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Our instructors


Megan Canavan grew up with horses. She began riding at the age of 3 (when she wasn't napping on the back of a pony in her mother's lesson ring.) Megan rides horses, trains horses and has competed on horses at the Virginia Horse Center and at Devon. Even her other car is a horse. She is lead instructor for advanced students.



Doreen Innella has ridden and worked around horses since she was a member of the Bridlewild Pony Club. After becoming a certified instructor at the Potomac Horse Center, she taught at Ashford from 1980 to 1996. While at home with her young children, Doreen served as District Commissioner of the Bridlewild Pony Club. She came back to Ashford to instruct advanced students in dressage and jumping.




Jessica Kulp began riding when she was 10 and advanced to compete in hunter-jumper classes in the United States and Portugal, where she lived with her family while in high school. When she returned to Philadelphia to attend college, she began working at Ashford. She now teaches the basics of English hunt seat to beginning and intermediate students.


 

Our Part-Time Instructors:

While they have jobs in the "real world", our part time instructors are dedicated to being there for our weekend students.

Nina McMenamin

Nina McMenamin

Julia Levin & her horse, Sunshine

Julia Levin & her horse, Sunshine

Kaleigh Apostolico & her horse, Big John

Kaleigh Apostolico & her horse, Big John

Lessons

Ashford Farm offers lessons by appointment year-round for children (ages 7+) and adults at every level of ability. 


Lesson Rates

Private / $80
Semi-private / $65
Child’s half-hour private / $60
Group lesson / $60
Package of 10 group lessons / $550


Hours: We are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday from September through May. During the summer, when our day camp is in session, lessons are limited to weekday evenings and Saturdays. All lessons are one hour unless otherwise indicated.


Children under 7: Parents of children younger than 7 who are seeking an introductory experience are invited to call Sandy Hill Farm at 610-277-0617.


TRAILS: We recommend Sheeder Mill Farm in Kimberton. Call 610-469-9382 to schedule a trail.


Lesson Policy: Beginners and riders new to Ashford are encouraged to start with a private lesson before riding with a group. Group lessons are sold as a package that is good for one year, and is non-refundable. Lesson credits are deducted as lessons are taken. Students who cancel or fail to attend three consecutive lessons risk losing their spot in their scheduled lesson.


Required Forms:           


Pennsylvania equine warning

Liability form