Bay Meadow Farm offers private, semi-private and small group lessons to beginners through advanced levels in various styles of riding including Hunter, Equitation, Eventing, English and Western Pleasure. Students of all ages learn how to perfect their riding skills along with all aspects of horse care in a positive, educational, and fun atmosphere.
We have a great track record preparing college bound students who want to make the IHSA team.
Ride one of our well mannered school horses or your own horse. A discounted lesson rate is offered to individuals who board with us. Trailer-ins welcome.
- Boarder lesson package $130 month
- Non-Boarder group lesson package: $150 month
We strongly recommend that students participate in our lesson package so that they can consistently advance their riding skills.
- Each of the lesson packages includes a weekly lesson.
- Group lessons last for 45 minutes to an hour
- Please come early so that you have time to tack up you horse so that you are ready to ride at the start of the lesson time.
- If there is in climate weather make up lessons will be scheduled within same month.
- We require 24 hours notice if you are canceling your lesson in order to receive a makeup lesson otherwise you will be charged for the lesson.
- Single group lesson: $45
For those who want extra attention to work on particular skills we also offer:
- Half hour private lesson: $35
- One hour private lesson: $60
The farm offers a program for children who are 7 and under to come to the farm and experience horses along with the other critters we have. This group session last for 2 hours and is $30. The time is spent:
- Learning about the horse topic of the month
- Grooming the horse
- Going for a short ride
- Visiting our other farm animals: feeding Dixie and Petticoat the goats, feeding chickens and checking for eggs in the chicken coop
Leasing & Practice Rides
Want to ride more outside of lessons without owning a horse? Bay Meadow Farm LLC offers full and half lease options on all of our well trained horses. Practice rides are also available.
Half Lease: includes 2 practice rides and 1 lesson per week – $310 per month
Full Lease: Includes unlimited riding and 1 lesson per week – $550 per month
Practice Ride – $25 per ride