About Us: The Farm
Fairfield Acres was established in 2006 as a family-run facility. You are more than welcome to bring family members of any age to observe your lessons; we simply ask that an adult be present for children under age to keep them safe. This is an exciting farm, with lots of animals, as well as space to explore and fields to run in. Please come visit our various breeds of horses, as well as our cow and pig! There are also barn cats and three (medium-sized) friendly dogs who act as our welcoming committee. Let us know if you have a fear of dogs before your arrival.
Fairfield Acres prides ourselves on our horsemanship program. Individuals from children to adults have the opportunity to experience a horse up close and personal. Each participant's learning experience is personalized to their needs and learning style; you let us know what you want to learn, and we'll help you reach your goals! Our lesson program offers the opportunity to spend time with a horse, both on the ground and in the saddle. More importantly, we feel that one should learn all aspects of horse care, not "just riding." The staff, boarders, mentors, and parents all feel that we are a family, and family should support and help each other, so if you ever have a question or need some help, ask anyone! Everything is a learning experience at Fairfield Acres!
About Us: The Instructors
In her time away from the barn. Trish earned her Associate's degree in Behavioral Management, and has extensive experience helping parents with behavior management and assistance with IEPs. She has over 14 years of early education teaching experience in daycare settings and afterschool programs (with children up to grade 5), and 6 of those years as lead teacher. Trish has been able to apply the skills and experiences she gained in the daycares to situations with horses, students and boarders at the barn to help them through behavioral issues and anxieties. Trish is currently First Aid certified.