Beautifully situated in Wildwood, Ridgefield Arena, celebrating more than 40 years in business, offers
picturesque bridle trails, exceptional boarding services and lots of extra amenities. Since 1970, the family-owned and operated business has been among the areas premier boarding and horse facilities. Spectators enjoy an air-conditioned lounge and fireplace for viewing the indoor ring as well as patios for viewing the two outside rings.
Ridgefield Riding Academy exists for horses and the people who love to ride. English and Western riding lessons are offered for children and adults.
We have an all encompassing program for all aged riders beginning at age 6, said Ridgefield owner Tracey Gentry Ryan, who was born into a family that trained and showed horses. Customers range from recreational riders to competing at rated hunter jumper shows and reining shows. Our facility is well established and has produced many successful riders, instructors and champion horses.
The academy has two excellent riding instructors, Stephanie Petersen and Annie Vibbert, who know how to put the fun in horseback riding and teach riders with all levels of experience.
Ridgefield hosts summer camps June 14-17, June 28-July 1, July 12-15, and July 26-29 and also offers advanced and adult clinics, birthday parties, and three charity horseshows each year. Horseshows are on April 30, May 1, June 4-5, and Sept. 24-25.
Whether providing lessons to a novice rider or teaching an experienced rider a new technique, Ridgefield Arena strives to produce great riders and share the love of horses.