Lessons & Camps

Due West Ranch  |  A First-Class Equine Facility

Lessons
Our lesson program is the pride of Due West Ranch. Over 30 years experience in multiple disciplines with an emphasis on safety. Lessons are offered 6 days a week for easy scheduling and our 26-horse herd allows our riders to gain experience and provides opportunities for growth. You are also welcome to bring your own horse. Our beautiful indoor and outdoor arenas allow our riders to enjoy time with the horse, regardless of the weather. Shows, clinics, camps, trail rides and leases supplement our riders' knowledge base.
Our goal is to provide our riders with a well-rounded equine education, including horse care and barn management. Lessons are offered for first-time riders of any age, building a foundation of safety and horsemanship skills. We also offer coaching for seasoned show exhibitors, up to the breed show level.
 
Our experienced instructors teach huntseat, western, jumping, barrels and poles, as well as pattern events, horsemanship and equitation. Our riders are encouraged to try different disciplines in order to develop into a well-rounded horseman. 
 
Our lead instructor and program director, Mary Sharp, has 21 years of experience as a classroom teacher in Olathe. Mary was also the coach of the University of Kansas Intercollegiate Equestrian Team for three years. Her 20-year experience as a horse show judge gives her riders an edge when it comes time to compete. She has trained and shown multiple breeds and in multiple disciplines. This extensive and varied background gives Mary the ability to tailor the lesson curriculum to meet the needs of individual riders and gives the lesson program a distinct advantage.
 
Mary is assisted by Lia Henry. For those just starting out in the saddle, Lia's teaching skills are perfectly aligned for the beginner and intermediate rider.
 
Kirsten French is also on staff as a hunter / jumper instructor.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fees
 
Lessons are 45-90 minutes, to be determined by the instructor.
Group lessons - minimum of 2 riders / maximum of 5 riders.
All lessons must be paid for at the time of the lesson.
 
  • Private Lesson: $50.00 / per lesson
 
  • Group Lesson:   $160.00 / 4 lesson package
                                     $200.00 / 5 lesson package
 
  • Group A La Carte: $45.00 / per lesson
 
We will do our best to reschedule any missed lessons due to injury or illness. Lessons are paid for the 30 / 31 days of the month. Missed lessons will not be carried over into the next month. Lessons outside of a package will be charged if missed. Lessons are not necessarily cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Please call Mary Sharp if there is a question: (913) 244-2771.
 

Pay Online!

You can now pay your monthly lesson fees online via the PayPal link below (fees included).

Mini-Camps
Three Hours of Learning and Having Fun with the Horses!
 
Camp sessions include a riding lesson and other activities including:
 
  • Grooming
  • Groundwork / Lounging / Showmanship at Halter
  • Tack and equipment care, fitting and use
  • Barn Management / Horse Health
  • Showing Skills
  • Multiple events: trail, jumping, huntseat, games and western
  • Breeds and colors
  • Each camp will tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of the campers
 
To register, call or text Mary Sharp (913) 244-2771 or e-mail to alphamare@sharphorsekc.com.
Fees
 
$60.00 / per rider
No minimum. No age or experience requirements.

Feel free to bring a snack or water bottle with your camper's name on it. Release form and fee must be paid before your camper will be allowed to participate. All campers must be picked up by 12:15 pm.
 
2018 Camp Dates - Coming Soon!

Due West Ranch Show Team

We have a talented group of horses and riders who enjoy testing their skills at local and breed shows. Show team is offered to any riders interested in taking their skills to the next level. Show your own horse or lease one of our experienced equines.

Show team participation encourages camaraderie and building life-long friendships.

  • Monthly meetings and weekly practices
  • Reasonable hauling, coaching and lease rates
  • Coach and mentor guidance throughout the entire process
  • Brand-new and experienced riders welcome
Contact Mary Sharp for more information: (913) 244-2771 or alphamare@sharphorsekc.com

A Successful American Royal 2017  for the Due West Ranch Show Team!

Birthday Parties at the Ranch
Celebrate with us here at Due West Ranch!
Birthday parties include a horse-themed birthday present, a mini-lesson on grooming and safety, and rides for all the guests. All parties have access to our heated and air-conditioned lounge and sandy beach.
 
We provide everything but the kids and the cake!
 
Prices
  • 1 to 5 riders:    $250.00 / one and a half hours
  • 6 to 10 riders:  $330.00 / two hours
  • Additional riders can be added for $20.00 each
  • Release forms signed prior to the party. Packets available from Mary Sharp: (913) 244-2771