A mom asked for recommendations for English riding lessons.  Isn’t it every little girl’s dream to own a horse, or a pony?  My boys have no such desire, but they do get to experience horses when they visit their aunt’s house in Massachusetts.  She breeds painted horses, so visiting the barn is part of seeing their cousins.  A huge treat for a couple of “city kids.”

That sure is a big dog, Grammy!

Here are the places the moms recommend:

Shelby Farms Stables
East Memphis
riding lessons, riding, summer camps, birthday parties

Aintree Farm Stables
boarding, lessons
We go to Aintree Farms in Germantown. They focus on beginner, but go all the way up to Alderwood training and then competition. Showcase is a much nicer barn (we went for camp, and loved the barn), but Aintree is very nice, the horses are loved, the teachers are FABULOUS, and the rindgs are both indoor and outdoor.

Ashley Fant Show Stables
boarding, lessons

Hunters Edge Stables
boarding, lessons, camps
We have been with Hunter’s Edge Stables for a few years now. It is on Forest Hill Irene at Holmes. Excellent training for Hunter Jumper. The trainers are wonderful with the riders and horses.

Old West Special Trails
boarding, lessons and camps. They also serve special needs kids.

Autumn Chase Farm
boarding, lessons and camps.

Shady Creek Farm
camps, lessons, mini-lessons for riders 7 & under, couples rides and guided trail ride lessons

Trinity Farm
boarding, lessons, and therapeutic horseback riding.

Mid-South Dressage Academy
Hernando, MS
lessons, boarding

Oak View Stables
Olive Branch, MS
lessons, day camps

Raintree Equestrian Center
Olive Branch, MS

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy
Nesbit, MS
Serving people with disabilities in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas with equine assisted activities including therapeutic riding and barn lessons in a group and individual format.