TerryAllen Farms LLC will be offering several week-long day riding programs. The focus will be on developing an interest in horsemanship and riding for the beginner student. If the student has previous experience, the work will focus on sharpening skills and developing current knowledge. A one-hour riding lesson will be given each day. A second lesson or trail ride will be held for students who have signed up to stay until 3 pm.
Summer Riding Program
FOR BEGINNERS OR EXPERIENCED RIDERSWeek-Long Day Riding Programs
Program Dates and Pricing
Each week runs from Monday to Friday and there are two timeslots available each week. The program is being run on three weeks in the summer as shown below::
- Jul 16-20 : 9am to 1pm – $300
- Jul 16-20 : 9am to 3pm – $500
- Aug 6-10 : 9am to 1pm – $300
- Aug 6-10 : 9am to 3pm – $500
- Aug 20-24 : 9am to 1pm – $300
- Aug 20-24 : 9am to 3pm – $500
Students must fully participate in the Program. Parents are invited to attend a riding exhibition that will include all students participating. The exhibition is held on Friday of the Program at 12:00 noon.
Openings are on a first-come, first serve basis. A deposit of one half of the Registration fee is required to be paid to confirm attendance for a specific week. 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 at TerryAllen Farms LLC is Samantha Borkoski. Samantha has received her Associates Degree in Stable Management/Equine Studies at Southern Virginia College in Buena Vista, VA. 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 recently showing her horses in local Connecticut, New England and neighboring state horse shows. She has been an instructor at TerryAllen Farms LLC since 1998, and since its inception, has been the Coach of the TerryAllen Farms IEA Team. She currently has one riding student, Riley Babb, who won IEA Nationals in Syracuse, NY this past year. Assisting Samantha with the Riding Programs will be Abby Krudwig and Riley Babb, who are members of the TerryAllen Farms IEA Team.
All riders are required to wear jeans (or riding pants, if the child owns a pair – shorts are not allowed), and boots with a heel. Loose tops are not ideal riding gear. If your child owns a riding helmet, please have her/him bring it to the sessions. Swimming may be offered if time permits. Please bring a bathing suit and towel.
Each student is required to bring his/her lunch each day as lunch will not be provided. Drinking water is available at all times to the students but if a different drink is desired the student is to bring their own.
Safety – Safety guidelines will be reviewed about handling horses.
Grooming – Students will learn how to properly brush the horses before and after riding.
Leading – Students will learn how to lead a horse with a lead rope and in the bridle.
Saddling – Students will learn how to saddle and bridle the horse.
Students will learn how to mount the horse, guide the horse with reins, and walk, trot and possibly canter. Some program weeks will be doing poles and jumping. Other issues will be discussed such as shoeing, feeding, and stabling.