Our popular Summer Horse Program is like no other! Children have the opportunity to learn to ride both English and Western on show quality, school masters with certified, professional instructors. We take pride in giving your child MORE hands-on horse time than anywhere. As they master the basics, children are accompanied by accomplished equestrians as they are encouraged explore life on the farm through our private, groomed trail system on horseback.
Social distance socializing has never been so much fun!
Your child will love our Wild West Scavenger and Treasure Hunts, Pony Pinata Parties, Western Woodworking Projects, Equine Trivia Show Downs at the PONYSITTERS Corral, History through Horses, Cowboy/Cowgirl Crafting, Picnics with the PONYSITTERS, Old Town Photographing, Calf Roping, authentic, old fashioned farm games and country cook-outs. Did we mention gathering around the stone fire pit toasting marshmallows and sharing campfire stories and songs?
Physical activity with horses and horseback riding has been proven to lower stress levels, improve concentration, focus, learning, memory, problem solving skills and build confidence. They'll be giggling with glee as they slide down our Mountain Creek Water Slide to cool off and staying fit in our private equestrian bounce house.
Gathering around the PONYSITTERS Corral has long been a popular past time as children come together to watch, learn and have the opportunity to be part of LIVE demonstrations and INTERACTIVE classes with professional veterinarians, farriers, equine bodyworkers, clinicians and legendary horse people.
We welcome children of all school ages to our Summer Horse Program. We have found that the peer to peer mentorship that occurs from mixed age groups benefits everyone. Children who are on the cusp of school age are considered for registration on a case by case basis and as space and staffing allows. Our Summer Horse Program sells out VERY quickly. Please pre-register your child(ren) early to save their spot.
JL Performance Horses prides itself on providing parents peace of mind that their child(ren) is being encouraged to learn and succeed in a COVID FREE environment. Since the start of the pandemic, we have had ZERO COVID cases! We adhere to guidelines from our State, County and CDC. We maintain compliance with legally required NYS Cleaning Logs and have BOH approval.
Parents just like you are rushing to sign their child up for Dutchess County's best kids horse program!
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
Perfect hours for working parents.
Early drop off / Late pick up available
based on availability
More hands on horse time than anywhere!
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT REGISTRATION closes June 1, 2021. Choose to sign up for a DAY, by the WEEK(s) or WHOLE Summer!
June 28- July 2
5 days a week, 8 hours a day, your child will know the joys that come along with having his/her own horse.
Download and complete the 2021 Summer Registration Form, Child Health Form, Riding Release and COVID Release forms found on the bottom of this page. Once completed, simply return them to us.
Payment in full for your child is required for parents selecting single days or by the week. (Early Bird Registration closes June 1, 2021)
If your child is attending 3 or more weeks, a non-refundable deposit of $100 per week is required to reserve your child’s spot. No spots will be held without deposit and/or payment in full.
Monday thru Friday
Regular program hours -
9am drop off / 5pm pick up
You may decide to drop your child off later than 9 am or pick your child up before 5pm. Please let us know in advance should your child’s attendance be different than our regular program hours.
(early drop off/late pick up available upon request) - Please call us to make arrangements. (845) 260-0962
Early Bird Discounts end June 1.
Single Days - $100
Weekly - $450
3 or more sessions - $425
Whole Summer - $3,000
Additional detailed information contained on our 2021 Summer Registration Forms
Click on the files to download, including Riding Release, Covid Release, Health Form, Code of Conduct and Check List. Please print, sign and return to via attaching them to your online pre-registration or please mail to the Registration Office of
JL Performance Horses at 2536 Wingdale Mnt. Rd., Poughquag, NY 12570.
We look forward to welcoming you to our farm family.
We love our clients but ask that you please call and make an appointment to visit during normal business hours.
2536 Wingdale Mountain Rd, Poughquag, NY 12570, US