Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast and Stables
Horseback Riding and Carriage Driving Lessons North Conway NH
Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast and Stables in North Conway offers horseback riding lessons with expert instruction from spring to fall for those who are 7 years old and up. We also offer carriage driving lessons. See the following options:
Saddle Up for Horseback Riding Lessons North Conway, NH at the Farm by the River Bed and Breakfast with Stables,
One hour horseback riding lessons are available in the spring and early summer and also in the fall for individual and group instruction. We also have multiple day workshops. Our horseback riding lessons are geared towards beginners and intermediate riders to will help you become more skilled, and confident.
Open daily, year round for horseback riding, our public stables offers horseback riding lessons to the public as well as our inn guests by appointment only late spring until snowfall (not available during mid-July- August).
Lessons are offered to horse enthusiasts wishing to learn to horseback ride or to improve their skills, whether they are our inn guests, a “local”, or a tourist vacationing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Why not ride and Stay!
Our lessons are geared towards beginners to intermediate riders and are given during shoulder seasons. English technique is used for walk-trot lessons. The lessons are for 7 years old and up and we have a weight limit of 230 pounds.
Voted Yankee Magazine Editors Pick, 2001:
A great place to go for a New England horseback riding vacation -in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
There are three different types of horsemanship venues:
Option 1: Perfect for our guests at the Farm By the River Bed and Breakfast with Stables or other Vacationers.
One hour lessons for 1-3 people who want to take a lesson to improve their skills or perhaps have never been on a horse before and want to build their confidence before they venture out on a trail ride offered at our stables. We offer the following options private lessons for $70; semi-private with 2-3 people $60/person
Walk-trot English or Western horseback riding lessons are offered to beginner-intermediate riders.
Option 2: Four week long Group Lesson-one lesson per week for locals- 1 hour and 15 minutes long. We offer 4 weeks of group lessons during spring, early summer and fall until snowfall (excluding July and Aug.) by appointment. The 4 weeks of lessons are $220. (Maximum 3 people) They include lessons in horse care, ground work and riding skills. Private Lessons for 4 weeks is $250.
Option 3: Horsemanship Workshop Getaways offered 2 times/year June, Sept,and late Oct... Intensive workshops over a 3-5 day time period provides the perfect vacation getaway for those who would like to learn more about the care of and riding of horses. This is a great way to have a horseback riding vacation in New Hampshire. 4 people max. Come for a New England style dude ranch experience. Offered as a Women’s getaway or for couples
Ride a Horse & Be a Cowgirl! Women’s Workshop Getaway: offered in June, Sept. and end of Oct. TBA
It’s all about YOU, having fun in an informal atmosphere, developing confidence and learning the fundamentals of horsemanship. Package includes: 5 nights lodging including tax, breakfast each morning, 1 evening BBQ, 4 morning lessons, 5 trail rides, and 2 evening sessions. It will be a fun-filled time designed for women 12 years old and up-whether you are a mother, sister, daughter or girl friend who wants to learn more about horse care, ground skills & riding skills. Packages are non-refundable. If you have two to three people who would like to come you can call and schedule the time that works for you.
The Cost for the workshop: $1190- 1 person 1 room; $2000-2 people 1 room; two room suites for 3-4 people available. We can accommodate a friend, husband, or boyfriend, who wants to come but not participate in the workshop. There is a four person maximum, two person minimum for the workshop.
Come for a “New England style” dude ranch experience- a bit of old world luxury in a casual and natural setting.
A variety of rooms are available to select from. All rooms are decorated in classic New England B and B style, have private baths, WiFi, and A/C. Some rooms have a Jacuzzi. Two- room suites are also available as well as a 4 bedroom cottage.
Harness up for a Carriage Driving Course
Dates Offered:Both of our standard horseback riding lessons are offered in early to mid-June and again afterLabor day to mid-September. The horseback riding lessons consist of two to four hour sessions per day for three days offered mid-week generally Sunday evening -through noon Wednesday.
Included in the Price:
Lodging for 3 nights including tax, (queen with private bath) (deluxe room upgrades available), breakfast each morning, afternoon baked goodies, Sunday evening orientation with appetizers.
Following afternoon check-in on Sunday, get together with others over appetizers to be oriented to the program. Participants will discuss their backgrounds, so that we can create a program that works for everyone. Each day you will learn and enjoy as our instructors take you through the course. There is also ample time each day to get out and explore the local area restaurants, scenery and attractions. Enjoy a tasty barbeque on the final day.
What is included in the Carriage ride instruction.
The next three days (3 hour session/day) we will work according to individual experience. This involves the following instruction.
Learning about ground communication, Safety practices, Making a correct fit of harnessing and bridles,
Hitching and unhitching, Ground driving, Driving with one of the instructors with a fore cart or carriage.
Two-horse hitch will also be addressed if time allows depending on skills of the class.
Reading materials on the subject will also be distributed. The last evening (Wed.) we will have a BBQ. Thurs. by noon people check out after the last morning session.
Two people min. and six people max.
Participants must be 21 years old or 20 with some experience with riding or driving horses. The class will be arranged based upon participants experience level.
Costs: 1 person, queen with private bath for 3 nights with instruction: $700 including tax,
2 people queen with private bath for three nights with instruction $1090 including tax.
Ask about upgrades to a deluxe room. Two room suites for 3-4 people available. Non-participant family discount available for lodging.