Riding Lessons

Furnace Brook Farm offers a lesson program for riders of all ages (3 years+) and experience levels. Whether you are new to horseback riding, an advanced rider with competitive experience - or somewhere in-between, you are welcome at FBF. 

We focus our instruction on the principles of dressage with a strong emphasis on balance, strength, and development of the rider's seat.

All of our lessons are taught one-to-one for 30 minutes. FBF riders attend lessons weekly at a cost of $45 per session.

Our instructors emphasize safety and are licensed Massachusetts riding instructors with extensive training and experience as trainers and riders. 

Additional Opportunities

Students who reach a certain skill level may have the option to lease a horse at FBF. Once leasing, a student may opt to participate in horse shows both locally and regionally. FBF instructors, at an additional cost, will provide all direction and coaching for showing.


If a student decides to purchase their own horse, Erin Van Steenburgh will act as their agent in finding the perfect equine for their needs.

How to Enroll in Our Riding Lesson Program

Please choose either option below to register. Forms include: (1) General Information, (2) Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment, (3) Photo & Publicity Release, and (4) Liability Release. You may choose to return your forms online OR to print the forms out, complete them, and mail (or bring them to) Furnace Brook Farm. To check lesson scheduling and ask any questions about our riding lesson program, please contact us


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