Hidden Creek Farm

434-996-6993 - Tammy
434-987-2349 - Kandi

Hidden Creek Farm
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Tammy and Heaven on Earth:
Winner 2017 Res. Champion BHSA Novice Jumper

For a complete list of barn winners Click Here.

Lessons

From horses we learn:
 
  • Patience
  • Teamwork
  • Love
  • Trust
  • Cooperation
  • Self-confidence
  • Self Esteem
  • Balance
  • Perseverance
  • Positive Thinking

Riding is good exercise and a skill that can be enjoyed throughout a lifetime, no matter where you live. We teach adults and children of all levels
We teach Western, English, Dressage and Sidesaddle.
We teach both on the flat and over fences - hunters and jumpers. (and there is a BIG difference!)

We are careful to consider the goals of each rider. Some may want to jump and show over fences, others may just want to ride for recreation.
It is important that every horse does a job he or she enjoys and we assign horses according to student level and goals.
It is also important that each student be able to move at their own pace, with enjoyable goals and not get shoved down one path. 
 
It is important to us to have a relaxed, low pressure atmosphere in the barn.

Regular Lessons, any age for the rider with competent control. We like to mix levels so newer riders can see what more experienced riders do and the skills they need.
 
Classes are never more than a 5-1 ratio.
Mommy (or Daddy) and Me classes    3-5 years old
  • Teach Strengthen core Improve Balance
  • Promotea a love of animals
  • Develop trust
  • Cooperation between parent and child
  • Self-confidence
  • Increase Self Esteem and Positive Thinking
Ride and Wine an adult lesson for all levels of riders.  After the lesson we enjoy a light dinner and wine or beer and socialize.  Horses are indeed about socializing with some great people. Pictured are two of our adult riders as show ring winners.
Young Riders  4-8 year olds
These classe start students out on their lifelong love of horses.
 
Given in the confined space of a round pen to insure safety and success with an emphasis on controling the horse as an independent rider. 
 
We work on patience and determination, learning that sometimes you have to try more than once to get something done!
Side Saddle
We teach Side Saddle from a recreational try it out to jumping and showing.  We have horses and saddles.  Find out what it's all about
Walk - Trot 6-10 year olds
 
With a move to the big ring, these classes focus on independent control, trotting, posting, steering and stopping the horse.  
 
They promote confidence and balance and are the next step in learning to ride safely..  
Show Team  
Children to adults enjoy showing. Our schedule includes hunter, jumper and combined training events. And we do our fair share of winning!
Private Lessons  Any age, any style
Although we do give private lessons, I think it is important for students to ride together, and see what others are learning. I think it also makes students feel good when they hear other students getting the same reminders that they are getting in their lessons! Especially for younger students, it really helps them to see other students learning the same things they are learning, and sharing the same interests!
Pricing for All Lessons
Details and Requirements
Show Team
 RIDING IS AS VARIED AS PEOPLE AND HORSES. THERE ARE LITERALLY A THOUSAND WAYS TO ENJOY HORSES AND OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO TEACH THE SKILLS THAT WILL ENABLE EACH RIDER TO PURSUE THEIR OWN GOALS OUR EMPHASIS IS ALWAYS ON DEVELOPING CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION WITH THE HORSE IN A SAFE MANNER.
 
Our students will often move from one horse to another. Each horse is an individual and they all have something different to teach and we think it is important to feel confident as a rider, on a variety of different horses.  This also helps students evaluate what they like in different horses and riding styles.
 
We have developed a number of different programs to serve the needs of active horse lovers and those who would like to become active horse lovers. We teach all levels and all ages from the beginner to those who want to show, and from the very young to the very old. And we have a strong commitment to the community, with several innovative programs that extend out into the community such as our Partners for Health and Recreation.