Heatherwood's Equestrian Academy is available for private & small group lessons
or you may join us for one of our week-long summer day camps.

The Academy teaches safety around horses, horse anatomy, proper grooming,
feeding and housing, equipment use and learning to "tack up" a horse. Riding
covers proper seat, leg and hand position as well as learning to walk, trot and
canter using correct diagonals, leads and gait. Each rider will be assessed to
determine the pace at which they will advance to the next level.

Heatherwood's goal is not only to teach horsemanship to our students, but to
foster a bond between the rider and horse in order to develop a sense of
awareness and sensitivity to the special attributes of their relationship. Every
animal and guest at Heatherwood is treated with respect and kindness. Children
often gain self-confidence and independence in their abilities to care for
themselves and our animal friends.

Private & Small group lessons - Offered in eight week sessions consisting of a 1/2 hour session each week. Small groups consist of two riders. Riders should plan extra time both before & after each lesson to help groom & tack up their horse if able to do so.

Heatherwood facilities offer indoor & outdoor riding arenas for year round instruction. We also take students on our riding trails.

We welcome adult & child riders of all levels, from beginners to those ready to advance to jumping. Whether you want to learn to ride for pleasure, advance to horse shows, or ride for an excellent way to exercise, Heatherwood Academy will tailor a program for your interests.


Birthday parties - For up to ten children with riding lessons given for
the party guests. We provide the cake, drinks, & decorations. Your guests learn about
different breeds of horses & will groom a horse. Parties are scheduled year round.

Boy & Girl Scout Troops - Individuals or the whole troop may come to Heatherwood
to work on and earn merit badges.

Educational Programs - Offered to schools & special groups, in the classroom or
outdoors (weather permitting) or visit Heatherwood for an educational field trip.

Horse Drawn Carriage rides - For special occasions such as proms, weddings, anniversaries, business events, etc.

Horse Drawn Sleigh rides - Winter fun for the whole family.

Corporate Outings - Experience the great outdoors & horsemanship at its best while
giving your employees an exciting and fun filled adventure away from the office. Packages
are available from three hrs - six hrs, including snacks, lunch or dinner by the bonfire. Meeting
accommodations are also available.


Deborah Clements
Ph: (574) 247-1205
Cell: (574) 286-6326

Heatherwood Inc.
10950 Adams Rd.
Granger, IN 46530

Email: dlcheatherwood@aol.com