Events

Summer Quick Camps at Stone Ledge Farm for 2022

  • Saturday, June 18 – Registration deadline: Friday, May 21st
  • Saturday, July 23 – Registration deadline: Friday, July 1st
  • Saturday, August 18 – Registration deadline: Friday, July 22nd

Stone Ledge will continue to offer the very fun and exciting Summer Quick Camps that we introduced last year as an alternative to the full 3-day Horse Camp. These Quick Camps are 2 hours in length, on-the-ground (no riding) events, appropriate for ages 6+. Each camp will be capped at 25 participants, and registration can be done through emailing us directly. Cost of registration is $60/person or $80/person with a commemorative Stone Ledge 2022 T-shirt.

SUMMER QUICK CAMP SCHEDULE

Saturday, June 18th 1 PM-3 PM: “Kick Off Summer” Quick Camp. Registration deadline: Friday, May 21st. Participants will be creating works of art by using horses’ tails as paint brushes, then will learn to wash a horse’s tail, and take their horse through a fun, on-the-ground obstacle course!

Saturday, July 23rd 1 PM – 3 PM: “Summer Spa Day” Quick Camp. Registration deadline: Friday, July 1st. Participants will learn how to bathe and groom a horse, and give the lesson horses a true spa day, complete with hoof painting and a fashion show at the end to show off their beautiful, clean horses!

Saturday, August 13th 1 PM – 3 PM: “Painted Ponies” Quick Camp. Registration deadline: Friday, July 22nd. Participants will learn horse anatomy through color and paint as they paint the body parts of the horses with a washable paint. After learning about the anatomy of the horse, participants will give the horses a bath and take their cleaned horses through a fun, on-the-ground obstacle course!

REGISTRATION: You may register by sending Christie Batka a message using the form below with:

  1. Your child’s name and age
  2. T-shirt size (if you would like for them to receive a shirt). Sizes are Youth XS-Adult XL
  3. Date(s) of clinic you are registering for

You will be invoiced for the clinics via email and payment will be due at the time of registration.

Question about Summer Quick Camps

Academy Palooza Show April 29-30, 2022

Calling all Stone Ledge Academy riders and families! Academy Palooza is happening at the Ledges Sporting Horse Stables at 12250 Love Road, Roscoe, IL 61073. We hope you’ll bring along some rowdy, cheering spectators and family members to encourage our riders!

Indiana Spring Classic April 7-9, 2022

One of our favorite shows of the year! Come cheer us on at the Indiana Spring Classic Horse Show on April 7-9, 2022 at the Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, Indiana.

The class schedule for this show includes Morgan and Open Breed classes, Saddlebred and Hackney Ponies. There is also a strong Academy Division for our Stone Ledge Academy riders.

Spring Fling Horse Show April 1-3, 2022

Team Stone Ledge Farm will be competing at the Mid-American Spring Fling Horse Show on April 1-3, 2022 in Roscoe, Illinois. This is a qualifying show for the World’s Grand Championship Show in Louisville, KY for our Saddlebreds, and a great start to the show season for our Morgans.

The venue is the Ledges Sporting Horse Stables at 12250 Love Road, Roscoe, IL 61073 and spectators and fans are welcome!

Spring COVID-19 Policies & Protocol

Stone Ledge Farm
COVID-19 POLICIES & PROTOCOL

UPDATED FEBRUARY 28, 2022 — We have new policies and protocol based on the latest guidance from the CDC and health department, as well as the Joint Leadership Council. Please take a moment to review.
As the situation develops, policies and protocols will be revised and/or lifted when appropriate.

Staff Safety

  • Staff showing symptoms will not be permitted to work or enter the facility.
  • Staff will practice proper social distancing between each other and clients, with mask wearing wherever social distancing is not possible.
  • Staff will follow proper sanitizing best practices of hand washing and hygiene.
  • Facility will implement access restrictions to prevent clients from entering staff only areas.
  • Daily sanitizing of common areas including restrooms, door handles, faucet handles, and any other commonly touched surfaces.

Access to the Facility

  • Access to the facility is by appointment only.
  • Clients are encouraged to wait to enter the facility until 5 minutes prior to their scheduled lesson time, so as to limit “overlap”, and to be courteous of the previous lesson.
  • Access will be restricted to anyone showing symptoms or signs of fever, and SLF reserves the right to deny access to anyone exhibiting symptoms or signs of fever.
  • 2 parents/spectators per rider will be permitted to watch during lessons.
  • The viewing room will be available to spectators with mask wearing and 6’ distancing encouraged.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available and used at the time of entrance and exit of the facility.

