Ballendary Farm


Riding Lessons

Our riding lesson program covers all aspects of horseback riding and we start from the ground up (for beginners). Our students are matched up with a pony or horse not only suitable for their size but to their skill level to help them build their confidence! All of our students learn how to properly groom, tack up, un-tack, properly handle a pony/horse on the ground, anatomy of a horse and general horse care and duties along with riding! Safety is top priority along with proper equitation and good horsemanship! Showing is available, we travel to local farms for "fun" shows or for the serious competitor trailer to "rated" shows! You can pay for each lesson or monthly.

Riding Lesson Rates


We offer english or western riding lessons!
*Pleasure/Equitation (show)
*Hunter/Jumper (show)
*Barrel Racing/Speed Events (show)
*Hunter Under Saddle (show)
* Showmanship/Horsemanship/Halter (show)
and MUCH MORE!!!!

Instructor- Cookie

Mary Herndon a.k.a. "Cookie" has 20+ years show experience in "A Circuit". She has experienced showing Hunter/Jumper, HUS, Western/English Pleasure, Barrel Racing and much, much more! Cookie also has experience in training (26 years) and as barn manager at various facilities. She is a great aspect to our barn and firm but fun!

 Instructor- Ali

Ali Bayless has been riding since she was a young girl, taking lessons at a lesson barn in Hockessin, De.  She has experience in both english and western disciplines. Has shown english and western as well. Great mentor for children! Always cheerful and a great aspect to our barn! Pictured above is Ali with her beloved Thoroughbred mare "Twoifbysea" aka Fin. Read Fin's story here-