Welcome to Short Acres Farm

We offer lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. We schedule classes both after school and during the day. Whether this is your first time on a horse or your return to riding, we work to the individual abilities of our clients. By maintaining small class sizes, we have the flexibility to integrate specific lesson objectives into the collective spirits of the class. At Short Acres, classmates and families can often be heard cheering on another student as they finally master a new skill or overcome a longtime fear. Our greatest achievement is your personal triumph!

Like people, horses possess their own unique talents and personalities; but unlike humans, they are hard-pressed to hide their “flaws” from others. The raw expression of themselves and their ability to accept you as you are is often what draws that first reluctant or tentative client’s hand to reach out and pet a nose or two. Once on a horse, their eagerness to teach you what they have to offer while challenging you to grow and connect with them is what we seek to share with our clients. Through those connections is built trust, self-confidence, personal achievement, and empathy. Not to mention great life skills such as responsibility, patience, compassion, process and tolerance!

…an effort to unite horse and human…

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Registration has started

Farm kids 2020 starts in September

All outdoors, hands-on experiential learning. Ages 4-5, 4-week sessions. Put away the electronics and learn through experience. The curriculum will include all aspects of farm life. Limited spots.

Click the link below for more information and how to register!!

We would love to hear from you.  Please contact us!

Farm – (360) 514-0780

Cell – (360) 600-3713

Stay up-to-date with us!

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Upcoming Events

Jul
6
Mon
Summer Camp #1 – THIS CAMP IS FULL
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm

Camps are 9 am-2 pm Monday through Thursday. Cost: $350

10 camper limit – 3 instructors – THIS CAMP IS FULL

Summer CampSummertime is the best at Short Acres. We bring in our favorite farm animals to enjoy during our camp season. Baby goats, rabbits, miniature horses, calves and donkeys are just some of the wonderful animals’ campers get to bond with.

Integrating horse education with hands-on experiences leaves campers with life-changing memories.

A typical day of camp begins with saying good morning to all the animals. Campers then gather together to share stories and discuss plans for the day. Hearing kids dream out loud of all the things they hope to experience at the farm is the best. It truly sets the tone for the day. We then take time to make sure all animals are fed, watered, and cared for. Campers love the responsibility of caring for all of the animals.

Horse education is an all-day experience. Groundwork, grooming, tacking up and riding are all done with teamwork. Campers get the opportunity to really bond with their horse or pony over the four-day experience. They ride English, Western, Bareback, and sometimes double with a new friend.

Campers get to use their creative juices during Arts and Crafts. They decorate real horseshoes and make them into picture frames, design their own unicorn, and best of all they decorate the miniature horses.

 

COVID 19 safety procedures: we are limiting group sizes to no more than 5 campers with an instructor. Each camper should bring a mask for close contact activities, hand sanitizer and optional gloves.  All tack is cleaned/bleached between riders, surfaces cleaned throughout the day and sanitized bathrooms will be available.  Most activities will be out in the open air this summer.  We have made new farm animal housing in both barns to help with social distancing. We will have more information on this as we learn more about which Phase Clark County will be in by the start of camp. 

***should camps get cancelled by the state, we will issue a full refund*****

Jul
13
Mon
Summer Camp #2 – THIS CAMP IS FULL
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

Camps are 9 am-2 pm Monday through Thursday. Cost: $350

10 camper limit – 3 instructors – THIS CAMP IS FULL

Summer CampSummertime is the best at Short Acres. We bring in our favorite farm animals to enjoy during our camp season. Baby goats, rabbits, miniature horses, calves and donkeys are just some of the wonderful animals’ campers get to bond with.

Integrating horse education with hands-on experiences leaves campers with life-changing memories.

A typical day of camp begins with saying good morning to all the animals. Campers then gather together to share stories and discuss plans for the day. Hearing kids dream out loud of all the things they hope to experience at the farm is the best. It truly sets the tone for the day. We then take time to make sure all animals are fed, watered, and cared for. Campers love the responsibility of caring for all of the animals.

Horse education is an all-day experience. Groundwork, grooming, tacking up and riding are all done with teamwork. Campers get the opportunity to really bond with their horse or pony over the four-day experience. They ride English, Western, Bareback, and sometimes double with a new friend.

Campers get to use their creative juices during Arts and Crafts. They decorate real horseshoes and make them into picture frames, design their own unicorn, and best of all they decorate the miniature horses.

 

COVID 19 safety procedures: we are limiting group sizes to no more than 5 campers with an instructor. Each camper should bring a mask for close contact activities, hand sanitizer and optional gloves.  All tack is cleaned/bleached between riders, surfaces cleaned throughout the day and sanitized bathrooms will be available.  Most activities will be out in the open air this summer.  We have made new farm animal housing in both barns to help with social distancing. We will have more information on this as we learn more about which Phase Clark County will be in by the start of camp. 

