Equine Department

  • Equine Safety
  • Grooming
    • How to groom
    • Proper tools & their purposes
    • Styles for disciplines
  • Groundwork
    • Understand equine body language
    • Applying proper commands & timing
    • Creating a bond between horse & human
  • Riding
    • Understanding disciplines
    • Learning equine body language
    • Applying proper cues
    • Learning gaits
    • Improving horsemanship

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If you would like to schedule a lesson on grooming, groundwork or riding, please send us a message. Include the age of the participant and if he/she has any experience.

Meet Our Instructors

Emily attended Wilson College where she received a degree in Equine Studies. As a child, she was known as “Bareback Emily” because she had such great balance and often rode horses without a saddle when competing in fun shows! She has experience caring for horses, desensitizing them, and assisting with breeding programs. She has also worked with the foals at Hanover Shoes Farms. 

Photo Cred: Fran J Scott

Sarah rode for Towson University’s English Equestrian Team in college. As a Hereford Zone Native, she had the opportunity to show livestock in 4-H. She and her husband have been long-time Farmyard supporters and enjoy helping children become involved with agriculture.

Renee is the owner of The Farmyard. She began riding at age 9 and convinced her father that a black and white pony would “blend in with the cows.” Growing up, she and her sister enjoyed trail riding and competing at local fun shows. She also rode for the University of Florida’s Western Equestrian team in college. When she returned home, she dabbled in driving and enjoys taking her Percheron out for pleasure drives.


Josie is a senior at Susquehannock High School. She has been riding for 16 years and teaching for four. She is a competitive dressage rider and a USDF Bronze Medalist. She has had the honor to ride with multiple Olympic Trainers in her career as well as serve on the Maryland Dressage Associations since 2019.

Holly joined The Farmyard team in 2022. She loves working with all of the animals, especially the horses. Although she is familiar with both English and Western, she has the most experience riding bareback! She has been riding since she was 11 and has exhibited her own horse in 4-H and western shows.


In the spring of 2021, The Farmyard introduced its Children’s Book Series. Whistle, a fan favorite, has his very own story available for purchase. He also visits schools!

Living, Learning & Loving Agriculture

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