Equine Department


Kelly Mayer has been involved in the horse industry for over 21 years. She has experience with AQHA western pleasure and hunter under saddle, equation, hunter jumper, fox hunting and speed events. Previously, she operated a successful lesson, summer camp, and guided trail ride program for children and adults ages 5 and up. She is exited to bring her knowledge and success to grow The Farmyard’s Equine Department.


Renee Wilson is the owner of The Farmyard, LLC. She grew up on her family’s fourth-generation dairy farm in Parkton, Maryland where she found her passion for sharing her experience of “life on the farm” with others. She started riding at age 9. She and her sister enjoyed riding on trails at the home farm and competing in 4-H and local fun shows. She rode on The University of Florida’s Western Equestrian team. When she returned home, she found a new interest in driving.

  • 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

Book a Lesson Today

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.

Tickets available on Eventbrite

Coming This Winter

In the spring of 2021 The Farmyard introduced its Children’s Book Series. Whistle, our Percheron gelding will be the next featured animal.