Lessons / Activities

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.

Age: 5 yrs. and up
Date: All Breed Show Sat., May 18, Sept. 8

Academic Show Sat., Jun. 29

Fun Show Sat., Aug. 3
Time: 9 a.m. (except for Aug. 3, begins at 6 p.m. )
Fee: $35/Student or rider (must pre-register)                                                                        

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

Youth HorseSHOE I and II
Home School HorseSHOE I and II

Sheriff’s Horsemanship Outreach and Education (HorseSHOE) teaches safety around horses and basic grooming, saddling and riding techniques. Eight students per class. Horses and helmets provided.

Age: 7-16 yrs.
Date: SHOE I Session 1: Tues., Feb. 5-26
SHOE I Session 2: Thurs., March 7-28
SHOE I Session 3: Tues., April 2-23
SHOE II Session 1: Tues., March 5-26
SHOE II Session 2: Thurs., April 4-25
SHOE II Session 3: Tues., April 30-May 21

Time: Youth: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Home school: 10-11 a.m.

Fee: $60/Person

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

Open Recreational Riding

Bring your own horse for open riding. Negative coggins and liability waivers required. Special requests must be scheduled in advance.

Age: All ages
Date: Ongoing
Time: Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fee: $20/Rider

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: By appointment
Time: Varies, call for details
Fee: $100/4 group lessons

$120/4 semi-private lessons

$140/4 private lessons

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.
Fee: $70 Room Rental

$40/Hour Each Lead Line Horse

$30/Hour Miniature Horse Grooming