Aspen Acres Farms

Connect With Your Horse On A New Level

Build A Special Bond As You've Always Imagined

Live Course Events

I have spent my whole life in the equestrian field. Starting in pony club and working through the levels, to traveling Europe working and riding with international riders. I have spent years working in hunter, jumper, dressage, western pleasure, breeding and racing barns. At Aspen Acres, I try to teach my students that there is so much more to horses then just riding.

By developing these program, I hope to help teach other equestrian enthusiasts about the ins and outs of horses. I have made many mistakes in the past and unfortunately, when any horse owner make mistakes it is our horses that suffer the most. My goal is to share what I have learned and still learning so others can benefit.

Live In-Person Horse Courses

Horse Course

This is hands-on program, developed for the young adults to the older generation. There is a small riding portion, a theory lecture with handouts to take home. We also cover hands-on groundwork where participants can learn a bit about trust, boundaries, and communication between horse and human. This program does take a break inside to get out of the weather and relax.

Program Routine

  • Discussion about tack
  • Riding Demo
  • Everyone gets to try to ride
  • Break inside
  • Small lecture and snack inside (worming, saddle fitting, teeth, vaccines, pasture control etc)
  • Hands-on, apply info from lecture
  • Groundwork

Horse Course - 1 Day Event

Ages 10yrs old and up, with horse experience, limit of 10 participants.

  • March 13, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm $65 +hst

Horse Course - 3 Day Event

Ages 10yrs old and up, with horse experience limit of 10 participants.

  • July 10 to July 12, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day – $105 +hst

Client Testimonial ~ from Carl

~ As a Beginner, I feel strongly that I can apply the techniques learned easily to my horses. ~ Carl

Horse Theory Courses

Everyone is welcome to take part young to old. Participants learn about horses, this is a non-riding program covering hands-on material about horse health, tack, feeding, care, exercise etc. The group runs for 1 hour. Enjoy different professionals who volunteer their time to come and educate us on their expertise. The charge is $10 for students and $20 for non- students. To be considered a student the individuals must ride at Aspen Acres twice a month. This program runs 4x a year. Participants need to confirm one week prior to the actual date. There is a question-answer period after.

Sessions Are:

  • Monday April 22, 10:30 – 11:30 – Tack fitting (saddles/ bridles and halters)
  • Saturday June 1, – 10:00 to 11:00 Horse show info for the ring and warm up rings.
  • Friday October 11, 10:00 to 11:00 – Cold weather exercises (no riding) all Groundwork

Client Testimonial ~ from Amanda

After taking lessons and participating at camps at other facilities, we can honestly say that Aspen Acres is the best place for our eleven year old son. Stacey runs an excellent facility; her lessons are the best we have ever had, her horses are very well cared for and her facility is in great shape. Her scope of knowledge has been a true benefit to our son as we have seen his horsemanship skills improve significantly over the past six months. He loves coming to lessons and he respects Stacey immensely. She proves herself to us over and over, and we appreciate her experience, her ability to connect with her students, and her professionalism in how she runs her facility. The variety of programming and services that she offers is truly impressive. This is a facility that offers so much to lesson students and we are thankful that we were recommended to Stacey.” ~ Amanda

Stable Hand Course

This is a hands on educational program all about horses.  The course runs for 1 day, 8:00 – 3:00 Half an hour break for lunch ( bring your own).   10yrs old and up, limit of 8 participants No horse experience required. $45 +hst.  per course  Different Material each course.

  •  Saturday  November 2, 8:00am to 3:00pm $45 + hst
  •  Sunday  November 10,  8:00am – 12:00pm $30+ hst
  • Sunday November 17, 8:00 – 12:00 (for people who have taken the course before ) $30+hst

Horse Training Course

This is a program designed to teach people how to break and work with a green horse. Participants will witness a green horse going through our training program. After watching and learning each participant will have full hands-on options to try the techniques they just watched on our well-schooled horses. $45 +hst per course.

  • Saturday February 23, 10 am to 12:00 pm Covers: lunging/ ground driving/ mounting/ starting off, $45 +hst
  • Sunday February 24, 10 am 12:00 pm Covers: free lunging/ moving off pressure, leg and hand/ transitions and balance, $45 +hst

Daily Routine of Course
Demo
hands-on, groundwork exercises
question and answer

Training Clinic

Bring your own horse and work on communication skills, body language, and more. The first part is groundwork, the second part is riding. $50+hst.  Runs

  • Sunday April 7 – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pony School

Developed for young children to help educate them on horses in a fun structured environment. There is a small riding portion, and a theory section where participants learn through games and activities. A light snack is provided, for ages 4 to 11. Cost is $25 per student per session. Ages 4 to 11.

  • Saturday May 4, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Saturday May 18, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Daily Routine of Course
An activity to teach students horse behavior
riding
snack
horse health
equipment activity

Stable Manners Course

Learn the horses language, the placement of tack, getting the horse to stand, stop horses from turning and biting or kicking and more. We will teach you how to bond and recognize the horses’ needs, dislikes, and likes. This program is about putting the horse first and learning their needs and language. It also covers training tips for working with your horse teaching them what is expected from them while you are tacking and grooming. 8 participants max, $25+hst, ages 9 and up.

  • 10:00 am to 12:00 pm , Saturday March 30.

Daily Routine of Course
in the barn teaching and tacking
groundwork
question and answer

Parents Education Course

This course will teach adults how to look and assess dangerous situations before it is too late.  Participants will learn how to respond in a safe manner while working with horses.  The course will also teach tacking and equipment safety, leading and tying, all hands on. We also cover a bit about horse health and care to ensure horses are happy and comfortable when they are going out to work.  Limit of 8 participants (children welcome to come with the Adults who are taking the course) $25 + hst.

  • Sunday February 24, 1:30 pm  -3:00 pm

Daily Routine of Course
Catching leading and groundwork
In the barn tacking and moving around the animals
demo’s showing how horses react and how to read them
question and answer.

Build A Special Bond As You've Always Imagined

We need more people who are honest, legitimate, moral, ethical, and willing to go the extra mile for four legged friends. Thank you Stacey! Her courses are spectacular.
Lisa R
Student
If I want to learn anything. I go to somebody who has being doing it a life time. This is Stacey's life. Her skill, understanding and ability to teach are amazing.
Mike P
Student
Stacey's teachings have not only had an impact on my horse but also transformed my relationship with him. She teaches powerful skills that work. Thanks Stacey.
Teresa S
Student

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