School Vacation Programs: School Vacations
Ride and Learn at Sweet Meadow Farm

Sherborn , MA

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Sherborn, Massachusetts

School Vacations

Sign up for the whole school vacation week!

  • Weekly programs for kids ages 4 to 13 (Pre-K to Middle School), offering hands-on animal science experience, daily one-on-one horseback riding lessons or pony rides, and animal activities.
  • We offer three weekly programs:

1. Jr. Barn Buddies

  • Ages 4-8, Monday to Friday 9am-12pm
  • Experience a week of fun and learning feeding, playing, planting a garden and learning how to take care of animals such as Miniature Cows and Horses, Goats, Baby Chicks, Guinea Pigs, Bunnies, Hamsters, Ferret, and more.
  • M-F 9am-12pm - $295 or come just one day for $60

2. Ponies and Pets

  • Ages 4-8, Monday to Friday 9am-3pm
  • Feed breakfast to our barnyard animals, groom and learn how to:
    • walk the miniature horses on a lead line,
    • feed and care for them, and
    • properly hold small animals,
    • create a fun and clean habitat for the little critters.
  • Each student will have a pony ride
  • Meet and greet our Miniature Kangaroo, Peacocks, Guinea Pigs, Bunnies, Birds, Hamsters, Mini Horses, Mini Goats, Pigs, Mini Cows, horses and more!
  • M-F 9am-3pm - $425 or come just one day for $85

3. Riding Program

  • Ages 4-13, Monday to Friday 9am-3pm
  • Rotating one-on-one riding lessons. Children will be paired up with a riding instructor as well as a horse for their riding lesson. They will also learn the grooming process as well as how to properly tack up their horses.  
  • Hands-on experience with animals, learning how to take care of barnyard and exotic animals like Miniature Kangaroo, Tortoise, Fallow Baby Deer, Bunnies, Birds, Hamsters, Mini Horses, Mini Goats, Mini Pig, Mini Cow, and more!
  • M-F 9am-3pm - $625


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 (Children are required to bring a healthy snack nut free)
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







  • Pizza party every day!  
  • Dress appropriately (boots and jeans or riding pants)

Download Our Waiver HERE


Cancellation Policy: Full payment is due at the time of registration. Sweet Meadow Farm does not give credit and/or refunds if participants miss or cancel any of the programs’ classes.


Winter Break Riding Camp(26,27,28,29) 9-3$500.0012 available
Winter Break Pets and Ponies(26,27,28,29) 9-3$340.008 available
Winter Break Jr. Barn Buddies(26,27,28,29) 9-12$240.005 available