At Folly Farm, we only offer riding lessons. Riders utilizing our lesson horses must be under the direction of an instructor at all times. If you are looking for trail riding, we recommend Lee's Riding Stable in Litchfield, CT.
We require that all students mounted on a horse wear long pants, boots that cover the ankle and have a small heel, and an ASTM/SEI certified helmet. We do have helmets to borrow, but we highly recommend students obtain their own helmets. Due to certification requirements, bicycle and sports helmets may not be worn in lieu of an actual riding helmet.
We operate a very busy program. All lessons are pre-booked appointments. At this time we are maintaining a lengthy waiting list for all lessons. Riders with experience who are capable of riding independently may be able to bypass the waiting list by joining a group lesson. Additionally, riders who are available outside of peak hours may be able to get in sooner. (Peak hours are after school/work and on weekends.)
We highly recommend The Equestrian Centre in Avon, CT or Dover Saddlery in Manchester, CT. Our instructors are very happy to guide you in making the most suitable purchase for your needs.
Folly Farm Events and Simsbury Polo Club are separate from Folly Farm Show Stables. Please visit their respective websites for contact information.
We accept cash, check, credit cards, and ACH transfers.
ACH Transfers and Credit Cards are processed directly via our QuickBooks Online invoices.
Cash/Checks should be placed in the black lock box in the arena barn.