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Big Bay is a farm devoted to the development of the relationship between horse and rider. It is our goal to help you make that amazing and magical connection and let horses become a part of your life. We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced riding lessons for children 6 years of age and older.
Our mission is not just geared towards riding. We seek to help people, young and young at heart, understand the amazing and emotional bond that can exist between a horse and rider.
Punctual arrivals are essential for obvious reasons. Scheduling the right horse for the right rider requires you to be there at the time reserved. Please respect the rights of the students who are waiting for their mounts to be groomed and cared for.
When weather is poor we strongly encourage our riders to take Ground Lessons. We pride ourselves on developing our riders into well rounded horse people.
Ground lessons are 30-minute lessons designed for individuals to learn how to care for their mount. Ground lessons will cover the following topics to make sure that the individuals knows the basic, yet most important, fundamentals to proper horse handling and care.
No experience is required to begin our safe riding program, just a love of horses and a willingness to learn. We teach beginners to advanced level and children as young as 6 years old. There is no age limit for adults. Beginner level students are taught the basics of horse care, grooming and are introduced to the behavior of horses. We will ensure our students understand the general behavior of horses.
In addition to learning basic horsemanship and riding skills based on English riding principals, many of our riders choose to go on to our Show Rider program. Big Bay Farm participates in the local events so that our riders will have an opportunity to attend and gain valuable experience while competing. This is great opportunity to improve your skills and having fun achieving personal success throughout the show seasons.
No matter what age or level you are at, we have a program that is right for you. Together we will identify your goals and together we will achieve them. Our specialty is to improve your knowledge and help you reach your personal goals.
Bring a signed copy of the release form below. Also please read the New Student Information.
Riders are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to each riding lesson and stay at least 15 minutes after the lesson.
This time will be used to groom and tack your mount before and after your ride.
Please come dressed appropriately.
If you do not have a helmet, we will provide one for your first two rides.
Topics covered in Ground Lessons
Safety is always #1 priority
$40/ half hour lesson
Olivia teaches beginner through intermediate. Lessons are half hour in length. Olivia teaches M-T-W-F & Saturdays. No lessons on Sunday.
Olivia also teaches ground lessons. On days of inclement weather riders are strongly encouraged to take advantage of our ground lessons.
$45/ half hour lesson
Valerie teaches Intermediate through advanced riders. Lessons are half hour or hour in length. Valerie teaches W - TH & Saturdays. No Sunday Lessons.