So Others May Shine
Who is SOMS for?
~ SOMS is mainly for kids ages 5 and up
What is SOMS?
~ SOMS is a Christ centered equestrian program that teaches youth how to take responsibility for their own lives through caring for horses and learning horsemanship
What goes on at a typical lesson?
~ 1st lesson: Adult and student attend a required Welcome Orientation where you will be given a general overview of how the program works, including the rules, conduct expectations, and attire requirements. Then your child will have an opportunity to join in a riding lesson.
~ Proceeding Lessons are set up as a rotation of 3 Stations: Faith Lesson, Equine Education, and Riding Lesson
~ All Membership enrollment documents must be completed before attending a lesson.
When does SOMS meet?
~ Lessons are typically the 2nd and 4th Saturday every month, start times to be announced depending on the season
~ Membership Meetings are quarterly starting in January. We meet Mondays every 3rd month at 6:30p.m. at Huikko’s Bowling Center in Buffalo, MN
Where does SOMS meet?
~ Spring-Fall: 3822 Colbert Avenue Northwest,
Buffalo, MN 55313
~ Winter: Centre Pointe Stables
5756 Ehler Avenue Southeast
Delano, MN 55328
Why choose SOMS?
~ To grow in faith, with God’s help
~ To instill morals, self-confidence, accountability and self-respect in our students
~ To learn how to ride and care for horses
What is the cost?
~ New Families are welcome to attend one session. Upon return Membership Dues would apply.
~ $25 per month for 1st child and $5/month for every child there after
~ Scholarships may be available on a case by case basis per request
Why do we charge membership dues?
~ Membership dues are charged to cover normal operating costs of the organization. This also gives each member a first chance to RSVP for sessions and other SOMS events.
~ Membership dues do not guarantee participation or imply a guarantee of any services owed in exchange for dues.
If events are cancelled, do I get a refund?
~ No, Membership dues are not charged per event. SEE why do we charge Membership Dues Above.
~ While SOMS will make every attempt to reschedule a canceled event it is not guaranteed.
If I do not attend lessons this month, do I get a refund?
~ No, Membership dues are not charged based on participation or lack thereof. SEE why do we charge Membership Dues Above.
How do I cancel my Membership?
~ In the event you choose to no longer participate with SOMS you need to provide advanced written notice. You will need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name and cancelation date.
~ Cancelations need to be received in writing before the Monthly Billing has been processed. Any invoice billed or processed before cancelation will be considered valid and due.
Why do I have to RSVP?
~ SOMS is an ALL volunteer organization and we ask for an RSVP to ensure the correct number of volunteers are present for each lesson or event.