***should camps get cancelled by the state, we will issue a full refund*****

Aug
10
Mon
Summer Camp #3 – CALL FIRST
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm

Camps are 9 am-2 pm Monday through Thursday. Cost: $350

CALL FIRST – LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE

10 camper limit – 3 instructors

Summer CampSummertime is the best at Short Acres. We bring in our favorite farm animals to enjoy during our camp season. Baby goats, rabbits, miniature horses, calves and donkeys are just some of the wonderful animals’ campers get to bond with.

Integrating horse education with hands-on experiences leaves campers with life-changing memories.

A typical day of camp begins with saying good morning to all the animals. Campers then gather together to share stories and discuss plans for the day. Hearing kids dream out loud of all the things they hope to experience at the farm is the best. It truly sets the tone for the day. We then take time to make sure all animals are fed, watered, and cared for. Campers love the responsibility of caring for all of the animals.

Horse education is an all-day experience. Groundwork, grooming, tacking up and riding are all done with teamwork. Campers get the opportunity to really bond with their horse or pony over the four-day experience. They ride English, Western, Bareback, and sometimes double with a new friend.

Campers get to use their creative juices during Arts and Crafts. They decorate real horseshoes and make them into picture frames, design their own unicorn, and best of all they decorate the miniature horses.

 

COVID 19 safety procedures: we are limiting group sizes to no more than 5 campers with an instructor. Each camper should bring a mask for close contact activities, hand sanitizer and optional gloves.  All tack is cleaned/bleached between riders, surfaces cleaned throughout the day and sanitized bathrooms will be available.  Most activities will be out in the open air this summer.  We have made new farm animal housing in both barns to help with social distancing. We will have more information on this as we learn more about which Phase Clark County will be in by the start of camp. 

***should camps get cancelled by the state, we will issue a full refund*****

Aug
17
Mon
Summer Camp #4 – THIS CAMP IS FULL
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm

Camps are 9 am-2 pm Monday through Thursday. Cost: $350

THIS CAMP IS FULL

10 camper limit – 3 instructors

Summer CampSummertime is the best at Short Acres. We bring in our favorite farm animals to enjoy during our camp season. Baby goats, rabbits, miniature horses, calves and donkeys are just some of the wonderful animals’ campers get to bond with.

Integrating horse education with hands-on experiences leaves campers with life-changing memories.

A typical day of camp begins with saying good morning to all the animals. Campers then gather together to share stories and discuss plans for the day. Hearing kids dream out loud of all the things they hope to experience at the farm is the best. It truly sets the tone for the day. We then take time to make sure all animals are fed, watered, and cared for. Campers love the responsibility of caring for all of the animals.

Horse education is an all-day experience. Groundwork, grooming, tacking up and riding are all done with teamwork. Campers get the opportunity to really bond with their horse or pony over the four-day experience. They ride English, Western, Bareback, and sometimes double with a new friend.

Campers get to use their creative juices during Arts and Crafts. They decorate real horseshoes and make them into picture frames, design their own unicorn, and best of all they decorate the miniature horses.

 

COVID 19 safety procedures: we are limiting group sizes to no more than 5 campers with an instructor. Each camper should bring a mask for close contact activities, hand sanitizer and optional gloves.  All tack is cleaned/bleached between riders, surfaces cleaned throughout the day and sanitized bathrooms will be available.  Most activities will be out in the open air this summer.  We have made new farm animal housing in both barns to help with social distancing. We will have more information on this as we learn more about which Phase Clark County will be in by the start of camp. 

***should camps get cancelled by the state, we will issue a full refund*****

Sep
1
Tue
Farm Kids – Month of September
Sep 1 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm

Farm Kids – September

Cost: $960 (4 days a week) and $480 (2 days a week) – 10-month program paid monthly

20 kids maximum – 4 instructors

Farm Kids is an outdoor program designed for children ages 4-5 to learn while experiencing life on the farm.  Kids will have an opportunity of “learn by doing” as they participate in animal care, farm chores, education, adventure, and discovery.

Please view our Farm Kids overview page for more information and to register.

 

COVID 19 safety procedures: we are limiting group sizes to no more than 5 campers with an instructor. Each child should bring a mask for close contact activities, hand sanitizer and optional gloves.  All tack is cleaned/bleached between riders, surfaces cleaned throughout the day and sanitized bathrooms will be available.  Most activities will be out in the open air.  We have made new farm animal housing in both barns to help with social distancing. We will have more information on this as we learn more about which Phase Clark County will be in by the start of camp.