A USEF Center of Excellence for International Para Dressage
Rest assured, when you ride with us, you get the best....
Our facility is equipped with an indoor arena with heated viewing area, a full-sized competition outdoor arena, and a robust para-horse development program for our equines.
Our Sure Hands automated lift allows our riders with paralysis, weakened joints or other physical challenges to mount and dismount our horses and ponies with maximum comfort and safety.
Our instructors and support staff are highly qualified with certifications through United States Pony Club (USPC), United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), United States Eventing Association (USEA), and/or Parelli Natural Horsemanship (PNH) and have extensive experience in therapeutic riding, the English disciplines, and special education. Every rider with a disability, whether physical, developmental or other, has an individualized riding plan developed to support their goals and learning styles, with appropriate supports put in place to optimize their learning experience. Our staff is fully equipped to teach students of many disability types, from autism spectrum disorders to spinal cord injury and rare diseases. Riders may begin as young as two years old in our hippotherapy program supported by a Physical Therapist, and we have riders still enjoying the sport in their seventies!
ALL horses and ponies are trained according to the principals of Parelli Natural Horsemanship, and ALL lesson horses and ponies are trained to AT LEAST a level 3 Online and Freestyle.
ALL horses and ponies are trained to AT LEAST Training Level in dressage, and most are schooling First Level. Several of our performance horses are schooling at or above 2nd Level dressage. This gives our students the very best opportunity to achieve excellence, either in their independent riding skills or, benefitting from the exceptionally correct movement of our horses during their hippotherapy and therapeutic riding sessions.
ALL of our horses and ponies are safe for beginners, most can be ridden by advanced riders.
and are trail and cross country trained and schooled.
ALL horses and ponies are fitted with CUSTOM saddles by Antares Custom Saddlery, each piece handmade in France. Wheatland Farm is proudly sponsored by Antares Saddlery, one of the world's finest professional saddle makers.