How the lesson program started ...
In the Fall of 2015 Wally Conover, my longtime instructor, mentor and friend offered me the opportunity to lease his facility and create an instruction program of my own. During the first year we focused on
creating a quality riding program. Each student receives undivided, individual attention. Our ring is a very safe and nuturing place. Goals are set foreach student and we work together in a responsible way to reach those goals.
We celebrate success! Our facility runs in a very organized and timely manner. Great care is given to details regarding safety of both rider and horse.
In our first year we held several equine education workshops on topics like equine first aid, grooming, equine massage to namea few. We ran sessions to prepare riders to show. We offered a summer program. We even held our own in-house horse show. In other words - we were very busy!
In year two many new students were added to our program, as well as the addition of a new horse, Tica. In September 2017 we relocated to Burlington Farm in nearby Freehold. Burlington Farm offers additional opportunity for expansion of the program.New to the program is our IEA team for students grades 6-12 to compete in an intercollegiate style. As we continue to grow we would love to invite riders of all ages and levels to call us and come out for a personal tour of the farm, as well as to discuss your riding goals and dreams!
About the Owner, Caitlynn Tobin...
From the time I was little, I knew I wanted to work in the equine industry. My varied experiences started from the time I was eight years old, when I first learned to ride. With time, I began volunteering arou
ndthe barn, and worked my way up to running equine summer camps, grooming for professionals, and eventually managing at larger barns in Colts Neck and Howell.
I have been working around and riding horses for 22 years. I enjoy teaching any level of stude
nt, from someone getting on a horse for the first time, to polished horse show competitors. I aim to teach each rider in a safe and positive manner. I have been successful in the show ring, and hold an advanced instructor certificate.
I look forward to helping each student achieve their goals, and encourage those interested in riding to come grow with the farm!