During the week, the lot at The Drive-In sits vacant—but it's far from abandoned. A bit before the clock strikes 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, cars start to crowd into empty spots. The carloads of families and couples on date night are there for the feature, which usually includes one kid-friendly movie—think Planes—or one for grownups, such as Wolverine. Plus, audience members can munch on buckets of popcorn as films unfold.
There are no words to describe this beautiful farm- you just have to come check it out!
With over fifty students, we have something for everyone.
Students range in age from five to seventy-five and all enjoy the lessons from our three wonderful trainers, all while relaxing on this 50+ acre farm.
Hidden Hills Equestrian Center's owner and trainer, Stephanie Howard Gingles, shares her equine-related wisdom with casual and competitive riders during horse-riding lessons, which cover English-, hunter-, and jumper-style riding techniques and horse-care methods. Hidden Hills Equestrian Center's owner and trainer, Stephanie Howard Gingles, shares her equine-related wisdom with casual and competitive riders during horse-riding lessons, which cover English-, hunter-, and jumper-style riding techniques and horse-care methods. The facility’s lush, emerald expanses and white fences reserve a spacious area for advanced lessons in jumping and horse showing. Students can borrow one of Hidden Hills’ horses for riding lessons and fast-food runs, or can bring along their own steeds. Horse owners can also find adequate lodgings for their four-legged companions in Hidden Hills’ boarding stalls, which include grooming, feeding, and blanketing services.
Along Stepping Stone Farm's 130 acres of pastures and tree-studded hills, owner Courtney Huguley provides opportunities for students to hone horsemanship skills and connect with natural surroundings. During lessons, Courtney and assistant instructor Elizabeth Stevenson teach students the basics of saddleseat riding, a traditional English style from which many other methods have originated, including jousting with swimming noodles. Once students gain comfort and confidence during private lessons, the instructors introduce them to group lessons with up to four other riders to master walking, trotting, and synchronized neighing.
Weeklong summer camps are also available for younger riders. During these sessions, each camper is assigned to one specific horse, learning responsibility and companionship.
The owners of Starlite Farm share a combined 45 years experience in training show horses. At their equestrian center, they lead a staff that teaches beginners the basics of horseback riding with private lessons and train seasoned riders the ins and outs of equine competitions. They also give horses a place stay with boarding in 12’x12’ stalls and open their farm for birthday parties where little ones ride ponies, play games, and meet all the horses.
From its perch below Oak Mountain, the Pelham Civic Complex accommodates everything from ice-skating and wedding receptions to MMA fights and Harlem Globetrotters games. Two NHL-sized ice arenas lay out plenty of space for families, figure skaters, and first dates to glide the afternoon away. Pelham also houses 7,000 square feet of banquet and conference space, ideal for business meetings, weddings, or big and tall high school reunions.