Lesson Program

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Patchwork Farm offers group and private riding lessons for children and adults at all skill levels on our quality lesson horses and ponies. Various lease options are also available.

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Yes, we take beginners. We enjoy starting riders off right!

Please see below for details. Also feel free to contact one of our instructors for more information

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Samantha Posey and Giggle Box at their first show

The Program:

All students are grounded in basic dressage or flat work (walk, trot, canter) with the goal of learning to jump. Safety is a major consideration at Patchwork Farm. Students are required to have their own appropriately fitted, approved riding helmet and boots. We’ll be happy to recommend several tack shops.

Riders who do not own their own horse are mounted on experienced, proven school horses, several of whom are gently retired show horses. Our school program is geared toward the beginner or novice rider. We offer intensive summer riding camps for the horse-crazed. The farm hosts some “in-house” shows so that school students can get a taste of showing. To continue to progress, Patchwork Farm riders may eventually lease or purchase their own pony or horse that may compete at local shows. We offer full and partial lease opportunities subject to availability.

School Barn

Patchwork Farm's School Barn


John Williams at a local GHJA rated show on Patchwork Farm's Pearl

The Benefits:

We believe that riding provides a unique opportunity for children to learn about responsibility, self reliance, compassion and goal setting. It has been our experience that our top riders are also the best achievers in school. Several of our students have received riding and academic scholarships to major universities.

The bonds formed at the barn are a powerful deterrent to the bad choices that many children make. Frankly, our riders are devoted and very busy at Patchwork Farm. Riding is a long term endeavor. We love being a part of our riders’ lives and appreciate the support and loyalty or our families. Come be a part of it! Contact Janet Salem for prices and availability

Many clients ship in for riding lessons at Patchwork Farm.

Lauren Hulen, age 4, and Yankee Doodle



Mary Caroline NolanMary Caroline Nolan at the Academy Clinic

















Anna Scott

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Samantha Posey and Giggle Box