Beautifully situated in Wildwood, Ridgefield Arena, celebrating more than 45 years in business, offers picturesque bridle trails, exceptional boarding services and lots of extra amenities. Since 1970, the family-owned and operated business has been among the area’s premier boarding and horse facilities. Spectators enjoy an air-conditioned lounge and fireplace for viewing the indoor arena, as well as patios for viewing the two outdoor arenas.
Ridgefield Riding Academy is based on a strong foundation of horsemanship, a keen focus on riding techniques and having fun. Their program offers both English and Western disciplines.
“We have an all-encompassing riding program for all aged riders, beginning at age 6,” said Ridgefield owner Tracey Gentry Ryan, who was born into a family that trained and showed horses. “Customers range from recreational riders to those who compete at rated hunter jumper shows and reining shows. Our facility is well-established and has produced many successful riders.”
The riding academy has two excellent riding instructors, Annie Vibbert and Mary Gardner. Both instructors bring a passion for teaching with an emphasis on riders’ goals and having fun.
Ridgefield offers a spring break camp, four summer camps, and an advanced clinic each year. Adult classes, birthday parties and three charity horse shows are hosted each year as well. In addition to boarding and instruction, Ridgefield also provides a space on their website for riders to list horses, property and equipment for sale.
Whether providing a lesson to a novice rider or teaching an experienced rider a new technique, Ridgefield Arena strives to “produce great riders and share the love of horses.”
1410 Ridge Road • Wildwood
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