JL Performance Horses offers private Fall horse programs for children combining their love of horses and their academic studies. Our Fall programs provide the perfect place for fun and learning, for challenge and adventure, and for living in an environment that is geared to your child's needs and interests.
Our Fall Programs were custom designed to meet the needs of 5 to 15 year old children who want to learn about and ride horses. Our professional staff helps to train and develop capable and knowledgeable horse people and riding skills for all students. Through a mixture of academics, riding, demonstrations and hands-on experiences, our students are set up for success from the barn to the board room.
Our Fall Horse Programs are designed to build your child's confidence, responsibility, academics, equine knowledge, horse handling and riding skills, communication and team work abilities.
Our Horse Programs have been featured by News 12 NY, USA Today, Hudson Valley Parent magazine, Hulafrog and Hudson Valley Magazine.
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 who attend our Fall Programs have the opportunity to try new things, make new friends and challenge themselves. In addition to Horseback Riding our students enjoy creative activities that include: Equine Anatomy, History through Horses, Design Your Farm, Wild West Scavenger Hunts, Equine related Arts and Crafts, Cowboy/Cowgirl Photography, Western Woodworking and more.
Our Fall Programs offer parents plenty of choices!
Barnyard Buddies, On-the-Farm Homeschooling, our popular PONYSITTERS After School, Wild West Wednesday, Happy Horsemanship and and a 4-week supplemental program designed just for homeschooling families called, Homeschoolers Horsemanship program.
Students are teamed up with well-trained horses who are proven confidence builders, excellent school masters and great best friends. Your children learn from professional instructors who are themselves accomplished equestrians and passionate about sharing their love of horses with your child.
Our Fall Programs give parents CHOICES!
Children enrolled in public school systems can log in for their Remote Learning with the farm's high speed, wireless internet and educational support.
From academics to horses, we set your child up for success from the barn to the board room!
All 2020 September Enrollment Forms and required Releases can be found on our Homepage. Pre-registration for all programs required. All forms may be mailed to the farm's business office at 2536 Wingdale Mountain Road, Poughquag, NY 12570. Questions? Call (845) 260-0962
2020 Child Health Form (pdf)Download
2020-COVID Release (pdf)Download
2020-WILD WEST WEDNESDAYS ENROLLMENT (pdf)Download
2020-BARNYARD BUDDIES Enrollment (pdf)Download
2020-Happy Horsemanship Enrollment (pdf)Download
2020-Homeschoolers Horsemanship Enrollment (pdf)Download
2020-BARNYARD HOMESCHOOL Enrollment (pdf)Download
ADVANCED REGISTRATION ONLY!
September is a transitional month. We will continue to follow information released by school districts, our county and State as we formulate our 2020-2021 schedule.
PARENTS HAVE A CHOICE! Choose from any of our SEPTEMBER programs!
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).
BARNYARD BUDDIES – We have extended our Summer hours of 10am-5pm on the farm through September for parents who need to go to work and want a fun, learning environment in the fresh mountain air for their horse crazy kid. High speed, wireless internet connection is available for any child needing to log into their remote learning program. Academic studies 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. Mounted/Unmounted lessons included. $450/week – single days (or drop ins. If space allows) $100 / 2-days - $200/weekly / 3-days- $300/weekly
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturdays – PONYSITTERS AFTER SCHOOL
Our popular Ponysitters program returns September 8! PONYSITTERS has long been a popular comprehensive equine educational program bridging academics with hands-on equine studies and horseback riding. Children arrive after school (between 3-4) and are picked up at 7pm. Saturday 12:30- 4pm - $450/monthly /September session Sept 8- October 1. (PONYSITTERS run Sept-June) Find out more
Monday – Homeschoolers Horsemanship
Back by popular demand! This 4-week session is specifically designed for homeschooled children providing them with the perfect supplemental, hands-on learning experiences. Mounted and unmounted lessons included. Horses, tack, grooming tools and helmets provided. 10:00am-12:30pm $200/monthly session, starting September 8. Find out more
Wednesday – Wild West Wednesday
Children enjoy exploring life on the farm with hands-on, project-based learning and equine studies from 10-4pm in this 4-week session. Mounted and unmounted lessons included. $275.00/monthly session
Tuesday and Thursdays – Happy Horsemanship
Our Happy Horsemanship program provides children with mounted and unmounted lessons and hands-on equine experiences from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Parents have a choice of 1 or 2 days per week. Horses, tack, grooming tools and helmets provided. Program starts Tuesday, September 8. $385.00/2-days per week/4week session
Private, semi-private or small group mounted and unmounted lessons can be scheduled by appointment during non-program hours and weekends.
Looking for just a few days a week? Need early drop off or late pick up? We will happily customize your child's Fall 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.
If you kindly purchased an exclusive JL Performance Horse e-gift card to support the horse's feed and care during the COVID shut down in our State, we will happily deduct that amount from your Fall program cost.
COVID FREE ENVIRONMENT!
We strictly limit enrollment to ensure the highest quality of care prioritizing your child's health, safety and happiness.
If you kindly purchased an exclusive JL Performance Horse e-gift card during the COVID State shut down, we will happily apply that deduction to your Fall Program costs.
We greatly appreciate the support you all demonstrated to making sure the horses were properly cared for during the COVID shut down in our State and Country.