For Children Ages 4-6 to Learn About Horses
The Equestrian Center at Beverly Farm offers a unique opportunity with our Barn Buddies program for children ages 4-6 to experience horses for the first time over the course of four Saturday mornings. We begin with learning about safety around horses and progress to catching and leading our horses/ponies. We then move onto proper grooming and tacking up, followed up by mounting and riding. We finish with treats and turnout.


April 2023

May 2023

September 2023

October 2023

Girl on horse in Beverly Farm Equestrian Center


We will be offering Barn Buddies next in April, May, September and October 2023. Session dates for 2023 are as follows.

April 2023 Sessions – SOLD OUT!

  • April 1
  • April 8
  • April 15
  • April 22


May 2023 Sessions – SOLD OUT!

  • May 6
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27


September 2023 Sessions

  • September 9
  • September 16
  • September 23
  • September 30


October 2023 Sessions

  • October 7
  • October 14
  • October 21
  • October 28


From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on four Saturday mornings in selected months.



2023 Prices effective January 1, 2023. All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.

“When riding a horse, we borrow freedom.”

~ Helen Thomson


April and May Barn Buddies sessions have sold out. We’ll let you know when we begin accepting reservations for September and October.

Space is limited! Don’t miss out on giving your youngster a wonderful introduction to the world of horses and riding.

  • $0.00


All participants in the Barn Buddies program at the Equestrian Center at Beverly Farm will be required to follow our COVID-19 prevention safety guidelines and protocols. Daily COVID-19 health screenings will also be required. The Equestrian Center’s COVID-19 prevention safety guidelines and protocols will be distributed prior to the start of your first Barn Buddies session. There will be an additional COVID-19 release waiver that will need to be signed before participation is allowed.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact us at 618-466-0367 x 787 or email


Participants need to wear smooth sole boots with a heel (cowboy boots or paddock boots, etc.). Helmets are provided, or you may bring your own (must be ASTM certified equestrian helmet). Wear appropriate clothing for riding. Since we may be outside some of the sessions, please be sure to also wear sunscreen and bring water to stay hydrated. Limit 4 riders per month. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.