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.
Sign up for the DAY, the WEEK, the MONTH or the WHOLE SUMMER!
June 21- 25; June 28- July 2; July 5-9; July 12-16; July 19-23; July 26-30; Aug 2-6 ; Aug 9-13; Aug 16-20; Aug 23-27; Aug 30-Sept 3, 2021
Please click the green button below to begin your pre-registration and grab the dates you want this summer. We sell out F-A-S-T, so don't wait to pre-register.
You'll need to download and complete the 2021 Child Health Form, Riding Release and COVID Release forms found on the bottom of this page. Once completed, simply attach and return them to us with your pre-registration.
$50 per week you are pre-registering your child to attend to save your child's spot. Final payments must be made prior to your child start at the Summer Horse Program. We accept (good) checks and online payments. Please call us to make arrangements.
Early drop off and late pick up is available at the rate of $10/per hour, per child. Arrangements must be made in advance.
Single Day - $100
Weekly Rate - $450
Choose any 4 consecutive weeks at $400/week
Sign up for the Whole Summer Program
$350/week (10-week min.)
Children registered for the whole Summer program have the opportunity to participate in the Summer Horse Show and are given 2 overnight camp outs on the farm during the Summer.
Once you have PRE-REGISTERED for the dates of your choice, you will be contacted via email confirming the dates you selected and other detailed information to finalize the registration process.
Throughout the pandemic, we have had ZERO Covid cases and remain a COVID FREE environment. We remain in compliance with all CDC, State and local guidelines and regulations.
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
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.