Junior Horsemanship Academy

The Junior Horsemanship Academy is a new program designed for the very young horse lover. This program is taught on the Preschool – Kindergarten level, as well as the Kindergarten – Second Grade level. These programs will teach more than just riding. Children will be taught about breeds, colors, counting, grooming and general horse knowledge. The programs are structured to build patience, confidence, good sportsmanship, and most importantly; have fun! These programs allow for the opportunity to show in the leadline division at High Ridge Farm Fun Shows, as well as at local English and Western shows. Our staff is child and family friendly, as well as certified in both First Aid and CPR. 

3 – 5 Year Old Program:

One hour long sessions offered in mornings, afternoons and evenings all year round. Children will learn how to groom ponies, sit correctly in a saddle, and hold reins, prior to physically riding. Children will then apply these learned skills to getting a pony ready and learning to ride. Children will also participate in games, coloring and other fun activities that provide more learning opportunities. This program is setup in a small group classroom setting where children can meet new friends while learning about these magnificent animals. Each session includes a lesson in riding. Discounts may be available for sibling enrollment.

Monthly Pricing:

Single Session: $45

1 Session/Week: $150

2 Sessions/Week: $250

3 Sessions/Week: $350

5 – 7 Year Old Program:

This program includes everything provided in our 3 – 5 year old program, along with a thirty minute riding lesson in each session. Each session in this program is 75 – 90 minutes in length. This program also includes an entry in the leadline class of the Spring and Fall fun shows at High Ridge Farm. Sibling discounts may also be available.

Monthly Pricing:

Single Visit: $50

1 Session/Week: $175

2 Sessions/Week: $325


Jr. Horsemanship Academy Summer Adventures!

Farm Adventure

Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 12:00pm

June 6th – 10th

June 13th – 17th

July 11th – 15th

August 8th – 12th

‘Farmers’ will learn about other animals such as chickens, sheep, goats, ducks and calves. Learn how to collect eggs, bottle feed a calf and even the planting and harvesting of vegetables! Each Farm Adventure session is $200 per farmer, per week. Friday of each week will be show day! Farmers will do a demonstration on Fridays of things learned throughout the week, along with an ice cream party! Families are encouraged to attend.

Pony Adventure

Monday – Friday: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

June 6th – 10th

June 13th – 17th

July 11th – 15th

August 8th – 12th

During the week, riders will not only learn about horseback riding, they will also learn the basics of daily care and horsemanship of horses and ponies. riders will get to do a daily craft, and end the week with demonstrations on what they have learned, along with ice cream! Each session is $200 per rider, per week. Friday of each week will be show day! Riders will do a demonstration on Fridays of things learned throughout the week, along with an ice cream party! Families are encouraged to attend.