Newtown Township Parks and Recreation Department

Horseback Riding Lessons (youth & adult)

Painted Dreams Farm offers a variety of lessons for all ages, must have boot with 1/2 - 1 inch heel. Classes offered for Mommy and me, homeschoolers, youth, adults, and seniors! 

General
  • Classes take place in our state of the art indoor arena.
  • Must have boot with ½ inch to 1-inch heel.
  • Helmets are provided.
Course Descriptions
Mommy & Me Pony Club (ages 3-7)
What a great way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of horses. Mom and Tot teams pair up for an educational hour of direct interaction with our pony staff! You’ll learn how much fun grooming, handling, and riding are! Small group size emphasizes safety, learning, and fun! All classes are held in our new state of the art indoor Equestrian Center. Bring your cameras!!

Homeschoolers Introduction to Riding
Team up with your buddies for a fun twist on Introduction to Horseback Riding. These lessons are geared toward kids who have always wanted an opportunity to ride but have not yet had the chance. Learn an array of horsemanship and riding skills; from safety, to care, and handling, to skills in the saddle. Choose from English or Western disciplines in our new state of the art indoor arena. All lessons taught by a Certified Riding Instructor.

Introduction to Horseback Riding for Kids (ages 8-14)
These lessons are geared toward kids who have always wanted an opportunity to ride, but have not yet had the chance!! Learn an array of horsemanship and riding skills; from safety, to care and handling, to skills in the saddle. All classes taught by a Certified Riding Instructor. Small group sizes. Choose from English or Western disciplines in our new state of the art indoor arena.

Saddle Club (all ages)
Come join us in a weekly hour-long class that focuses on the introduction to ponies and horses. Ever wonder why horses do the things they do?? Learn about horse behavior, care, nutrition, breeds, and disciplines of riding, type of tack, as well as grooming and bathing. This is a great introduction and preparation class for the those interested in riding lessons. Each class will include hands on work with one of our equine friends.

Intro to Riding for Adults
Why should the kids have all the fun?? Come on, you know you’ve always wanted to take riding lessons! This is your chance to experience Horsemanship and Equitation first hand. Our Equestrian Center prides itself on safe and well schooled lesson horses for all ages and abilities. Choose from Western or English discipline in our new start of the art indoor facility.

Horsemanship for Seniors 55+
Have you always looked at horses from afar and appreciated their beauty and majesty?? Join us for an educational “hands on” session experiencing what makes these magnificent animals tick. Learn what it takes to care for a horse: health, feeding, grooming, handling, and in-hand training. The young at heart will have ample opportunity to interact with our equine friends! All of this in our new state of the art indoor Equestrian Center.