Accepting Lesson Students! (Adults & Kids) all ages & disciplines
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We offer lessons to kids & adults! (8+ and up) Western & English lessons available! We are currently accepting Dressage, Hunter/Jumper & Western students into our program!
Pre-pay required to secure a weekly spot
Package Rates by month REQUIRED to secure & schedule a weekly spot in our lesson program on our horses.
We are a great place to learn about horses and take lessons! Great horses, Awesome Instructors, Excellent location, and beautiful Facility!
IMPORTANT: Acceptance in our program is offered to those committed to horsemanship education and those willing to participate in periodic unmounted educational horsemanship lessons in addition to riding. Your instructors will assess when such lessons are appropriate based on your learning progress or when weather conditions make riding difficult. Lessons do not cancel due to rain or unless lightening, storms, temperatures are below freezing, or if heat advisories in effect!
More About Our Riding Lessons....
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.
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ACCEPTING MASTER GROOMER APPLICANTS
MONTHLY PROGRAM: Make an impact in the life of a horse by signing up for our Master Groomer Horse care & farm management program! Participants in this program are given the opportunity to bond & learn with our horses and play a major role in their life through weekly ground sessions and one-on-one time with your assigned horse. This unique program allows you the time and place to build a special bond with a farm horse. In addition, all Master Groomer participants will receive a grooming kit, seasonal gifts, and opportunities to participate in quarterly ground clinics and program events at Meadowthorpe Farm
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/retired 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-ups" are needed. Short-term training board clients are accepted for Sale Prospects!
See our Memphis Youth Equestrian Team Page for more details.
We are proud to be a Sponsor for the Schooling Show Series in 2023 along with Oak View Stables and EXEL Horse Shows!
We will be hosting a Fall Hunter/Jumper show at the beautiful Kimberlin Farms venue around the corner from Meadowthorpe- offering a spacious show site, with plenty of parking, trailer space, schooling, and beautiful grounds! We are excited to offer the horse community this first-ever Hunter/jumper schooling show held at this gorgeous facility, just around the corner from Oak View!
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All divisions offer hunter, jumper, and equitation and classes will be run by height and back-to-back for both hunters and jumpers!
SPECIAL DIVISIONS AND AWARDS
Specialty Green Horse Division
Instead of having an evergreen cross-rail OR baby green 2'6 class, we will offer you the opportunity to show your green horses in any height division you choose at this show....EXAMPLE: You can pick from either cross-rails, 2ft, 2'3, or 2'6 classes and a Champion and reserve will be awarded. NO CROSS ENTERING. Must choose one height division!
Specialty Horsemanship Award
To be awarded to the top rider demonstrating excellence in sportsmanship, horsemanship, and quality care and turnout of horse (s) entered in this competition. A panel of secret analysts will be monitoring and determining based on observations & feedback gathered during this competition!
Specialty Top-Trainer Award
The trainer acquiring the most points from students attending this show will receive a specialty cash award as a Thank you for supporting our show!!!
Best In Show Horse and Rider
Will be awarded to the riders and horse with the highest overall point total from maximum of two divisions (can also include one (1) equitation division per rider!
In-Barn Show Series (dates coming March 2024)
We have fun regular in-barn horse show and events for our clients and Memphis Equestrian Team participants focused on education first!
In order to be eligible to compete at our shows, you have to earn an invite and prove your horse knowledge before hitting the saddle! We are a #Merit-BasedEquestrianProgram that rewards the effort you put towards learning about horses and volunteering with an invite to our events and opportunity to ride our amazing show quality horses.
Offsite Show Series (dates TBA)