Woodridge Farm

Woodridge Farm

5.0
11 employees
22 years in business

About this pro

We are a high end riding stable focusiing on starting beginers and developing them into national level competitors.  We have a long history over the last 20 years of taking children from their first riding  lesson to the national finals.  We develope well rounded riders who have a solid foundation in equitation and horsemanship.   

I have been working with horses my whole life.   It’s what I love.  Teaching people not just to ride but to understand horses and horsemanship is a fantastic occupation.  Watching a tentative child go from shy and a meek to assertive and independent and capable of working with a thousand pound animal is a rewarding endeavor. They are amazing animals that can teach us so much about ourselves and the world we live in.   I am very lucky to get to do what I do.  

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Sherborn, MA 01770
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We start with a basic ground lesson teaching safety and understanding of the horses and equipment we use.  Then the child will have a riding lesson.  They will start on a very quiet safe pony at the walk.  Depending on there skill and comfort they will eventually trot canter and eventually jump.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

40 years of experience in a family business.  I have a Massachusettes license and am certified by the USHJA, the national governing body of our sport.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

lessons are $90 for 45 minutes


How did you get started teaching?

I grew up in my mothers riding school and started teaching when I was 10 years old.


What types of students have you worked with?

From beginers who have never been on a horse to many many national finals competitors and ribon winners.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Helping a young student reach a new level of competition and be succesful at it.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Because safety is such a huge factor, look for someone with a reputation for high standards of care and performance.  That goes hand in hand with safety.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your goals and what is your actual level?


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