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Located on the Upton/Westborough line, beautiful Achorn Acres farm is home to five horses and one mini horse named Sneakers. Students in this program will be assigned a horse to care for throughout the week. Each lesson includes daily horse care activities such as grooming, tacking, handling and of course riding! Wear long pants, helmet and boots with a heel. Loaner helmets are available.

Instructor: Craig McCoskery owner of Coachman’s Legacy
Wear long pants, helmet and boots with a heel.  
Loaner helmets are available.
Fridays will be used as a rain date
Westboro RESIDENTS only

 Directions to the farm:

The physical address is 267 North Street Upton. However, you do NOT need to take the mass pike to get to the farm no matter what their GPS says, there is no farm access from the mass pike. 

Coming from Westborough use 267 Ruggles Street.   The farm is located at the top of Ruggles street Right over the Westborough line. Ruggles Street turns into North Street.  

April Vacation Horse Exploration Program
  • Tuesday 4/16
  • AM Session- 9:00am-12 pm, $45
  • PM Session- 12:30 pm-3:30 pm, $45
  • Please dress for the weather as April weather can be unpredictable. Students are not required to have any experience. Experienced riders are welcome as well. Students will be doing educational projects, horse care, learning about first aid, horsemanship and crafts. The class will cover grooming, leading, mounting a horse, steering, stopping and riding at the walk and trot. Students must wear long pants and boots with a heel. They may bring a helmet with them if they have one. Loaner helmets will be available for students that do not have their own. Students will not be allowed to ride in sneakers. Students are to bring a water bottle and a snack that does not contain nuts. Students that are staying from the morning session of camp are welcome to stay for a supervised ½ hour lunch included at no additional charge (they must bring their own bag lunch). Morning and afternoon curriculum will be different so student may sign up for AM and PM sessions for a full day option.

Pony Pals (Ages: 3-6 )
  • Spring
  • Tuesdays 5/21, 5/28, 6/4(rain date 6/11)
  • Summer
  • Tuesdays 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 (rain date 7/9)
  • Tuesdays 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, (rain date Monday 8/6)
  • 3:30-4:30pm
  • $100
  • Coachmans Legacy
  • The pony pals program is the first riding program in the area specifically tailored for preschoolers and kindergarten aged children. Students will learn grooming by brushing our miniature horse Sneakers. They will then get to ride a horse or pony while attached to a lead line. Children will do balancing exercises on horseback. They will learn to steer and stop a horse. Children will finish the day with a horse related project, craft or story time. This program is great introduction to horses and gets children comfortable and confident around horses. Students must wear long pants and boots with a heel. They may bring a helmet with them if they have one. Loaner helmets will be available for students who do not have their own. If a child is sick or on vacation, 1 make up day is available but must be made up on the rain date.

Jr Saddle Club, Saddle Club, and Sr Saddle Club
  • Spring
  • Session 1: Mondays 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 (rain date Monday 5/13)
  • Session 2: Monday’s 5/20, 5/27, 6/3 (rain date Monday 6/10)
  • Summer
  • Session 1: Mondays 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, (rain date Monday 7/8)
  • Session 2: Mondays 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, (rain date Tuesday 8/5)
  • Jr Saddle Club (Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3) - 4-5:30 PM
  • Saddle Club (Ages 10-13, Grades 4-6) - 5:30PM-7:00 PM
  • Sr Saddle Club (Ages 13-19, Grades 7-12) - 7-8:30 PM
  • $100
  • Coachmans Legacy
  • The Saddle club program is a great opportunity for children that want to learn more about horses than just riding. Junior saddle club is designed for activities geared to Elementary age students, grades 1-4. Students get hands on experience working with horses as well as learn to ride with their peers. Program includes hands on education program, learning to brush and tack up horses, leading horses, feeding and horse care. Students ride for approximately 30 minutes. This program is a great introduction for the beginner rider or a great supplement to private lessons for the more advanced rider. Students must wear long pants and boots with a heel. They may bring a helmet with them if they have one. Loaner helmets will be available for students that do not have their own. Students will not allowed to ride in sneakers. If a child is sick or on vacation, 1 make up day is available but must be made up on the rain date.

Summer Horse Program (Ages 6 -16)
Am Session 9:00-12:00
Pm Session 12:30-3:30
Explore the world of horses through this fun interactive program. Open to all riding experience levels (beginners welcome). Children will ride a horse daily, The remainder of the time will be spend on educational projects, horse care, horsemanship and crafts. It will cover grooming, leading, mounting a horse, steering, stopping and riding at the walk and trot. On Thursdays students will participate in a “game day” on horseback. Students must wear long pants and boots with a heel. They may bring a helmet with them if they have one. Loaner helmets will be available for students that do not have their own. Students will not be allowed to ride in sneakers. Students are to bring a water bottle and snack that does not contain nuts. AM and PM sessions will cover different topics. Student that would like a full day option can sign up for the AM and PM session; a supervised ½ hour lunch included at no additional charge for students doing both sessions (they must bring their own bag lunch).

