Horsemanship Programs

As a Community Farm we offer you a way to be affordably involved with horses.  We provide quality horses, experiences and lessons for children and adults in a beautiful and natural setting.

The foundation of our riding program is called the CRAFTS of Partnership:  Communication, Respect, Acknowledgement, Friendship, Trust & Setting Good Boundaries.  We believe our animals are teachers and they are always at work empowering humans to have higher self-confidence and self-esteem. Our staff are experts at helping individuals get beyond the natural fears that come up when being around horses and around our other animals.

Horsemanship is more than just being in the saddle. Non-riding time is also a part of our program. For example, barn lesson topics may include catching your horse, haltering, leading, grooming, cleaning feet, health, tacking your horse, tack cleaning, cleaning the stalls and the barn and showmanship. Please note that just because you or your child are not on the horse all the lesson or every day(in a camp week), does not mean they did not receive a scheduled Horsemanship lesson!
We do not cancel scheduled lessons because of rain, thunder or lightening.  We have a large, safe indoor barn and indoor riding ring.

Payment for monthly scheduled lessons is due the 15th of the month before the service is provided.  Please note: There is a 30 day notice of termination.

Missed classes must be made up within 7 days of missed lesson.



Horsemanship Lessons for Adults and/or Children

Saturday mornings 9:30 -11:00 am or 11:00-12:30 pm
Weekdays 9-2 pm and 4-5:30 pm or on Mini-Camp days 3:30-5 pm
Children’s lessons are 4 to 5:30 with the option of local school pickup and aftercare until 6 pm.

 Pony rides  per child Call the farm (919-968-8581) for availability & to schedule appointment $15 for 15 minutes $25 for 30 min. $40 for an hour
Riding Classes M-F
1.5 hour lesson – hour riding time
Beginner Group  1 horse 2 people riding time split between partners $35.00 per lesson per child
Beg/Advanced Beginner Group  1 horse 1 person horse for lesson $40.00 per lesson
Intermediate Group  1 horse 1 person horse for lesson $45.00 per lesson
Semi-private between 9-2p Call Farm up to 4 people own horse for entire lesson $50 per person
Private Lessons between 9-2p Call Farm own horse for entire lesson  $55 – Staff              $65.00 Spence
 Group Lesson 1 horse/2 children share horse
1.5 hour lesson/ 1 hour riding time split between partners
$35.00 Ea. Beg/Adv Beg
 Group Lesson any number own horse
1.5 hour lesson/ 1 hour riding time
 $40.00 Beg/Adv Beg    $45 Intermediate
Family Trail Rides  max 7  By appointment contact Farm  $45-$60 per person
Semi-private  2 people own horse 1.5 hours lesson  $50 per person
 Private  Call Farm one person per horse
1.5 hours
 $55 – Staff              $65.00 Spence
Horse Immersion:  In Summer Camp and Mini-Camp, your child has the option of Horse Immersion where they spend most of the day around the horses for an additional fee.  In summer camp there are two 2 hour class periods each day, so that makes 10 for the week.  The students will be with their horse mentors for 9 of those periods.  The 10th period they will go to the Wednesday Creek Stomp with the whole camp.
Trail Rides:  Our trail rides include the Partnership with Horses Lesson and an orientation class first before we take anyone on a trail ride. If your group includes inexperienced riders, you can be assured we will prepare them before we go out on the trails.  Trail rides are available most any day and on Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.  Please call to schedule a time and availability before coming. Cost is $45.00 per person for 1.5 hrs and $60 for 2 hrs.
Toddler Rides and Farm visit with the animals
Pony rides are available most any day.  Please call to schedule a time and check availability before coming. Cost is $15.00/child/15 minutes, $25/30 min., $40 hour.  $2.50 per person to visit the farm.