SCHOOL OF ENGLISH HORSEMANSHIP
Meadowview Farm offers English Riding lessons for adults and children, beginner through advanced, centering primarily on disciplines of Equitation and Hunter/Jumper. Our principle objective is to provide a standard of instruction that will build and improve riding skills at any level. Lessons may be taken on school mounts or on your own horse.
Life at the barn has a strong, healthy influence on developing a young person and improving self-esteem. Horse relationships can be extremely rewarding and beneficial, teaching life lessons in patience and rewards associated with progress.
Group, semi-private and private lessons can be scheduled by appointment seven days a week. Groups are offered for ages 8 and up, with riders younger than 8 accommodated through private lessons taught on the lunge line.
RIDING RELEASE FORM
WHAT TO EXPECT
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your lesson to properly groom your horse and put their tack on correctly. In addition, a rider will need to allow approximately 20 minutes for practicing good horsemanship, cooling your horse out, un-tacking, grooming and putting away all equipment. Horses rely on their riders to keep them healthy and happy! Our student’s safety and well-being around the horses is our main concern and we strive to teach them proper horsemanship as well as achieve each rider’s individual goals.
Meadowview Farm encourages all riders to be a part of our team whether they take lessons, compete or own their own horse. Our highly respected and knowledgeable teaching staff provides an effective learning environment for all ages and riding levels.
WHAT TO WEAR
BOOTS Tall boots with breeches, paddock boots with jodhpurs or ½ chaps Beginners may wear a hard soled boot with a 1” or less heel. No rubber boots.
HELMETS MVF does provide helmets to beginning riders. Riders who participate consistently in our program are recommended to purchase their own ASTM/SEI helmet. Plastic outer shell is NOT recommended.
JEANS OR LONG PANTS are a must, NO shorts or cropped pants will be accepted.
HAIR must be pulled back neatly and up in helmet. Young riders may wear braids.
No loose clothing, excessive/dangling jewelry, gum, cell phones or other electronics, spaghetti straps or open-toe shoes will be accepted. These rules will be enforced for the riders safety.