Valley View Riding Stables Since 2002

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(860) 617-4425

91 Lake Road
Dayville Ct 06241

SERVICES

We are a full service equestrian facility

Lessons
Lessons are available for ages 3 and up, all skill levels welcome, with staff specializing in beginners and timid riders. Lessons are offered 7 days a week on a weekly or biweekly schedule year round. Our instructors teach in many different disciplines including Huntseat, Jumping, Dressage, Western Pleasure, Western Games, Western Dressage. We also have Therapeutic classes where lessons are tailored to individuals goals and learning styles. Riding is offered for physically, cognitivley and emotionally involved participants. We also have clinics for unmounted learning in  Care, Handling and Horsemanship Classes. Many Safe Reliable School Horses, Group or Private Classes and Truck-ins are always welcome

One Hour: Private: $45 - Group: $35
Half Hour: Private: $35 - Group: $25​
              

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Boarding
Boarding includes all day turn out, high quality grain and timothy/alfalfa mix hay, Stall cleaning, water and feed buckets scrubbed daily, and a locking tack closet. Full access to the facility and its amenities at your convenience.
Facility amenities include an Indoor Arena 60x120, Outdoor Arena 150x200, 60' Round Pen,10x12 Matted Box Stalls, Cross Country Trail Course, Heated H&C Wash Stalls, Individual or Group Turnout, 75 Acre Grass Turnout, Private Locking Tack Closets 
Training available in pleasure riding, western, huntseat or jumping. Breaking thru advanced riding, retraining and fixing problem horses. All training done with a soft touch and gentle methods from the ground up.  We believe it is essential to build  a strong foundation of understanding and proper movement for every horse to be successful in any discipline.

Full Board: $450
Training Board: $850
Partial Board:  $250

Excersize Rides: $20

Trail Riding


Trail riding lessons are offered 7 days a week, year round. Riders must be a minimum of 5 years old to ride independently, younger riders will be lead by staff. All riders must wear a provided helmet. Riders will start their lesson in the arena and once they are able can hit the trails. Surrounded by state forest we have lots of trails with beautiful scenery including wild life, and the Quinebaug river. Bring family and friends we can accommodate large groups. Wonderful date ideas that always impresses. Come for some relaxing me time.

Pony Parties
  Every kids dream is a pony for their birthday    
No limit to the fun, the pony goes for an hour so the children can ride as many times as they want.  We offer small, medium, large ponies, and small, medium, large horses, allowing parties to have No limit to the number of children, No height or weight restrictions.  Even the adults can get in on the fun and have a pony (horse) ride.  Please plan accordingly in advance for party size, and age of riders, to book the appropriate animals. 
Pony rides always draw a crowd- family reunions, fairs, picnics etc
​Several options for larger events, book us for multiple hours, charge per ride, charity donations etc.
Bring the mess to us, have the party at the farm
One pony for one hour $150
Two ponies for one hour $200
Tables and chairs provided, one hour in party area also included. ​​
We bring the party to you, have the pony in your back yard
One pony for one hour $250
Two ponies for one hour $300
Please add $50 to upgrade to a unicorn, costume or theme party.
Pricing is for 15 mile radius of the farm, addition fuel surcharge will apply depending on distance, ask for a quote

Horsemanship Summer Day Camp

Students have a full day of horses, including two riding lessons, learning aspects of horse care and handling, arts and crafts, making new friends and making life long memories.  The program is a great introduction to riding for beginners offering a glimpse of the responsibility of horse ownership. Also an amazing opportunity for more advanced riders to sharpen their skills.  

8 weeks in the summer starting the week after school lets out
9:30-3 Monday thru Friday 
Early drop off/ late pick up times available 
Friday is open for the children to show off their new skills to their parents at a horse show and join us for a pizza party

2018   Price $325 per week

Riding Clubs

Join The Club

Trail Riding Club- Meets weekly for 8 weeks spring and fall. Rides increase in distance and the end of the session is a cross town ride from Chaplin back to the farm in Dayville.

Fat Old Lady Club- No need to be fat or old. This is a riding group for those who want to go slow and just have a chance to ride and spend time with their horse, while learning skills but without the pressure of competition or looking good. This is a favorite group for nervous riders and parents/grand parents who want to participate and be supportive of their riders without having to keep up with them.

Wine and Cheese Club- This group meets Friday nights during the summer. After a fun ride we have a camp fire with byob and a pot luck dinner/ cook out. Everyone is welcome to the cook out.

 After School Club- Many students take the bus here after school, we help with homework completion, then the students spend their afternoons with the horses. Learning how to care for the horses, grooming, and riding. 

Mommy and Me- The only people who love riding more than the kids are the mommy's. So many of us used to ride and have had to put that on hold while having little ones, here is an opportunity to spend quality time with the kids and get some me time too!! Classes are fun with lots of games and skills for both mom (or dad) and little ones.

Family Ride Deals- Bring the whole family to ride and save.  Can be used for lessons or trails. Prices vary on number of riders.

Barn Rat Club- Our working student program offers the opportunity to learn every aspect of care, handling and riding. Students help in exchange for riding lessons. Space is limited and spots fill fast, must be 10 years old and available several days a week.

Competition Club- Join the show team, we do several show series a year, as well as spring and fall hunter paces and fun rides.