Parking

1. Anyone in or near the barn must sign a waiver.  

2. Always wear closed toed shoes around the barn or the horses. You will not be allowed in the arena without.

3. Please act calmly around the horses. No irresponsible behavior will be tolerated. This includes:  

  • No climbing on fences or gates;  
  •  No Running;
  • No boisterous playing around the horses; 
  • No Yelling. 


4. Children and extra guests must be supervised by an adult at all times.  

5. All gates and stall doors must be locked and secured. 
If you have trouble locking a gate or stall door, please notify someone for help.  

6. All minors (under 18 years of age) and beginner students (walk/trot lesson riders) MUST ride with a helmet at all times; no exceptions.  

7. Always turn off lights when you are done.  

8. Never tied horses by the bit. This is very dangerous and not tolerated; Halters, tied downs, and collars are acceptable for tying horses. Always place reins over the horse’s neck and/or secure them while the horse is tied.  

9. Report any injuries or repairs needed for the barn to the stable management.  

10. NO JUMPING OUTSIDE OF RIDING LESSONS.  

11. Do not use True Heart Equine’s or any other boarders of Sumnerhill Stables' tack without specific permission. 

12. ASK FIRST if you borrow anything (tack, brushes, barn equipment/tools, etc) and put items back where they belong.  

13. Do not tack up your horse outside at a vehicle or in the pasture. Use a post to tack up horses when possible.  

14. Always ride with a cell phone and add to your contacts KELEE WARREN 952-451-7300 and  
                                                                                                         ROBIN SUMNER 319-389-9934 

15. Respect our neighbors’ property by riding on field edges and riding in a respectful manner.  

16. No smoking in the barn. Smoking allowed in designated smoking areas only and use of receptacles for waste. Anyone smoking must smoke outside the barn and all cigarette butts thrown away.  

17. Do not feed, ride, or handle a horse without specific permission from the Owner, Stable, or a boarder.  

18. Last person in the barn at night must check that gates and stalls are latched, turn off the lights, and close all barn doors or gates.

DO NOT PARK AT THE HOUSE, IT BELONGS TO THE OWNER OF THE BARN. PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER THEM OR WALK UP TO THE HOUSE FOR ANY INFO ABOUT US- GIVE ME A CALL!  :)


  • When you pull into address, please take right-hand drive down to the barn!
  • Pull all the way to the right side of the driveway and park FACING THE BARN on the right side of the driveway, - Do not park past the trailers. (We have issues with people parking in the middle of the driveway or pulling all the way to the barn door and blocking our only entrance!)
  • Walk down to the barn, and come right in!

Barn Rules

​Scheduling

  • Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early for your ride; There may be other riders in the arena who are still doing their lesson.

  • All riders AND guests must have a signed liability waiver. Also BEFORE bringing guests, please MAKE THEM AWARE OF BARN RULES!

  • Please remain behind the gate and keep talking to a minimum & quietly; it’s tempting to call out instructions to your child while they ride but unless the instructor asks for your help, we ask you please remain quiet to empower your child to learn on their own terms.

  • Children AND GUESTS must be supervised at all times; No running, screaming, loud noises or horseplay at the barn, and siblings/guests must be in view of student parent AT ALL TIMES. We ask that siblings also do not bring toys or other distractions.

  • If you are late for your lesson, the lesson will still end at the scheduled time. If it is a group lesson, the session will commence as planned and you will need to get your horse ready and mount up yourself in order to catch up. 

  • Listen to your trainers and follow their instruction. Riders who do not follow the specific direction of their instructor will be asked to dismount immediately. This is for your safety, the safety of others, and the horse’s well-being. 

During Lessons

Policies & FAQ___

  • Wear clothes that are weather-appropriate and comfortable to ride horses in. Jeans, Long shorts, and sweat pants are acceptable. 


  • Footwear: Riding boots are desired but not required. What's required is closed-toe and heel shoes; NO SANDALS whatsoever (unfortunately you will not be allowed to ride or even enter the arena with sandals); Tennis Shoes or Muck boots will also work.  
  • IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL, WE ARE NOT EXPECTING YOU. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE BARN UNLESS YOU HAVE A BOOKED APPOINTMENT! :) 

  • Cash or Check is accepted. Credit/debit cards are processed with an additional $1.50 fee. 
  • No lessons can be booked less than 24 hrs in advance


  • We enforce a strict 48-hour cancellation policy. Any student who fails to attend a lesson without at least 48-hours’ notice is considered a “no show” and will be charged the full price. We do not issue refunds; Lesson credit only.

  • We do not cancel for rain or storms unless there is a weather alert. You WILL be notified for all cancellations so please always plan on coming to ride in our indoor arena no matter the weather.

  • We do not ride the horses in temperatures below 10 degrees or above 100 degrees. You will be notified if the barn is closed due to inclement weather conditions. In extreme weather conditions (blizzard, rain, wind, heat), we offer a variety of alternative lessons including lectures (unmounted sessions). Classes are generally held if at all possible, but you will be notified in the event of lesson cancellation and rescheduling.

What to Wear