The mission of the Riding School at Mare’s Run Farm is to provide a comprehensive horseback riding and horsemanship experience for students of all ages in a fun and relaxed Christian atmosphere that teaches students safety around horses.
The Riding School at Mare’s Run Farm in Tazewell, VA offers more than just riding lessons. We offer a complete horsemanship training experience for all ages.
Riding Lessons for ages 4 through adults (English or Western).
Dressage Lessons or Jumping Lessons.
Therapeutic Riding Lessons.
Christian Horse Day Camp.
Opportunity to “lease” a horse at Mare’s Run Farm.
Horse Show opportunities on our lesson horses.
Horse Show Coaching- our horse or your own.
Pony Rides for Birthday Parties or special functions.
Gift Certificates for lessons or Horse Day camp.
About our Riding Instructor, Jam TePoel:
Jam has been riding for nearly 30 years, and she started teaching riding lessons over 15 years ago. She spent a year studying Equine Science & Riding/Equitation at Hartpury College in Gloucester, England. Jam has received riding and instructor certifications from the British Horse Society in England. Jam also has a Masters Degree in Agricultural Education as well as two BS Degrees in Animal Science and Biology. She has had some training in working with special needs children with brain injury and various learning disabilities, and she enjoys working with students in therepeutic riding lessons. In addition to teaching riding, she also teaches high school biology & ecology.