Activities in Holden

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  • Integrity Equestrian Centre
    Nestled on 55 acres brimming with evergreen trees and verdant fields, Integrity Equestrian Center's facilities cater to equestrians' every need, hosting activities ranging from lessons and camps to dressage competitions. Inside the main barn, the team of school horses whinnies in anticipation of rides across the wood-chipped trails or romps in the indoor arenas or outdoor ring, equipped with gates and fences for the age-old English sport of horse limbo. Whether helping advanced riders further their hunter-jumper skills or introducing beginners to the basics of horsemanship, the ranch's instructors—all experienced riders themselves—create a fun and positive learning environment during private or group lessons.
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    650 Manning St
    Jefferson, MA US
  • Princeton Academy of Dance
    Dance Lessons for children ages 2-18. Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Acrobatics, Lyrical, Tap, Competition
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    206 Worcester Rd
    Princeton, MA US
  • Perla Frank
    Instructing riders on a lush 22-acre farm, Woodgate Farm's retinue of experienced instructors coaxes the equestrian spirit out of beginning riders with two private horseback-riding lessons. Like the quality of tomato-throwing at opera performances, the one-hour lessons vary depending on skill level, with novices learning the basics of prepping, mounting and walking their four-legged vessel. More advanced riders can spend their session cantering through the indoor or outdoor arena or practicing gravity-besmirching tricks over the full set of jumps. Seasoned horse whisperers pair each rider with one of the eight mellow horses and ponies, offering jaunts calm enough to put the Energizer bunny to sleep. After mastering the primary pony skill sets, saddleriders learn how to give back to their equine friend with a lesson in grooming. Doting hands brush manes and pelts, clean feet, and learn the step-by-step process to prevent galloping pals from rusting.
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    335 Lancaster St
    West Boylston, MA US
  • Cornerstone Ranch
    Situated on 24 acres of woods and meadows in central Massachusetts, Cornerstone Ranch allows riders to savor New England's breathtaking foliage year-round with lessons, camps, and rides through scenic terrain. Owner Sue Connell and her family prep their fleet of horses with exhaustive training and pesticide-free fly-control practices, making the steeds even safer to ride than Smokey the Bear. Sue steers horse-drawn sleighs during winter months and gangs astride steeds during warmer weather, leading fellow riders through a labyrinth of woodsy trails. She and an equally experienced instructor helm riding lessons for all levels year-round and fold the same principles into weeklong summer camps. The camps cater to beginner and advanced equestrians alike, teaching kids how to catch, lead, tie up, groom, and outfit horses with bridles and saddles before mounting and riding them into kid-sized sunsets. Daily schedules consist of two rides, including group excursions and trail jaunts. At week's end, equestrians flaunt their new skills at a horse show for friends and parents.
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    29 Dowds Ln.
    Princeton, MA US

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