Can we visit the farm?

We love visitors! Please call and set up an appointment and we will arrange a time for your visit and tour of the Farm.
Our phone number is: 717-271-1044

How and when do I schedule my children for a lesson?

Our season opens in March and runs through November. There are three sessions each season: March to May, June to August, and September to November.
If you are potentially interested in signing your child up for lessons, please fill out our Lesson Inquiry Form.
Sometimes, but certainly not always, it is helpful to come for a tour before making a decision that Green Meadow Farm is a good fit for your child/family. This would need to be a scheduled visit.
After determining if you qualify for our program we will put you on our wait list for the next session. There are no guarantees as to which session you will be scheduled for due to a large number of families who are interested.
We prayerfully and carefully place each child with an instructor and fill our slots one month before each session begins. This means that mid-Feb, mid-May, and early August, we will be calling those on our waitlist. We love talking with you and being able to have so many of you come to Green Meadow Farm to experience horses and farm life and find some refreshment, renewal and rest.

What do you charge for lessons?

Our program is free of charge! The main thing we require is that each child comes with a “want to” and open heart!
Sign up for lessons here.

Do I need to accompany my child to the farm?

Yes, we ask that you the parent(s) or guardian, accompany your child to the farm and stay for the duration of the lesson. When a significant accomplishment is made during a lesson, we would love to have you share these steps to healing and joy with your child. In addition, we have created a lovely spot to rest and while you are visiting the farm. It is called “Pasture Peace” and overlooks the creek and rolling meadow. It is our hope that your time here with your child brings you both refreshment, renewal and rest.

Who needs a completed waiver to be on the farm property?

Everyone needs a completed waiver. Our farm insurance requires that visits the farm has a completed waiver. When you sign up for lessons this form will be sent to you so that you can complete it prior to your arrival. The waiver must be renewed at the start of every year.

Will my child always ride during their lesson?

It is possible that at times your child will not ride during their lesson time. A staff member may discern if the child is ready to ride or not, or perhaps the child wishes to pursue other activities on the farm instead. There are many other alternate activities on the farm which they may wish to participate in, such as farm chores, crafts, games, etc. Although we truly desire for your child to become a safe rider who understands and cares for the horse, we are not striving for accomplished riders. If that is your desire for your child, we can gladly help you find traditional riding lessons at a riding stable.

What happens if my child cannot make a lesson?

If something comes up and you are unable to make it to your scheduled lesson, please call ahead as soon as you can and let us know. We will look forward to seeing you and your child back the following week for their scheduled lesson! We try to pair you with the session block that works best for you and your child’s availability. We hope to have your child miss no more than 2 lessons per session.

Is the farm a residential (overnight) facility?

No. Green Meadow Farm is only a daytime facility at this time.

Is Green Meadow Farm a religious organization?

The farm is not associated with any particular religious organization. The farm is built upon the foundation of the amazing love of Jesus. It is our faith that motivates us as Founders, Staff, and the Board of Directors. Our deepest desire is to demonstrate His love and care for the children and families we serve.