Saddle Up Riding Club(727)520-3132| Kellie.Sipos@gmail.com |
To improve the lives of able, disabled and at-risk children and adults through direct interaction with horses and equine-assisted activities
Whether you’ve grown up around horses and are wanting to reconnect. A child with aspirations to compete with your giant furry friend. Disabled and want to feel the freedom that horses unlock within, or you simply find joy in getting dirty with the aroma of horsehair following you home, while creating something special through helping others; Saddle up has a spot for you.
What We Offer
Barn Time: 3 Hours of Fun From 3-6 pm for only $30 dollars. Education, and riding every Saturday afternoon for Ages 6-16. RIDERS MUST BE PRE- REGISTERED: https://www.saddleupridingclub.org/
What is Barn Time? One of our most popular programs, barn time gives children the chance to learn about horses, their care, and how to ride in a group setting. Sessions run for three hours, this includes learning safety around the barn, grooming and tacking, cleaning and general horse care. Attendants also get a group riding session either in our arena or our shaded back trail depending on the weather and number of students. Space in this program is extremely limited so signing up in advance is recommended. If you are interested in attending barn time please fill out the rider participation paperwork in our forms tab, follow the instructions for our website’s calendar and add your child’s name to our list.
Lessons: Offered by one of our trainers. Beginner lessons along with specialized Western and English lessons are offered. Ride in our arena or our shaded trail for pleasure. Ages 6 and up. PLEASE KNOW: We are not a jumping facility, we do not specialize in hunter jumpers or show jumping and do not have the horses for this style of riding. Some of our riders do light jumps however we do not show heavily or teach much jumping if you are interested in learning how to jump feel free to contact our trainers for a referral to another facility.
30 minutes $30
45 minutes $40
60 minutes $50
Couples ride or group riding lessons of 2 or more on our on-property trail, or in the arena is $30 each rider for 45 minutes and $40 each for 60 minutes.. Lessons must be booked in advance, allow a minimum of 72 hours. Call for an appointment. (727)520-3132
Camps: Saddle Up has met 100s of children over the past 16 years of offering horse camps. Camps are offered for 5 separate weeks during the summer, usually every other week. Camps are held daily from 9 to 4pm and purchased weekly. Cost of camp is $250 per week.
Each camp includes:
Working time – cleaning of stalls and grooming horses
Educational time – learn the basics of horse anatomy and care
Riding time – children ride in a group riding session of 3 to 5 riders
Craft time – we are famous for our unique horse themed crafts that we do
Free time – a chance for children to play with new friends and our friendly farm animals
The structure of camp days may vary due to weather.
The camp schedule will be posted the first of April. All registrations must be submitted by mail. Go to the “Forms” link and follow directions on the application.
Learn more about Saddle Up Riding Club and sign up here