Walker Acres

Schley Rd. Hillsborough NC

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

Come ride with us!

60 min weekly sessions are recommended for riders ages 7+

30 min sessions are recommended for riders ages 4+

W.A is not booking 30min sessions at this time. Check back later!

Ride with regularity or just once or twice when you want! There's always room for one more at Walker Acres!

60 min session

30 min session

60 min sessions

ideal for the 7+ year old or the rider with goals

$60.00/rider {$62.10 via card}

  • instruction in ground-work & mounted training
  • group riding opportunities
  • instruction in social ring etiquette
  • exposure to new riding environments like the trail & pasture
  • training centered around independent riding off a line
  • showing and performance opportunities

Riding Release form

How they're similar
  • Saddle time 
  • grooming & optional decorating with bows/braids
  • coaching in safety and posture
  • booking available in 1x rides, packages of 2, or packages of 4

feel free to reference and print all our forms

Cancellation policy

30 min sessions

great for the 3-5 year old or the 1x joy ride

$40/rider {$41.40 via card}

  • long-line aid with instructor
  • aided riding opportunities in both private and group environments
  • long-line trail rides
  • light coaching in balance and posture
  • exposure to riding games while on a long line
  • training in safety & environmental awareness

Program Policy Overview

Let's get you booked!

At this time, W.A is not currently booking 30min sessions, but we do plan to offer them again when the schedule space allows. We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience. 

Youth Classes

Youth classes by age: beginning Oct 31, 2022

Monday 6-7p (ages 12-14)

Wednesday 5-6p (ages 9-11)

Thursday 5-6p (ages 15-17)

Friday 3-4p (ages 7-9)

Friday 5-6p (ages 8-10)

Adult Classes

Adult classes: beginning Oct 31, 2022

Wednesday 6-7p

Friday 6-7p

Step 1

Let's chat!

To start the booking process, we need a few things first:

  1. Rider's first and last name(s)
  2. age
  3. Preferred contact phone & email
  4. *any prior riding experience

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Step 2

You can expect a reply within 1-2 business days that includes the following in addition to current availability on our class calendar:

  • currently available appointment times 
  • Hold Harmless Riding Release Form
  • Policy Overview
  • Cancelation Policy
  • Welcome Letter
  • General Statute 99_E

Pick your appointment then on to Step3

normal classes operate on

Monday & Wednesday - Friday

between 3p & 7p

Haul-in's Welcome! Current negative coggins are required

Step 3

Time to finalize it!

Retain your horse for your preferred appointment by settling/requesting a retainer invoice. 

That's it!

Cash, cashier's check payable to "Julia Walker" , PayPal, and credit card are all accepted. All card transactions are subject to a 3.5% processing fee. W.A no longer accepts personal checks.

All 1x ride sessions are subject to a $40 retainer fee. All packages of 4 sessions are invoiced at the beginning of each riding period.  All appointments must be paid prior to ride as per our No Payment, No Pony policy. 

All equestrian related activities fall under the Chapter 99E General Statutes 

appointments are subject to change depending on the weather. In the event of weather conflicts, credits will carry to the rescheduled appointment

all appointments must be partially paid for or paid in full prior to confirmation per the "No Payment, No Pony" policy. Riders who arrive to class ill will be excused immediately absent refund or opportunity to reschedule. For the safety and comfort of our horses, there is a 300 lb weight limit.

No class on the following upcoming dates:

November 24-25, 2022

Dec 26-30, 2022

Helping Hooves

W.A is proud to help Santa spread Christmas cheer to families and individuals that perhaps need a little help this season. To nominate a family or individual for the 2022 season, please include all clothing sizes (including diaper sizes) and dry-good preferences that may help make their home merry and bright.  Please also include the gender & age of any children for toy donations. Nominations may remain anonymous, but we ask that you include the contact information of the individual responsible for pick-up arrangements. 

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Program Shenanigans 2022


Oct.31, 2022 - Nov. 23, 2022

All weekly enrolled lesson students participate in highly intense riding activities for the entirety of November. Those who show dedication, courage, and perseverance are awarded with custom W.A awards. 

Deck the Stalls TOY DRIVE

Nov. 7, 2022 - Dec. 9, 2022

Everyone is invited to help the W.A Wonder Ponies Deck the Stalls for someone else by donating a new unwrapped toy.  Donations of 5+ toys will receive a W.A Deck the Stalls T-shirt!

Please note that the W.A Helping Hooves charity program is privately hosted through the W.A Riding Academy. W. A is not a Non-Profit program meaning that all donations are provided by W.A staff and or riders that participate in our program. We do not receive federal grants or funding. W.A may not provide 100% of all Wishlist items but we will gladly help where we can. All Helping Hooves donations remain anonymous & cannot be exchanged or returned. Perishable items will not be accepted for donations. Canned food and dry goods are accepted.  

Walker Acres specializes in flat work only. Jumping & speed event training are not offered as part of the curriculum. 


1748 Flying W Trl. 

Hillsborough NC 27278

Attn: Julia Walker/Walker Acres

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**

Printable Driving Directions

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Come SHOW with us!

join our show team

What's class like?

Every class is adapted to both horse and rider. Class goals are determined through warm-up and self-evaluations with riding games designed to challenge the rider while keeping the horse engaged.

The Process of Progress

Q: "Do you teach English or Western?" 


Join our show team!

Join our show team and rack up the ribbons with a W.A wonder pony!

See full details on our Show Entry Form

Show albums


First Years

June Faulkner, Aubree Renn, Peyton Mallaliue, Taylor Lunsford


First & Second Years

Album Coming Soon!

NEW 2022* W.A Free-style Pageant

The horse show alternative

The W.A Free-Style Pageant is a new concept that allows lesson students the opportunity to show off a well-polished performance they constructed themselves showcasing their hard-earned horsemanship skills. Riders rehearse their self-choregraphed free-style riding performance that is featured on our YouTube channel. Pageant riders are not competing but instead performing right here in the comfort of their home arena! For more details about the Pageant, see the W.A Free-style Pageant Form.

September 2022 Pageant dates TBD