Happiness & Horsemanship
Since 1949, Kelsey Farm has been teaching young people to ride. Rooted in a long family tradition of horsemanship, sportsmanship and skill, our commitment is that riders be safe, have fun and ride well. Kelsey Farm is hands on! Students groom, tack up, learn horsemanship and develop a connection with their horses. Our students benefit from year-round professional trainers, a small teacher/student ratio and show quality ponies and horses.
We offer private, semi-private and group lessons to children ages six and up. We also have a limited number of spots for adults of all levels. Contact us to arrange an assessment lesson and discuss your scheduling needs. Please note that for Covid-19 safety reasons, our lesson availability is limited. Let us know your needs and we will do our best!
A Part-Time Pony of Your Own
As students progress, many want to ride more. We designed a share-board program for the feel of ownership without the full-time commitment. Students are carefully matched by size and skill to an appropriate horse or pony. Their mount may change depending on the rider's development. Share-boarding includes two lessons and one supervised “free ride” per week*, plus the option to compete at seasonal horse shows. If appropriate, cross country, hunter paces and off-campus clinics are also available.
*In keeping with Covid-19 best practices, we have paused the three-hour weekend time to ride and groom with the camaraderie of other share-boarders. In lieu of that, we are scheduling a third lesson per week for our clients.
The Fun and Focus of Competition
We are year-round regulars on the regional show circuit and love to compete. Veteran competitor and trainer Sarah Carrs guides our students at the regional A and B shows, CHJA and PHA finals. Share-board and full-board clients compete in short-stirrup through the higher-level hunters, jumpers and equitation.
PDC SUMMER RIDING PROGRAM
Equine & Outdoor Adventures
Safety is our primary concern, and we have postponed PDC 2021 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kelsey Farm offers six individual sessions of our summer riding and horsemanship program. The program includes daily riding lessons, grooming, tacking up, washing and grazing. Each week features a riding or horsemanship theme such as veterinary care, horse show judging, vaulting, horse showing or cross country riding. Swimming, arts & crafts workshops and outdoor challenges round out a joyful summer experience at Kelsey Farm.