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Tonia Sterner has been riding since the age of 9 and has experience in the hunter/jumper and dressage disciplines as well as showing, natural horsemanship, ground work, round-penning, and harness driving. She will help you achieve your goals with one-on-one, focused instruction.

Lesson Rates:
Beginner 1/2 hour       $15
Group hour                 $25
Private hour                $30


Lesson fees should be paid in full at the time of each lesson and students are responsible for keeping track of what they owe. Checks can be made out to Tonia Sterner.

Dress Code:
ASTM/SEI certified helmets and boots with heels are mandatory when mounted. Helmets are available for borrow upon request. Paddock boots and chaps, or boots and breeches are strongly suggested. Mud boots are necessary in the spring/wet season. Gloves are always a good idea when handling horses and riding.

General Information:
Please allow 30 minutes prior to your lesson to properly groom and tack your horse. You should be mounted and ready for your lesson at the start time. Small children and beginners require assistance from the trainer, so in those cases the grooming/tacking time is included in the lesson.

At the end of each lesson the rider is responsible for grooming his/her horse, cleaning the tack, returning equipment to its proper place and cleaning up any mess left by the horse in the cross-ties, stall or indoor arena.


To schedule a lesson or for more information, please call Tonia at 715-373-0497


Tonia Sterner and Sioux River Stables reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to any individual who fails to follow the safety guidelines set out by the staff therefore endangering the horses, staff and other Sioux River clientele, is tardy or negligent in payment for any service provided by Sioux River Stables, or who acts irresponsibly or disrespectfully in any way towards staff or clients at Sioux River Stables.