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Advanced Riding Program

For Experienced Riders

TerryAllen Farms will be offering a one-week day session of an advanced riding program. The focus will be on improving the interest in horsemanship and riding for the advanced students. Students must have previous experience; students must be able to jump 2′ on any of our school horses. A one-hour riding lesson will be given twice a day. This Program will introduce some of the other disciplines of the English riding. For example, some of the disciplines that will be reviewed will be jumpers, dressage, hunters and equitation.

Program Details

The advanced riding program is being run on two different weeks during the summer.  One week for the middle school and one for the high school. Each week runs from Monday to Friday as shown below:

  • June 28 – July 2
  • July 26 – July 30

Please contact us for pricing.

A deposit is required at time of registration. Balance is due prior to the start of the program.

On one of the days, most likely Wednesday, students will be participating in an IEA-type setting at Frazier Farm. Transportation for the student and the horse is included in the registration fee.  A bagged lunch or money to purchase lunch at the show is required.

Register Today!

Come join us for a great week of fun with friends…both human and equine.  You can register by downloading the Registration Form and returning your completed form to:

Samantha Borkoski
c/o TerryAllen Farms LLC
188 Allen Street, Terryville, CT 06786

or by faxing the Registration form to: 860.845.2011

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Farm at 860.585.9018.

Registration Details

Openings are on a first-come, first serve basis with only 8 spots available.  A deposit is required to be paid to reserve your spot.  Deposits are non-refundable unless written verification by a medical physician due to an injury or illness is provided.

Any student not conforming to TerryAllen Farms LLC’s Rules and Regulations, including the possession or use of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or weapons, will be dismissed from the Program immediately with no refund of the Registration fee.  A student who exhibits emotional, psychological, or behavioral conditions, which are disruptive to the Program or harmful to herself/himself will be dismissed with no refund of the Registration fee.


The instructor for the Advanced Horse Program at TerryAllen Farms is Samantha Borkoski.  Samantha has received her Associates Degree in Stable Management/Equine Studies at Southern Virginia College in Buena Vista, Virginia.  Samantha was a member of the Intercollegiate Riding Team for the College.  She received the High Point Equitation Rider Award in 1998.  Samantha has been showing her horses in local Connecticut  and in out of state shows.

Daily Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Getting the horse, grooming, tacking

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Riding lesson untack, groom, and put horses away

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch / video

12:30 –   1:30 p.m.
Group activity (demonstrations, movie, swimming, etc.)

1:30 –   3:00 p.m.
Riding lesson, untacking and putting horses away

The session may include arts and crafts, swimming, and trail riding (time permitting).


All riders are encouraged to wear riding pants and boots with a heel.  Loose tops are not ideal riding gear.  A riding helmet is required.  Swimming may be offered if time is allowing; please bring a bathing suit and towel.

On Wednesday, the day of the horse show, the student should wear polo shirts with tan riding britches, boots are required to be polished.  The students should have gloves, belts and helmets and if needed, a black crop and spurs.


Each student is required to bring his/her lunch, drinking water or other beverage each day.

On Wednesday, the day of the horse show, you may choose to bring money to purchase your lunch.

Demonstrations (Advanced)

Safety guidelines will be reviewed about handling horses.

Dressage will be about improving the student’s flat work by teaching lateral work to strengthen their horse and review a basic dressage test.  They will also learn the differences in dressage showing and how it is shown.

IEA Day will be going over what is expected at an IEA Show.  A mock horse show is planned for this day.

Hunter will discuss the form and technique judges are looking for in this type of showing.

Jumper will review the rules and regulations of jumper classes. The students will be practicing jumper courses and learning how to reduce their time.

Equitation will focus on improving form and technique of the rider. The students will be focusing on their position.  We will be practicing courses that involve tight turns and corners.

Other topics will be discussed, such as shoeing, feeding, and stable management.