Check out our “Meet the Instructor” page to see videos from Sarah, our certified teacher. (Olivet College class of 2007–History Major, English Minor, certified to teach Kindergarten through Eighth grade students. She chose not to teach in a school, though–she loves horses too much. She’s fun, we promise!) She uses her degree to teach students of all ages here.
Wintertime rules: we cancel lessons each time the windchill is at or below Zero degrees.
Summertime rules: we cancel lessons each time the temperature or heat index is above 95F, or if it’s thundering or hailing.
As everyone who rides with me should know by now, if you have to cancel for any reason, I NEVER charge you. Life happens! Just call me to let me know that you won’t be here, or else I worry. I care about my students and their families, and I want to be sure you’re safe.
Do you know someone who is flat-out horse crazy? This is the barn for them.
Year-Round Lessons available, your horse or ours
Large indoor arena and heated tacking area
$30/hour or 4 lessons for $100
Homeschool Discount – Homeschoolers who ride during the school year (September to May) during normal school hours (any hour-long increment of time starting between 9am after morning chores, to 2pm) receive a $5 per lesson discount. Therefore, a 4-hour package of lessons costs $80 and a single lesson costs $25.
Date Night Package- If you and your significant other want to come learn to ride at the farm, we offer an hour and a half lesson for $50. LGBTQQIAAP friendly. Everyone loves horses, and the horses love everyone.
Senior Discount for re-ginners – If you’re elderly and need assistance with the cost of lessons, we offer a $5 per lesson discount. Please ask when you sign up.
This barn is owned and operated by a former Girl Scout Camp Assistant Horse Riding Director who has another 8 years teaching Riding Lessons in the Brighton/Hell area. She also has a teaching degree (classroom K-8.) We practice safety, first and foremost. Everyone at the barn is expected to wear a helmet when riding, and if you don’t own one, we have helmets you can borrow.
How is this barn different? It’s simple. We love riding, but we’re horse lovers, not just riders. Every lesson is a horse lesson, not just a riding lesson. Horse psychology, habits, grooming, tack care, and horse health/care information are in every session—not just learning how to sit on the animal’s back. We are horsewomen, not just riders. We learn about everything regarding horses.
We also board (and train) privately-owned horses:
Indoor board – $475/month
Outdoor board – $375/month
Trick training and pleasure training for horses-inquire for rates
We support all natural horsemanship practices.
Call (517) 332-7669 or Email RideFireflyFarm@hotmail.com or RideFireflyFarm@gmail.com
3180 Hagadorn Road, Mason, MI 48854
Just ½ mile south of Jolly Road, near Okemos High School
Individual Gift Certificates
Individual Gift Certificates are generally $30 each for a single, one-hour lesson. Paypal does add on fees, so the cost of a gift certificate does rise to $31.50 through that site. (I apologize! I forget to mention that sometimes.)
Four Lesson Gift Certificate
Four Sessions of horse knowledge from: Firefly Farm LLC 3180 Hagadorn Road Mason, MI 48854 Please call 517-332-7669 for scheduling availability. Taught by our Certified Teacher: English, Western, Sidesaddle, Driving, Small jumps, Dressage, Gymkhana/games, Cross Country, Brideless, Lunge line lessons, Psychology, Math, Science, History, English, Horse Anatomy, Vocabulary, Record Keeping, and more! Unfortunately, PayPal takes a portion of the cost for itself as fees, so I need to charge a little more online than I would for a simple check or cash. Thanks for your understanding!