ONLY POTENTIAL BOARDERS WILLING TO ENROLL IN OUR REGULAR LESSON PROGRAM OR WITH A HORSE ABLE TO BE USED IN OUR PROGRAM WILL BE CONSIDERED. TRAINING HORSES ALSO CONSIDERED
We offer full-care stall boarding ($700 month, due first of each month OR Training Board $1120/month for 3 rides/week) for your horse(s) in a quiet, low-key setting. Large, comfy stalls...Secure, safe, and monitored turnout....Excellent, attentive, and experienced staff that notice the slightest change in your horse... We care about your horse and treat him/her like part of our family!
Full-care boarding only-stall for each horse on the property (requirement), Staffed Monday to Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm daily. Two (2) feedings/day, One (1) grain choice (can be a premium feed of your choice) free-choice high quality bermuda hay, fresh water, daily/nightly turnout (weather permitting), blanketing in winter: (sheets 50-32, blankets 32 below). Fly sheets, masks, boots put on if requested seasonally, bell boots and leg boots put on as requested, horse turnout monitored based on weather conditions during the daytime hours, stalls cleaned, day and night checks, owners promptly notified of health care issues/changes in horse behavior...we keep a close eye on our residents, Use of facilities, arena, jumps, and gated security with onsite residents. etc. We also keep our lighted riding arena with all weather footing and facility well-maintained.
Add-On Premier Board Services:
Add-on services can be arranged with management (for additional fees) as needed. Examples may include Training Rides with Trainers OR exercise rides with working students, additional feedings for horse, additional feed choices (beet pulp, alfalfa, cubes, etc), extra hay at feedings, medicating, hand-walking, longeing, wrapping/unwrapping, grooming, Trailer parking rental, extra space to store more equipment as space permits, seasonal blanket cleaning, seasonal fan cleaning, bathing, exercise rides, etc. These can be arranged as needed (example: when going out of town)
We are a great fit for horses with good ground, stall, and turnout manners. Residents must be able to do well in a turnout situation with a small group of other horses (may include geldings and mares).
$45 hour lessons when
We offer riding lessons to both adults and children (Western and English lessons are available). Whether you are interested in riding horses for pleasure, show, or both, we can accommodate. There's more to horses than just riding! Lessons at Meadowthorpe Farm focus on developing sound overall horsemanship skills. We teach the care and handling necessary to safely work with horses... safety of horse and rider comes first! Because understanding horse behavior is important, we teach riders how to think like a horse does! Taking the time to learn good basics pays off and produces better, well-rounded equestrians. We don't rush students to learn on "our schedule " because we want our lessons to be an enjoyable and successful experience that leaves everyone feeling happy and accomplished at the end of a session.
We are an ideal program for students who enjoy a quiet environment with personalized, one-to-one attention, and customized coaching. We avoid sensory overload-with many riders and/or lessons happening in the ring at one time. Each student is unique, and our training reflects this.
Training rides are available as needed with Coaches/Trainers. All boarded horses at this facility MUST maintain adequate fitness levels in order to keep a stall at our facility. (twice weekly ride requirement minimum!) This is important for mental and emotional well-being for our equine residents and to prevent boredom. Exceptions: injured horses or otherwise as communicated with management. Training rides will be scheduled for times when residents can't be worked by their owners OR as needed/desired by owners when "tune-up's" are needed. Short-term training board clients are accepted for Sale Prospects!
We are having great success selling quality, affordable, safe, horses! We are excellent matchmakers, both for sellers looking for the best buyer for their sale horses, AND for buyers, looking for the right fit for their needs. We can help! Whether it be a sale, lease, lease purchase, training, flip, or rescue rehab resale, reach out to see how we can assist you with our broad network of reputable equine professional connections. We specialize in finding those needle in haystack rare gems as well as top level show mounts.
IEA Equestrian Team: Memphis Youth Equestrian Team
We offer a hunt seat equestrian team for kids ages 4th grade up to 12th grade. See our Memphis Youth Equestrian IEA Team Page for more details.
We host scrimmages, schooling show events, and attend local hunter jumper and dressage schooling and rated shows with our talented group of horses and riders. Our eyes are set on several fun road trip destinations as well this year in the Jackson, MS, Middle TN, and Lexington, KY area.
We offer one enormous stall ideal for broodmares and injured horses! If you need a temporary place to board your injured horse, offering excellent care, & extra services to accommodate rehab (Example: cold-hosing, wrapping, wound care, extra feedings, extra bedding, hand-walking, grazing, outdoor round-pen set up, medications, etc) reach out! We have been there, & understand how stressful it can be for busy professionals & parents to provide this type of care to your horse when needed. We can help alleviate some of your worries during such a time & offering you the extra hands & optimum setup needed- not to mention the peace of mind, knowing that your horse is in excellent hands while on the mend! Our barn model has transitioned to offering full-time staff, onsite 7 days x week (with onsite residents, excellent security, & night checks available) enabling us to continue our focus on quality & customizable horse care for our residents & to offer this new service for both our existing boarders & for a lay-up case! ALSO available to existing boarders when needed or if in a pinch (exp:headed out of town, sick, other commitments, respite care, etc).
(NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL COVID-19 Phase 3 Re-established in Shelby County, TN!)
Horse-themed birthday parties are available for kids age 4+. This includes pony AND party time! Minimum party rate is:
"There is something about a horse that is good for the inside of a human"... We offer sessions to special needs children. Our specialty is working with autism. We also offer non-riding sessions to handicapped individuals- children and adults- for those just needing some hands-on, "happy healing time" spent enjoying the farm, horses, and the outdoors. Contact us for additional information and rates.
Corporate Team-Building Retreats
Available 2020, a variety of corporate retreats can be arranged and customized for corporate professionals looking for an out-of-the-box interactive, engaging, group training with horses to help enhance awareness, relationships, and efficiencies within your business team to improve performance. Sessions are available with Ashlee Pigford (Learning and Development Management Professional with 20+ years in Corporate Business and Training Industry) and guests. Contact us for more information, or to schedule a custom workshop for your organization or group.
Interested in a unique and fun, hand's-on outing with your best gal pals? Contact us to learn about some of the unique and fun events we can coordinate "just for the ladies" to enjoy some R&R, hang out, and unwind in a beautiful relaxing farm setting, enjoying the beauty and tranquility of horses. Contact us for details.