Total cost $185/session
Week 1 7/8-7/11
Week 2 7/15-7/18
Week 3 7/22-7/25

Barn Buddies
Am session 9am-12pm
Pm session 12:30-3:30
We are happy to announce that we will be offering a Barn Buddies farm program again this summer. During this program children will get hands on experience with farm animals. In addition to learning about horses, children will get hands on experience with goats, ducks, rabbits, alpacas and chickens. Additional farm animals may be added as well. Each day children will have an opportunity to have an option horse/pony ride. We will talk about fibers from animals and how we use it to make clothes as well as learning about growing food for people and animals. This program is open to children age 4-16. Cost for the program is $180. Students may enroll in both AM and PM sessions; a supervised ½ hour lunch included at no additional charge for students doing both sessions (they must bring their own bag lunch).

Total cost $185/session
Week 1 6/24-6/27
Week 2 7/29-8/1


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April Vacation Horse Program AM Session 
5 - 16  N/A  Tu  04/16/2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$45.00 Res
 
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April Vacation Horse Program PM Session 
5 - 16  N/A  Tu  04/16/2019
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$45.00 Res
 
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Pony Pals -Spring 
3 - 6  N/A  Tu  05/21/2019 - 06/04/2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 6/11
 
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Pony Pals -Summer 1 
3 - 6  N/A  Tu  06/18/2019 - 07/02/2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 7/9
 
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Pony Pals -Summer 2 
3 - 6  N/A  Tu  07/16/2019 - 07/30/2019
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 8/6
 
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Jr. Saddle Club - Spring 1 
6 - 9  N/A  04/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 5/13
 
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Jr. Saddle Club - Spring 2 
6 - 9  N/A  05/20/2019 - 06/03/2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 6/10
 
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Jr. Saddle Club - Summer 1 
6 - 9  N/A  06/17/2019 - 07/01/2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 7/8
 
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Jr. Saddle Club - Summer 2 
6 - 9  N/A  07/15/2019 - 07/29/2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 8/5
 
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Saddle Club - Spring 1 
10 - 13  N/A  04/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 5/13
 
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Saddle Club - Spring 2 
10 - 13  N/A  05/20/2019 - 06/03/2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 6/10
 
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Saddle Club - Summer 1 
10 - 13  N/A  06/17/2019 - 07/01/2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 7/8
 
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Saddle Club - Summer 2 
10 - 13  N/A  07/15/2019 - 07/29/2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 8/5
 
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Sr. Saddle Club - Spring 1 
13 - 18  7 - 12  04/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 5/13
 
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Sr. Saddle Club - Spring 2 
13 - 18  7 - 12  05/20/2019 - 06/03/2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 6/10
 
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Sr. Saddle Club - Summer 1 
13 - 18  7 - 12  06/17/2019 - 07/01/2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 7/8
 
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Sr. Saddle Club - Summer 2 
13 - 18  7 - 12  07/15/2019 - 07/29/2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$100.00 Res
Rain Date 8/5
 
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Barn Buddies AM Session 1 
4 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  06/24/2019 - 06/27/2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 06/21/2019 10:00 AM
 
  Registration Unavailable
Barn Buddies PM Session 1 
4 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  06/24/2019 - 06/27/2019
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 06/21/2019 10:00 AM
 
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Summer Horse Program AM Session 1 
6 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  07/08/2019 - 07/11/2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 07/05/2019 10:00 AM
 
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Summer Horse Program PM Session 1 
6 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  07/08/2019 - 07/11/2019
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 07/05/2019 10:00 AM
 
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Summer Horse Program PM Session 2 
6 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  07/15/2019 - 07/18/2019
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 07/12/2019 10:00 AM
 
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Summer Horse Program AM Session 2 
6 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  07/15/2019 - 07/18/2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 07/12/2019 10:00 AM
 
  Registration Unavailable
Summer Horse Program AM Session 3 
6 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  07/22/2019 - 07/25/2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 07/19/2019 10:00 AM
 
  Registration Unavailable
Summer Horse Program PM Session 3 
6 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  07/22/2019 - 07/25/2019
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 07/19/2019 10:00 AM
 
  Registration Unavailable
Barn Buddies AM Session 2 
4 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  07/29/2019 - 08/01/2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 07/26/2019 10:00 AM
 
  Registration Unavailable
Barn Buddies PM Session 2 
4 - 16  N/A  MTuWTh  07/29/2019 - 08/01/2019
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Achorn Acres, 267 North St, Upton, MA 01568
$185.00 Res, $220.00 Non-Res

Registration is available for Residents from 02/25/2019 8:00 AM to 07/26/2019 10:00 AM
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