Riding & COVID19

To better protect our family and guests, increased disinfecting measures have been employed to all surfaces including but not limited to all tack items, brushes, play-ground surfaces, etc. All classes have been reduced to 2 riders per session maximum. We thank you for your patience during this time & look forward to seeing you at the barn!

FAQ: What's a normal lesson like & what are your COVID procedures?

For now, all new enrollments will be limited to private single-household guests. This limits exposure to both guests and staff by allowing one family to the facility at a time. All classes include instruction in pre-ride grooming, showmanship, horsemanship, and post-ride care. All equipment is sanitized between uses. Common areas are limited to the parking lot and the riding arena which will only be occupied by one guest at a time. All working spaces are open-air allowing for a healthy work environment for both instructor and rider. These new procedures have been employed since Feb 2020 and have allowed us to have a safe and successful riding year & we plan to continue these practices into the new year. See our FAQ tab for more.

Check out our fun barn series on YouTube

Walker Acres Introductions

Here's a quick introduction to all our amazing ponies and a few of our incredible riders

A Day in the life : Wednesday Tribe

This is a typical Wednesday here at W.A. Classes to pony kisses and everything in between

$50 - 60 min recommended for ages 6+

Includes pre & post ride grooming, tacking, and of course saddle time. Dress in what makes you comfortable, grab one of our disinfected SEI safety helmets(or bring your own), & let's ride!

$35 - 30 min recommended for ages 3+

Includes an already prepared horse with an option to decorate the pony's mane with braids/bows. These are a favorite among the little riders who simply want to pony ride for a few minutes.

*for groups of 2 at a time only. Additional fees apply for larger bookings. 

Intermediate riding with Ms. Julia

All classes are adapted to each pair(horse and rider). Some riders have dreams of blue ribbons and trophies, others seek deeper personal connections with their pony. Whether it's competitive or recreational(like this video exemplifies), to goal to every session we teach here at W.A is to promote willingness in both horse and rider. This clip is of an actual lesson in 2018 full of authentic trial and error & what a typical intermediate class looks like.

Gift Certificates available year round

$35- gift certificate for a 30min private pony-ride session with a W.A pony that includes optional braiding & bows, fully prepared pony, and handler(for ages 4-5)

$50 - gift certificate for a 60 min private one-on-one training session with W.A instructor and level appropriate wonder pony(for ages 6+)

Cash or check payable to Julia Walker mailed to 

1748 Flying W Trl. Hillsborough NC 27278. 

Include rider first/last name, age, & guardian contact info to confirm receipt .

All certificates sold during Jan. 1, 2021- Nov. 30, 2021 must be scheduled by the end of the month they are purchased in(even if recipient wants to book for later in the year). No refund. W.A is not liable for shipping damage or lost items. Personal pick up by appointment.

All certificates sold during Dec 2020 must be scheduled by the end of January 31 2021(even if recipient wants to book in July etc.). No exchanges/refund. W.A is not liable for shipping damage or lost items. Personal pick-up by appointment.

Intermediate flat work class filmed in 2018