Plainfield Park District  •  23729 W. Ottawa St.  •  Plainfield, IL 60544  •  (815) 436-8812  •

Normantown Equestrian Center

Riding Programs & Special Events

Pretty Pony

If your child is not ready to jump in the saddle but enjoys being around horses, then schedule a 20 minute grooming session with one of our horses. One of our staff will explain and demonstrate proper horse safety and grooming techniques followed by your child grooming on his/her own. This is a great way to help children get comfortable around our large companions. Sessions are available on Friday’s after 4p and Sunday’s. Children must wear covered shoes to participate. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment.
$15 per child


Pony Power

Meet and ride one of our school horses! Pony rides last for 15 minutes and are led by a staff member.  Covered shoes are required and a helmet will be provided. An adult must be present during the ride, and cameras are welcome. Pony rides will only be offered on Friday’s after 4p and on Sunday’s. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment. Ride and groom combos are available for an additional $5. Participants choosing this option will get a 10 minute pony ride and a 10 minute grooming session.
Ride only: $15
Ride/Groom Combo: $20


Private Lessons

Private lessons are available for riders ages 8 and older. Schedule your private lesson by calling (815) 254-1950. Fee for ½ hour private lesson is $37 for boarders or $42 for non-boarders.
Private lesson packages consisting of 4, 8, or 12 lessons are available for purchase. There is a $10 discount for every 4 pre-purchased private lessons. Plan to be at the stable at least 30 minutes prior to your lesson time and remain at least 15 minutes after to care for the horse. No refunds for package lessons.


Group Lessons

Normantown offers a variety of hour long group lessons to suit your needs. Group lessons are a great way to experience horseback riding for the first time. We can also customize group
(3-5 riders) and semi-private (2 riders) lessons if needed such as for a one time special occasion or for students who would rather ride together. Please call the stable at (815) 254-1950 to schedule an appointment. Scheduling is based on availability. There will be an additional $15 fee for
make-up lessons.


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