Our goal is to provide
students with a fun,
safe, and educational
riding program, to
help each individual
meet their riding goals.
Our school is designed to
educate our students from
the ground up!  We offer
private, semi-private, and
small group lessons,7 days
a week, taught by
experienced instructors,  on
exceptional school horses
and ponies.

Welcome to Shenanigans Farm!!

Our goal is to assist each student in achieving their riding goals by providing a quality-training program that meets the
needs of each individual rider and horse, in a  safe, positive, and educational environment.

Shenanigans Farm offers a limited number of lessons on our lesson horses, as well as individualized  training
programs  for students who own their own horses.     Most of our lessons are private, or semi-private,  which allows
each student more one on one instruction.
Our lessons are by appointment only.  We greatly appreciate all students arriving 30 minutes prior to their lesson time.  
This time is used for brushing and tacking  your horse.  All students are responsible for cleaning their tack and their
horse when they are finished.  If assistance is needed, we will provide it.
We also have monthly horsemanship classes that teach our students how to care for the horses, tack the horses, and
basic safety.  It is very important that each  student is able to spend time on the ground getting to know the horses as
well as their regular riding lesson.  Horsemanship is an extremely important aspect of  learning to ride, and we
encourage all of our students to take part in these classes.   Please sign up on the door in the observation room.
Shenanigans Farms also have quality horses and ponies for partial lease each month.  This allows students the
opportunity to have their own horse 4 days a week     and gives them the opportunity to practice, therefor, excel faster in
their progress.  It is a wonderful opportunity to get a feel of owning your own, prior to actually purchasing  your own
horse.  
Many  Shenanigans Farm students compete in our Michigan Hunter Jumper Association or United States Equestrian
Horse shows.  We do A, B, Pony, and some local C shows.  The shows we go to depends on the needs and wants of
the clients.  The school horses may be leased to go to some of the horse shows.   
Shenanigans Farm also provides transportation to all of the horse shows, clinics, or other needs of its clients.  Prices
vary depending on location.
In order to provide a healthy environment for both horse and rider, lessons are cancelled if the temperature is above 90'
or below 15. Please call to check if there  are any concerns about the weather.
If for any reason you wish to cancel or reschedule your lesson, please call your instructor as soon as possible.  It is
very important that we are notified if you can not  show  up. IF YOU DO NOT CALL TO CANCEL WITHIN 24 HOURS,
YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR YOUR LESSON.
Having a lesson program that creates a positive, safe, and educational environment is very  important to me.  In order
to do this, communication is essential.    Please  feel free to call me with any questions or comments that you many
have.  You are welcome to call me during barn hours.
Instructor phone numbers

Mary McKiernan       586-291-1550  
shenanigansfarm@gmail.com
Hilary Tompkins       248-729-1810
Ricci Tarockoff        248- 804-0857
Lesson Rates:
LESSONS - FLAT

SINGLE                                $45
PACKAGE OF 2                   $85
PACKAGE OF 4                   $150
PACKAGE OF 6                   $210
PACKAGE OF 8                   $270

ALL LESSON PACKAGES MUST
BE PRE-PAID BY THE 10TH OF
EACH MONTH, OR YOU WILL BE
CHARGED A PER LESSON FEE.
LESSONS - JUMP
STUDENTS MUST TAKE 4
LESSONS A MONTH TO JUMP

Per Lesson out of package
                   $50
PACKAGE OF 4        $170
PACKAGE OF 6        $238
PACKAGE OF 8        $308

ALL LESSON PACKAGES MUST
BE PRE-PAID BY THE 10TH OF
EACH MONTH, OR YOU WILL
BE CHARGED A PER LESSON
FEE.
  • ALL LESSONS MUST BE TAKEN IN THAT MONTH AND MISSED LESSONS DO NOT
    CARRY OVER INTO THE FOLLOWING MONTH.  
  • IF YOU MISS A LESSON, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE IT UP WITH YOUR
    INSTRUCTOR DURING THAT MONTH.  
  • IF A LESSON IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER, WE WILL MAKE UP YOUR LESSON.
  • PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY.
  • ALL CANCELED LESSONS MUST BE CALLED IN OR THEY WILL NOT BE MADE UP.  
    PLEASE GIVE YOUR INSTRUCTOR AT LEAST 24 HOUR NOTICE, OR AS SOON AS
    POSSIBLE.
  • All DISCOUNTED PACKAGES MUST BE PAID BY THE 10TH OF EACH MONTH.


Lease packages are available to Shenanigans Farm students who are ready to move up to the next level of their riding program.  It is a great
way to experience owning a horse without the commitment involved with owning a horse.   It is recommended  that riders interested in
purchasing a horse, first lease.

Most of our school horses are show horses who are no longer showing at the higher levels, and now qualify for the very important job of
teaching our students the skills necessary to excel in this wonderful sport .