A Family Barn

Since 1949, Kelsey Farm has been teaching young people to ride. Our students benefit from year-round professional trainers, a small teacher/student ratio and show quality ponies and horses. Whether you ride with us every day or once a week, you will be part of the Kelsey Farm family.

Facilities

Our farm features turnout in paddocks equipped with run-in sheds, both indoor and outdoor arenas, a cross-country course, eleven box stalls, and a heated tack room and viewing area. We have direct access to the Greenwich riding trails.

Philosophy

At Kelsey Farm, we offer a safe space for kids to compete, learn, play, get dirty and find their best selves. Our farm is a world apart from the pressure and fast-pace of present day life. We are a haven of acceptance, mutual respect, dedication to the sport of horseback riding.

Building relationships between horse and rider is the foundation of good horsemanship. We believe that grooming and handling horses benefits animals and humans alike. To that end, our students groom and tack up their horses. They learn about anatomy, veterinary maintenance, feeding and proper horse care. We make more than riders; we make true horsemen. When our students win at the shows, they do so with the added satisfaction of having worked for it.

Pegasus

Since 1989, Kelsey Farm has proudly donated the use of ponies and facilities to the Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Program on a weekly basis. We recognize the profound benefits that can come from pairing the physically and mentally challenged with horses and ponies. The gentle, safe nature of our animals make them ideal for the Pegasus program.

United States Pony Club

Pony Club makes riding and horsemanship a team sport, and we love that. We maintain a strong and active presence in the Greenwich Pony Club, our local branch of the national organization. Teams compete regionally at show jumping rallies, know-down competitions (horsemanship knowledge), and combined training trials. We hold prep sessions and clinics for members and encourage parents to get involved as well. Open to share-board and full-board clients only.