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+

60 min session

30 min session

60 min only

  • 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 oppertunities

How they're both similar
  • Saddle time 
  • grooming & optional decorating with bows/braids
  • semi-prepared horse
  • coaching in balance and posture

Cancellation Policy 

Riding Release of Liability

printable release consent form s

30 min only

  • long-line aid with private 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

normal classes operate on Monday & Wednesday - Friday between 3p & 7p

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

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

No class on the following upcoming dates:

July 27-29, 2022

November 24-25, 2022

Dec 26-30, 2022


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**

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

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Check out our fun barn series on YouTube

don't forget to "like" and subscribe to keep up with the Wonder Ponies

Walker Acres YouTube Channel

Come SHOW with us!

become a part of the W.A show team!

Adult riders are welcome too!

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.

What we teach

Our teaching methods are influenced by our combine experience in Ranch, Pleasure, Trail, Hunter & Dressage Principles. We teach riders how to recognize their horse's language and communicate as a leader and not just "the boss".  It is our mission to show riders how to ride for their horse rather than to simply sit on its back & hopefully prepare them with a foundation that allows them to pursue a more focused discipline of their choice. 

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