We specialize in horseback riding lessons and year-round after-school riding programs for young children through advanced riders. Our equestrian programs are run by experienced and certified instructors, from Monday to Thursday - 3:30 to 6pm, and on our own horses and ponies.
We offer year-round private and group riding lessons (7 years old and up) from Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm. Junior riding lessons (Link to secondary page) are available for 4 to 6 years old. Parents are welcome to watch their child’s riding lesson in our heated and air-conditioned viewing room.
Come to play in our junior animal science drop-off program and be ready for an adventure that happens every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm at Barn Buddies. A great hands-on program for children who love animals!
Early Release School Days are also available from 1pm to 3pm.
Our popular Summer Program runs from June 16 to August 29 from 9am to 3pm (extended day and early drop-off available). Children will spend a week of fun and learning. They will feed, play and learn how to take care of our barnyard and exotic animals. Each of them will have a daily with a licensed riding instructor (children will be properly paired with both an instructor and a horse, based on their individual riding ability).
Bring your Boy or Girl Scout Troops to Sweet Meadow Farm to earn a Horse Riding or Animal Badge!
Don’t miss our pony rides every Saturday from 11am to 1pm!
All riders must be dressed appropriately with riding pants, shoes and helmet.
Monday to Thursday 3:30-6pm.
Riders must be dressed appropriately with riding pants, shoes and helmets.
Pizza Party on the first week of each month!
We offer year-round riding lessons for young children (starting at 4 years old) through advanced riders of all ages, from Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. Please call or email to schedule a lesson.
One hour lesson for adults and children ages 7 and up. Students will spend about 15 minutes tacking up their horse with their instructor, and around 40 minutes riding. They will spend the last 5 minutes untacking and putting away their horse. > Download Riding Lessons flier
Half an hour lesson for children ages 4 to 6. Students will spend about 10 minutes brushing and saddling their horse. The next 20 minutes are spent riding. After, the rider will be walked back to the viewing room to meet their care giver. > Download Jr. Riding Lessons flier
All students will meet their instructor in the viewing room. They must be dressed appropriately with riding pants, shoes and helmets.
Each lesson is customized to the individual's riding level of each rider. In order for us to guarantee you the utmost quality lesson, an evaluation ride is mandatory for all of our clients.
What's an Evaluation Ride? It is an initial first lesson, mandatory for every student. In this lesson, our instructors educate the student - step by step - on the grooming and tacking up process. Then the student is evaluated riding the horse.
Cancellation Policy: Full payment is due the day of your riding lesson. There is no refund to participants who cancel within 24 hours of the lesson. Sweet Meadow Farm does not offer make-up lessons. Considerable time goes into planning lessons with instructors and reserving horses for riders, therefore it is the responsibility of the rider to come to lessons and be on time. In the event that the instructor cancels a lesson, a make-up lesson will be re-scheduled at the convenience of the rider.
Sign up for one day or the whole school vacation week!
Typical Daily Schedule for Riding Program (subject to change):
|9:00-9:30||Welcome & feeding the animals|
|9:30-10:30||Meet and greet our exotic and barnyard animals|
|10:30-10:45||Snack break (Oreos provided)|
|10:45-12:00||Fun with the miniature horses|
|12:00-1:30||Rotating one-on-one riding lesson|
|1:30-2:00||Lunch (pizza provided, please bring your own otherwise)|
|2:00-3:00||Students will hold their favorite small animal while watching a horse movie|
An all school holidays (school closing days) or vacations (December, February, March and April), Sweet Meadow Farm offers a day program for your children. They will feed, play and learn how to take care of friendly farm and exotic animals. Each child will have a one-on-one horseback riding lesson. SIGN UP NOW!
This drop-off program runs from September to June on scheduled holidays:
Pizza will be offered for lunch every day, please bring lunch otherwise. Don't forget to dress appropriately (boots and jeans or riding pants). Children must be at least 4 years old to participate (sorry, no exceptions).
Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, sign up today by registering online!
Typical Daily Schedule (subject to change):
Please select the date you will like to sign up for. Thanks.
A perfect program for animal lovers and horse enthusiastic!
Your child will enjoy a riding lesson followed by a unique and exciting hands-on animal science experience. They will feed, groom, and care for our friendly barnyard and exotic animals (including a miniature kangaroo, a baby fallow deer and a tortoise), and our small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils and ferrets). They will also have access to our bird room where they can hold and feed our birds, all this in a safe environment.
This drop-off program runs from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, from September to June, and on Town scheduled early dismissal days.
Price: $85 for single day
Dress appropriately (boots and jeans or riding pants).
If you don't see an early release day listed below, please feel free to email us at email@example.com and see if the day is available. Thanks.
Bring your Troops to Sweet Meadow Farm for an hour meeting to earn either a Horse Riding or Animal Badge!
We can accommodate troops of all sizes; the Sweet Meadow Farm staff works with all ages as well. Each meeting is an hour long, but you can choose to have a back-to-back meeting, and have your troop earn both badges in two hours.
Sweet Meadow Farm does not supply actual badges.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-314-7433 to schedule your troop's meeting.
4 and up
Monday to Friday
All year round
$15 per child per badge - for 15 kids or more.
$20 per child per badge - for less than 15 kids.
Q) How do I schedule a lesson?
A) Please email email@example.com or call (508) 314-7433.
Q) What is your cancellation policy for lessons?
A) All lessons need to be cancelled within 24 hours of your lesson or you’ll be charged the full price of your riding lesson.
Q) How do I pay for my lesson?
Q) Do I need to have riding boots before I come to my riding lesson?
A) No, we have boots you can borrow. If your child has a boot with a ½ inch-1 inch heel, that covers your ankle, and has a pointed toe they can ride with that boot.
Q) Is there anything else I need to wear for my riding lesson?
A) Please come in jeans, leggings, or riding pants. Shorts are not allowed. Please come dressed to accommodate the weather.
Q) Are there pony rides?
A) Yes, every Saturday from 11-1. $10 per ride.
Q) Can we feed the horses treats, even if we are not part of the riding program?
A) Yes, please stay in the allowed areas. There are signs for where programs are fun and the general public are not allowed. We have scoops for you to feed the horses hanging on the paddlock fences. There is also a petting zoo area with chickens and bunnies that your are allowed in.