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
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
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
Hilary Tompkins 248-729-1810
Ricci Tarockoff 248- 804-0857