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Dunham Woods Farm Hunters | Jumpers | Equitation
Instruction based on tradition, looking to the future.

Lesson Program

Backed by years of tremendous achievements both in and out of the show ring, Dunham Woods Farms’ method is proven and translates to success for our students. We are available to meet with our students and clients to establish and discuss both short and long term goals. We provide a variety of safe, proven school horses and ponies for our lesson students to learn on. DWF’s skilled and professional staff strives to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for both horse and riders. We offer private, semi-private and group riding lessons for students ages 9 & over. We have lessons for adults too! For our young riders aged 8 & under, we offer private lead line lessons.   All students are to have ASTM approved helmets, riding boots and long pants in order to ride. We do not have riding apparel and safety headwear for public use. Please call or email us for lesson pricing information. Sorry, we do not offer trail rides or horse rentals. For those clients interested in pursuing a purchase, we assist with the selection process and help to identify the specific qualities which are in alignment with the riders individual needs and objectives.

Horsemanship for Beginners

Dunham Woods has taught thousands to ride horses over the last 50+ years. We believe that the importance of laying a solid foundation of horse care is essential to the growth and progression as an equestrian and rider. These 6-week courses are offered through several local Park District offices. If your Park District does not offer our programming, direct sign up through Dunham Woods offices is available. Feel free to call or email us for more information and to see which Park Districts we partner with!

Working Student Program

Dunham Woods offers those who consistently take lessons with us, the opportunity to become a volunteer working student. It’s a great way to gain knowledge and grow as a horseman, as well as learn about the responsibilities of being on and around the farm. See instructor for details. This can sometimes count towards National Honors Society hours!

Tentative Group Lesson Schedule

Dunham Woods Farms offers a variety of group lessons for most levels of ability for students aged 9+ that are riding independently at the walk & trot. If you are new to our lesson program, we will schedule private lessons only. Monday 7:00pm Beginner Canter Tuesday 1:30pm Beginner/Novice Adults Tuesday 6:30pm Novice Jump Wednesday 7:00pm Adult Horsemanship Thursday 6:30pm Novice Adults WTC Friday 4:30pm Novice Walk/Trot Friday 5:30pm Nov/Int Jump/I.E.A. Saturday 10:00am Adv Flat/Novice Jump Saturday 1:30pm Kids Horsemanship Saturday 2:30pm Novice Walk/Trot Saturday 3:30pm Beginner Jump Saturday 4:30pm Beginner/Novice Canter Sunday No Group Lessons

Additional Activities Offered

Dunham Woods Farms offers several clinics throughout the year that focus on the care or horses, equipment and more. We believe that a well rounded horseman should not only be confident and well- trained on horseback, but on the ground as well. In addition to riding and grooming clinics, DWF also offers several seasonal horsemanship camps during winter, spring and summer school breaks. Appropriate for the beginning rider or the student looking to expand their horsemanship knowledge! Join in the fun! Dunham Woods offers 3 school shows throughout the year for our riding school riders. It is a great and fun learning tool! There are classes for all levels and ages of rider. We have several students whose parents have joined in the fun at Dunham Woods Farms! We have daytime and after work lesson slots available. Make some new friends and have a blast in the saddle!
Dunham Woods Farm, Inc. © 1975-2019
Dunham Woods Farm Hunters | Jumpers | Equitation
Instruction based on tradition, looking to the future.

Lesson Program

Backed by years of tremendous achievements both in and out of the show ring, Dunham Woods Farms’ method is proven and translates to success for our students. We are available to meet with our students and clients to establish and discuss both short and long term goals. We provide a variety of safe, proven school horses and ponies for our lesson students to learn on. DWF’s skilled and professional staff strives to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for both horse and riders. We offer private, semi-private and group riding lessons for students ages 9 & over. We have lessons for adults too! For our young riders aged 8 & under, we offer private lead line lessons.   All students are to have ASTM approved helmets, riding boots and long pants in order to ride. We do not have riding apparel and safety headwear for public use. Please call or email us for lesson pricing information. Sorry, we do not offer trail rides or horse rentals. For those clients interested in pursuing a purchase, we assist with the selection process and help to identify the specific qualities which are in alignment with the riders individual needs and objectives.

Horsemanship for Beginners

Dunham Woods has taught thousands to ride horses over the last 50+ years. We believe that the importance of laying a solid foundation of horse care is essential to the growth and progression as an equestrian and rider. These 6-week courses are offered through several local Park District offices. If your Park District does not offer our programming, direct sign up through Dunham Woods offices is available. Feel free to call or email us for more information and to see which Park Districts we partner with!

Working Student Program

Dunham Woods offers those who consistently take lessons with us, the opportunity to become a volunteer working student. It’s a great way to gain knowledge and grow as a horseman, as well as learn about the responsibilities of being on and around the farm. See instructor for details. This can sometimes count towards National Honors Society hours!

Tentative Group Lesson

Schedule

Dunham Woods Farms offers a variety of group lessons for most levels of ability for students aged 9+ that are riding independently at the walk & trot. If you are new to our lesson program, we will schedule private lessons only. Monday 7:00pm Beginner Canter Tuesday 1:30pm Beginner/Novice Adults Tuesday 6:30pm Novice Jump Wednesday 7:00pm Adult Horsemanship Thursday 6:30pm Novice Adults WTC Friday 4:30pm Novice Walk/Trot Friday 5:30pm Nov/Int Jump/I.E.A. Saturday 10:00am Adv Flat/Novice Jump Saturday 1:30pm Kids Horsemanship Saturday 2:30pm Novice Walk/Trot Saturday 3:30pm Beginner Jump Saturday 4:30pm Beginner/Novice Canter Sunday No Group Lessons

Additional Activities Offered

Dunham Woods Farms offers several clinics throughout the year that focus on the care or horses, equipment and more. We believe that a well rounded horseman should not only be confident and well-trained on horseback, but on the ground as well. In addition to riding and grooming clinics, DWF also offers several seasonal horsemanship camps during winter, spring and summer school breaks. Appropriate for the beginning rider or the student looking to expand their horsemanship knowledge! Join in the fun! Dunham Woods offers 3 school shows throughout the year for our riding school riders. It is a great and fun learning tool! There are classes for all levels and ages of rider. We have several students whose parents have joined in the fun at Dunham Woods Farms! We have daytime and after work lesson slots available. Make some new friends and have a blast in the saddle!