We can accommodate layover boarding for those passing through the area for travel or for horse showing.
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 can lease and be an agent for you if looking for a quality, affordable, safe, horse. 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 attend IEA, hunter jumper and dressage schooling 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).
"There is something about a horse that is good for the inside of a human"... Our specialty is working with kids and teens having 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 (Temporarily Postponed due to Covid-19)
Available 2021, 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 (including virtual and self-paced) are available with Ashlee Pigford of Memphis Training Consultants. Contact us for more information, or to schedule a custom workshop for your organization or group.
Women's Retreats (Temporarily Postponed due to Covid-19)
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.