Walker Acres

Schley Rd. Hillsborough NC

all mailed forms & deposits to our mailing address at 1748 Flying W Trl. Hillsborough NC 27278

Walker Acres​

Est. 2018

"Safety is not the absence of threat, it is the presence of connection"

-Gabor Mate

W.A is Family owned and operated

Meet the Walkers of Walker Acres

Est. 2018

Teaching a form of horsemanship that puts the horse first, w.a offers training to riding students that bridges the gap between English and western styles of riding. with a focus on biomechanics, practical application, and equine psychology, riding students learn to read their horse and thus build a better connection that can be applied to any discipline.

(haul-in's welcome!)

New 2022

Horse training with a focus on soft willingness on both the ground and in the saddle, confidence building exposure, and general milage.

"Here, we ride for the horse"

-Julia W. 

lead instructor/program coordinator

Mr. Rocky [Walker]

Assistant Riding Instructor

Lead Roping Instructor

Camp Counselor

"I was raised on a horse farm and spent some time learning to rope. All our family vacations took place in the saddle on a mountain side. I was never into showing but trail riding I could get into. I like to keep it safe while having fun. I work with most of the beginners that join our program & I spend a lot of time doing 1-on-one training with the lead-line beginner riders. I like to use games as my teaching method & I often like to go for short walks in the woods as a form of reward for hard work in the ring.  One of my favorite riding games is Red-light-green-light that I put my own twist to. Blue, my heeler pup, is usually at the barn with me and likes to greet everyone with wet kisses."

Ms. Julia [Walker]

Lead Instructor

Program Coordinator

"I'm still the starry-eyed little who's captivated by horses no matter where I go. My riding career began at the tender age of 5 and that's all she wrote. Since my early years, I've had the pleasure of meeting some incredible trainers (and horses), but the journey is far from over. Today, I work with most of the group, adult, and more advanced riders however, I love doing class collaborations with Mr. Rocky and keep an active relationship with all our guests. My training methods are exactly the same for both horse and rider. I ,too, am a student and having a low-pressure positive environment that allows me to take the time I need helps me find the confidence to just keep trying. With that in mind, whether I'm working with a horse or a riding student, I try to provide a safe mental space for mistakes to happen and sucess to seed because riding isn't a 1-way street and to me, the journey is more important that the destination anyway."


1748 Flying W Trl. 

Hillsborough NC 27278

Attn: Julia Walker/Walker Acres

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contact us

Rides by appointment only

Normal Hours Monday, Wednesday - Friday 3p-7p
p: (984)215-0023
e: [email protected]


6525 [A] Schley Rd. 

Hillsborough NC 27278

**Stay left at the fork in the drive and follow the W.A signs**

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The enrollment period for the W.A Free-style pageant, 2022 Show Team, and 2022 Camp season is now closed

Riding appointments for active duty or veteran military members are on the house. Thank you for your service

Paying for your ride just got that much easier! We now accept card payments via PayPal as well as cash & cashier's check.

as of June 1, 2022 a non-refundable retainer fee of $40 will be associated with all new & 1x ride session/ evaluation ride appointments

*Closed/no class on the following upcoming dates: 

 August 25 & 26, 2022

November 24-25, 2022

Dec 26-30, 2022

cancellation policy

printable consent form and full details of what to expect from W.A

Weather & Equine Activities

W.A puts the safety of our guests, staff, and horses before our paycheck & want you to know what to expect from us.

Class will be cancelled in the following circumstances:

Frozen precipitation, ice accumulation, power outage, Thunderstorms, Thunder, heat index, air quality alerts, damaging winds, tropical storm/depression, hurricane conditions, (in temps below 50) Rain, & flood conditions.

weather updates are also posted to our Facebook Page.