Windfall Farm Academy / Lessons & Clinics

Welcome to our Riding Academy!

We offer top quality “hunt seat” riding lessons in a professional, welcoming, safe and fun environment  Regardless of your background or past experience, our aim is to cultivate a life long passion and knowledge of horses for every student.

We are fortunate to have the experience and skill of Amy Drake as our lead Academy Instructor. She enjoyed decades of showing in the equitation and hunter divisions and is loving sharing her knowledge as a trainer. She has fun in the jumper divisions with her APHA horse "Cash."

WFA offers lessons on experienced school horses for beginner through intermediate riders. Our goal is to provide a solid foundation for riders of all abilities. Our program is designed to encourage teamwork, mutual respect, responsibility, and trust between horse and rider.

For intermediate riders experienced with complete horse care, we offer full and half-lease opportunities based on available horses.

Recommended Riding Attire
A helmet is required every time a rider gets on a horse. If you have your own, please bring it. We have helmets for students to borrow; we can also refer you to a place to purchase one. We prefer ASTM approved helmets. Bicycle helmets and other types may not withstand the impact of a fall. If you have long hair please keep it neatly pulled back.

Boots with at least a 1” heel are required. If you don’t have proper boots, we can recommend places to get them.

Riding pants, also called breeches (they are stretchy with knee patches), or jeans are best for riding. Nothing too baggy or loose. Shirts with sleeves are recommended.

Please no loose jewelry, such as long earrings, bracelets or necklaces.


Monthly Tuition Plan: $225/month includes 3 lessons. Payment is due at the first lesson of each month. Additional lessons may be added within the same month for $75 each as schedules permit (payable at the time of the lesson).

Rider cancellations within 24 hours of the lesson time will be charged in full unless you can make arrangements to trade time with another rider to take the lesson you are cancelling. Weather cancellations may occur the day of the lesson and we will do our best to provide as much notice as possible and reschedule accordingly.

Horse Management Clinics

We offer several unmounted clinics throughout the year. Participants will be under the watchful guidance of our experienced and knowledgeable Academy Instructor. The minimum suggested age for our riders is 6 years old; there is no maximum age for riders!

2019 Clinic Dates/Topics: Typically the last Sunday of the month/contact Amy for information

Contact for Lessons and Clinics:  Amy Drake  (707) 334-0533

• Clinic hours: 2:30 - 4:30pm
• $25 per session 

Topics are listed on page 1 of the Clinic Release Forms - contact Amy for specifics

Download the 2019 Clinic Release Forms from the green banner on our home page.

Go to the Contact Us page to email any questions.