Covid 19 has caused some program changes as we seek to limit exposure and keep the safety of all paramount. Camp has been cancelled but this is a great opportunity for one on one instruction in horse care and mounted exercises!
*Our New Program begins June 8, 2020*
Private Hour Horse/Pony Care and Riding Lessons
on our big, beautiful outdoor sanctuary
Designed for beginners of all ages!
One student per session.
Grooming and horse care education and riding instruction.
Riders gain strength, balance and learn proper technique.
The introductory session is $125.00
and each student receives their own grooming kit to keep!
Following the 1st session, the option to continue becomes available with a 10 session course for $1000.00. Following the 10 session course, possible opportunities for volunteering may become available.
First come, first serve basis so secure your daily or weekly times asap!
No refunds or substitutions. Cancellations on part of student will not be made up. Cancellations due to rain will have make up opportunities.
Current availability for one student in each of the following from June 8 through August 28. Book your session as soon as possible:
Monday 10am and 3pm
Tuesday 10am and 3pm
Wednesday 10am and 3pm
Thursday 10am and 3pm
Friday 10am and 3pm
1) Riders must wear a mask while on the property and follow all social distancing guidelines. Riders do not have to wear a mask while riding. Spectators are not permitted except in the case of a minor who can be accompanied by one adult, also wearing a mask, if necessary.
2)We are not providing borrowed helmets or boots. Please purchase in advance. Brennan's Bit and Bridle in the Bridgehampton Commons or online. Helmet must be ASTM/SEI approved for horseback riding. Bike helmets not permissible. Boots or shoes with a low heel permissible. Safety vest is optional.
3) We will send our safety protocols, etc, regarding COVID 19 to clients upon scheduling lessons.
4) Time is not reserved until payment and paperwork is complete.
Licensed Mental Health Counsel with Equine Psychotherapy
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
Rachel Ziff is a licensed mental health counselor and certified equine facilitated psychotherapist. A native of Long Island, New York, Rachel is a skilled clinician with many years of clinical experiences in a variety of settings. She also has a private practice located in Rockville Centre, New York. Rachel specializes in working with those who experience depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, children and adolescents, adolescents on the autism spectrum and other non-verbal learning disorders as well as borderline personality disorder. Additionally, Rachel has spent a lifetime around horses. Her true love and passion is to promote overall well-being.
What to expect from an equine facilitated psychotherapy session:
Equine facilitated psychotherapy, or EFP, is a specialized form of therapy where a human therapist partners with a horse or pony, to provide therapeutic growth, emotional support and healing. Each session is specific and unique to the individual. Together with the horses, we will work in a safe, private and compassionate environment catering to emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Although there is contact with the horses, it does not involve mounted work and/or riding. No prior horse experience is necessary.
Sessions with Reiki:
For our group therapy with reiki, Rachel partners with Katherine Brannick, a skilled and compassionate reiki master. Katherine brings her powerful and positive energy to each and every session.
$185 ...45-55 minutes
Group Therapy Sessions
$175 per person group therapy 45-55 minutes
$195 per person group therapy with reiki