Patchwork Farm offers riding lessons for children and adults of all skill levels on our quality lesson horses and ponies.
Yes, we take beginners. We enjoy starting riders off right!
All students are grounded in flat work or basic dressage (walk, trot, canter) with the goal of learning to jump. Riders are mounted on our experienced, proven school horses, several of whom are gently retired show horses. Our academy program is geared toward the beginner or novice rider as they take weekly riding lessons. We also offer intensive riding camps for the horse-crazed during the summer, spring break and fall.
Experienced academy students are able to take a Patchwork lesson horse to a nearby, local horse show to get a taste of showing. To continue to progress, Patchwork Farm riders may eventually lease or purchase their own pony or horse.
Space in our Academy Program is limited to ensure small lesson groups and individualized attention.
Safety is a major consideration at Patchwork Farm. Students are required to have their own appropriately fitted, approved riding helmet and boots. We’ll be happy to recommend several tack shops.
We believe that riding provides a unique opportunity for children to learn about responsibility, self reliance, compassion and goal setting. It has been our experience that our top riders are also the best achievers in school. Several of our students have received riding and academic scholarships to major universities.
The bonds formed at the barn are a powerful deterrent to the bad choices that many children make. Frankly, our riders are devoted and very busy at Patchwork Farm. Riding is a long term endeavor. We love being a part of our riders’ lives and appreciate the support and loyalty of our families. Come be a part of it!