Equestrian

Greenwell offers a comprehensive equestrian program including a horseback riding program with lessons for riders at least seven years of age. Greenwell also offers a Therapeutic Riding Program designed for individuals age seven and older with developmental, physical, or emotional challenges.

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The TRP is a Center Member of PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). PATH International’s mission is to ensure excellence and change lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. Greenwell’s TRP is based on the principles and methods of PATH International.

Jennifer Emmart, Director of Equestrian Programs at the Greenwell Foundation, holds a PATH certification.

 

Riding Lessons

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Riding lessons are offered in 8 week sessions. Each session consists of 8 lessons, one per week. Lessons are offered in a group setting or in a private session.

Our riding lesson program now offers new opportunities such as using our new Sensory Trail, trail riding as riders are capable, and using the obstacle course. We have also added new types of in-arena lessons.

We can offer adults only lessons. Simply choose ‘private lesson’ or make a note that you want to ride with other adults when registering.

Cost:  You may pay the complete fee at registration OR 50% at registration and the rest at the end of four weeks.

Group Lessons: $310
Sibling: 25% discount

Private Lessons: $400
Sibling: 25% discount
2017 Riding Calendar
Riding Scholarship Application

 

Riding at Camp Greenwell's Horse Camp

Greenwell offers Horse Camp during the summer and Horses & Hideouts One-Day Camps during Spring Break and occasional days off from school. All of these camps are for beginning riders as well as those with some experience, ages 7 – 14.

Horsemanship is emphasized by allowing campers to saddle their own horses, helping care for them, and learning all about horse health. First time riders will be taught safety, comfort in the saddle and control of the horse. Riders who can control their horse independently, and are able to walk, trot, and canter will be challenged with pre-jumping skills, some gymnastic exercises, simple lead changes and leg yielding.

 

Equestrian Program Options

The Greenwell Foundation offers several opportunities for you, your organization, or groups to participate in our Equestrian Program in ways that do not involve riding lessons. Options include:

 

One-Time Ride
Is riding a horse on your bucket list? Or perhaps you or a child just want to give it a try? Enjoy a ride on one of our horses in the arena with an instructor. (No lesson; 20-minute ride)
Subject to availability of riding instructor, horses, and arena space.
$40.00 per person

 

Trail Riding 
Come enjoy an hour long trail ride along our beautiful and unique trails at the Greenwell Foundation. Our trails vary from shady tree lines along agricultural fields to the gentle rolling hills of a forest. Each ride is guided by two experienced and well trained staff members that will give you the most enjoyable experience that you could have. A trail ride is walk only. Our horses and trails are suitable for riders aged 7 and up. Trail rides can be given up to 6 people at once.
$45.00 per person

 

Group Rides
An ideal option for birthday parties, youth groups, any get-together of up to 10 people. Everyone has an opportunity to ride in the arena during this one-hour session. Each ride is approximately five minutes.
(Additional rental hour required for groups larger than 10.)
$120.00 per hour

 

Group Visit (no riding)
An excellent choice for school and scouting groups. The instructor will give a short talk and answer questions about horses. Every participant gets a chance to brush a horse.
(Additional rental hour required for groups larger than 10.)
$50.00 per hour

If you are interested in any of these options, or if you would like more information, please contact us.

 

Take the Reins is an eight-week course for people living with breast cancer. You may be recently diagnosed, active in treatment, in remission, or any place in between. This program allows participants to interact and ride horses to enhance their health. This course is self-paced to ensure each participant progresses at their own level of comfort and includes active and holistic sessions for people living with breast cancer. The purpose of this program is to provide an empowering experience as well as support and conversation about the journey. The program will culminate in a trail ride on the new Sensory Trail. No riding experience is necessary. Contact us for more information >>

 

Operation Warrior Refuge offers accessible treatment for military, veterans, and first responders who experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). OWR utilizes Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) which is an on the ground, hands on approach to therapy using horses. This program is led by a team consisting of a combat warrior, a therapist, a horse trainer and a horse. Together, they have formed a therapeutic program for warriors that utilize psychotherapy to reboot, retrain, and renew their lives. Learn more >>