Lessons / Adult Rider Program


LESSONS: Pepper Hill offers a variety of lesson options  to suit every rider’s needs. We offer beginner to intermediate and children’s lessons programs. Beginning riders are started on the lunge line to develop their seat and balance and to develop confidence and teach riders how to use their aids effectively. Within a lesson, students are taught about the equipment and cleaning that goes along with equine care. Lessons can be scheduled 7 days a week / rain or shine.

$50/hour private, $35/hour group, $40 1/2 hour private.                                                                Private Lesson Packages: $200/5 half-hour private lessons, $250/5 hour private lessons


PARENTS / ADULT RIDERS: Did you ride when you were younger and want to get back in the saddle?  Join our Adult Lesson Program.  Call or text for details – 207.230.9552.

$30/hour group  – $50/private hour.

2023 Pepper Hill Farm Summer Riding Program:
This Summer we are offering programs where riders can advance their horseback riding skills, expand their horsemanship knowledge, and have fun being here on the farm with our Icelandic horses. The programs will incorporate instruction in grooming, tacking up, and riding as well as the basics of horsemanship and horse care. Instruction will be tailored to the rider’s level of ability. Beginners with no prior horsemanship experience are welcome!

Each 3-day session will be on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 AM until 12 PM, $250 per rider per session.  Single day sessions (9am-12pm) $90.  

Sessions are available from June 26 through August 31. Please call 207–230–9552 to sign up.

Icelandic Horse Trail Rides:  90 minute introduction to Icelandic horses gives you the opportunity to learn why Icelandic horses are so unique. Available 7 days a week; you will have the chance to get to know your horse in our indoor or outdoor arena.  Your guide will demonstrate the various gaits and assist you with your questions. Once you are comfortable you will be riding the trails thru our woods and fields on the farm with your guide. We also have an onsite track which gives the horses good footing and distance to show off their gaits and their very smooth ride. $80 per person.

• Horseback Riding Requirements –

  • Minimum age 12 years old – with previous riding experience.
  • Maximum weight for riders is 200 pounds.
  • Long Pants and completely enclosed shoes/boots are required; no sandals, flip flops. Helmets will be provided.

The Icelandic Horse is renowned for its five natural gaits. While most other breeds have only three or four gaits, the Icelandic Horse can Walk, Tölt, Trot, Pace, and Canter or Gallop. The Walk, Trot, and Canter are familiar.


Please call or text for availability and additional information 207-230-9552.

Introductory Horsemanship:  A full hour dedicated to basic grooming, horse care and horse anatomy, ending with a lead line lesson. This is a great way to introduce young children to horses.  $30 per student available rain or shine.  Please call or text for availability 207.230.9552