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General & Safety Policies

Please keep the following rules in mind when visiting Mill Creek:

  1. Jill Greenhut cleans her boots before a show (Photo by Lori Balton)BARN HOURS: Tuesday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (children should be picked up by 5 p.m.). Closed Monday (but open from 2:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. for boarders only).
  2. FOOTWEAR: All students must wear appropriate footwear at all times while working around and riding horses. Appropriate footwear is a hard-soled shoe with a heel (approx. 1"). Absolutely no tennis shoes or flip flops. Do not wear flip flops even when visiting Mill Creek.
  3. HELMETS: All students must wear an ASTM-SEI approved riding helmet at all times when mounted. Mill Creek recommends all riders purchase and wear a riding helmet with a full harness and chin strap and a vest for jumping. Helmets should be no older than 5 years.
  4. LESSON CANCELLATIONS: Students (or parents) are financially responsible for all lessons not canceled before 12 noon the day PRIOR to the scheduled lesson. Cancellations must be given to the office, NOT the instructor.  Cancellations called in using cell phones are often unclear, so please follow up or call from a land line.  NOTE:  Cancellations by e-mail must be made a week in advance!! 
  5. PAYMENT: Mill Creek accepts checks (payable to the instructor), and cash. For lessons, please pay the instructor before the start of each class.
  6. RETURNED CHECKS: There is a $20.00 charge for any returned check.
  7. TELEPHONE: There is a phone available in the patio area near the restrooms; local calls are free.
  8. VENDING: Vending machines with snacks andcold beverages are also located in the patio area; change or bills are required.
  9. PARKING: Please, Please drive in and out very slowly. There are often children and animals in the driveway. Do not park in front of walkways or corral gates.
  10. CHILDREN: Supervision of children on Mill Creek premises is the responsibility of the parent or a supervisor appointed by them. Mill Creek employees supervise your children only during a scheduled lesson. If a minor is being “dropped off” for a lesson, please pick them up at Mill Creek when the lesson ends.
  11. Cory Walkey prepares Madison Reeb for a class (photo by Lori Balton)GROUP & PRIVATE LESSONS: Please schedule with the office each group and private lesson you wish to attend at least 24 hours prior to the lesson to see if there may be a horse available. We prefer to have a monthly lesson schedule submitted in writing. Schedules are available on the 15th of each month for the following month both on our website and at the office.
  12. RUNNING OR SCREAMING: No Running or Screaming in or around the stable areas.
  13. JUMPING: No one is allowed to jump without an instructor.
  14. PETS: Sorry NO DOGS (or other pets).
  15. FEEDING HORSES: Please do not feed the horses. Even the best horses sometimes bite.
  16. RAIN: In the event of rain, call the office as near to your lesson time as possible on the day of your lesson to find out if we are planning to teach. (It may be raining at your house and not at Mill Creek.) The answering machine is updtaed with current riding conditions.
  17. NO SMOKING at Mill Creek!


Jill Greenhut, CJ Notey, Lauren Moore, Sarah Sharp and Madison Reeb (Front) at a show (photo by Lori Balton)


1881 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA  90290 (310) 455-1116
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