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Do your kids love horses?

Give your kids the gift of horseback riding this year with lessons from Emily. They’re sure to have a blast and learn valuable skills.

Ignite your child’s passion for horses! Give them life-long memories in a safe and FUN environment for all ability levels and ages. Once working with Emily, parents begin to ask themselves, why didn’t I say ‘yes’ to our son or daughter’s equestrian dreams sooner?

Watch their confidence soar as they learn new techniques from our world-class instructor, trained specifically to work with children.


Our riding school programs go beyond riding and horsemanship lessons. We customize sessions to each individual or organization’s unique needs and goals.

See how we bring together experienced and caring professionals with horses to foster unlimited growth potential.

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Building Confidence on Step at a Time

A great equestrian needs help to look for learning and improvement. As a horseback rider, Emily’s lessons are customer-centric to produce an experience that fosters guided learning to build a solid foundation for English, Western, and General equestrians.

Meet Emily

My love for horses started at a very young age.

As a Vermont native, I grew up on 500 acres, were playing outside, getting dirty, and hard work was a daily occurrence for myself and my 3 siblings. We were taught from a young age that if we wanted something extra. It was our job to do the work to get it.

My love for horses started at a very young age. From playing them in my yard to walking to our neighbors to groom and take care of theirs to working at our local stable to earn riding time and lessons. Like so many other things in life, horses needed to be earned and worked for.

Once old enough to help at the local stable, horses quickly became a way of life for me, from joining my local 4h club, where I made lifelong friends, to leasing my first horse and showing at local shows, to finally joining the DEC community and owning my first horse. It became a passion that I still carry very tightly today, and I love children and horses.

My love for horses and children collided in high school when I volunteered for a hippo therapy program working with children. I quickly fell in love with this line of work.

Seeing the children come out of their comfort zones and form skill sets they will use in all aspects of their lives is a reward. I furthered my education at UVM in psychology and childhood development. For the past 8 years, I’ve worked with children with ASD and trauma in the Essex Westford school district.

I am passionate about working with your children, meeting their needs, sharing my passion for horses and hard work, to creating lifelong memories for them. I am ecstatic to bring this program to you and your families. Emily is a fantastic instructor and runs the Horseback Riding School.

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Horseback Riding Programs

It starts small. A celebration of every detail. A smile. A commitment. A singular passion. It’s the smallest of details that add up to big differences. From riding facilities to impeccable riding staff. New adventures and unforgettable memories. Every single day. Every little moment. It starts here.

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Riding School

Learn how to ride like never before at our horseback riding school, where we take the time necessary for proper skills and techniques.

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Private Lessons

As a beginner or immediate riders, we all need a little help to get started or tuned up. The instructor will assess your skills.

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It’s near-impossible to explain the magic of the horse camp experience. Our professionals are always thinking about children and equine fun!