Riding Programs at Meadow Creek Farm:

Horseback Riding Lessons

Beginners | Intermediate Class | Advanced

Meadow Creek Farm is a great farm for kids to learn from the ground up. Whether you are boarding your own horse or enjoying a lesson on one of our school horses, you will receive private or group instruction in Hunter, Jumper and Equitation.  Our instructors have expertise in each of the riding disciplines. Any of our programs can be customized for the rider.

Ground work is essential to building mutual trust & confidence between horse and rider, please allow 30 minutes before and after your lesson to complete these necessities. All riders are taught how to be safe around the barn and horses when they are grooming, brushing and tacking up.

Students will begin by taking a series of 1/2 hour private lessons until they are able to safely control their mount. Once students have achieved this goal, they can continue with private lessons or we can place them in a group with other students at a similar level. Riders can experience the challenges and benefits of group lessons and enjoy trail rides with the other students.

  • 30 Min. Private Lesson

  • $65/ Half Hour
    • 30 Minute Private
    • Customized Lesson
    • Flexible Schedules
    • 1 to 1 Ratio
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  • 30 Min. Group Lesson

  • $55/ Half Hour
    • 30 Minute Group
    • Group Lesson
    • Learn by Watching
    • 1 to 4 Ratio
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  • 60 Min. Group Lesson

  • $85/ Hour
    • 60 Minute Group
    • 1 Hour Lesson
    • Group Training
    • 1 to 4 Ratio
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Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA)

In 2015, Meadow Creek Farm’s Equestrian Team is entered its first year of participating in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA).

Its purpose is to develop students understanding and appreciation of equestrian sports through organized student competitions.

The IEA allows students to compete both locally and possibly nationally. This organization is for middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) and offers classes from walk trot all the way to Varsity jumping, 3’.

Meadow Creek Farm Family Riding Horseback Lessons Boarding Sales
The 2015 – 2016 FIRST IEA Team
at Meadow Creek Farm

Hudson Valley Hunter Jumper Association

Show Calendar 2021

April 11  – Tatra Farm

May 1 – Welwyn Farm

May 9 – The Southlands Foundation

June 12 – Meadow Creek Farm

July 11 – Meadow Creek Farm

July 18 – The Southlands Foundation

August 7 – Welwyn Farm

August 24-29 – Dutchess County Fair ** TBD

September 5 – Meadow Creek Farm

September 26  – The Southlands Foundation

October 9  – Welwyn Farm

October 23  – Tatra Farm

Summer Camp & Horsemanship Academy

  • 2017 Summer Camp

  • $320/ Week
    • Multi-Week Pricing
    • $320/Week or $100/Day
    • Extended Hours
    • Rain or Shine
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Meadow Creek Farm caters to all levels of aspiring riders with programs from beginners to seasoned riders. Owner and instructor Helaina Ricciardi along with Brooke Nestor ensure a positive experience for each equestrian camper.

  • All-Encompassing Equitation Experience
  • Individually Tailored Daily Riding Lessons
  • Routine Horse Care and Stall Management
  • Horsemanship Lectures and Demonstrations
  • Guest Visits from Farriers and Vets

Meadow Creek provides a variety of trained horses and ponies to suit any level. Horse owners may also choose to bring their own mount.

Academy is in session rain or shine. Indoor and outdoor activities will be planned.