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Recreational Riding

2012 Fall Fest horse show jump
Ride at Ironstone during the 8-week
2017 Early Spring Riding Block
(Feb. 27 through April 22).
Click here for a fillable and printable registration form

At Ironstone Farm, recreational riding has been a popular activity for people of all ages for more than 40 years. Participants learn “from the ground up” how to care for, communicate with and ride horses in a safe and encouraging environment.

Ironstone Farm is open year round Monday through Saturday. People can sign up for eight- or nine-week riding blocks throughout the year. Recreational riding is available to people of a variety of abilities.

Want to ride during 2017? Click here for a calendar showing our 2017 eight- and nine-week riding blocks. Registration forms can be found under the “Forms and Registration” tab at the upper right of each web page — or by clicking the link below the riding photo on this page.

To meet Ironstone Farm’s horses, click here.

Seasonal horse shows
Small horse shows are held where the fun is stressed and the stress is removed, helping riders build a solid foundation in a sport that can become a life-long pleasure. The horse shows are open to people who have been taking riding lessons at Ironstone.


Summer Camp at Ironstone Farm is offered from June through August in separate morning, afternoon or all-day sessions for children and teens of all abilities. Camp provides a variety of horse- and farm-related activities in a wholesome environment that creates lasting friendships and a sold foundation in horsemanship.

NOTE: Summer camp sold out in 2016 for the 16th consecutive year.

Learn more about camp

Traditional healing. More horsepower.

In addition to offering recreational riding, Ironstone Farm is home to Challenge Unlimited, Inc. (est 1983) and Ironstone Therapy, Inc. (est. 1998), two nonprofit organizations established to provide a variety of services for people with and without disabilities. Both organizations use horses and the wholesome environment of a working farm, while involving people in serving others through volunteering.