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
12' x 12' stalls with clean bedding, fresh water, hay 2-3 times and grain 2 times 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, 5 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
Mommy/Daddy and Me Classes
Mommy/Daddy and Me classes are available for students younger than age five as an introduction to horses and horsemanship. Students spend about 30 minutes in the lesson brushing a horse, tacking up and riding. The focus of the riding part of the lesson is for students to be comfortable on the horse while learning the basics of steering. There are obstacles in the ring for students to negotiate on horseback; a bridge to walk over, poles to cross and cones to weave. We finish up by removing the tack and brushing once more.
Night Riders (Adults Only)
Tuesday nights, weather permitting, 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 call ahead to reserve your spot. We'll make sure a horse is available.
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. 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.
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.