Saddle Up is designed for those interested in an intro to horse back riding; this program has been paused. For those interested in a first time experience with horses please check out our camp tab on our website. Camp enrollment is open and is offered in week long sessions during the summer months. Full Day and Half Day options are available; riders are divided into groups based on skill level, from first time riding to those with riding experience.
2024 Camp Enrollment is open!
Earn Your Stirrups is a package of a minimum of 8 small group lessons that focus on the correct position for the rider in order to achieve basic control of the horse at the walk and trot. These lessons give students introductory instruction to become comfortable grooming, tacking, handling, leading the horse and to develop familiarity with basic horse behavior. Earn Your Stirrups graduates may enroll in an existing group lesson at the time they finish.
Now accepting new groups – please email the office for times/days available!
Enrollment for Camp is also open and another great option for those interested in trying riding. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information on either program.
An Evaluation Ride is scheduled for riders who have riding experience, from w/t to jumping but are new to MacNair’s or those who are getting back into riding after some time away. This is a 60 minute private lesson during which an instructor will evaluate the rider for placement with an appropriate instructor or group based on availability. Please email email@example.com to schedule your evaluation ride!
Private or Mini-Group lessons are available for riders who lease or board a horse at MacNair’s. We welcome riders not currently boarding at the farm to trailer their horses in for lessons or training rides.
Group lessons are for riders with experience. Riders are placed in groups of 6-7 students at similar skill levels. For inexperienced riders, we have school horses that are patient with riders learning the basics. We also have upper level horses capable of advancing a rider’s goals.
Other opportunities: Group lesson students are able to participate in MacNair’s Schooling Shows, which are held three to four times a year. Riders who lease or own a horse at MacNair’s may also participate in local shows off the farm as well with our show team.