Mel's Mini Whinnies Huntersville, NC - Let Us Make your Next Event or Party Special
Our riding lesson program: 
 
Our riding lessons are designed to teach children about caring for the horses, riding safely and compassionately. Riding horses also gives the children a deep sense of pride and accomplishment.
 
Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors offer lessons for just about any age. Safety is our top priority as children are learning to ride and learning about horsemanship.
 
Each one hour lesson starts with 10-15 minutes of hands on learning to groom and tack up the horse. Following a half-hour to 40 minutes to ride and last 5-10 minutes are spent untacking as well as caring for the horse.
A 30 minute riding instruction lesson is also offered. You will arrive at the farm to a saddled horse and the riding instruction begins immediately.
Our Riding lessons consist of correct riding positioning, trotting poles, completion of riding patterns, Open Show opportunities, trail rides, and games.
 
Our lessons are designed to teach the beginner through advanced riding skills and overall knowledge and daily care of horses.
 
Prices for our lessons:
 
(1) hour lesson $30
(1/2) hour lesson $20
 
Homeschoolers Program:
 
This program runs for four consecutive weeks for a two hour session once a week.  The homeschoolers will be taught nutritional needs of a horse, the body parts of the horse, proper grooming techniques, ground safety, saddling and instructional riding in a controlled environment how to ride the western discipline.
 
The program cost is $100/child per four week session that runs two hours per session.
 
Summer Camp Schedule:
 
While your children are attending summer camp our focus is to make learning/caring about horses and riding fun, exciting and safe. Your children will learn how to properly feed and groom a horse, how to handle a horse safely on the ground and while riding. We will also be playing riding games while horse back, trail riding, picnic horseback and providing a daily crafts and games for your children to enjoy.
 
Summer camp hours are 9:00am - 2:00pm. 
 
Summer camp cost is $300.00/week with a 10% discount for siblings.
Each day the children only need to bring a lunch, extra drink and wear any kind of sneaker or riding boots. We can supply helmets but encourage riders to bring their own riding helmet or bicycle helmets to ensure a proper head size fit.
 
The camp weeks are as follows:
 
June 16- 20
July 14-18
August 11-15
 
Mommy and Me Mornings:
Mommy and Me Mornings are designed for children that are 5 and younger. This is a great morning out with a play group or community/church group or just something fun to do with friends. Offered is unlimited hand lead pony rides for one hour for your child while Mom or Dad walks along side to enjoy the experience together. We also have a covered area where picnic tables are provided for snack time or lunch.
 
Mommy & Me Morning hours run 10:00am - 11:00am and the cost is $10 per child. (older siblings welcome too at a 10% discount)
 
The dates Mommy & Me Mornings are as follows:
 
Taking groups by appointment only through Fall and Winter of 2013 as well as Spring of 2014.
 
Summer dates:  Will be posted later in 2014
 
Please call in advance to reserve your date and time.
                       
Contact Us:
Mel's Mini Whinnies at
Woodring Farms
6215 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
 
MeLanie Kirby                     JeannetteKinoshita
Owner/Instructor                         Owner/Instructor                
704.578.0202                   704.517.1972
 
If you have any questions or need more information feel free to call or email us at mkkirby@hotmail.com. 
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