We are delighted that you have found us! Lantern Lane Farm (LLF) is an Equestrian Training Center located at the Fairview Dressage Center in Millwood Virginia. LLF offers a variety of group and individual packages for riders of all skill levels who want an ongoing program, a specialized clinic, or an awesome riding vacation experience. Our staff will work with you and your horse to solve problems or achieve higher levels of performance. We are eager to help you with your dressage, jumping, or western work, depending upon your needs and preferences. You will find us in the lovely Virginia horse country and convenient to the Washington, DC area.
Lantern Lane Farm provides horseback riding lessons for all ages and abilities, from beginners, to recreational riders, to those who want to fine tune their skills for serious showing. The philosophy of the farm is to teach people to learn to ride in the safest possible manner, to know how what they do helps or hinders the horse, and to have fun in the process. The horse training program is designed to help horses become more respectful to the handler/rider and more able to receive the correct aids of the rider. Using ground work plus classical training methods to make the horse balanced and steerable, teaching the horse to ride out cross country, lateral movements, load on a trailer, clipping, and bathing; horses become more connected to their owners because of training.
Our goal at Lantern Lane Farm is to offer you a week-end to a week of "horsey bliss" in a quiet country setting away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. If your riding vacation dream includes riding once, twice, or three times a day, country air, mountain views, riding out cross country, or just plain enjoying being around horses, come spend some time with us. For riders who cannot be away for a whole week, our customized riding vacation program may work better for you. For riders who want detailed study on a particular subject, a riding clinic may be more in order. There are charming Bed and Breakfast's within minutes of the farm and hotels about twenty minutes away. We are an equestrian training center with a certified instructor/trainer, Debbie Craig.
Lantern Lane Farm offers time of the year riding programs for adults, children, and teens in order to give riding experience and equestrian training to each group. Our riding program for children is designed to be similar to our clinic program for adults. Children will have daily riding lessons, as well as un-mounted lessons to teach them horsemanship skills and what is involved in caring for horses. We have developed an out of school program to accommodate the demands of the family. For the adults, there are three hour blocks of time in the morning, and three hour blocks of time in the evening to choose from for three consecutive days.