Proudly located in beautiful Union Vale, NY, JL Performance Horses remains dedicated to producing quality, all-around horses for both competition and recreational riding purposes & turning out capable, knowledgeable horse people through hands-on equine experiences.
JL Performance Horses is a NYS Certified Women Owned Agricultural Small Business, an active member of the DCRCOC, AQHA, APHA, USEF and continues to be privately owned and operated by the same family for more than half a century.
For more than 40 years, JL Performance Horses has been earning accolades and awards in English, Western & Driving events at Open, USEF and breed shows (AQHA, APHA, PtHA, AMHA, AMHR) and making a positive difference within the community welcoming everyone who loves horses to enjoy life on the farm.
Our trainers are lifelong horse people who are accomplished equestrians themselves and have successfully completed the US SafeSport training course. Our staff includes a BSA Certified Horsemanship instructor, carded horse show judge, veterinary assistants and authentic cowboys/cowgirls. (Meet the JLP Horse family)
JL Performance Horses provides EVERYONE who LOVES HORSES a place to safely and properly follow their passion and learn all about horses and ponies. JL Performance Horses is a premier horse training facility, fully equipped with modern, state-of-the-art, fully appointed indoor and outdoor amenities.
NEW TO HORSES? Ready to pull on your boots? Simply use our online booking system to secure your 1/2 hour time slot. We'll happily introduce you to the wonderful world of horses. Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Question section and our 2022 Specials.
Hunters, Equitation, Ponies, Jumpers, Dressage, Cross Country, Stadium/Show Jumping, Hunter Paces, Trail Rides, Halter
Halter/Lounge line, Showmanship, Pleasure, Horsemanship, Trail, Ranch Riding, Patterns, Games (Barrel Racing, Pole Bending), Trail Riding
We utilize both Natural Horsemanship and classical training methods. Our custom C&S Iron 60' professional grade round pen is the perfect place to start your equine experience.
WIDE, OPEN SPACES, BREATHE IN THE FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR! Seven manicured acres have undergone an amazing transformation showcasing our private, groomed trail system complete with more than 2 dozen obstacles and sensory activity stations spanning across the farm. Take a look!
JL Performance has frequently hosted workshops and clinics with Down Under Horsemanship, legendary horseman and Spirit of the Horse recipient, Kennis Fairfax and the Northeast Ranch Horse Director, judge and clinician, Michael Dunn, giving neighboring farms and fellow equine enthusiasts World class training opportunities close to home. Learn more
GIVING NOVEMBER! We welcome the residents in our community to take a hands-on role in the day to day care of the horses. Volunteers to take care of the horses and help out on the farm are welcome to book their time slot online.
YES! We have show quality, proven, confidence building, well-trained horses and ponies available for you and your child to handle, work with, ride and care for.
This is an opportunity for all riders to enjoy riding together with the goal being to ride choreographed musical freestyle patterns displaying English, Dressage, Western disciplines. Riders are welcome to haul in their own horse / pony to weekly practice. If you do not own a horse, one may be provided to you. Drill Team is OPEN to ALL rid
This is an opportunity for all riders to enjoy riding together with the goal being to ride choreographed musical freestyle patterns displaying English, Dressage, Western disciplines. Riders are welcome to haul in their own horse / pony to weekly practice. If you do not own a horse, one may be provided to you. Drill Team is OPEN to ALL riders anywhere within driving distance to be able to attend practice.
Please reach us at (845) 260-0962 if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Running a horse farm is an every day job. No matter the weather or world situation, the horses and ponies that call JL Performance Horses 'home' MUST BE properly taken care of multiple times a day to prevent such problems as 'Colic'. Despite their size, horses and ponies can be delicate creatures. A mere temperature change can cause a horse to 'colic'. Colic is the number 1 killer of horses.
The horses/ponies depend on humans to provide them good care including wellness checks, grooming, exercising and feeding. If you are not able to be present at your timeslot, we require 24-hour advanced notification or you will be billed.
In extreme weather cases, which may make travel dangerous, farm closings and cancelations are posted on the farm's FB page. If you are unsure, please call 845-260-0962. We are happy to answer your questions.
Jeans or leggings, fitted shirt, closed toed, hard soled, heeled shoes ( wide square toe Western boots or a pair of paddock boots are perfect). Long hair should be neatly contained in a low pony tail or low braid (or 2 low braids). Jacket in cooler weather.
Most kids don't own Western boots or paddock boots. We have a few pairs to loan and a few pairs on consignment. This type of footwear is best for working with and caring for horses/ponies.
If its raining/muddy, wear waterproof boots to keep your feet dry. In winter weather (snow/ice) please wear warm, waterproof boots. (Yes, you can buy Thinsulate waterproof paddock boots and yes, they make 'winter' western boots too. Gloves/hat/ear headband. It's not much fun playing ponies if our fingers or ears are cold. Yes, you're welcome to wear snow pants while your working and caring the horses/ponies.