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For stall availability and pricing, contact Kelly Upton, Equestrian Center Manager: (512) 635-0248
Imagine being able to access your horse for a ride at sunrise with the ease of walking out your door. The Equestrian Center, complete with covered arena, is a full-service, multi-disciplined facility offering English hunter jumper, dressage and equitation. For Western riders, there is team penning, ranch sorting, cutting and roping. In addition, the center offers grooming, stabling and training. Over two miles of riding trails wind throughout the property and horses are available for the occasional rider. Rekindle your love for riding or try it for the first time; either way the experience will be unbelievable.
- Our Quality Services
Superior Quality Horse Training
Superior quality horse training is available by Kelly Upton. Kelly provides training for horse and rider.
Riders in training are encouraged to compete at local and out of town horse shows.
Local and Schooling Show (One day) $100 (per horse and rider) includes schooling horse and/or rider at show.
Out of Town (Multi day) $100 per day (per horse and rider) includes daily care and schooling horse and/or rider at show.
Shared expense: (divided between all attendees) tack/grooming stalls, hotel for trainer, shavings, and all show-related expenses.
Grooming is provided by request:
Full Groom Service - $400 per month (6 days per week)
Five days per week grooming - $200 (per month)
Mane Pull - $35
Face/Fetlock/Bridle Path Clip - $35
Body Clipping - $125
Use of fan in stall - $10 (Per month)
Putting on/ removing turnout boots, fly masks and sheets, and fly spray (done daily for $25 per month)
Putting on/ removing winter blankets - $25 (Per season)
Hydro Therapy - $45 (Per session)
Putting on/Removing Standing Wraps - $15 (Per time)
45 Minute Hand Walking - $35 (per session)
Wound Cleaning and Dressing - $15 (Per time)
Holding horse for Farrier or Veterinarian - $35 (per time)
Horse hauling and training is available to all boarders
Horse Hauling – minimum of $50 (After 25 miles
- $1.25 per mile, split between multiple horses)
Trailer Training using Natural Horsemanship methods
- $50 per session
Alfalfa, additional hay and bedding can be purchased for a prorated amount added to the monthly boarding fee.
- State of the Art Facilities
The Reserve’s State of the Art facility boasts:
- Beautiful and spacious 16 stall barn with large, open aisle ways
- Oversized stalls (14x14) with or without 40 foot runs
- Spacious pastures for daily turnout
- Large covered and lighted arena (125X250) with full jump course (regulation size)
- Outdoor arena (90X150)
- Two round pens (one standard, one oversized)
- 2.5 miles of trails
- One interior wash/tack bay with cold and hot water
- Two large tack rooms
- Climate controlled Men’s and Women’s restrooms with lockers and showers
- Footing by Stabilizer Solutions (state-of-the-art, recycled materials)
- 2 Outdoor tack bays
- 2 Outdoor wash bays
- Groom service for residents keeping horses at homestead
- Lessons / Training
All students start training on the lunge line, working to develop balance, coordination, and suppleness of the muscles and joints. This is done through various exercises and techniques at the walk, trot, and canter. Once the rider had found his or her "perfect seat", the leg, seat, and hand aids are introduced to communicate to the horse. Once a language is created between horse and rider, more technical riding is introduced. Students learn to keep their horses calm, forward and straight to maintain true impulsion in their horse’s way of going.
Hunter / Jumper:
Students start over small jumps, learning how to balance over their horse’s center of gravity. As the student progresses and is able to stay with the horse’s motion and is able to maintain the horse in a quite and controllable state, more jumps and technical exercises are added to the lesson. Students will learn to safely ride a Hunter jump course with finesse before advancing to Show Jumpers.
Horses are worked 35-50 minutes, varying by horse’s level of fitness. Each horse is trained as an individual, and will be working towards different exercises at different times, depending on the horse’s over all goals. Training rides include grooming the horse before and after each workout and bathing if necessary.
On the Ground and In Hand Training
Horses are worked 35-50 minutes, varying on the horse’s mental and physical level of fitness. Horses are taught ground manners, “join up” in the round pen, as well as relaxation and stretching exercises. While In Hand horses begin learning lower level dressage movements/ isolating movements in different parts of the body, and overall balance. This is a great training option to begin working horses that may possess mental and emotional issues.
Young Horse Training
Young horses start their training with desensitization of various objects (such as tarps, plastic bags, lunge whips and tack) and activities (such as touch, grooming, and picking up all four feet). Young horses are taught to halter, lead, lunge, and "join up". Work is done primarily in hand and in the round pen. Horses ages 3 and older can begin their introduction and acceptance of tack and of the rider. Training will then include an introduction and acceptance of the riders aids (leg, seat, and hand).
Lesson Packages are available:
We offer different levels of training and riding packages, please call Kelly Upton at (512) 635-0248 for pricing details.
Classes start at $35 per hour for group lessons and private lessons start at $35 up to $60 per hour.
Discounts are available for pre-packaged lessons.
- Full Care Horse Boarding at the Reserve
Pasture board - $525/month - (limited space)
14 x 14 Stall - $725/month
14 x 14 Stall with 40 foot run - $825/month
Daily pasture turnout
Daily stall cleaning w/ shavings added as needed
Grain fed twice daily
Quality coastal hay fed twice daily and free choice hay in pasture turnout
Automatic watering system
Feeding of owner provided supplements - $25 extra charge
*Extra charges per month
Daily Supplements: $25
Summer fan charge: $100 pre June - Sep season (stalls only)
Winter Blanketing Fee: $100 per Nov - March season
- Equestrian Manager/Trainer
Kelly began to ride at age 4 and starting showing in the Hunter Ring at age 8. Kelly has been around horses her whole life.
After attending college at Blinn Junior College, she moved immediately to Baton Rouge, LA where she worked for a renowned breeder of Saddlebreds and Arabians of national standards and shows. During her time in Louisiana, she started working as a Hunter/Jumper trainer, which led to her starting and coaching the LSU equestrian team endeavor. At this time, she was offered an opportunity to run a large equestrian facility here in Texas. She has worked with some local Austin barns such as Kings Bridge and Cornerstone. She has also had the chance to judge some of the Texas shows as well.
Kelly has managed horse and rider teams on a national level in Hunter/Jumpers/Equitation. She has also had the opportunity to work with many renowned trainers here in Texas and is very experienced in our local horse show community. Her talent and love of training is evident in her passion for the sport. Kelly joined the Reserve team in 2012 and has added great value to the services at the Equestrian Center.