Our lesson scheduling is done online through Hopoti. All FMF riders MUST have a Hopoti account set up. Please visit https://hopoti.com/stable/FullMoonFarm to sign up and for more information.

After reviewing the information below, please email us at ridewithfmf2@gmail.com or call our farm line at 410-795-8371 if you have questions about lessons!

We have the instructors, horses, and facilities to accommodate all levels — from first-timers to advanced riders.
Our students range from recreational riders who ride once a week to dedicated competitors who ride every day. We provide lessons for both children and adults.

Please note that we do not offer trail rides, multi-person lessons for new/beginner riders, or off-site leases.

Cancellation Policy: 
To be eligible for a make-up lesson, you must cancel at least 24 hours prior to the lesson time. Cancellations must be done through the online scheduling system at Hopoti.com.

Private Lessons

30-Minute Lessons

Private lessons are one-on-one with an instructor.

Private lessons are generally for beginning riders (who cannot yet join a group), as well as riders that own/lease and are working on specific skills with their own horse.

Set of 3 lessons (must be scheduled & ridden within 3 weeks, usually on a recurring day & time):

Total Cost: $200

Single 1/2-hour private lesson:
Cost: $75

Group Lessons

50-Minute Lessons

3-7 riders in a group. Groups based on ability.

Riders must be able to walk, trot, halt, and steer on their own before joining a group lesson.

Set of 9 lessons (ridden over 9 weeks on a recurring day & time):

Total Cost: $450

Single group lesson:
Cost: $55

Evaluation Lessons

30-Minute Private Lesson

A great way for anyone to determine whether horseback riding at FMF is right for them!

Highly recommended for those that have never been on a horse.

Required for anyone with prior riding experience who wishes to go directly into a group.

Cost: $75

X/C Lessons

30-Minute Lessons

Scheduled on a case-by-case basis, weather permitting. Instructor approval required.

Private X/C Lesson (single rider)

Semi-Private X/C Lesson (2 riders)
Cost: $75*

*additional $5 horse-use fee if rider does not own or full-lease their mount.

Lesson Policies

Once your set ends, we expect you to enroll in a new set the following week. If you plan to discontinue lessons, please let us know before the end of your set so we can plan appropriately.

Lesson payment is due no later than the day before the first lesson of your set.

If you are late on payment, you will not be on the schedule and you will not be able to ride.

Please note that we do not offer refunds.

The number of lessons you have remaining can be found in your Hopoti account, so it is your responsibility to keep track of your lessons and when you owe money.

In the event that you are unable to ride for more than 4 consecutive weeks due to an injury/surgery/illness, we can place your lessons on hold. Please email or call us to discuss!

Holiday Schedule

We cancel/reschedule lessons on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • 4th of July
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


We alter the schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve to avoid evening lessons on those days.

For all other holidays, we only alter the schedule in the event of a large number of rider cancellations.


Volunteering at our shows and programs for 10 hours earns riders a discount. These hours may be earned by any family member and given to any rider.

Working Students in more than one weekly lesson may use their hours to pay for a secondary lesson set. Working Students are also eligible for a monthly bonus lesson. Please see updated WSt rates here.

Attire and Equipment

Given the importance of safety for all riders, failure to comply with the following policies will result in a missed lesson without a make-up/refund.

All riders must wear their own long pants and hard-soled boots with a heel.

Please note that after 4 lessons, ALL riders must bring the following items each lesson:

  • Helmet
  • Saddle pad
  • Crop (if you wish to use one)
  • Grooming kit, including:
    • Hoof pick
    • Curry comb
    • Hard brush
    • Soft brush
    • Fly spray to protect both you and your horse from the bugs (spring/summer/fall)

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COVID-19 Information

Please consult the signs on the property for the most up-to-date policies.
General details can be found below.

Everyone (regardless of vaccination status) MUST:

  • respect physical distancing
  • e-sign the FMF waiver prior to/upon arrival of their first visit to the farm

If you have tested positive for COVID (regardless of your symptom status), do not come to the farm.

Please consult the CDC for current best practices.