*Ground School ~ Grooming and Saddling available at $25.00 an hour,
prior to your riding time. We love beginners, especially those with carrots!
We cater to "young and young at heart" riders,
8 years & up + adults returning to riding.
Equestrian helmets required for riders under 18, and are available for rent in the office.
$5.00 per lesson or $7.00 for the day
Lessons for Little 'Uns (5-7 Years old)
Does your little, "itty-bitty" horse-lover who is too young for Wild West Camp want to learn all about horses? Yes, we have lessons, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
While the emphasis is on "independent work" when it's time for "grooming, saddling and riding the pony or horse", smaller children may need help from parents, so wear your "walking shoes."
Semi-Private Lessons (2-3 Students)
$45.00 Per 1/2 Hour ~ $75.00 Per Hour
$40.00 Per 1/2 Hour ~ $65.00 Per Hour
Class Lessons - (4 Students or more)
$35.00 Per 1/2 Hour ~ $55.00 Per Hour
Call 360-691-7509 to sign up your little buckaroo for lessons.
Got long, skinny carrots? See you soon.
Learn to Ride Like a Winner!
Amy Pilloud started riding at Horse Country Farm when she was 7 years old and rode with the Washington State University Equestrian Team in Pullman, WA. Ariana Lapke-Malone and Radhika Raj started here and competed on the Western Washington University Team. We're very proud of our college girls and are busy teaching and empowering our next group of young equestriennes.
Riding Lessons for Budget Minded Riders
Horse Country Farm Working Student Program
Discounted Riding Lesson Program for tweens and teens, 12-15 years old.
Students come to Morning or Afternoon Classes on Weekends.
Morning Lesson Schedule includes:
8 AM ~ Help Open The Farm:
(Bringing in horses, feeding, watering and other chores)
9:30 AM ~ Grooming & Saddling Riding Horses
11AM ~ Riding Lesson
12:30 All Done ~ See you next week!
Afternoon Lesson Schedule includes:
1:15 ~ Riding Lesson
2:45 PM ~ Grooming Young and Extra Horses
4:30 PM ~ Stable Management ~ Help Close The Farm
(Unsaddling, Turning out Horses, Feeding, Watering, Mucking Stalls & Other Horsy Chores)
5:45 PM ~ All Done ~ See you next week!
TOTAL COST FOR 4 DAYS EACH MONTH ~ $139.00 Per Month
* Hours adjusted for Daylight Savings Time during the winter.
Remember to bring carrots for your horse and an equestrian helmet
each time you come to Horse Country Farm.
Dress to ride, ride, ride and work, work, work.
Working students have lots of horsy fun, fun, fun!
Horse Country Farm Internship Program Teens and Adults, 16 and up!
This is a Discounted Riding and Training Program for horse-lovers who want to work with horses and learn all about them with a view toward becoming professionals in the horse business. Interns work hard, but also enjoy riding, helping train young horses, helping teach new students, assisting the veterinarian and horse-shoer as well as participating in other horsy activities here on the farm.
Come out 4 days each month, Saturdays, Sundays or weekdays.
Your Internship Schedule includes: 8:00 AM - Help Open the Farm: Bringing in Horses, Feeding, Watering and other horsy chores. 9 AM - Groom and Saddle horses for the day. 10 AM - Assistant Instructor for Ground School, Riding Lesson or Trail Riding. 11 AM - Your Riding Lesson - 1 Hour 12 PM Lunch - Eat lunch with students, leasers and other staff. 1 PM - Young Horse Class, Lesson or Trail Ride. 2:30 PM - Patterns on Horseback or Trail Ride or Games on Horseback 5 PM - Stable Management - Help Close the Farm*
(This includes teaching leasers and riding students how to unsaddle, turn out horses, feeding, watering, mucking stalls and other horsy chores).
6:00 PM - All done - See you next time!
Hours adjusted for Daylight Saving Time from November to March.
Total Cost - $109.00 Per Month (At age 16, qualified Interns may apply for a paid position at Horse Country Farm if one becomes available).
Meet Your Riding Instructor
Riding instructor and owner, Shannon Kennedy trains horses and teaches horsemanship at Horse Country Farm. Teaching kids to ride horses since 1967, she finds in many cases, she's taught three generations of families. She graduated from Washington State University with BA degrees and attended graduate school at Western Washington University, earning a Masters in Teaching degree that she utilizes as a substitute teacher during the school year and director of Camp Horse Country during the summer. She writes young adult fiction as Shannon Kennedy and mainstream western (cowgirl) romance as Josie Malone. She currently has 15 books in print and is working on the next story in her Liberty Valley series.
Gift Certificates for Riding Lessons, Trail Rides, Ultimate Horse Leases, Pony Rides and Summer Day Camp 2019 are available. Order now to have them in time for the holidays. Does your favorite horse~lover enjoy reading about horses as well as riding them? Yes, you can purchase signed copies of our riding instructor, Shannon Kennedy's books at Horse Country Farm. She also writes western (cowgirl) romances as Josie Malone. Wrap up a book, a package of long, skinny carrots along with the gift certificate and you'll make horse~lovers of any age horsy-happy.
360-691-7509 ~ 425-335-4773
Shannon's books are available at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon, the Lake Stevens Co-Op Feedstore and of course at Horse Country Farm. She will be happy to autograph your books for you before or after your ride. If you don't find her in the arena, you can catch her in the barns, mucking, watering, grooming or feeding horses. Visit her websites to learn more about her books.