If your child is not ready to jump in the saddle but enjoys being around horses, then schedule a 20-minute grooming session with one of our horses or ponies.
One of our staff will explain and demonstrate proper horse safety and grooming techniques followed by your child grooming his/her own.
This is a great way to help children get comfortable around our large companions.
Sessions are available on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
Children must wear covered shoes to participate.
Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. $15 per child Trick or treat! Our horses are dressed up in their best Halloween costumes and are waiting for you to take a ride! Please call (815) 254-1950 to reserve your ride time as those with reservations will be taken ﬁrst.
Please be patient as it takes time to get participants on and off as well as to adjust the equipment.
Rides will last for 10 minutes and helmets are provided.
Don’t forget to bring your camera to snap some great pictures! Day Su Date Oct. 28 Time 2:30-4:30 pm Cost $10 Location Normantown Trails Equestrian Center PRIVATE LESSONS Pony Power Meet and ride Leroy, Apples, and Dawson! Pony rides are available for children ages 3–10 who are under 4’6” and less than 100 lbs.
Pony rides last for 15 minutes and are led by a staff member.
Covered shoes are required and a helmet will be provided.
An adult must be present during the ride, and cameras are welcome.
Pony rides will only be offered on Fridays after 4 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am-noon.
Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Ride and groom combos are available for an additional $5.
Participants choosing this option will get a 10-minute pony ride and a 10-minute grooming session.
Ride only: $15 | Ride/Groom Combo: $20 Private lessons are available for riders ages 8 and older.
Schedule your private lesson by calling (815) 254-1950.
Fee for ½-hour private lesson is $35 for boarders or $40 for nonboarders.
Private lesson packages consisting of 4, 8, or 12 lessons are available for purchase.
There is a $10 discount for every 4 pre-purchased private lessons.
Plan to be at the stable at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson time and remain at least 15 minutes after to care for the horse.
No refunds for package lessons. GROUP LESSONS Party with the Ponies Celebrate your birthday or other special event with our ponies! Parties may consist of 3-12 children ages 5-10 years.
The twohour party package is available on Saturdays or Sundays from 2-4 pm and includes exclusive use of the clubroom and pony rides led by staff members.
Children who are waiting their turn to ride will be able to groom and decorate a horse/pony.
You provide the food, beverages, paper goods, and adult supervision for children in the clubroom.
Parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance and scheduling is subject to availability.
Sorry, no telephone reservations will be accepted as full payment is required to reserve a date.
A $50 cancellation fee will be retained if party is cancelled within one week of the date.
Cost: $250 $20 per child over the maximum (no more than 15 children per party) To book a party, call the stable at (815) 254-1950. NTEC is now offering a variety of hour-long group lessons to suit your needs.
Group lessons are a great way to experience horseback riding for the ﬁrst time.
We can also customize group (3-5 riders) and semi-private (2 riders) lessons if needed such as for a one-time special occasion or for students who would rather ride together.
Please call NTEC at (815) 254-1950 to schedule an appointment.
Scheduling is based on availability.
No make-ups for missed lessons. 9 Normantown Trails Equestrian Center Parents and Pee-Wees Level 1
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