Hunter/ Jumper lessons are offered at Wild Springs Farm. The farm owner and trainer, Sarah Carter has been riding and showing extensively in local and rated shows for around 25+ years. She has extensive experience working with professional trainers and has trained several horses throughout her career. Sarah has worked for a veterinarian acquiring extensive veterinary knowledge and is a teacher in the local school system.
The primary focus of lessons is safety while having fun is a close second. Students are expected to learn basic grooming, tacking, and horse-care providing a whole horsemanship experience.
All riders are expected to be present at least twenty minutes before their scheduled lesson to groom and tack their horse.
Students should expect to be present for an additional 20 minutes after the scheduled ride time to untack and take care of their horse.
Proper riding attire includes long pants, a helmet, and shoes with a heel. Riders are expected to have their hair tied back and out of their face.
Please provide at least two hours notification of any cancellations.
Half hour $45
Hour Group (2 or more riders) $50
Hour Private $60
Horse Show Fees:
Trailering (up to 50 miles) $55
Use of a WSF horse $30
Meet Our Horses:
Drivin Miss Daisey
Daisey is a (2008) Chincoteague pony. She is 12.2 hands high and loves to roll in mud. We like to call her a "Danger Floof" as while she is pretty consistently awesome, she has her random moments of sass that make us giggle.
Twinkie is a (2008) Oldenburg mare out of Corlando. She was a twin and is 14.2 hands high. Dont let her petite size fool you, this talented girl can jump the moon!
Lucy is the farm senior citizen. She is a (1997) OTTB who loves children and stands at 15.3 hands. Easily a barn favorite, Lucy has endeared herself to everyone here with her kindness.
Cricket is Sarah's horse. She is a young (2017) OTTB out of Seville standing at 15.2 hands. Cricket was trained on the track but never actually ran a race. She is a sweet girl and loves to jump.
Pippin Long Stirrup
Pippin is a (1998) OTTB gelding who currently stands at 15.1 hands. He is a kind gentleman that came to us from a friend who pulled him from a killpen. He has happily found his new home with us and enjoys teaching young people to ride. If you are careful, you can catch him sticking his tongue out at you!
Eclipse is a 2019 OTTB (JC: Hicktown) that has been restarted. She is young and willing and we are waiting to uncover her talents and her discipline of choice.
I Believe in Magic
Merlin is a 2018 Welsh Cob who came to use through Lifeline Horse Rescue. He was taken from an auction and has made his way into all of our hearts. He is fun and challenging and is working his way into our lesson program. He LOVES to have his nose scratched!
Wild Springs Farm offers many opportunities to participate in horse shows. The slide deck here outlines the experiences and expectations of riders who show with us. We emphasize teamwork, horsemanship, and shows as a learning experience. Ribbons are great but schooling shows let us see what we need to work on.