding in training with Karen that is now sold.

Luke, a Thoroughbred gelding ridden here by Heather.

   Stopek Stables Price List

Effective May 1, 2007

a. One hour private lesson: $40

b. Half hour private lesson: $30

c. One hour group lesson (per rider): $25

d. Half hour group lesson (per rider): $20

e. Trip charge: (for lessons at locations other than Stopek Stables) $10 and up depending on distance from Stopek Stables.  Trip charge may be split among all students riding during same trip.

f. Coaching at Show: $25 per day per student plus expenses (food and lodging if out of town).

g. Stopek Stables' School Horse Show Fee*:$25 per day plus expenses (food and lodging if out of town) Includes use of Stopek Stables school horse that is clean and clipped and use of all necessary clean tack. This fee is in addition to the Coaching Fee.  Hauling of school horse and stall fees will be split among all students using that horse at that show. 

h. *Students are responsible for their own entry fees payable to show secretary, plus miscellaneous fees and stabling fees if applicable.  

i. Stall board (Includes water, grain and hay fed 2x/day, stall cleaned, bedding, plus use of arenas, barn, and tack room).  Fly spray and supplements supplied by owner will be given upon request at no extra charge.  Daily turnout when available if desired: $300/mo.

j. Pasture board (Includes water, grass or hay twice per day, mineral supplement, use of arenas, barn and tack room): $150/mo.

k. Pasture board Plus (Includes water, grass or hay, plus grain twice per day, mineral supplement, use of arenas, barn and tack room): $175/mo.

l. Half Lease of Stopek Stables’ horse (Please ask for availability).

l. Holding horses for farrier or vet (when available): $10.00

m. Training per Month (5 rides/week): $400/mo.

n. Training (per ride if less than one month total): $25.

o. Commission (paid by seller): 10% of purchase price of horse or tack.

p. Hauling: $.75 per mile per horse round trip with mileage beginning and ending at Stopek Stables.  Minimum charge of $25.

q. Storage of horse trailer at Stopek Stables: $25/month.

Half Lease:

Some of our school horses are available for a "half lease" program.  Leasing a horse provides an excellent way for potential horse owners to test out what it would be like to have a horse of their own.  The horses are available to be used by their lessees on the days they are not used for lessons (3-4 days per week).  This would include weekends since we do not teach lessons on the weekends.   Some restrictions do apply:

    1.    Leases are only available to students who are currently taking lessons at Stopek Stables.

2.    You must be able to demonstrate that you are able to catch, groom, tack, ride and put away the horse correctly, safely, and without the help of an instructor to qualify to lease.

3.    Horses may not leave Stopek Stables property without permission from Karen.

4.    Lessees get first dibs on showing “their” horse at a show.  Plus, if you are leasing a horse and take it to a show, you only pay the coaching fee, not the school horse fee, thus saving money!

5.    Tack may also be available for lease (if you do not have your own).

6.    Leases will be available in one month terms; therefore you do not need to make a long term commitment! 

Since you will be only “half” leasing the horse, you only have to cover half of the horse’s expenses!  Board will be paid by the lessee, but vet bills, farrier bills and insurance will be covered by Stopek Stables.  If you are interested in half leasing a school horse, please discuss this further with Karen.  Available horses may be seen on our School Horses page.

For your convenience, we accept Pay Pal.  You may pay for lessons, training, board, stud fees, or even the purchase of a horse by using either your credit card, debit card or checking account through PayPal.  If you intend to make a purchase through PayPal, please let us know and we will be happy to send you a request via email.


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This page last updated on April 27, 2010