We will only board an Amaryllis
Rescued horses full board
Rescued ponies full board
English, western and dressage...we do not jump our horses. Lessons are taught
primarily by Christine herself who has been an instructor for 28 years and
excels in her ability to instill confidence in the nervous beginner, while
advancing the skills of the seasoned equestrian. Understanding the horse
is foremost. Becoming a fit, confident and secure rider is the attainable
teamed with an exceptional instructor raise funds for the horses who remain
without sponsorship. 100% of the profits ALWAYS belong to the horses.
A few notes before your
ASTM/SEI certified equestrian headgear must be worn along with proper hard
bottomed boots with a low heel. Half or full chaps are highly recommended and
offer a fantastic grip. Wear clothes that fit properly. Be quiet and attentive
around the horses. Release forms are reviewed and signed and payment is made
prior to beginning a lesson.
Since 1989 Amaryllis Farm
has strived to be the safest riding facility on Long Island. We have achieved
that goal with a less than 1% fall stat. Following are the measures we use to
enhance the safety and security of our students:
To learn to walk without a leader, the rider must show competency in
navigational skills as well as braking and must be at least 7 years of age,
there are exceptions, but few.
To learn to trot, the rider must show competency in posting at the walk while
steering without harming the horse’s mouth. A basic 2 point position must be
maintained for 2 minutes. All trotting is first taught with a ground leader or
on a lunge line until stability is achieved as determined by the instructor.
To learn to canter, the rider must show competency, as determined by the
instructor, in trotting figure 8’s while posting without stirrups for 10
Horses or ponies are chosen for the rider by the instructor and requested horses
or ponies may not be the safest match as determined by the instructor.
Ages 3-6 have 30 minute maximum mounted time. Ages 7 and up have a 60
minute maximum mounted time.
The instructor may, at any time, stop the lesson for safety reasons. The
students are expected to behave in a mannerly, attentive fashion. To this,
there are NO exceptions.
We excel as a
foundational riding facility. Amaryllis is where you want to be if you are
looking for a lesson program that focuses on balance and security while
stretching and strengthening your entire body. Unity with the horse is achieved
ultimately and further pursuit of riding ambitions more easily attained.
We do not teach jumping,
however we work extensively with caveletti.
Amaryllis wants the locals riding!
9-16yrs (local school children only)
all for a donation of
Sept/Oct Nov/Dec Mar/April
Limited enrollment so
We intend on creating
a competent, horse-loving community!
Private Lessons by Appt.
Private Horsemanship Session with Christine (90-120 minutes) $250 cash donation
Private Hour (15
minutes ground, 45 mounted) $150 cash donation
Private Hour (2 riders) $110 cash donation each
Private Half Hour $85
checks are no longer accepted for lessons and must be cleared prior to camps
Lease a Horse!
(June thru August)
Spend quality time with a
new prospective adoptee equine before you take him home for good!
Horses may not be shared
unless total riding time is less than 7 hours weekly. No one jumps.
Arena flat work ring
riding only. Trails are only an option for adopters.
Children leasing a horse
may join in the camps and lesson programs at discounts of up to 50%.
We provide all tack, all
care and supervision.
Certain conditions apply,
email your questions please
This program helps us
continue our care of the horses as they await their forever home.
This is a free -will donation
class for potential horse lovers aged 16 and up. Classes
resume early June. Please stay tuned!
Horses Healing Hearts
This is a private one on one program with the
founder of Amaryllis.
Offered year round. The donation is $200.