This year our boys took a sudden interest in horses and learning to ride. It might have something to do with LSU linebacker Devin White and his seven horses, including Daisy Mae. 😉 We’ve decided to try horseback riding as a family with BREC’s Guided Trail Rides. BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center is one of the areas largest and most versatile centers for horse enthusiasts. It features indoor, outdoor, arena and horse trails. If your children have an interest in horses, we have all the info you need on the many options available at BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center.
BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center
Guided Trail Rides
BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian center is proud to offer guided trail rides on select Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy a one-hour gentle ride through the park or in the indoor arena on one of the BREC horses. This fun activity is perfect for families, groups and friends. Trail rides are by appointment only. Book an appointment by calling us at 225-769-7805
English and Western Riding Lessons
Learn how to ride a horse, or improve on your skills. Farr Park offers riding lessons to students ages 6 and older at all different levels. Group and private lessons are available by appointment.
315-4:15 p.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:45-6:45 p.m., 7-8 p.m.
Hearts & Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program
Riders ages six and older with physical, mental, and social disabilities participate in a six-week session of riding lessons tailored to their needs. Riders enjoy a one-hour class on horseback learning stretching exercises, basic equitation and games. Horseback riding is known to improve core strength and coordination and provide a unique social opportunity with peers. Maximum class sizes of 10 riders, with three instructors and up to three volunteer assistants per rider.
Mondays/ Ages 6+ / Classes at 4:30 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Winter & Spring 2019 Sessions
Session 1: Jan. 28-March 4
Session 2: March 18-April 22
BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center Summer Camp
Horse Lover’s Camp
Farr Park Equestrian Center divides each weekly session of the camp into three different groups: (P) = pony camp (Ages: 6-8); (W) = Western-style riding (Ages: 9-12); and (E) = English-style riding (Ages: 9-12). When registering, be sure to enroll in the proper age group and style of riding. Campers learn basic riding and horsemanship skills, participate in crafts and games and other horse-related activities. Afternoon activities include field trips and activities around Farr Park.
SESSION 1: PONY, WESTERN & ENGLISH
June 3-7 / 8 a.m.-1 p.m. / Ages: 6-12
SESSION 2: PONY, WESTERN & ENGLISH
June 10-14 / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / Ages: 6-12
SESSION 3: PONY, WESTERN & ENGLISH
June 17-21 / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / Ages: 6-12
SESSION 5: PONY, WESTERN & ENGLISH
July 8-12 / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / Ages: 6-12
SESSION 6: PONY, WESTERN & ENGLISH
July 15-19 / 8 a.m.-1 p.m. / Ages: 6-12
SESSION 7: PONY, WESTERN & ENGLISH
July 22-26 / 8 a.m.-1 p.m. / Ages: 6-12
Junior Horsemanship Camp
Objective: To educate young equestrians about the care and maintenance of horses and improve on their riding skills (English and/or Western).
Riding: Riders will improve on their riding skills based on their riding ability level. Riders can choose to ride Western or English. Riders will go on a trail ride once during the week.
Afternoon activities at Farr Park: Learn how to lunge, wrap legs (polo and standing), muck a stall, feed, bathe a horse, medicate a horse, load a horse into a trailer and more.
Other locations: Kleinpeter Equine Veterinary Services, LSU Large Animal Hospital, Marston’s Feed Store, local horse farms and more.
July 29-Aug. 2 / 8 a.m.-5 p.m. / Ages: 13-15
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Early drop-off 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up 1:30 p.m.
$135 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$162 for out-of-parish residents
Full Day Session: 8 a.m.-5p.m.
Early drop-off 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up 5:30 p.m.
$200 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$240 for out-of-parish residents
The facility is located only two miles from the LSU campus and six miles from downtown Baton Rouge attractions. The campground is adjacent to the Mississippi River, located on historic River Road. It is easily accessible from Interstate 10. The campground has 108 sites (many pull-throughs) and is equipped with water and power hookups and restroom facilities.