Practice makes perfect.
Horseback riding lessons are available for all levels and all ages with any of our qualified on site instructors. We have five instructors giving riding lessons that may focus on Dressage, Hunter / Jumper or 3 Day Eventing disciplines.
Riding lessons are offered year round in our 80' X 150' indoor riding arena and in the outdoor arena, weather permitting. Lessons are provided on your horse or ours. For a minimal charge truck-ins are allowed as well.
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Credit price: $65
Credit price: $55
Cash price: $60
Cash price: $50
Private lessons by request: $60.00
Credit price: $190
Credit price: $420
Cash price: $180
Cash price: $400
*Must use minimum one lesson per week. *Make up lessons are re-scheduled for the following week. *Start date must be within four months of purchase date.
Ashley Brown: Hunter / Jumper / 3 Day Eventing
Ashley Brown and WALNUT HOLLOW FARM have been partnered for over twelve years. She began as a working student, worked her way to instructor, and is now the head trainer and one of the owners of WALNUT HOLLOW FARM. Ashley has a proven style of instructing that encourages her students to understand the biomechanics of the horse. Through this we can understand the needs of the horse and work as a team to accomplish goals. Ashley offers a year-round program (on or off the farm) that provides quality horsemanship and riding instruction through summer camps, clinics, lectures and multi-discipline riding lessons for competitive and recreational riders. Ashley brings a fresh perspective on how to provide safe, fun and effective riding lessons to all ages and levels of riders
Through-out Ashley’s career she has trained with many equine professionals such as Keith Angstadt, Pam Goodrich, Leslie DeGrandmason, Brad Giuda, Kami Wolk and Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst. In the year 2009 Ashley spent time in Gut Bärbroich, Germany training under the direct tutelage of world renowned Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst, the author of “Training the Modern Jumper.” Elmar belongs to a family of enthusiastic breeders and trainers, and his brother Alois is a silver and bronze medalist in the national German championships. Elmar is a professional instructor and has competed successfully in the US, Canada, South America and Europe. In Germany she trained in jumpers, classical dressage and had the privilege of attending major equine events in Munich. Living in Germany with the Pollmann-Scheckhorst family, she has been classically trained and offers a unique perspective in combining dressage principles to develop a better jumper, hunter or 3-day eventer. By understanding and matching the rider and horse’s needs she promotes harmony. Ashley determines her student’s instructional needs based on their goals for rider and horse.
After returning from oversees, Ashley graduated from Framingham State University with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology. As a graduate she uses her extensive knowledge to develop and promote WALNUT HOLLOW FARM. As Director of Operations and owner, Ashley has partnered with organizations such as The Girl Scouts of America (Bedford, NH chapter), BAE Systems, Young Camp Judea (Merrimack, NH), and the Towns of Merrimack and Amherst NH. She next started developing her own company The Brown Horse Farm LLC. Ashley offers off-site quality horse training and riding lessons at reasonable prices with references available.
Over the past couple of years, Ashley has been focusing on growing WALNUT HOLLOW FARM’s riding program. She has developed extensive camp programs, bringing riders along from lead-line to the show arena, and has personally trained the lesson horses and clients’ personal horses. Ashley has competed and placed at GMHA Woodstock VT, Bradford Equestrian Center MA, UNH, Green Acres, Weatogue Stables CT, HITS in Saugerties NY just to list a few. Please drop by for a visit, and ride with us to get the full taste of the personalized riding instruction you can achieve at Walnut Hollow Farm.