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 work 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.

horse-and-boy

We make sure activities are both fun and educational!

Activities Include:

bareback-riding

Bareback Riding

No saddle required!
horses-for-a-change-private-lessons-hands

Games

Yes, on horseback!
riding-lessons-for-all-ages

Trail Riding

Enjoy nature from horseback
horse-care

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.

2024 Summer Riding Weeks

Saddle Club Jr.

For riders 4 to 6 years old, this youngsters’ week includes riding and grooming, horse care and playing fun games both on and off ponies.

Session Dates

  • July 1–5

Times

  • Morning Session
    10 am to 12 pm

  • Afternoon Session
    1 pm to 3 pm

  • All Day
    10 am to 3 pm

Ages

4-6 yrs

Riding Level

Beginner

Fees

Half Day — $285/session
Full Day — $585/session

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.

Session Dates

  • Session 1
    July 8–12
  • Session 2
    July 15–19
  • Session 3
    July 22–26
  • Session 4
    August 19–23
  • Session 5
    August 26–30

Times

  • Morning Session
    9 am to 12 pm
  • Afternoon Session
    1 pm to 4 pm
  • Full Day
    9 am to 4 pm

Ages

7-16 yrs

Riding Level

All

Fees

Half Day — $375/session
Full Day — $750/session

Dressage4Kids Prep Program

This is for kids who would like to compete in the 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.

For kids not showing this year, we will attend the competition as observers/helpers so kids and parents can learn what it is about.

This intensive also is appropriate for any kid who wants to get acquainted with dressage competition and raise their riding skills a notch.

Note: Some scholarships are available through their organization and further information can be found on their website, www.dressage4kids.org

Session Dates

  • July 29–August 2
  • August 8–11

 

Ages

8-17 yrs

Riding Level

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Fees

$1150

Worried about the cost?

A 501c3 nonprofit

Contact Us

Location 
Frog Hollow Farm
570 Old Post Road
Esopus, NY 12561

Phone
845-384-6424

Let's Connect

Want to stay up to date with what's happening at Horses for a Change?

Step 1 of 2

Enter Your Details to Register for Saddle Club

We'll get back to you to confirm your enrollment and answer any questions.
If you have any questions, special needs, or concerns feel free to type them here

15585

Subscribe 

Subscribe to get all the news about Horses for a Change. Plus, get first access to discounts, bonuses, and new programs!

15856
Scroll to Top