Pony Clubbers William,      Lily showing off her         Ready for Pony Club!
    Kate,  and Colin               D2 Certificate!

At Goldspirit Farm the first thing riders of all ages are taught is that safety is paramount. Ask any rider what the most important thing is riding is, and the answer will surely be: "safety first!"  To achieve safety riders need to have balance while riding and leadership both on and off the horse.  Teaching riders good horsemanship also starts in the first lesson.  Riders are never given a horse that is already tacked-up and ready to go.  Riders learn how to groom and care for a horse; tack and and un-tack their horse; and how to lead the horse to and from their stall.  As safety and horse management are our utmost goals, it was an easy transition to become a United States approved Pony Club Riding Center.

The mission of the United States Pony Club is to "develop character, leadership, confidence and a sense of community in youth through a program that teaches the care of horses and ponies, riding and mounted sports.” Members of USPC have joined an organization dedicated to producing well-rounded horsemen and women and one that has produced many of the past and current Olympic and International riders.

D1 Riders showing their certificates at Goldspirit Farm!

The USPC ciricullum provides a clear progression of skills in riding and horse management. Riders are encouraged to set goals for certifications and allowed to proceed though those skills at a pace that is comfortable for them. Certificates are given at each level to recognize achievements.  This helps riders gain confidence, independence and good safety habits while working with horses both on the ground and under saddle.  Learn more about pony club at: United States Pony Club

At Goldspirit Farm, we teach riding lessons six days a week: Saturday through Thursday.  We offer Pony Club classes on the weekends.  Pony Club classes are a minimum of two  hours; with both unmounted instruction and a riding lesson. In the unmounted lesson we play games and develop fun ways for the riders to learn horse and stable management; or the parts of the bridle or saddle; or the parts or breeds of horses.  We play games, do role playing, and have fun learning!

Every three years the USPC hosts a national championship competition. Riders from all corners of the country compete in many disciplines including eventing! Riders gain scores not only in riding but in horse management as well! Our own Rebekah Bond and her Sailor, will be making the trip to Kentucky to compete in the beginner novice division of eventing.  Check out her article on EVENTING NATION!  Rebekah Bond is on her way to Kentucky!


Come ride, develop new skills, make new friends,

and camp with the horses for one night!

Lessons every day; lots of time with the horses!

The kids had a great time in 2014 at summer camp!  We learned everything from saddle and bridle parts, to parts of the horse, to how to feed horses and clean their stalls.  We rode twice every day!  We finished camp with a trip to the Wildlife Learning Center!  Join us next year!

Only two sessions and space is limited!  reserve your space now!

July 23-25, 2014 and August 6-8, 2014

9am - 4pm

Camp is only $295/session