Lessons / Activities

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My Little Pony


Introduction to horses for children. Parents must be present on facility grounds for duration of the lesson. One-hour class includes basic safety, grooming, leading and saddling techniques. Ponies and helmets provided. Class may be repeated.

Age: 4-8 yrs. with parent/guardian
Date: By appointment
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $20/Person

Pony Pals


Private introduction to horses for a young child. Parents must be present on facility grounds for duration of the lesson. Includes horse-related story time, stable tour, grooming, petting and feeding miniature ponies. Class may be repeated..

Age: 4-7 yrs. with parent/guardian
Date: By appointment
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $15/Person

Youth HorseSHOE I and II
Homeschool HorseSHOE I and II


Sheriff’s Horsemanship Outreach and Education (HorseSHOE) teaches safety around horses and basic grooming, saddling and riding techniques. Eight students per class. Horses and helmets provided.

Age: 7-16 yrs.
Date: SHOE I Session 1: Thurs., Sept. 3-24
SHOE I Session 2: Tues., Sept. 29, Oct. 6-27
SHOE II Session 1: Thurs., Oct. 1-22
SHOE II Session 2: Tues., Oct. 27, Nov. 3-17

Time: Youth: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Home school: 10-11 a.m.

Fee: $80/Session

Adult HorseSHOE I and II


For adults who always wanted a horse or just want to get back into riding. Teaches basic horsemanship skills, including safely approaching, haltering, leading, grooming and saddling. Horses and helmets provided. Eight students/class.

Age: 18 yrs. and up
Date: By appointment
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $60/4 Group Lessons $120/4 Private Lessons

Riding Lessons


Private, semi-private and group instruction with your horse or one of ours. Beginning to advanced riders focus on a specific skill set including balance, seat, effective leg aids and control. Completion of HorseSHOE I and II required.

Age: 7 yrs. and up
Date: By appointment
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $100/4 group lessons

$120/4 semi-private lessons

$140/4 private lessons

Horse-Themed Birthday Parties


Give your little or big “buckaroo” a birthday party to remember. Party is held in the meeting room followed by lead line horseback rides and/or petting and grooming miniature horses in the indoor arena. Each horse can give 10 rides/hour.

Age: 5 yrs. and up
Date: Wed.-Sun.
Fee: $70 Room Rental

$40/Hour Each Lead Line Horse

$30/Hour Miniature Horse Grooming