Rhapsody Hill Farm Services
Rhapsody Hill Farm offers a variety of services to help our clients and horses share their wonderful experiences!
Full Board: Horses enjoy spacious 12x12 stalls with clean bedding, fresh water, lights, hay and grain 2x per day and all day group or individual turn-out, weather permitting.
Students and boarders can ride in our outdoor lighted ring or use the lighted round pen for training purposes. English or Western lessons are available in private or semi-private sessions. We welcome riders of all ages, 4 and up, and any experience level. Many of our students rode as a youngster and have returned to the saddle as adults!
"I have seen growth in my daughter since she started riding at Rhapsody Hill Farm. I feel Jane has empowered her to become confident to believe in herself. With consistent hard work, anything is achievable. We are extremely happy to have found a place that has made such a difference in our lives! Thank you!"
Eleanor, mother of a youth riding student
Rhapsody Hill Farm students attend shows commensurate with ability levels. There are classes for students new to showing as well as for the more experienced riders. Look for us at local open shows in New England.
Leases and Practice Rides
Practice rides and Partial/Half leases are available for Rhapsody Hill Farm students on a monthly basis with options to ride anywhere from 1 to 4 times per week. Students must be a member of our weekly riding lesson program and be able to demonstrate the ability to work around the horses safely, as well as tack and untack, warm up and cool down, and practice what was learned in lessons, in order to lease a horse.
Practice rides are a great opportunity for students to do an individual lease ride for those students who are unsure whether they are ready to buy a horse. This is also great for convenience for busy students who cannot commit to a monthly lease yet allows them to ride independently under some supervision.
“The teaching style is so different from other barns... in a way that makes everybody feel more comfortable.”
Madison, youth riding student
Vacation/Summer Horsemanship Programs
Rhapsody Hill Farm offers vacation and summer horsemanship programs for everybody, including a Sunday afternoon Adult program. We begin the day with a quick lesson in farm management, a series of mounted lessons and games, then work on horse care and health, equipment care and vocabulary, clipping, banding and braiding, weather permitting, bathe the horses, have a snack and work on arts and crafts.
During Daylight Savings Time, our adult group enjoys a relaxed ride and lesson under the lights. Join us Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 8:00, with refreshments to follow. Any ability level is welcome. Please reserve your spot.
Customized birthday parties are available for students and non-students ages 4 and up. You bring the refreshments and paper goods and we provide the horses. Crafts are available for a small fee per child or bring your own. All parties include rides for all children (4 and up) and adult chaperones. Please call the farm for details and pricing to create your birthday party!
Boy/Girl Scout Badges
We are available to help your child or troop complete their equestrian related badges. Please call us for details, pricing and availability.
My daughter and I have had a "home" at Rhapsody Hill Farm since she took her first riding lesson with Jane at four years old! Since then, my daughter has grown into a lovely young rider who understands not only the fundamentals of riding, but also the deep passion and commitment that goes into becoming a good rider. The horses are wonderfully trained, high-quality animals that are not at all your typical "lesson horses,"which means that they are suitable for any level of rider. There are horses that first taught my daughter how to ride and horses that I, as a lifelong competitor, can also have fun with! After several years of lessons for my daughter, we purchased our own show horse and now board him at the farm. Jane takes amazing care of our horse, treating him as she would one of her own. The people at the barn are wonderful, the atmosphere is fun and friendly, and we love spending
Leah, adult student and mother of a youth riding student