Horseback Riding Lessons

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For English Riding Lessons, please contact Nancy Forsyth at (732) 600-4127. For Western Riding Lessons, please contact Diana Olds at (215) 932-1473.

Horseback Riding Classes for Children Ages 6+

Begin or enhance your child’s horse association with participation in a program that will safely ensure the ability to control a horse, (on or off lead) through the trot. In the event of inclement weather, unmounted activities may include: how to groom, saddle, bridle, and identify the parts of the horse as well as the riding equipment. Proper footwear is required. Helmets are available.

  • Appropriate for beginner through intermediate riders.
  • Ages: 6 and up
  • 4 students per class
  • Instructor: Nancy Forsyth

Horseback Riding Classes for Adults

Want to get back on the saddle? This 1-hour class will go through horse care, grooming, tacking and riding.

  • Instructor: Nancy Forsyth
  • 3 adults per class

Western Riding Lessons

  • Instructor: Diana Olds
  • Ages: We accept riders as young as 3 after an initial evaluation to make sure they are ready for riding.
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Our Riding Instructors

Nancy Forsyth Allaire Community Farm


Nancy Forstyh is has excellent organizational, communication  and customer service skills that have been honed throughout her career as a horsemanship instructor, volunteer coordinator, fundraiser, and community outreach point person. 

Nancy is an artist and former elementary school art teacher, along with being an avid horsewoman for decades with a multitude of experiences both in administration as well as in riding. She holds PATH Intl. CTRI Certifications in both Adaptive Horseback Riding and Adaptive Carriage Driving, and has instructed Adaptive riding in New York as well as New Jersey. Additionally, Nancy has mentored several candidates who have earned PATH certifications, started several new PATH Intl Centers and continues to participate in fundraising and community outreach.

Presently, Nancy has established the Adaptive Riding Program and Carriage Driving Programs at Allaire Community Farm. A recent program addition is the Veteran’s Carriage Driving, serving veterans with PTSD. Nancy continues to head the Equine Volunteer Program, and she is currently continuing her position as a Board Member of the Garden State Horse and Carriage Society.

A supporter of the OTTB (Off The Track Thoroughbreds), her horse, Fitti, has joined the lesson program at Allaire Community Farm and has become a great asset to its continued success in touching the lives of those in need.

Outstanding Haflinger, Awesome Joe, has been nominated as a Path Intl Region 2 Therapy Horse of the Year!

Diana Olds Allaire Community Farm


Diana Olds is a western riding instructor from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She specializes in the foundations of western riding, ground work techniques and fundamentals, a well rounded seat, horsemanship, gymkhana, barrel racing and mounted archery. She founded her current program The Wild Mare in 2009 and Chelee Warriors Mounted Archery in 2015.

Diana is a firm believer in putting the horses’ needs first. She believes in teaching a well rounded rider both in the saddle and on the ground. Diana is hoping her years of experience since she was a young girl can help your dreams of riding safely and confidently become a reality.

Allaire Community Farm Petting Zoo Wall New Jersey
Allaire Community Farm Petting Zoo Wall New Jersey
Allaire Community Farm Petting Zoo Wall New Jersey
Allaire Community Farm Petting Zoo Wall New Jersey
Allaire Community Farm Petting Zoo Wall New Jersey