Youth Programs

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Youth Programs

The Diettrich Farm youth programs are meant to help children experience the full scope of horseback riding. In our classes and programs, students will not only learn to ride but also learn important life skills like communication, problem-solving, and empathy. 

Youth Foundations Class

11 Weeks | $725

Our Foundations Class is designed for beginners, ages 5-12. Students will learn to ride and take care of horses in weekly group lessons. During each lesson, students will learn about horse behavior and care, groundwork, and riding.

The focus will be on safety and understanding the horse’s perspective. We listen to our horses; they are the best teachers. The skills learned in the Foundations Class will apply to every aspect of students’ lives: communication, problem-solving, empathy, confidence, and leadership.

Foundation Classes run every Saturday for 11 weeks.

Foundations 1 – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Foundations 2 (invite only) – 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Foundations 3 (invite only) – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please come dressed in comfortable long pants, weather appropriate attire, and closed-toe shoes. If you have smooth-soled boots with a heel, such as Western or paddock boots, please wear those. Helmets will be provided.

Spring Course | April 6 - June 15, 2024

Fall Course | September 7 - November 16, 2024

Intro to Outdoor Riding Class

11 Weeks | $725

Our Intro to Outdoor Riding Class is designed for riders who have completed Foundations 3 or who can pass the Foundations 3 skill check.

Students will learn how to support their horse outside of the arena with emphasis on safety and connection. Class topics will include responding to unexpected situations, techniques for riding over various terrains, and sharing the trail with others.

By the end of Intro to Outdoor Riding, participants will gain confidence and knowledge to enjoy horseback riding on trails while ensuring the safety and well-being of both the rider and the horse.

Classes run every Wednesday for 11 weeks.

Intro to Outdoor Riding – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Spring Course | April 3 - June 12, 2024

Fall Course | September 7 - November 16, 2024

Pony Express Program

Saturday - Sunday | $235

Our Pony Express Program is an overnight opportunity that allows our students to stay engaged in their equine training while having fun with friends. Grab a buddy, pick a pony, and saddle up! There will be riding, barn activities, a pizza party, and more! Unplug and experience what it’s like to live at Diettrich Farm.

Pony Express | May 11, 2024

Pony Express | September 14, 2024

Pony Express | November 9, 2024

Pony Express | December 14, 2024

Trailblazer Program

Saturday - Sunday | $235

Our Trailblazer Program for teens is an overnight opportunity that allows our students to stay engaged in their equine training and socialize with their peers. Grab a friend, pick a horse, and saddle up! There will be riding, barn activities, a bonfire, and more! Unplug and experience what it’s like to live at Diettrich Farm.

Trailblazers | October 12, 2024

Diettrich Farm Community

"My 7 year old son Klyde was very excited to go and sad when it ended a week later. Very good place to send your child."

Clyde Prince

"The Diettrich Farm is so much more than horsemanship but uses that as its platform to connect humans and animals (horses, frogs, chickens, dogs, cats, birds and more!). During her time at the Farm, our daughter became more confident, self-aware and independent, deepened her appreciation of nature, and developed new friendships from all over the country that endure."

Cindy Dooley

"It's really an amazing place to be. You can tell Lynn really loves what she does and she loves to share the wonderful world that is horses with her visitors. I highly recommend! Also, there is a BnB on the premises. It's so immaculate &charming. I can't rave enough!"

Ruby Rorschach

"There are so many great things I can say about Diettrich Farm. Such a beautiful place. LYNN IS THE OWNER, such a wonderful woman. Such a tranquil escape. The houses, trees, the whole package. I will for sure return."

Tina Norris

"In the summer of 2020 I signed my daughter up for a week of camp. With COVID & lock down I was witnessing her spark diminish & her spirit start to crack. The first day of camp was literally a saving grace for her, each day I picked her up she didn’t even want to leave. She had so much to share about her activities & what she learned. I felt like she really had a connection to this & we signed her up for weekly lessons."

Brittany Peterson

"Our family of 5 (9, 7 and 5) had an amazing experience at Lynn’s farm. My children enjoyed helping and learned so much during their lessons with Lynn. She is so patient with a loving firmness that the kids responded so well to. We felt like family after our short stay!"

Lindsay Whited

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