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Valley Ridge Farm offers horsemanship lessons, training and more

Do you have a young equine enthusiast in your home who would love to learn more about horsemanship?

If so, Valley Ridge Farm may be the perfect place to spend the rest of your holiday break.

Through Friday, the farm is offering its fall-winter camp for children.

Founder Michele Koury said it’s the perfect opportunity for kids to learn the basics of good horsemanship — from grooming and handling, to learning to ride and steer.

The camp is open to ages 5 and older, and parents can register their children for a single day or multiple days, she said. Cost is $75 per day, and children should bring a packed lunch and beverage.

To register, simply go to valleyridge and click to register. You can select your days and pay on the site.

“It’s everything you need to have a good day, away from the computer, away from the video games,” Koury said.

The fall-winter camp may end this week, but equine activities never stop at the farm, which is a 365-day facility.

Lessons are offered for children and adults throughout the year.

Valley Ridge Farm also hosts equine training, horse showing competitions, clinics, boarding facilities and more.

Valley Ridge Farm was established in 1980, and sits on 26 acres, at 1901 Cale Road in Masontown, about 10 miles from I-68.

According to its website, valleyridgefarm. net, the camp features “an indoor arena for winter and rainy day riding complete with a heated viewing/lounge area with Wi-Fi, a large outdoor arena, numerous grazing fields and exercise paddocks, a heated tack room, and modern laundry and bathroom facilities.”

Safety and comfort for riders of all ages and experience levels is the farm’s top priority.

For more information, and to see what Valley Ridge Farm offers, go to
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