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 five 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. Mommy and Me classes are offered for students who are four years old.
Our summer and vacation Horsemanship Programs offer something for everyone and run 4 days a week. Our students take an hour-long lesson each day and actively learn about general horse care, related vocabulary, horse 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 and horsemanship for young riders, and gives them an idea of the work involved in caring for horses.
Rhapsody Hill Farm offers truck-in lessons, leases, limited boarding, birthday parties, gift certificates, and Girl/Boy Scout badge work.
We welcome visitors and look forward to meeting you!
"Rhapsody Hill Farm is one of Central Massachusetts' best kept secrets. Don't let the facility size fool you, a well oiled machine runs here. Lessons for both youth and adult riders are professionally conducted enabling the rider to reach his or her full potential. Boarding services are top notch. Fresh grain, quality hay, large clean box stalls and multiple turnouts allows horses to live and grow in a no stress environment. Trail riding opportunities available during the Spring & Fall as well as a Summer show calendar where participation is encouraged with an eye towards affordability and fun. I highly recommend Rhapsody Hill Farm."
Anne, adult riding student