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HI everyone!  We hope you are all happy, healthy and staying safe through this COVID19 Pandemic.  The farm, horses, and the other animals are doing fine.  They are enjoying being outside and eating lots of grass!

Now to get to some new information and updates with COVID19 going on.

1. We will NOT be accepting any new riders or having evaluations at this time. 
2. Rattle Run Farms Dressage Schooling Show Series is CANCELLED for 2020 Show Season
3. Returning/Current Riders will be getting an email soon updating you on new rules, safety regulations, and changes to our program.  We are requiring riders to purchase your own ASTM-SEI riding helmets.  We recommend Troxel or Ovation with am adjustable dial.

Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this time!

Posted Jun 1, 2020 by Sarah

It’s 2020 and lots going on!

We would like to welcome everyone into 2020!  We are excited for this year to get started!  The farm already has several events planned and on the calendar!  Mother nature is keeping us on our toes so far with all the mud this winter, so hopefully she will be nicer as our year continues and our events come up.

Our riding lessons will start in a couple weeks, in February.  If you are riding with us, please remember it is still cold outside, so dress in layers and warmer clothes!  Our lesson schedules are up and registration is available!  Rattle Run Farms is excited to offer lessons Monday through Thursday, where we try our best to accommodate everyone’s schedules and needs.  Our horses are full of winter fuzz and getting ready to shed!  There will be lots of hair this spring!  This year we happy to announce our Dressage Schooling Show Series will be offering Classical Dressage as well as Western Dressage!  Our show dates are listed on our Dressage Schooling Show dates for this year on the Dressage page, so please check that out. 

Besides our equestrian excitement, we are hosting Swampfoot again this year!  Mark your calendar as the date has changed to August 29th, 2020.  We are excited to see what a later summer date will bring! Registrations will be open very soon! Follow Swampfoot on facebook to stay up to date with promos and sneak peaks!

The farm is a continuing working farm.  We not only provide riding lessons, camps, clinics, horse shows, fundraisers, Swampfoot, but we also work our own fields and bale our on hay.  It is a lot of work but it is a part of our family, our business, and our life. 

Posted Feb 10, 2020 by Sarah

2019 Welcome Note

It’s a little late, but welcome 2019! The new year has created some challenges for us here at the farm already!  Mother Nature is keeping us busy with snow, rain and ice, which our old horses don’t care for!  We are excited for 2019 lessons and events to start!  We will be adding to our calender as other dates arise for clinics, horse shows, special events, and more!

Due to our crazy farm lives, our lesson programs will not start until after spring break this year!  Lesson Registration and Session Dates are updated so please check that out!  The first week of lessons will be April 8th. 

We do have some great events this year at the farm.  In May we are hosting Tim Lelito’s Adult Field Day Event.  This will be held outback by the pond on May 11th.  Please go to his website for information.  We are also welcoming Lynn Palm back on May 18th and May 19th for a Western Dressage Clinic.  This clinic is beneficial for all disciplines in the horse industry, as well as all levels of riding.  Auditing is available, so please check out our events tab for all the details on the Lynn Palm Clinic.

Of course, our July is going to bust as usual with our Swampfoot 4 Mile Obstacle course race on July 13th.  Registration is open so please go register and get signed up early so you can get a free t-shirt at check in!  There is always something new to our race, so gather your friends and put a team together or brave it by yourself and meet some fellow Swampfooters!!  July 14-21 is our amazing St. Clair County Goodells 4H Fair.  This is amazing fair with lots to offer.  There will be no lessons during this week, so if you are looking for us, we will be at the fair!

As the year falls into the Fall, so do lessons and holidays.  Please note that if your lesson day falls on a major holiday, we will discuss options during lessons in the weeks before to decide what is the best plan for the group.

We hope you all enjoy this year with us here at Rattle Run Farms!

Posted Feb 14, 2019 by Sarah

Rattle Run Farms welcomes 2018

Rattle Run Farms is excited for 2018.  We already have our lesson schedule posted with new paperwork.  We are working on our schedules for our Dressage Schooling Show Series.  Rattle Run Farms is also working on bringing in some clinicians to help educate our area in Dressage, Western Dressage, Natural Horsemanship, and other disciplines.  As always, we are dedicated to education in equestrian studies, always encouraging a learning atmosphere.  As dates and opportunities come about, please check the calendar for information!

If you have any questions, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Also please like and follow us of facebook for updates and whats been going on at the farm!

Posted Jan 12, 2018 by Sarah

Busy Busy Farm Life…

Happy summer! Rattle Run Farms would like to remind everyone of all the events happening around the farm this summer.  We not only offer horseback riding lessons, we are a working farm.  Fastly approaching us is hay season, Swampfoot4Mile, 4-H Fair, Horse shows, and summer heat!  Due to all our daily commitments, Rattle Run Farms riding lesson program will take a break during July and resume in August.  If you are interested in riding lessons, please fill out the forms and schedule your farm visit before August 14th, when the next session begins.

Swampfoot4Mile is coming soon on July 8th!  If you are interested in running, or volunteering for this event, please visit to register!  It is the best mud run around with challenging obstacles sure to leave you winded and wet!  Its a great time for the whole family.  Liberty Riders, Inc. will be running the beer tent and concessions again this year as a fundraiser for that program.  We are always looking for volunteers to work the big obstacles, water tables, and finish line! 

The 4-H Goodells County Fair begins July 17th - July 22nd.  It is an amazing youth fair that every family should go experience and see all the things our local kids can do!  Horses, cows, pigs, goats, dogs, bunnies, art, writing, baking, shooting, and so many more!

Rattle Run Farms will also be having our own Dressage Show Series! We have two weekends left, one weekend in August (26 & 27) and a weekend in October (14 & 15).  Please see our event tab for more information on horse shows.

Thank you all for supporting our farm, our programs, and all the extras we do!  Enjoy your summer!

Posted Jun 5, 2017 by Sarah

Rattle Run Farms 2017 Lesson Program

HI all!  We hope you have all enjoyed the winter break.  We are getting ready to start lessons back up the end of February!  Lesson packets and session dates are now available on the website.  We are excited to start a new year and expand the knowledge and abilities of our riders!  We welcome new riders to join us in learning at a fun, safe facility, with some very special horses!!

We are hoping to host some clinics this year, which we will be sharing that information with you all as the dates are solidified. 

The most exciting part of riding horses, is that there is always something to learn and improve on.  We are always striving to teach you as much as we possibly can, through our lessons, discussions, and through the clinics.

Let’s make 2017 an even better year than the last and strive to reach our goals!!

Posted Jan 25, 2017 by Sarah

Here Comes 2016!

Rattle Run Farms would like to welcome all returning riders, competitors, friends and family back to our farm for 2016!  We have our riding lesson session dates and paperwork ready to go on the website, so please get them filled out and back to us!  Also our Dressage Schooling Show Series dates are available, as well as other shows being hosted here at Rattle Run Farms.  Our calendar will feature not only our dates for the farm events, but also horse related events and activities, you might be interested in.  We will also post 4-H dates here as well.

Please if you have any questions, email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call us at 810-367-6471

Posted Jan 12, 2016 by Sarah

Join us for a Natural Horsemanship Clinic

Please welcome Meggie Andrews, a 3 Star Parelli Instructor, to our farm on January 23, 24, and 25 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  It is a great opportunity to learn about natural horsemanship and watch the participants and horses change, grow, bound, and learn throughout the weekend.  Auditors are welcomed and free, we just ask that you bring your own chair!  We hope to see some new faces and learn more about natural horsemanship with many of you!

Posted Jan 21, 2015 by Sarah

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