Horse Lessons

Yearly Registration Fee for Group - $25

Yearly Reg. Fee for Pee Wee- $15

Lesson Pricing

Pee Wee Group Lessons-

30-40 min, Lesson:Cost $18.50 per lesson

For students ages 4-6 who want to get some experience with horses but just don't have the attention span for a full lesson. They will learn important ground skills, basic horse care and have saddle time as well. Instructors Penny, Cara and Kodi will help instruct this small group of 4-5 riders.

Group Lessons

45-60 minute

Lesson Cost: Weekday $28.50/Weekend $35.00 per lesson

For students 7 years and older. Basic or Intermediate lessons that will cover basic horse care and riding skills. Horse and tack knowledge will be taught and quizzed on. Group riders will also participate in games and other fun activities. 

Private Lessons

45-60 minute, Lesson Cost: $65 per lesson

These lessons are for any student that would like one on one lessons, outside of our group lessons. These lessons are tailored to the individual rider with rider specific goals. 

*These lessons are scheduled on an individual, week by week basis.

*Semi private lessons for siblings or friends can be scheduled as well, lesson costs would be $50 per rider and are still scheduled on an week by week basis.

Contact us today to schedule your private or semi private lesson!

LESSONS REQUIREMENTS: Pee Wee students must be 3 years old by the lesson start date, however instructors have the right to determine at any time if any rider is unable to safely ride (safety is our number one priority). Group students must be at least 7 years of age or older by the first lesson date. Beginner to Intermediate. Appropriate dress required--boots, comfortable clothing/pants for outdoor weather. SEI-ASTM approved helmet provided. Horses can not carry more than 20% of their weight so riders must be no more than 200 lbs.

RIDING LESSON: hands on basic grooming, care and handling, riding logic, equitation and safety.

GOAL OF PROGRAM: Promote practical and fun activities and whole horse understanding in a relaxed atmosphere. *Our lesson program is not geared towards competitive riding or showing. We focus on basic skills and building blocks for leisure riding. 

REGISTRATION: Includes a lesson journal for collecting notes and journal entries provided by the instructor. 
 

Contact us with any questions. Thank you!

Lesson Registration

Spring Session (May-3 weeks)

Previous Students may register at the end of February

New Students may register the first of March

Summer Session (June and July-6 weeks)

Previous Students may register at the end of February

New Students may register the first of March

Fall Session(September and October-6 weeks)

Previous Students may register at the end of July

New Students may register the first of August

Spring and Summer Schedule

  • Mondays

    • Pee Wee 5:30 and 6:00

    • Group 6:00 and 7:00

  • Tuesdays

    • Pee Wee 5:30 and 6:00

    • Group 6:00 and 7:00

  • Wednesdays

    • Pee Wee 11:00

    • Group 9:00,10:00 and 4:30

  • Thursdays

    • Pee Wee 5:30 and 6:00

    • Group 6:00 and 7:00

Fall Schedule

  • Mondays

    • Pee Wee 4:30 and 5:00

    • New Pee Wees 5:30

    • Group 5:00 and 6:00

  • Tuesdays

    • Pee Wee 4:30 and 5:00

    • New Pee Wees 5:30

    • Group 5:00 and 6:00

  • Wednesdays

    • Group 10:00 and 5:00

    • Pee Wee 4:30 and 5:00

    • New Pee Wees 5:30

  • Thursdays

    • Pee Wee 4:30 and 5:00

    • New Pee Wees 5:30

    • Group 5:00 and 6:00

  • Fridays

    • Group 5:00 and 6:00

 
Fall
REGISTRATION

New Students can start registering august 1st at 8:00am

Important Lesson Documents
The Lesson Agreement and Waiver of Liability must be filled out each year. Paper copies are available at the farm.

Interested in a Private Ride? See our Custom Farm Page

Meet the Instructors

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PENNY ORRICK

Group and Pee Wee

I was your typical horse-crazy girl as a child growing up. If it was horses, I was all about it. My entire room was covered head to toe in horses. Window curtains, bedsheets, posters, calendars, figurines, stuffed animals, you name it. 

