Fox Brush Farm Lessons

Fox Brush Farm

Fox Brush Lesson Program

Fox Brush Farm is a "hunt seat" barn. Our trainers Amy Hayes, Eve Newton, Caitlin Miller & Casey Hughes, as well as our instructors, have years of experience starting young riders safely and bringing all riders along to meet their personal goals.  We take riders to smaller beginning shows and also to the highest levels of national showing.  We have fun and learn at the same time, with a focus on safety.


*Contact us for Lesson Pricing.  A monthly membership package is available!


Lesson Types Offered:
        *Introductory Lesson
         *30 Minute Private
         *45 Minute Group 



Fox Brush Farm Lesson Policies:
These policies help every rider get the most out of his or her lesson and also help to ensure that the lesson program is run efficiently. If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, please do not hesitate to ask our staff. 

In your riding lessons you will learn: 

  • Safety rules

  • Leading a horse

  • Adjusting tack

  • Mounting and dismounting

  • The correct riding position

  • Halting

  • Turning

  • Safe trail riding (seasonal)

When you are ready: 

  • Posting and sitting trot

  • Cantering

  • Preliminary to advanced jumping exercises using poles on the ground or cross poles

  • The techniques of riding an equitation or hunter course            


*Riders interested in jumping higher than cross poles may want to look into Fox Brush Farm leasing programs or Fox Brush Farm     assistance with purchasing a horse.


Riding Lesson Etiquette:

  • Please be at your lesson at least 15 minutes in advance.

  • Please plan on 15-30 minutes after your lesson to care for your horse.

  • This means if you ride in a 30-minute lesson, please plan on one hour total in the barn, and if you ride in a 45-minute lesson plan on up to 1 hour 30 minutes in the barn.


All riders must follow the dress code: 

  • An ASTM/SEI Approved helmet, with hairnet or hair neatly contained.
  • Breeches are preferred, but Jeans are acceptable as well. A belt should be worn.
  • When weather-appropriate, either a form-fitting jacket or a fitted T-shirt or collared shirt. Shirts should be tucked in.
  • A boot with a small heel, paddock boot, or tall boot. Half Chaps are recommended to be worn with paddock boots for comfort
  • Black Leather gloves may be more comfortable for gripping the reins and are recommended, but not required.
  • No spaghetti strap tank tops or bare-shoulders  


Lesson Scheduling:
If you are not on the monthly package, please make sure to pay before your lessons begin. 

Please call to cancel well in advance of your lesson since we plan the horses' schedules based on lessons.

PLEASE NOTE:  For the consideration of our horses, if you need to cancel or reschedule a lesson, please give us at least 24 hours notice. Less than 12 hours notice will be billed $10. No call/no shows will be billed for the full lesson. 

If you know in advance you will not be in the following week’s lesson, please mark it on the board in the main barn tack room or email us at foxbrushinfo@gmail.com.

For scheduling, call Casey Hughes at 517-626-6161 or 517-930-0799.

You can also email foxbrushinfo@gmail.com.