Treat your kids to an equine experience they’ll never forget.

Does your son or daughter love horses?

Why not nurture that love? We offer intensive riding weeks for students under 18 at all experience levels—not just for summer but also for spring and winter breaks.

Each day kids get to ride, both in the ring and through the woods. We also tailor activities to their experience level as well as age range. For example, if they are more experienced they might w!ork on jumping, while we teach newcomers walking and trotting on the lunge line.

Your child will have lots of fun making new friends (both two-legged and furry) while getting plenty of fresh air and exercise.

So what are you waiting for?
Register today before our sessions sell out


We make sure activities are both fun and educational!

Activities Include:


Bareback Riding

No saddle required!


Yes, on horseback!

Trail Riding

Enjoy nature from horseback

Horse Care

Grooming, feeding, equipment care, and horse health

At the end of each session, riders put on a horse show for parents and friends.

The atmosphere at Frog Hollow Farm is supportive and non-competitive. We’re all about having fun with horses safely!

Enrollment is limited to no 5 participants per session, to make sure each child gets careful supervision and one-on-one teaching.

2021 Summer Riding Weeks

Saddle Club Jr.

For riders 4 to 7 years old, this youngsters’ week includes riding and grooming, horse care and playing fun games both on and off ponies.

**Please note that program weeks are Tuesday through Friday. Horses need a day off since we teach weekends.

July Session:
Dates: June 29-July 2
Time:  10am-12pm
*This session is full. You may use the registration form to get on the waitlist.


4-6 yrs

Riding Level:




Youth Riding Intensives

For riders 7 to 16 at any riding level, youth riding intensives are for the kids who never get tired of horses. We have 3 instructors so there is no difficulty  accommodating riders of different levels.

We will love on them (kids and horses), groom them (horses) and teach them up to their abilities. We will ride every day at least once, often twice.

For more advanced riders we will do some gentle “trick” riding, trail riding, dressage (a fancy French word meaning “training” of the horse and rider) as well as riding jumps and cavaletti where ability appropriate.

We may even include an in house schooling show.

Your kids will come home happy and tired.

**Please note that program weeks are Tuesday through Friday. Horses need a day off since we teach weekends.

Session 1:
Dates: July 6-9
Time: 9-3pm
*This session is full.

Session 2:
Dates: July 13 – 16
Time: 9-3pm
*This session is full. 

Session 3:
Dates: Jul 20-23
Time: 9-3pm
*This session is full.

Session 4:
Dates: Aug 3-6
Time: 9-3pm
*This session is full. 

Session 5:
Dates: Aug 24-27
Time: 9-3pm
*This session is full. 

*You may use the registration form to get on the waitlist for full weeks.


7-16 yrs

Riding Level:




Dressage4Kids Support Program

This is for kids who would like to compete in thee Dressage for Kids Youth Festival either this year or next. It is an extraordinary educational experience for those who want to show and will include competition days which will be longer on Friday and Saturday.

This could be an excellent motivator for kids to earn some money for this experience. For kids not showing this year, we will attend the competition as observers so kids and parents can learn what it is about.

Note: Some scholarships are available through their organization and further information can be found on their website,

Session 1:
Dates: August 10-14

*This session is full. You may use the registration form to get on the waitlist.


8-17 yrs

Riding Level:




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Contact Us

Frog Hollow Farm
570 Old Post Road
Esopus, NY 12561


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We are open and following the NYS Department of Health guidance for COVID-19. Please call the barn with any questions or if you are interested in riding with us: 845-384-6424.

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