2021-2022 Respiratory Illness Protocol

PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF RESPIRATORY ILLNESS at HOLLY FARM In order to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including Covid-19 to staff, interns, and other students, the following policies are in effect: Students and guests must wear masks covering the mouth and nose at all times while on the property. Students must wear gloves at…

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2021: Tips for Staying Warm in Winter

Staying warm while horseback riding in winter is challenging: Our clothes get damp when we sweat and, we have periods of reduced exertion when we walk around on horses, then we get cold.  As a longtime horseback rider, I’ve learned a few tricks over four decades of riding outdoors in frigid temperatures. Follow these tips and…

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FALL Storm Season Preparedness!

Power out at barn! Lessons are Cancelled 4pm on tonight! Our first pacific NW storm will brush by us today as it heads north (we hope), with minimal impact to riding lessons. That said, we never know for sure in the convergence zone Holly Farm calls home. Here are a few things to know that…

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Feb 16, 2021 No Lessons!

Due to the high level of risk factors that melting snow and ice have on the arena and horses, we will close until Wed 2/17. Horses can become quite frightened when ice and snow slide off the arena roof in chunks and making loud, sudden, crashing sounds. Additionally, the horses have been cooped up in…

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