Welcome TO Lupine Farm
Your Vassalboro, ME connection to greater knowledge, appreciation,
and love for the entire horse experience!
Equine Boarding, Riding Lessons, Horse Camp, and More!
Lupine Farm welcomes horse enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels with riding lessons available for students age 6 and up. We encourage students to come to Lupine Farm to enjoy a well rounded equestrian experience in a relaxed, safe, and professional environment. We offer semi-private and small group lessons which are available primarily on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings. We also offer summer camps, horse shows, clinics with outside instructors, in-barn leasing opportunities, boarding, and sales. There is more to becoming an equestrian than just tacking up and going for a ride. We aim to create knowledge about and appreciation for the whole experience. In addition to riding time, lessons include grooming, tacking up, and safely taking care of your mount when you are finished in the arena.
Lease and Show Options Available
Summer Camp Details
5-Day camps are $400
Show Camp is $450 (includes day lease & show coaching, does not include entry fees at the show)
3-Day Full-Day Camps are $240
Ladies Half-Day Camp is $180 (9-12 Monday-Wednesday)
Driving Half-Day Camp is $180 (1-4 Monday-Wednesday)
3-Day Beginner/Intermediate Camp: June 22 – June 24
5-Day Beginner/Intermediate Camp: June 27 – July 1
5-Day Beginner/Intermediate Camp: July 11 – July 15
SHOW CAMP: July 25 – July 31 (camp runs Mon-Thurs, break on Friday, Saturday morning show prep, Sunday show at Lupine)
3-Day Beginner/Intermediate Camp: August 3 – 5
Teen Two-phase camp: August 8 – 12
Ladies Camp: Mornings August 15 – 17
Driving camp: Afternoons August 15 – 17
Availability will be updated here as often as possible. Please call Emily to schedule lessons. If you need to cancel, please let your instructor and Lupine Farm know to avoid any no-show fees and so we may attempt to fill your spot (we do charge for cancellations with less than 24-hour notice unless due to an emergency or illness). Please see the schedule below for more information!
Checks, cash, PayPal all accepted.
After a successful 2021, regular weekly lessons at Lupine will continue to be sold as session packages and taught primarily by Ivy Rasco. Schedule will be limited and priority will be given to returning riders and Colby students before we open up each session to new students.
Lessons must be used during the session in which they are purchased, they do not carry forward if not used. If you don’t miss any weeks, you may buy extra lessons in a session for $45/lesson.
Spring Session: Week of April 4th – Week of June 6th
10 week session.
Weekly Lesson: $320 for 8 lessons with room for 2 make ups. Two Lessons Weekly: $620 for 16 lessons with room for 4 make ups.
Payment for the spring session is due by Friday April 1st.
Summer Session: Week of June 13th – Week of August 15th (same details as above)
Payment for summer session is due by Friday, June 10th.
BREAK WEEK – Week of August 22nd
Fall Session: Week of August 29th – Week of October 31st (same details as above)
Payment for Fall Session is due by Friday August 26th.
Short End Season Session: Week of November 7th – Week of December 12th
6 week session.
Weekly Lesson: $160 for 4 lessons with room for 2 make ups.
Two Lessons Weekly: $300 for 8 lessons with room for 2 make ups.
Payment for Short Session is due by Friday November 4th.
Add-on options: Additional weekly lessons, privates, show prep lessons, specialty lessons (specialty to include driving, ladies lessons, under the lights, hacks out, and more) with Emily, Ivy, and occasional guest instructors available on a pay per lesson basis available for boarders, lease riders, show team riders, and occasionally first time trial riders. These lessons will be scheduled by request and outside of the seasonal session series. No six packs on these, just pay as you go.
$45 for a private half hour, semi-private 45 minute, or group hour; $60 private hour
*prices may vary with guest instructors depending on their rates
**To continue precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19, we are still limiting as much additional outside traffic to the farm as possible, so please be respectful of that when coming for lessons and don’t bring big family groups as spectators. For our lesson riders, please just come for your lesson and then head home. Please do NOT come for a lesson if you or someone in your immediate circle have been experiencing fevers, shortness of breath, or other symptoms. Parking is available by the big arena and a few spots by the manure pile. Please don’t park in front of the small arena or block the driveway circle. We will try to allow for a little time between lessons to avoid big groups at the changeover. We also have sanitizer in the barn and in the porta-potty. Please respect the 6′ distancing rule. We will need all lesson riders to provide their own helmets and gloves this season. We do offer a 10% discount for Lupine riders at Hemphill’s if you let the staff there know you ride at Lupine.
Meet Our Lesson Horses
Meet our current lesson horses and see what makes each one unique and a perfect fit for Lupine Farm. We have horses and ponies suited to a variety of riders’ skill sets and needs.
Meet Our Instructors
Each instructor delivers valuable knowledge to our students. Our team makes lessons and camps here a top-notch combination of learning and fun with the opportunity to be competitive! Meet our experienced team of lesson instructors.
See where to find Lupine Farm. See how to contact us with questions, for more information, or to book your next lesson or camp week. Contact us to begin lessons for any level of experience you need.
Get more information on upcoming lessons, camps, clinics, leasing, and boarding opportunities. Browse our current offerings and see what might be the best fit for your needs or level of ability. Don’t miss the next opportunity to spend some time with our wonderful horses.
Lupine Farm has recently become the home of the Colby Equestrian team and we are excited to welcome the White Mules to our farm. We are currently doing in house lessons and working to get the team a new active membership in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA). We look forward to hitting the collegiate show circuit together in the fall.