Centennial Acres


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Instructors train students in Western and English riding styles at 19th-century farm

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 5 or older. 300lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Lessons must be used by the same people. Small heeled shoes, hiking boots, or cowboy boots and comfortable clothes are recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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For one student:

  • $10 for one 60-minute horseback-riding lesson (a $20 value)
  • $29 for three 60-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $60 value)
  • $44 for five 60-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $100 value)<p>

For two students:

  • $18 for one 60-minute horseback-riding lesson (a $36 value)
  • $52 for three 60-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $108 value)
  • $78 for five 60-minute horseback-riding lessons (a $180 value)<p>

Instructors lead private or semiprivate horseback-riding lessons in English or Western riding style. Lessons focus on safety and proper horsemanship as well as grooming and tacking.<p>

Centennial Acres

Visitors to Centennial Acres work with experienced riding instructors and four resident horses—Trixie, Pita, Autumn, Chip, and Kid. These steeds and their riders ride through a small indoor arena and in an outdoor arena at Centennial’s 19th-century farm, depending on the weather, all under the watchful eye of owners Matt and Emily Williams.

Matt has converted the farm—once used for raising livestock and cultivating crops—into riding stables where Emily and other instructors teach proper horsemanship, safety, grooming, and tacking to students as young as 4 years old. Drawing on more than a decade of experience in training for equitation, showmanship, and breaking in new horses, Emily coaches students in Western and English riding styles, hunter and hunter-jumper styles, and dressage.

Customer Reviews

The staff is great! They are super friendly and very knowledgeable. This was my daughter's first time riding and they were patient with her and gave her a great first experience. We will definitely be returning!
Bethany H. · August 22, 2016
My daughter loved it!! Emily was very patient will her nervousness. We will be going back!
Kyda W. · August 19, 2016
It was definitely worth the two hour ride for us our son learn all the basics his first time on a horse I feel confident he'll be able to go on trail rides she was amazing and very thorough she really knows her stuff
Diane C. · July 23, 2016
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    Forreston, IL 61030

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