Ridge Meadow Farm

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Lessons

Our riding instruction is tailored to the specifics and details of proper riding, all the while keeping learning fun and entertaining.  We want to share our love of riding with everyone, from the beginner to the experienced rider with safety being the primary objective.  We also teach grooming and basic horse and tack care with our lessons.  Everyone is welcome, from those who show to those who ride for pleasure.  You'll find what you're looking for at Ridge Meadow Farm!

Lessons Offered in English - Hunters/Jumping and Western Pleasure. You  can ride our horses or trailer in your own horse.***

Lesson Rates: * *
(One Full Hour Lesson unless noted otherwise)
Private:  $49.00    
Semi-Private (2 students):  $39.00 each.
Group (3+ students): $30.00 each

Leasing: only if rider already takes lessons and rides on this farm $200.00 half lease-3 days per week/ with the month's lease for $200 per month. Full leases are available at $375.00 per month except for advanced level jumpers.

*Age minimum for riders = 4 yrs, if child is ready.
**Max rider weight is 200lbs
***Proof of shots required for boarding your horse and with a signed RMF contract. Riders riding their horse on our farm with our riders, must pay in advance for use of facilities/trails at a rate of $40.00 per 1 hr.


Riding Instructor Lauren Gillen


Lauren is a tactful horseperson who tailors training programs specific to her students’ individual needs.  Her horsemanship draws from two distinct trajectories:  competitive and contemplative.  Lauren grew up a scrappy rider. Her favorite sport was lower-level eventing, which combines the fluidity of dressage; the thrill of jumping across country; and the precision of stadium jumping.  Her skills were refined when she joined United States Pony Club, where she was inculcated with the values of Reading and Responsibility as they relate to horsemanship.  As she matured, she began to offer younger students riding lessons and un-mounted lessons in equine husbandry.  She competed in several Pony Club National Championships before graduating at the “B” National Level Rating.  Decades later, she was exposed to an entirely new side of working with horses at Awakened Heart Sanctuary where she periodically assisted the founder in Meditation, Yoga, and Horses Retreats. 

 

Lauren's teaching emphasizes Balanced Seat style. This all purpose Seat is suited to flat work, jumping, and riding in the open.  Her students enjoy trail riding, competing at hunter jumper shows, practicing dressage, and jumping across country.  Where there is community demand, she will delve into more diverse offerings such as unmounted equine sciences classes, meditation with horses, and fitness for equestrians classes.

Come Learn to Ride!

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