Welcome to Rhapsody Hill Farm
Rhapsody Hill Farm, located in Upton, Massachusetts is a small family-run farm owned by Jane Rizzitano, M.Ed., M.A. and David Thakar. Rhapsody Hill Farm takes great pride in maintaining a professional, yet fun atmosphere, teaching horsemanship, sportsmanship, and safe riding skills. Students ride for pleasure or to show. We work hard to instill a sense of team unity in all our students and encourage them to support each other at shows and during lessons on the farm.
We specialize in providing each student the individualized attention that he or she needs while moving each student forward. Our lesson program runs year-round in our outdoor lighted riding ring, weather permitting. Private and semi-private lessons are available and we encourage lessons with friends. We offer lessons from age four and up, beginners, intermediates and advanced, English or Western. As time permits, and weather cooperates, we go for trail rides in the Upton State Forest. In January, 2015, we started the Rhapsody Hill Farm 4-H Club and our students are welcome to join. Please call for details.
Our summer and vacation Horsemanship Programs offer something for everyone and run Mondays through Thursdays. Our students take a lesson and actively learn about general horse care, related vocabulary, health, and equipment. During each session students participate in demonstrations, lessons, games, as well as arts and crafts. They clip and bathe the horses as well! This program is a great introduction to horses for young riders. We will offer an adult program (18 and older) on Sunday afternoons. Details to come.
Rhapsody Hill Farm offers truck-in lessons, leases, limited boarding, birthday parties, the Rhapsody Hill Farm 4-H Club, gift certificates, and Girl/Boy Scout badge work.
We welcome visitors and look forward to meeting you!
"The supportive, patient, and enthusiastic teaching style at Rhapsody Hill Farm has allowed our daughter to blossom. She has gained tremendous confidence, motivating her to stick with riding, even through the difficult growing pains.
We are so grateful!"
Dave & Lisa, parents of a youth riding student