Riding lessons are now available at beautiful Longmeadow Farm
Does your child love horses?
Join our new riding lesson program servicing beginners through advanced...
ages 6 and above.
Besides riding, your child will:
- Have fun while getting fit
- Learn all aspects of horse care
- Develop self esteem and confidence while building core strength and balance
- Create memories that will last a lifetime
Enjoy lessons rain or shine in our HUGE indoor arena.
Heated observation room and bathroom for winter riding.
30 minute private lesson $65/45 minute private $75
*60 Minute small group (2-4 children) $65/hour!!
Half leases on school horses now available to the advanced students in the program. Half lease consists of two practice rides after school and a group lesson Monday through Friday.
In 1979 Debbie Kennon started out competing in Hunt Seat, but she quickly branched out into Eventing and Dressage. During the past 30 years, Debbie has had the opportunity to expand her own skills while training with some of the best instructors in the country. Some of Debbie's previous instructors include Bruce Davidson (an Olympic Event Rider and World Champion), Stephanie Baer (an International Event Rider), Susan Williams (an FEI Dressage competitor and Judge), Shannon Dueck (an FEI Dressage competitor), and Suzie Gornall. Debbie has kept up her training, riding locally with Stephie Baer and Adam Cropper.
Throughout her career Debbie has been a succesful competitor, placing first at several well-known events such as Groton House Horse Trials and King Oak Dressage Days. With her horse Sonnie, Debbie competed in the 1994 Training Level Eventing Championships and then moved up to Preliminary the following year. Through 1996, Debbie and Sonnie finished in the top 10 at all of the USEA Preliminary Events that they participated in. Their schedule even took them outside the United States to the Bromont Canada International 3-Day Event where they finished 11th. Together, Debbie and Sonnie also showed successfully in the Dressage ring all the way up to Third Level.
Now Debbie's main focus is on instruction. Her experiences allow her to provide quality equestrian training in several aspects of horsemanship. Debbie's lessons can cover grooming, equipment maintenance, course design, stadium jumping, cross country jumping, and dressage. She is dedicated to creating well-rounded riders by incorporating safety and fun into her lessons. Debbie's students range from age 5 to older adults, and she is also available for training and competing her clients horses upon request. Also she has run horse camps which include art, swimming, games, etc.; as well as coaching swim team and gymnastics at D1 High School. In the past she trained and competed in Triathlons. She also is trained in CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross.