At DreamCatcher Farm, we pride ourselves on our standards of excellence of horse care and management. We offer a complete training and board package which includes weekly lessons and two monthly training sessions. The daily routine consists of twice-a-day grain feeding, turnout, and access to hay and water all day long. We will blanket, boot, and fly mask a client’s horse at no extra charge. Our main barn has 22 rubber padded stalls (10’ X 12’ and 12’ X 12’) and our hay barn includes six padded stalls (12’ X 12’). The stalls, which are scrubbed and sterilized on a regular basis, have water buckets and feed pans and are bedded with shavings. We design an individualized feeding program that will support our clients’ horses in their program. We have a heated tackroom with lockers available for our clients use.
DreamCatcher Farm also employs the service of a blacksmith – Pat McNeely Farrier Service. As a part of our full-service board program, we will coordinate and book blacksmith visits and vet work. Riding lessons conducted by our certified coaches are also available for our boarders in private, semi-private, and group settings. Additional services available include; clipping, grooming, exercising, etc.
Leasing a horse is the perfect way to enhance your technical riding skills while connecting with a horse. One of the goals of leasing is to supplement a client’s riding program by providing additional time on a horse to develop riding skills. Another goal is to create a deeper connection between horse and rider. The horse and rider are matched up to ensure that the rider is comfortable and working towards their goals. Tack and equipment for each horse is provided, and leasers are assigned their own locker. Rates include lessons, practices rides, herd health, and shoeing.
- 1/3 time (1 lesson and 1 ride/week)
- 1/2 time (1 lesson and 2 rides/week)
- 2/3 time (1 lesson and 3 rides/week)
- 5/6 time (1 lesson and 4 rides/week)
- full lease (1 lesson and 5 rides/week)
A variety of programs are offered at DreamCatcher Farm in order to meet the needs of all our clients. We bring the enriching experience of horses to clients of all ages. Our lesson program runs seven days per week and all year round. Our coaching is in the English discipline of riding and our trainers focus on hunter/jumper, dressage and eventing disciplines using the classical training method. Some of the lesson programs that are offered at the facility include the “Tiny-Tot Program”, “Riding for Seniors”, horsemanship sessions, as well as recreational and competitive programs.
With our indoor and outdoor facilities, we are able to facilitate our clients at any time of the year. Typically new riders begin with a private session and are eventually placed in a group appropriate for their age and skill level. We have over 20 dependable and experienced school horses and ponies to match riders with suitable mounts that will instill confidence and help work towards personal goals. DreamCatcher Farm has certified helmets for rider use. The only equipment required is footwear with a heel, and students should wear loose fitting clothing for comfort. Riders are required to be at the farm at least 20 minutes before and after their scheduled lesson in which they will have the opportunity to learn proper horsemanship skills and grooming techniques.