Now Enrolling for Winter Semester!

Current students are automatically enrolled in their current lesson day/time for winter semester unless otherwise stated. New students may begin anytime. Group and private lessons are offered during winter months. Beginner Riding and Pony Pals will be offered again in the spring. 

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Horseback Riding
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Call or text (540)222-2251 to schedule a visit

Kids Riding Horses

 Please check the calendar page to see dates and times of all classes. 

Hidden Fox Farm offers English hunt seat (balanced seat) horse back riding lessons year round for children as young as 5 through adults, beginner through advanced. Each rider needs to have long pants, boots with a small heel, a riding helmet* and water bottle. Gloves are also recommended, especially for young children.   

Our lesson year is broken up into semesters: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. Each semester consists of 12 weeks of riding, normally with one or two weeks reserved for make-up lessons. New riding lesson students may begin at any time during a semesters. Each semester, except winter, is paid for the entire semester, or may be broken up into 2 half payments. Winter semester is the only semester that students may pay PER LESSON as we do not adhere so strictly to schedules due to the nature of winter weather, holidays and frequent student illnesses. 

*Hidden Fox Farm does have a limited number of riding helmets for students to use as needed, but it is advisable for everyone to have their own. 

Group Lessons     $37/lesson

 

Group riding lessons are offered Monday through Saturday at various times throughout the day. Group riding lessons consist of two or more individuals and run approximately 90 minutes, with 45-60 minutes of riding time with the remainder of time for tacking and grooming. Group lessons are open to all skill levels of riders from beginner to advanced, ages 7 and up. 

Prices for group lessons for Spring, Summer and Fall semesters

1 lesson per week $444/semester ($37/lesson)

Private Lessons $45/lesson
       Private lessons are  a one hour lesson, with approximately 30-45 minutes of riding time. These lessons are scheduled around the trainer and student's personal schedules. 
Beginning Riding       $185
 
Hidden Fox Farm is proud to offer a truly remarkable program for young equestrians. Our beginning riding program is unique to our farm and is offered at various times during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.
      Beginning Riding is designed for kids 8 and up who have very limited or no horse experience. During each 90 minute hands on class students will ride for a short time and also learn many aspects of basic horsemanship such as haltering, grooming, safety, tacking, nutrition and more. This class is designed to give each student a good foundation in horsemanship and is the perfect starting place for anyone who is just curious about horses to those wishing to become pro riders. After the six week course is finished students wishing to continue their equestrian education may choose to repeat the course as often as liked, or go into group lessons! 

Beginning Riding is $185 per student per 6 week course
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Pony Pals          $125
       Pony Pals is the perfect class for the youngest horse crazy kids. This is a 60 minute weekly course for children ages 4-7 and runs for 6 weeks at various times during our Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Through a fun and safe manner Pony Pal kids will learn how to care for horses with hands on activities, and get a pony ride each week! Students may repeat the Pony Pals class as often as they like, or, depending on age and maturity, may enroll in Beginner Riding or join Group Riding Lessons. 

Pony Pals is $125 per child for the 6 week course. 

Call or text (540)222-2251 to schedule a visit

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Show Team
      Horse back riding is also a competitive sport, and for students who would like to take their riding career to the next step we offer a Show Team. We compete monthly at local hunter and schooling horse shows. Students who wish to be a part of the Show Team may sign up for an evaluation in late February or early March of each year. There is no age or skill requirement for students to be on show team, just a willingness to learn and work hard! Show team students are required to attend two riding lessons per week and compete in at least 4 shows per year. Students who are not ready or are unsure about the commitment of show team may have the opportunity to compete at select schooling shows throughout the year to see if showing is right for them. 
Horsemanship
       
There is more to horses than just riding. At Hidden Fox Farm we highly encourage our full time students to complete at least 6 volunteer hours working at the barn per semester. While students are volunteering they will also be gaining valuable horsemanship skills that will stay with them a lifetime. Duties may include, bringing horses to and from fields, helping younger students tack and untack, cleaning stalls, grooming horses, feeding, general barn care and more. 

Horsemanship volunteers must be taking at least one riding lesson a week, have completed Beginner Riding and be at least 11 years old, or have instructor approval.  

Payments can be made by Zelle to (540)222-2251, Venmo @Diane-Lane-34, cash or check to Diane Lane