During the Session

  • As of 2/28/22, mask wearing is strongly recommended for all individuals while on the ground, in high traffic areas, except while riding and driving. Patrons who are unvaccinated or at higher risk for infection should use their best judgment, and remain masked as an extra measure of safety.
  • Clients shall not assist with grooming, tacking or untacking of the horse. SLF staff will be handling getting horses ready and untacked for each session.
  • All tack will be properly cleaned following each session. Saddles and reins touched by the client will be wiped down after use.
  • Only instructors, clients or appropriate staff members are allowed in the arena or workspace during the session to maintain safety.
  • Staff can help with mounting and dismounting, but all present are encouraged to wear a mask.
  • Students and instructors will maintain recommended social distancing during the session.
  • “Hanging around” after the session is strongly discouraged. All clients must leave the facility after their session so that the next client may enter when cleared by staff.

Protocols are fashioned after the Suggested Best Practices for Operating Barns in the COVID-19 Environment, May 4, 2020 from the Joint Leadership Council, comprised of members from the American Hackney Horse Society, American Morgan Horse Association, American Road Horse & Pony Association, American Saddlebred Horse Association, American Saddlebred Registry and the United Professional Horsemen’s Association.

2022 Stable Show Series

The Stone Ledge Farm Stable Show Series dates for 2022 are —

  • January 22nd
  • March 19th
  • May 21st
  • September 17th
  • November 19th

For more information on the schedule, classes and other details, visit our Stone Ledge Academy page!

Public Reopening and COVID Guidelines

Tentative Re-Opening Date:
Monday, June 1st, 2020

Please note that should the Governor of Illinois extend the Stay-At-Home order, our re-open date will be pushed back accordingly.

Please familiarize yourself with our re-opening strategy below, and download and read the COVID-19 Policies and Protocols:

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COVID-19 POLICIES & PROTOCOL

Please read this document THOROUGHLY, and make sure you are well-versed with our policy and protocolsas it will be mandatory that all students and guardians adhere to these policies and operations in order to maintain access to the lesson program.
PPE: Masks are to be worn in the facility at all times, except while riding. Additionally, we are requiring all students to have their own riding gloves, and keep them on during the duration of their lesson. Each rider is strongly encouraged to have their own helmet and crop (if applicable) as well. These items can be found at Farm & Fleet in Rockton, as well as at some of our favorite shopping sites, Dover Saddlery, Stateline Tack, and Schneider’s.
Horse Camp: Unfortunately, Horse Camp will not be held in Summer 2020. Camp is something I know many look forward to each year, so we make this decision with a heavy heart. We feel this decision is in the best interest of the safety of our barn family, and we’ll aim for an amazing Camp return in 2021.
Stable Show: Our Spring 2020 Stable Show & High Point Presentation will be rescheduled as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. We know how much this Stable Show means to our riders, and want to make sure it happens in a fashion that is safe, fun, and worthy of honoring our students who worked so hard during the 2019/2020 Series. As soon as we have a date, we will let everyone know!
Re-Opening Date: The tentative re-opening date for Stone Ledge Farm is Monday, June 1st. Please look for a separate email from us confirming lesson times and addressing any credits you may have remaining from March.
Stone Ledge Farm would like to thank everyone for your continued support and cooperation as we navigate through these new challenges together. Please let us know if you have any questions, and be on the lookout for a separate follow-up email to confirm your lesson times. Lastly, we would like to stress that if you are at all uncomfortable with continuing lessons during this crisis, for health or other reasons, we encourage you to remain home until you feel personally safe and comfortable resuming lessons.

SLF Back To School Stable Show

Join us on September 14, 2019 for our Back To School Stable Show!

From 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, we will kick off the 2019-2020 Stable Show series on Saturday, September 14th at Stone Ledge Farm. This will be the first of four Stable Shows culminating in a High Point Award ceremony in March 2020 celebrating the High Point Champions and Reserve Champions who have accumulated the most points throughout the season.

Time: 10:00 AM, exhibitors to arrive at 9:00 AM with hair and makeup already done
Cost: $85 w/out purchase of SLF tee, $100 w/purchase of SLF tee
Attire: Jods or breeches, paddock boots, gloves, SLF tee, helmet

Sign-up sheet will be posted in the barn. Questions? Ask Christie at stoneledgeacademy@gmail.com


Summer horse camp is coming!

SOLD OUT!

Don’t miss out! Download our registration form and sign up for Summer Horse Camp! Each camp session is $185 and enrollment is limited.

This year’s dates are June 24-26 and July 8-10th, camp runs from 9 am until 3:30 pm. Over an hour of riding each day, grooming and horse care, fun and games and t-shirts for all campers.


Upcoming Events

Prairie State Classic
June 3-5, Woodstock, IL

Buckeye Challenge
Aug 10 - 13, 2022, Springfield, OH

Jubilee Regional
Aug 31-Sept 3, 2022, Springfield, IL

Morgan Grand National
Oct 8-15, 2022, Oklahoma City, OK

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