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Can I just show up to meet the horses/ have a tour?

We pride ourselves on keeping the horses, facility and people safe at BDF. We can not offer drop ins but we would love for you to contact us and book a tour.

Are you open in the winter?

As long as the roads are safe we are open! We love to teach children and youths how to care for a horse in every season! Winter brings on its own challenges but also a lot of fun on a farm.

How can I pay for the services?

Etransfer, cash and credit cards

Can you customize programs for our group or individual person?

Of course! We love to work together to get you the experience that you are looking for.

Do you sell gift cards?

Yes we do : )

What type of services do you offer?

We offer horse programs, birthday parties, Life skills, camps and we are happy to design a program or experience that you are wanting from us. 

Can I watch the lessons or camps?

We only allow parents/ spectators by appointment. We work very hard to keep everyone safe, so we cannot have non-participants walking around the property unsupervised. 

Do you compete?

No, we do not compete at a professional level. Our programs were designed to reduce stress and to provide a non-judgemental place to be around horses. Competition can be highly stressful and very expensive- so we focus on the relationship, not the showing.

Do I have to sign up and pay for all lessons in the horse program?

Our horses programs are designed for the parents to pay for the classes available in that month, at the beginning of the month. This allows us to focus on the students and lesson the admin work.

What do I need to bring to the farm?

We do provide certified horse riding helmets if you do not have one, otherwise pants, closed toe shoes with a 1.5 inch heel if riding, water bottle and any other items for the elements such as sunscreen, bug spray, jacket etc.).

Can beginners join the horse program?

YES!!! We have many safe ponies and horses and we also have helpers to lead the horse if the student does not know how to ride yet. We treat each student as an individual and help them set a goal in order to progress.

Do you do trail rides?

Not at the moment.

I am not sure I want to commit to a whole program, what do I do?

We recommend that you come for a private lesson to see if our farm is the right fit for you.

How do I book a trial lesson?

Contact us and we will book it for you. Most trial lessons are after the horse program at 5pm on weekdays. The cost is $50.00 for 30 minutes or $75.00 for an hour. This includes a tour and a horse safety orientation.

What exactly do you breed?

Friesian Horses! Friesians originated in Friesland – a province in the Netherlands. The only color a studbook registered friesian come is black. Friesians are average 15.2 hh to 16.0 hh, although some are taller or shorter. Our Friesians are bred for dressage and pleasure riding, although they would also excel for driving.

What are the evaluations in your Friesians descriptions?

Our friesians are registered, therefore they must attend a keuring (judging). The keuring happens at least 2 times in the horses life, once when they are a foal- for entry into the foal book- and again when they are three or older and eligible for entry into the adult studbook. The Friesian may be awarded a premium, with first being the best and this award appearing on their registration certificate. 

How do I buy a friesian from you?

We have the option to buy in utero for a reduced fee, as well as payment plans until the foal is weaned.  It is extremely important for us to match the right horse to the right human, therefore we highly encourage you to come and visit our farm and our mares before purchasing a horse from us.