Hidden Creek Farm

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6 reviews
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  • Concerned parent C.

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    this farm was so messy and dumpy with stuff all over the yard and property. Christmas wreaths still on house. looked like a property that should be closed, not open for my young children to run around and get hurt. when I saw the entrance to the "farm" I seriously was like, what? muddy mess in the fields, no true barn, unprofessional.

    Apr 13, 2016
    Tammy S.'s reply

    I'm so sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience coming to my farm. Did you have an appointment to visit my farm and talk to me? And the "Christmas wreath" on my front door is a lucky horse show wreath from a student, and I plan on keeping that up as long as it still looks good. The other wreath was an Easter wreath but you may not have noticed it. I do have a barn with 7 stalls that works very well for me and my operation, since we like our horses to be free to run around and not locked in stalls all day. I am sorry that you expected a aisle barn but my has been take down since I no longer run a large operation. I do wish you would consider making an appointment with me and allowing me to show you around the farm so you can get a better idea of our barn and our outstanding safety record. But thank you for your review.

  • Irtefa B.

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    Tammy is fabulous, as is her mother! They will work with you to fit lessons into your schedule. I highly highly recommend them!

    Jun 22, 2015Verified

About this pro

Unlike other barns in the area we teach European Seat based riding which allows us to teach all styles of riding to fit what ever you want to do instead of specializing only in one area. I love the teaching part of my job. I have endless patience so helping students really understand the way a horse thinks and acts is my passion. I feel that it is important in a child's life for them to learn how to listen and understand, which is a great life lesson and just one of the many life lessons that horses can teach you. There are also so many wonderful things for adults to learn from horses and sometimes just get away. Focusing on a living breathing horse under you tends to push all other troubles from your mind. Which is what bring a lot of my adult back week after week. Although I would love to say it's me! ;)

Years in business

16

Times hired on Thumbtack

5

Number of employees

2
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      We have a sliding scale for students based on age and type of lesson they get for their age. Regular riding lessons for ages 8 and up last for an hour and half and that includes learning to tack up and untack and 45 minutes on the horse. They are priced at $40 for the first lesson, then drop to $35 if you want to pay as you go and drop to $30 if you prepay for your lesson. Students under the age of 8 go into classes with a lower price. And Private or Side Saddle lessons are priced higher.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      We are a laid back farm with a lot of energy, so I tend to just throw people in lessons with others. We love the company of riding and think and above all it should be fun to come to your riding lesson. But often with kids I like to teach the first lesson one on one so they can really get an idea of who I am, how I teach and what it's all about. So It just all depends on the situation, age and goals of the student.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I always make sure that I am reading and keeping up with things in the horse world and I also take lessons myself to make sure I'm not getting sloppy. And I try to make sure to learn something new every year for summer camp. So my returning students always have something new to learn from me!
    Coverage Area for Hidden Creek Farm is about 40+ miles of Ruckersville, VA.