JL Performance Horses provides the perfect place for fun and learning, for challenge and adventure, and for being in an environment that is geared to your needs and interests.
Our popular programs were professionally designed for clients who want to learn about and ride horses. Our professional staff helps to train and develop capable and knowledgeable horse people.
Advanced registration / by appointment only.
Pre-registration for all programs required. Early drop off-/ Late pick up available upon request, as availability allows. We strictly limit enrollment to any of our programs to ensure the highest level of quality instruction, care and health of everyone on the farm. Our programs have been designed to provide comprehensive equine education for your child(ren).
PONYSITTERS has long been a popular comprehensive equine educational program bridging academics with hands-on equine studies and horseback riding. Children arrive after school and are picked up at 7pm. Saturday 12:30- 4:30pm - PLUS BONUS Days when school is not in session. No prior experience is required. Find out more Register now
HORSEBACK RIDING - Private, semi-private or small group mounted and unmounted lessons can be scheduled by appointment during weekdays and weekends. No prior experience required. Lesson rates vary based on activities and lesson length. Click here for more information about Riding Lessons. YES, we do offer horseback riding lessons for all ages and abilities. Book online (Get more info)
2021 Summer Horse Program - VOTED #1 BEST KIDS PROGRAM in Dutchess County by parents just like you! Offered 5 days a week all summer long! Pre-registration required, so grab the dates you want now! Choose by the day, week, month or the whole summer. Enrollment strictly limited to ensure quality and safety.
TINY TROTTERS gives parents of pre-school aged children plenty of options to introduce their child(ren) to the wonderful world of horses. Tiny Trotters easily transform into 'Mommy & me' class. Click here for Tiny Trotters or book your date now.
Looking for just a few days a week? Need early drop off or late pick up? We will happily customize your child's program, just give us a call (845) 260-0962.
QUESTIONS? Call (845) 260-0962
DETAILS: JL Performance Horses provides high speed, wireless internet connection to students PLUS children are given HANDS-ON HORSE TIME. Academics are put into practice combining Mathematics, Science, History and ELA utilizing farm life and horses to bring their studies to life via practical application and project-based learning.
COVID FREE ENVIRONMENT!
We strictly limit enrollment to our community based, equine programs to ensure the highest quality of care prioritizing your child's health, safety and happiness.
Social distancing is easy from your saddle on the back of a proven confidence builder, patient teacher and fabulous best friend.
We proudly maintain scholarship and financial aid opportunities and welcome your generous contributions to continue to do so. Please contact our scholarship coordinator to make your generous donation to the future equestrians of the world today.
Our youth development equine program, PONYSITTERS, is designed to build your child's confidence, responsibility, academics, equine knowledge, horse handling and riding skills, communication and team work abilities.
Our popular PONYSITTERS program has been featured by News 12 NY, USA Today, Hudson Valley Parent magazine, Hulafrog, Hudson Valley Magazine and more.
Children learn both English & Western styles of horseback riding in a positive, fun environment. Children learn safe horse handling skills, grooming, the art of Showmanship, ride our custom obstacle course with sensory activity stations. Their academics are incorporated in to hands on learning with equine nutrition, stable/horse management, basic veterinary care and much more!
Children enrolled in our PONYSITTERS program have the opportunity to try new things, build friendships and challenge themselves.
Students are teamed up with well-trained horses who are proven confidence builders, excellent school masters and great best friends. Students learn from professional instructors who are themselves accomplished equestrians and passionate about sharing their love of horses with your child.
We proudly maintain youth scholarships and financial aid opportunities and welcome your generous contributions to continue to do so. Please contact our scholarship coordinator to make your generous donation to the future equestrians of the world today.
Children enrolled in public school systems can log in for their Remote Learning with the farm's high speed, wireless internet. From academics to horses, we set your child up for success from the barn to the board room!
After school Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday PLUS BONUS DAYS! Save $ registering online PLUS get a 25% sibling discount, a monthly parent lesson and MORE. Vail Farm and UVMS bus directly to the farm!