Boarding/Training

Meadowbriar Stables is a full care boarding facility with a total of 30 stalls. Our capable staff will feed and water the horses twice daily. Hay is always fed twice a day unless the grass is adequate enough to supplement for the hay. Different grain feeding preferences, and the feeding of supplements in a smart pak, are accommodated free of charge. Horses are turned out daily, weather permitting. Horses will not be turned out in muddy or icy conditions. In the event of bad weather horses will be rotated out in the indoor and outdoor arenas for some play time. Fans in summer time and blankets in wintertime are optional, and will incur an additional minimal fee.

Horses accepted into full time training will be worked 5 times a week. Although we do not break horses, we will accept green broke horses, or problematic horses in need of a tune-up or retraining.

Please view our Pricing page for current rates.

Lesson Program

Show_-32The relationships developed between our students and their equine companions are sure to last a lifetime.Our capable staff offers lessons to riders of all levels from beginners to advanced students in either private, semiprivate, or small groups. Lessons focus on quality as opposed to quantity. Lessons are offered 7 days a week at the convenience of the riders’ schedule. Shipping in of outside horses for lessons is welcomed.The lesson horses at Meadowbriar Stables have been assisting in riders education for numerous years. They range from the wonderful school masters who will take care of and build confidence in the beginner rider, to the upper-level lesson horses who will challenge the intermediate and advanced riders to rise to new levels.Please visit our pricing page.

Camps

Meadowbriar Stables offers a variety of horse riding camps during school vacations. Camps are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Beginner/Intermediate Half day camps include basic horse care (tacking, leading, after riding care), horse riding, crafts and games. Snack provided, please bring a couple of drinks each day.

Beginner/Intermediate Full day campers learn responsibility in taking care of “their horse” for the week, and will have lessons in horse care, as well as two riding sessions per day (the second could include trail riding/bareback riding/mini horse driving). Campers will interact with each other in horse related crafts and games. The week will end with a “horse show” where campers can show off their horses and all that they have learned. Lunch will be provided on the last day of camp. For all other days campers need to bring a sack lunch and plenty to drink. Please label all food/drinks with campers name.

Advanced Full day camp will be offered to approved students only. This camp is open to older students and adults. This camp will include more advanced horsemanship instruction. We will cover horse behavior, parts of saddle/bridle/horse, tack care and maintenance, advanced horse care, ground working horses, daily riding lessons including jumping, horse show preparation/grooming/clipping/mane pulling etc. This camp will include bareback and trail riding. Lunch will be provided on the last day of camp. For all other days campers need to bring a sack lunch and plenty to drink. Please label all food/drinks.

All campers will be required to wear an approved helmet. If you do not own one please let us know in advance so that we can assign and fit a barn owned helmet to you for the week. Campers must wear long pants and boots with heels. Campers should bring shorts/a change of clothes in case they get wet during horse bath time.

A non-refundable deposit of $50 for full day, and $25 for half day camps is required. All paperwork/liability forms must be completed prior to the first day of camp. Forms can be e-mailed to campers.

Showing

Show_-44Meadowbriar Stables travels to both local and out of town horse shows. We offer showing to all our students from the beginner level to the more advanced student. Students who do not own their own horses may compete on one of the barns lesson horses at the shows.

Horse Leasing Program

Meadowbriar Stables offers a half lease program to approved students. Please talk to your instructor for more information.