A high quality equestrian program suited to your needs!
The Equestrian Club at Ashwood Farm
Click on the video above to peek into our program and see what to expect from beginning riding lessons.
Advanced work on independent hands and balance while jumping a gymnastic exercise
Jumping lesson focusing on equitation and upper level jumper techniques
The early stages of developing independent hands and seat
A place of learning and fun for equestrians of all ages
Abby Funk, age 11, competing in Lexington, KY, at the National Junior Hunter Finals on Edwina.
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A group of Horse Crazy Camp leaders toured the Cavalry Museum at Ft. Riley June 2015
Marlaena Gridley, age 18. and Abby Funk, age 11, playing around at the barn. Marlaena is a working student who has been with us for over 7 years
Ashwood Farm is a program unique in our area. Equine enthusiasts of all ages are invited to join the club in pursuit of horsemanship and better riding under the tutelage of a family dedicated to horses for decades. Where your horse goals take you is solely your decision. You may choose to utilize your new knowledge to better enjoy horses, you may wish to compete for accolades at local, regional or national level competitions, or you may d to take a path toward becoming an equestrian athlete in college. From beginner to Grand Prix jumping and all areas in between, we want to teach you more about the horses we love and the sport that fuels our passion.
Please scroll down for more information about programs for Ashwood students.
Abbygale Funk, age 5, and her beloved Mr. Mowgli, Winter Equestrian Festival, Wellington, FL, 2006
Types of Lessons & Costs
For students new to Ashwood Farm
Your first lesson will be an "Introduction to Horsemanship"
Introduction to HorsemanshipThe 75-90-minute "Intro" class is offered for riders of all levels interested in entering our program. Tour the facility, meet your trainers and horses. Review safety, horse psychology and body language. Enjoy hands-on grooming, and a tack demonstration. Take your turn in the saddle, and learn the language of riding or if you are already accomplished, complete a rider assessment lesson where your instructor will take thorough stock of your skills and help you chart a course for enhancement of them. Cost for Intro lesson purchased without a package is $50 or you can use the intro lesson to count for one lesson in your first month's package.
Huck with new rider and Emmalee introducing the equestrian sport
Single Private Lesson: $50
Approximately 60 Minutes one on one with your instructor. If you need assistance catching, grooming, tacking and untacking, this will be part of your 60 minute lesson. Your instructor will determine whether or not you need this assistance from the intro lesson.
Single Group Lesson: $35
60-75 minutes with your instructor and up to 4 total riders. This includes time for tacking/untacking if needed. Group lessons can be a fun way to learn and improve focus and control. Once a rider can stop, steer, walk and trot, they can try a group lesson.
Horsemanship Lessons last anywhere from 20 minutes one on one before or after a riding lesson or can constitute an entire morning or afternoon with a group at the barn. Cost to join in Horsemanship Lessons is $15/lesson.
All lessons have a 24 hour cancellation notice. Lessons cancelled inside 24 hours before the start of the lesson will be charged as though the lesson was taken.
Lesson Package Deals
For those willing to commit to purchasing a group of lessons, significant savings can be found. All lesson packages are to be completed within a calendar month and unused lessons will expire on the last day of each month.
8 private or group lessons and all horsemanship lessons offered that month
6 Private or group lessons and all horsemanship lessons offered that month
4 Private or Group Lessons and all horsemanship offered that month
Purchase Lessons HERE via Paypal
You can pay online via credit card or direct from your bank account using the Paypal buttons below. Please be advised, Paypal charges 2.7% for the service, so your total cost will be 2.7% higher by paying this way than if you pay cash or check at the farm.
Abbygale Funk, age 11, competing on Wotan in a Junior Jumper class. HITS Desert Circuit, Thermal, CA 2012.
Emmalee and Abbygale Funk preparing to show in the costume class at the KHJA year end show in Topeka, KS, 2007
Emmalee Funk, age 3, with her first pony, Coconut, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, 2002
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