We offer horse riding lessons to students of all ages and various riding levels. The Riding Academy Director and our riding instructors will work with the students on building a riding foundation. As students’ riding ability progresses, our trainers will work with the students and families on objectives and goals to advance.
Riding lessons are scheduled by appointment. Lesson costs and duration vary by trainer. Due to the program’s ongoing success and credibility all lessons are reserved and are paid for a month in advance.
Our riding academy lessons start at $55 per lesson and we offer one makeup lesson per month. Boarder and ship-in lessons vary by trainer. Please contact us for a price sheet.
WAWF hosts at least two schooling shows per year for our Riding Academy. This allows our riders to showcase what they have learned and also introduces them to the challenge of competition.
We also offer a Working Student Program for the intermediate to advanced young riders looking to gain hands on experience working around the farm. As a member of this program, the working students assist with the tacking up of horses and general cleanliness of the barn.
Please call or email us to inquire about lessons or other programs.
Monkey is one of our school horse masters! He is a large pony, 15 years old and a farm favorite. He has taught a number of riders how to walk, trot and canter both on and off of the lunge line. Monkey will take his riders over their first x-rail jump as well.
Frenchie is an aged dressage horse. He is used in our program for a number of riders. He is safe and will suit a taller, more experienced rider as well as a younger, smaller rider for walk, trot, canter and small jumps.
Rufus is a retired show pony. He has taught many of our now advanced riders, who currently own or lease their own horses, how to ride. Rufus is a medium pony, he’s 15 years old and one of the best pony’s to learn both on and off the lunge line. Rufus has retired from jumping but still has the capabilities of teaching the younger smaller rider how to walk, trot and canter.
Minimus is a small, 10 year old show pony. He competed at the CT Hunter Jumper Association state finals 2016 with his 7 year old owner. Mini is small, but comes with a huge personality. He is used in our program for lessons for the stronger, younger rider. He’s used for walk, trot, canter and jumps small courses.
Ben is a 13 year old gray paint cross. He is the newest addition to our Riding Academy. He is ready to teach!
Tommy is currently leased to one rider in our lease/show program. He is currently winning year end CHJA ribbons in both Short Stirrup divisions for 2016. Tommy is a 16 hand Canadian Warm – blood and earned 10th place for the year end award for CHJA 2015 Children’s Hunter division. He is used for the more advanced riders in our lesson program.
Askari is our part time school horse. He is privately owned but used in our program for the taller riders. He is a lovely off the track thoroughbred. Askari is 8 years old, he’s fun and teaches even the youngest riders in his family how to ride. Askari attended the CT state finals this summer and won the CHJA pre-children’s class at the Fairfield horse show.