Brigadoon Farm offers a carefully developed western riding program for teaching horsemanship skills to all ages and levels of riders. Each lesson is individualized and focused on safety, positive reinforcement, and fun. Basic beginner to advanced riding lessons are offered with refresher courses for those who rode as youngsters and want to get back in the saddle again as adults. Lessons are developed and given by personnel with University degrees in Education and Equine Science.
Since the farm raises and trains reining and performance horses, reining lessons are available for those who would like to try a reiner for a spin
We are nestled on 40 acres in Alvin, Texas and conveniently located 2 miles from Friendswood city limits, 5 miles from Pearland city limits, 27 miles from the Medical Center in downtown Houston and 34 miles from UTMB Galveston
In addition, Brigadoon Farm hosts the South Texas branch of the International Performance Horse Development Association (IPHDA). As such, people taking lessons have an opportunity to compete internationally via the internet. The organization includes horse shows which are video taped, uploaded to youtube and entered to be judged by highly qualified horse professionals. The entry fees are small and prizes range from jackpots to saddles. Currently participants compete from all over the world. More about this organization can be found by going to IPHDA.COM.
Our barn has a safe, open concept for optimum ventilation, socialization, and comfort for the horse and rider. A large indoor hallway leads to a 90 x 175 lighted, covered arena. Other amenities include a 350 x 100 outdoor arena; a lighted, covered 45 foot in diameter round pen; a large 100 foot in diameter round pen; lighted, concrete wash rack with hot and cold water; and acres of trail riding
The owners have lived on the property for almost 30 years; a barn manager, trainer, and interns from all over the United States and the world also on the property. The tack room contains a dehumidifier, air conditioner, refrigerator, microwave and wifi so observers can be comfortable as they watch friends who might be riding outside in inclement weather. An indoor rest room with a shower provides a place where those who come directly from work to ride can change their clothes
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE INTERNSHIPS & COLLEGE CREDIT: Interns have come from many different states including California, Colorado, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York. International interns have come from countries such as Australia, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Germany, and Poland.
Not all interns are college students, but interns from schools such as Purdue, the University of Maryland, and Northeastern Junior College in Colorado have received college credit from their respective schools. Brigadoon Farm offers Horsemanship at Alvin Community College. PHED 1145 is a college credit course providing basic information on riding, handling, training, and caring for horses.
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