Valley Water Mill Park Equestrian Center

Kids Riding Horses
Valley Water Mill Park Equestrian Center is an equestrian public use facility for the citizens of Greene County and the surrounding equine community.

For "Non or Newly Interested in Horses" Citizen


Valley Water Mill Park Equestrian Center offers year round introductory horsemanship classes, summer camps, school’s out pony play day camps, first grade Horse Tales Literacy Program, school sponsored educational field trips, birthday packages, and facility rentals for weddings and family reunions! The meeting room with attached oversize kitchen and eat-in area is a popular choice for business meetings.

For the Horse Lover or Serious Equestrian


Horse owners can use our indoor arena, outdoor arena, or permanent 10 acre pasture obstacle course during our open ride times! We have a 200 foot by 90 foot indoor arena with sand footing, 170 foot x 115 foot fenced outdoor arena with all weather sand footing, fully handicapped accessible facility, full service restrooms, meeting room with full kitchen, water fountains and pop machines. Programs include lessons, clinics, horse shows, summer camps, pony playday camps, educational field trips, birthday packages, and facility rentals for horse shows!

Location


From Interstate 44 and Glenstone, take Glenstone / Highway H north to Valley Water Mill. Turn Right and go 3/4 of a mile. At the stop, turn left onto Farm Road 171. Stay left by the pond dam, and the entrance is on left. If you are using GPS, please be sure to use the zip code with the street address or you may be directed to Fair Grove!

Open ride and lesson times vary with the seasons and weather permitting. Please call for more information.

Greene County Sheriff's Mounted Posse - Posse Badge


The Valley Water Mill Park Equestrian Center is proud to be in partnership with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office by facilitating the Sheriff's Mounted Posse of Greene County.
The Sheriff's Mounted Posse of Greene County is a non-profit organization designed to promote good horsemanship and fellowship through clinics, charity events, fundraising, trail rides, and other events. Look for us in local parades, providing security at events, rodeos and fairs. Posse members are representatives of the Sheriff, but are not law enforcement personnel and do not enforce laws. The Posse is always interested in recruiting new members that are willing to be active within the group.
Greene County Sheriff's Posse Badge
The Posse continues the tradition of the old west by providing volunteer services to the Sheriff and the community. For more information, please contact Trevor Galyon at 417-833-9673.

Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center Show Series

Introduction to the world of competitive horse showing, with three categories: Academic, Fun and Pleasure. Open to all current Valley Water Mill Park students and all other riders if they are competing on their own horse. Points accumulate for year end awards. Visit parkboard.org for more details.
Age: 5 yrs. and up
Date: Fun Show Aug. 6

Pleasure Show Sept. 10

Academic Show Dec. 3
Time: Varies by show, call for details
Fee: $35 / Show (must pre-register if riding lesson horse)

My Little Pony

Introduction to horses for children, with or without parents. One-hour class includes basic safety, grooming, saddling and leading techniques. Ponies and helmets provided. Class may be repeated.
Age: 4 - 8 yrs. with parent / guardian
Date: By appointment
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $20 / Person

Pony Pals

Private introduction to horses for a young child. Parents encouraged to stay on facility grounds. Includes horse related story time, stable tour, grooming, petting and feeding miniature ponies. Class may be repeated.
Age: 4 - 7 yrs. & parent on premises
Date: By appointment
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $15 / Person

Pony Day Camp

When school’s away, it’s time to play! A fun educational day with crafts, movies, stick horse races, horse care, petting ponies and one lead line ride. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. Wear jeans, boots/tennis shoes and appropriate outerwear. Space is limited, register early.
Age: 6 yrs. and up
Date: Oct. 14

Nov. 3 - 4

Dec. 1 - 2

Dec. 22 - 23

Dec. 29 - 30
Time: Drop off opens 7:30 a.m. Pick up before 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $35 / Day

Adult HorseSHOE I and II

For adults who always wanted a horse or just want to get back into riding. Teaches basic horsemanship skills, including safely approaching, haltering, leading, grooming and saddling. Horses and helmets provided. Eight students/class.
Age: 18 yrs. and up
Date: By appointment
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $60 / 4 Group Lessons $120 / 4 Private Lessons

Youth HorseSHOE I & II
Homeschool HorseSHOE I & II

Sheriff’s Horsemanship Outreach and Education (HorseSHOE) teaches children safety around horses and basic grooming, saddling and riding techniques. Eight students/class. Horses and helmets provided.
Age: 7 - 16 yrs.
Date: SHOE I, Session 1 Thurs., Sept. 8 - 29

SHOE I, Session 2 Tues., Oct. 4 - 25

SHOE II, Session 1 Tues., Sept. 6 - 27

SHOE II, Session 2 Thurs., Oct. 6 - 27

SHOE II, Session 3 Tues., Nov. 1 - 15 and Nov. 29
Time: Homeschool 10 - 11 a.m. Youth 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $60 / 4 Group Lessons  

Riding Lessons

Private, semi-private and group instruction with your horse or one of ours. Beginning to advanced riders focus on a specific skill set including balance, seat, effective leg aids and control. Completion of HorseSHOE I and II required.
Age: 7 yrs. and up
Date: Daily
Time: By appointment
Fee: $120 / 4 Private

$100 / 4 Semi-private

$80 / 4 Group (3 or more)

Horse-Themed Birthday Parties

Give your little or big “buckaroo” a birthday party to remember. Party is held in the meeting room followed by lead line horseback rides and/or petting and grooming miniature horses in the indoor arena. Each horse can give 10 rides/hour.
Age: 5 yrs. and up
Date: Wed. - Sun.
Time: $70 Room Rental

$40 / Hour Each Lead Line Horse

$30 / Hour Miniature Horse Grooming