Frequently asked questions:
Why do I need to schedule an appointment? There are many activities that occur at Ballyshannon Equestrian Center each day -- lessons, programs, horse care, cleaning & maintenance, veterinarian, farrier, equine dentist scheduled care are some examples. Every client is important to us and we want to spend time with you to answer your questions!
Do I need a horseback riding helmet for lessons? Yes, you need an approved horseback riding helmet that meets current SEI / ASTM requirements. You may borrow a horseback riding helmet for your first lesson. After your first lesson, there is a $5 rental fee. You can purchase horseback riding helmets from Tractor Supply in Franklin or online from various tack shops.
What do I need to wear for my horseback riding lesson? You should wear horseback riding pants, jeans or leggings that cover your entire leg; a short or long sleeve t-shirt; socks with leather boots with a 1 inch heel (not any longer than 1 inch). Dress for the weather, a zippered jack rather than a pull on sweatshirt (so you can unzip the jacket and hand it to your instructor, if not you will need to get off the horse to take your sweatshirt off).
What if I am sick the day of my lesson? Please call or text to reschedule your lesson if you are sick. You can reschedule to a day when you are well. It is for your safety and the safety of your instructor to reschedule your lesson if you are sick.
Why is the gate closed? The gate has a keypad where the code is entered for access to the facility for the safety and security of our riders & horses. For example, if a horse gets loose from a young rider, the gate prevents the horse from running on to the road.
Can I volunteer at Ballyshannon Equestrian Center? If you are over 18 years old, you can volunteer at Ballyshannon Equestrian Center. If you are under 18 years old, you cannot volunteer at Ballyshannon Equestrian Center because it violates Child Labor Laws as per our attorney.
Boarding Available: None
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waiting list. You will be notified via email or text or call, from information in your email when pasture, stall or both are available--see Boarding web page for current rates.
Job Postings: NONE
There are currently no job openings available. All job postings will be listed on this website when positions are available.
Ballyshannon Equestrian Center
30117 Camp Parkway
Courtland, VA 23837
Office hours: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Come ride with us!
Horseback Riding Lessons - Beginner & Advanced
Boarding - Pasture, Stall or Vacation (Vacation Care at your place too!)
Britches & Boots 4-H Horse Club
Pony & Horse Rides
Girl Scout & Boy Scout Programs
Gift Certificates Available - $40 (1 lesson) or $120 (3 lessons) for ages 7 and up. For ages 4-6, $25 (1 lesson) or $100 (4 lessons)