Imagine . . . then discover North Road Farm
Were you or your child born with the horse gene, an unexplained passion for horses?
Hi! I’m Jan Brubacher proud owner, instructor and 4-H leader here at North Road Farm since 2004.
Horse Fantasy to Horse Instructor
I was and still am crazy about equines 🙂 Like you, I fantasized about horses incessantly: reading, drawing, made-up horse show, pretend riding. After begging my mom for horseback riding classes, at eight years I got my first lesson and haven’t stopped. In 2002, after a series of career and personal events I began life as an instructor. Now, I’m super proud to have lots of loyal, consistent students who keep returning and referring their friends and family to North Road Farm.
Having a competitive nature, I got a taste for showing – and winning. Now, 30 years I still take lessons and get my adrenaline high in the show jumper ring, out in the field on my fox hunter or training a horse to be safe and cooperative riding companion for you. Please visit Meet Your Horse for profiles of horses and ponies looking for riders.
Peppermint Ponies 4-H Horse Club
By 2004, I had restored my barn so North Road Farm and Peppermint Ponies 4-H Club went from fantasy to reality. Today, I lead a dozen (usually more) spirited 5-18 year olds girls & boys deep into their fascination. The 4-H motto is: Learn by Doing. That’s all I cared about as a kid: Outside, hands-on physical action, not virtual screens, games or social media indoors. Thru 4-H children and adults grow-up through horses.
Horseback Riding Camp
Many of these bundles of energy also attend Summer Horse Day Camp. If your child wants complete equine submersion, camp is a fun, educational and physical experience they’ll be asking for each year. Wonderful friendships are bonded through unforgettable hands-on activities all about horses.
Horse Apprentice Volunteer
Riding Lessons & Classes
If you are a beginner or restarting rider read answers to common questions. Consider starting with Two Hour Introduction to Riding if you are at all nervous, anxious, worried, recovering from a traumatic horse related incident or overcoming a disability. There’s no rush or pressure, so you have plenty of time to get to know your horse or pony & equipment and feel confident.
A family event or celebration? Take over the farm and have it here! If you are not in a hurry, you, family and friends will have quality experiences here 🙂