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Kennedy Farms offers an unrivaled platform for individuals to progress to the top levels of the equestrian sport. Our program accommodates all riders, whether they are riding for athletic, recreational or social purposes, or are serious students striving to compete and win. The lesson program at Kennedy Farms is designed to enable riders to set individual goals and to progress at their own rate. We provide the opportunity to accomplish your goals at any level and the adaptability to cater to your changing objectives. Harmony exists throughout the Kennedy Farms’ community as riders from every level are encouraged to participate in their own programs while at the same time supporting each other with enthusiasm and knowledge sharing.Each new rider at Kennedy Farms takes an evaluation lesson. This lesson allows us to understand a rider’s goals and skill level and to help design a lesson program suited to that particular rider. Each student is unique and we pride ourselves on helping individual riders develop to the level they seek at a pace they find comfortable.For more information on lessons, please contact us here. Levels of Riding: While some people spend their whole lives enjoying riding as a recreational activity, many decide to become more serious and progress to higher levels. Some riders know right from the start that they want to take the sport to a higher lever.


At Kennedy Farms, we consider a recreational rider to be one who enjoys spending time around horses and rides in lessons once or twice a week. Kennedy Farms provides these riders with a program that allows them to have fun and learn basic safe and correct practices on the ground and in the saddle. Many people ride as a social or athletic activity or as part of a physical fitness program. This student will own or lease a horse or pony. He/she will be at the barn 4-6 days week improving their skills. Most of these riders, while dedicated, are limited in the amount of time they can spend and the number of shows they can participate in.


Training and lesson strategies target success in 5-15 shows annually, with goals focused on local or regional recognition. A serious equestrian is distinguished from the others by attitude and commitment level to the sport. Even someone new to riding can select this path. These competitors own or lease multiple horses or ponies and understand the value showing as often as possible. They are seriously committed to the equestrian lifestyle, riding several times a day and setting goals to achieve national and international recognition.


  • Kennedy Farms Academy Levels:

  • Beginner: Horsemanship, riding basics, walk, trot & work cavalletti

  • Limit: Horsemanship, W/T/ Poles, basic x-rail work, + learning to canter

  • Novice: Horsemanship, W/T/C,  jumping  up to approx. 1’

  • Intermediate: Horsemanship, W/T/C pole & jumping  2’6”

  • Advanced: Horsemanship, advancing flat work, jumping approx. to 2’9”


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