The Riding School at Mare’s Run Farm in Tazewell, VA offers more than just riding lessons. We offer a complete horsemanship training experience for all ages. Students learn the responsibility of grooming and tacking up a horse. Students also learn basic horsemanship and care of horses. Our riding instructor has horsemanship and riding instruction certifications from The British Horse Society in England, an Education Degree, and has veterinary experience. We specialize in providing balance seat instruction, which will help you with your riding whether you choose to ride English or Western. We also offer specialized instruction in dressage and jumping, with horses suitable for beginner through experienced riders. Our emphasis is first and foremost on safety, but in a fun atmosphere. We have students who enjoy recreational riding, and also students who show competitively.
What do we offer?
- Riding Lessons: Beginner-Advanced
- Horsemanship Clinics: mounted & unmounted.
- Natural Horsemanship Instruction:
- Therapuetic Lessons:
- Christian Horse Club
- Summer Riding Camp: (day camp)
- Horse show opportunities: Show our horses.
- Horse Show Coaching: Your horse or ours.
- Birthday Party Packages: Includes pony rides.
- Pony Rides: for church events, parties, etc.
- Horse Judging Team: Learn to judge horses.
- Vaulting (horseback gymnastics): offered soon.
Reasonable lesson pricing available:
- Coupon booklets available for multiple lessons.
- Multiple sibling lesson discounts available.
- Gift certificates for lessons make great gifts!