Our lesson program is designed to accommodate riders of all abilities and ages. Our well-loved school horses and ponies offer security for those just starting out and challenges for the more advanced. In addition to the diverse riders from elementary to high school age, we have several groups of adult clients; Trinity Farm’s riders range in age from 4 to 60+. This includes kids and teens of all ages and showing levels, adults competing in “A” shows, first time beginners, college or graduate school aged young adults, and parents getting back into riding after decades off! Riders in our lesson program have the opportunity to participate in every part of barn life, whether or not they own a horse, including competitions and our educational programming.
Besides traditional hunter/jumper riding lessons, Trinity Farm offers therapeutic riding lessons with a PATH Int’l. certified instructor for individuals with disabilities or special needs. Leaders and sidewalkers are provided on an as-needed basis. We also have experiential programming available for groups and field trips including classes, after-school programs, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and churches.
Please be aware that due to the nature of working with horses, you will have possible exposure to common allergens such as dust, hay, animal dander and hair, mold, insect stings and bites, etc.
Horsemanship and Education
Horsemanship classes in basic horse care, husbandry, and first aid are available for anyone who wants to learn or brush up on their skills. Riders in middle or high school are expected to maintain their grades in order to participate in the lesson program. We have several adults ready, willing and able to assist with homework or study skills if needed.
Our commitment to producing educated riders continues outside of the lesson program, and we offer regular educational opportunities for all our clients:
- In addition to our summer camp program, we offer mini-camps for both adults and kids, usually over the holidays or a long weekend. These focus on a specific skill set or cover an educational topic in-depth.
- Our riders have access to guest trainers specializing in an array of disciplines that includes dressage and show jumping. Participation as auditors or riders in local clinics with internationally known trainers is highly encouraged.
- For our college-bound students who are interested in pursuing equine or related studies, we provide guidance in identifying and researching appropriate programs. We assist them in applying for athletic scholarships and facilitate shadowing experiences with local professionals or road trips to nearby universities.