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Horseback Riding at East Hill Farm

Perri and Benny horseback riding at East Hill FarmThe East Hill Farm riding program offers a variety of riding experiences to appeal to the different abilities and interests of our guests.

Please note that in the summer, the horses have Thursdays off from riding. They need a day to chill out too!

Pony Rides: Times will vary, please sign up in the barn. This activity is for children ages 5 and under.

Lead Line Lessons are for ages 3-5. The lessons take place in our outdoor arena. The children are accompanied by an equestrian staff leading the horse throughout the activity.

Jr. Wrangler Lessons are offered for children ages 5 and up. The lessons take place in our outdoor arena. Some children may need a member of our equestrian staff to lead the horse in order to feel more comfortable.

Western Trail Rides are available for ages 10 and up. Guests ages 8 and 9 can participate in a trail ride under the following conditions: Child must take at least one junior wrangler lesson and demonstrate their ability and skill to control a horse or pony in a trail ride situation.

Horsemanship Experience is offered in the summer before 8:30am. During this experience, participants are assigned their own horse to work with and will be instructed in how to properly groom and care for their horse as well as learn horse-to-rider bonding techniques. This experience is for guests ages 5 and above. An adult must sign participants up and accompany children ages 5 & 6. Please inquire in the barn for availability in the fall, winter and spring.

Horse Trials at East Hill Farm

Our picturesque trails pass through wooded areas, across open fields and offer an occasional view of Mount Monadnock. Our stable has horses to match most guest's size and riding ability. All rides are accompanied by friendly, experienced trail guides. All riders are required to wear a safety helmet and sign a release form.

Trail Rides and Jr Wrangler Lessons are typically offered late April through early November as the ground and weather conditions permit. Insurance regulations require that each riding participant is present at sign up, so that they can be interviewed/assessed by the equestrian staff. All sign ups occur in the horse barn. Riding availability is on a first come, first served basis. We hope to see you at the stable enjoying our riding program.

Riding Rates

House Guests:
Pony Rides: $5.00

Lead Line Lesson: $20.00
Jr. Wrangler Lesson (30 minutes): $40.00
Private Jr. Wrangler Lesson (30 minutes): $60.00
Trail Ride (45 minutes): $55.00
Private Trail Ride (45 minutes): $75.00
Horsemanship Lessons (20 minutes): $20.00

Non-House Guests:
Pony Rides: $5.00

Jr. Wrangler Lesson (30 minutes): $50.00
Trail Ride (45 minutes): $65.00

Happy Trails!