As far back as I can remember my family has had horses and when they got out of them I took my two horses and boarded them until I got a place of my own. That place is Orrick Acres. Savannah is my childhood horse and the first horse I broke to ride. She has probably taught me just as much as I have taught her. She is really where my passion of training started and my journey of lessons began. 

I have 30+ years of personal knowledge and experience in everything equine. My personal preference has always been on western pleasure and so that is where I place most of the focus for lessons. I have a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of Education in Administration. I absolutely love teaching and what better than to teach about my passion of horses!

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CARA BEATY

Pee Wee

I love horses, and everything about them!

 

I had a pony at my grandparents as a child.  I never had to do,any of the tack… just get on and ride.  They got rid of him when I was 10. I did the occasional trail ride on vacations as an adult.  

 

In 2018, I decided I wanted to do and know more. I took lessons with Penny Orrick that fall.  I was hooked! From that point on I spent every available moment at Orrick Acres! I helped her every time I could to learn all that I was able!  December of 2018 I got my own horse, Chief. He has been a blessing to me. Penny helped Chief and I with a few things, since I was still pretty new to this lifestyle!  

 

In fall of 2019, Penny was able to start using Chief and I for lessons. I started teaching Pee Wee horse lessons!  It is so much fun. I love watching the thrill on the kids’ faces as they start lessons, then at end of session seeing how far they’ve come!  Chief loves letting people learn to ride on him. He gets to be a lesson horse for adults, teens, adolescents, and yes, Pee Wees!  

I’m very proud of the horse Chief is, and super happy with all I’ve learned, and continue to learn daily from Penny, as well as all the horses as Orrick Acres.  I look forward to working with you!

Meet the Horses

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JACK

QH Gelding born 03/03

Laidback. Easy Going. One of a Kind. Life Saver. First Love. Favorite. Gentle Soul. Bomb Proof. These are some of the words I have heard my riders use when describing me. 

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STAR

MFT Mare born 04/04

I'm the most predictable horse you will ever ride. I don't like to go fast or do anything silly, but that means for some riders I come across as stubborn; especially if I know I can get away with not moving, only a few can get me to trot without assistance. Some people say I'm the most mare-ish mare of all times, but I just want every horse to know I'm the boss. 

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CHEIF

TWH Gelding born 03/04

INFO COMING SOON

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TANK

QH Gelding born 09/03

Precision is my surname. In my life before Orrick Acres, and my retirement, I chased and corralled calves from sun up to sun down. I can move on a dime and before Orrick Acres I only knew one speed... GO! Orrick Acres has helped me see that slow and steady is ok too. If you are a rider that can handle the reins well, you might get a chance to ride me! 

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PEPPER

Appaloosa born 2003

I've been there and done that. My exact history no one really knows. I do know I am lucky to have been loved on by so many people, it has taught me to love and trust humans. I'm excited to end my traveling journey at Orrick Acres were I can teach children the importance of how to love and care for horses.

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TILLY

QH Mare born 05/08

I love knowing my rider. The most enjoyable part of riding is when my rider talks to me. I'm a tender soul but don't let that fool you; I've got some power in these legs! I do best with the intermediate and advanced confident students.

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MAGGIE

QH Mare born 04/07

Other than being a mare and given a natural born attitude, I am such a sweetheart. I'm easy going and easy to ride. Once you understand how I respond to the reins, you will get me to go anywhere!

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PERCY

Saddlebred Gelding born 04/06

Slow and Steady should be my middle names. I might be big but I'm the biggest gentleman you will ever meet. I trust and love everyone I meet and therefore make the greatest riding companion. My only downside is I haven't been as fine-tuned as the other horses and can be a little headstrong at times.

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SPRITE

MINI Horse born 09/12

I might be little, but my spunky attitude makes up for anything lacking in my height. If you are a wee youngin' chances are you will start your horseback riding journey on me. I do wonderful on lead line and am incredibly patient when the little ones are learning how to hold and put pressure on the reins.