equestrian club activities

Equestrian Center Activities

Practice Time

If you are an intermediate or advanced level student riding regularly in group lessons, you have an opportunity to schedule "practice" riding times. Schedule this time to come to the Farm and "practice" what you have learned in your lessons. Practice sessions are scheduled for one hour time frames. You must be capable to tack-up, check equipment for proper fit and safety, and have the ability to ride without immediate supervision. You must remain on the Farm premises during this riding time. The premises include the track, outdoor ring and indoor ring. (Sorry, no jumping.)

On & Off Farm Horse Show & Recreational Activities

If you are an Intermediate or advanced level student, who has been riding regularly in group lessons, you have an opportunity, and are encouraged, to participate in Horse Shows/Recreational Activities riding our lesson horses. These activities provide an opportunity for you to ride on the beach or in the state forest or to compete with others of the same skill level without having to own or lease a horse, or the equipment needed for competition. Chrislar periodically offers recreational riding in the state forest or on the beach, and offers clinics at the Farm where you are video taped (with sound) while riding, so that you can review the tape at home to see what you have learned, chart your progress, or see what you need to work on. Check for announcements and JOIN THE FUN!! (Details and Cost of participation will be posted per event.)

MSPCA Nevins Farm trail ride
MSPCA Nevins Farm Trail Ride

Chris gives a riding clinic at Equine Affaire at Big E
Presenting Clinics at Equine Affaire, Big E

Chris gives a riding clinic at ECTRA
Clinics at ECTA Event, Topspfield, MA

Chris as a clinician at Equine Affaire, Ohio
Equine Affaire Clinician, Ohio

Chris & Larry Chairpersons for SYMPHONY OF HORSES EVENT

Trail rides

Chris at Essex Aggie Job Fair

Halloween at Chrislar

Performing at Fidelity

It's not just showing. We also find time for recreational fun!!!

equestrian riding center activities
Friends from William Woods University

Winter Tournaments

If you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level student, riding regularly in our Lesson Program, you have an opportunity to participate in winter competitions! The United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) provides trophies, ribbons, judges, and the horse show environment. Chrislar Farm, together with other training facilities within UPHA Chapter 14 (New England), provides horses, competitors, facilities, food and FUN!! An inexpensive and exciting way to find out about competing, meet others interested in riding and showing, and learning more about horse show specifics and strategies. Since there is a different judge for each Tournament, see how each individual judge rates you!!! Details and cost of participation will be posted. (Check with your instructor to see if you qualify.)

Leasing a horse

If you are student enjoying ride on leased horse an intermediate or advanced level student, who rides regularly in group lessons you have the opportunity to "lease" or "half-lease" Farm owned horses. This gives you an opportunity to experience what it is like to work with and care for a horse of your own.

A schedule will be arranged to accommodate your needs. If you are a qualified rider, under the lease plan you will be permitted practice times (as described above) at no additional cost, and if you qualify, you will be permitted to trail ride in the abutting state forest, ride on the beach, and participate in other various off-farm events. If you are engaged in a full lease and you qualify, an opportunity may exist for you to participate in some off-farm, intermediate level horse shows. Trailered beach rides, and trail rides at other locations are scheduled periodically based on weather conditions and number of interested and qualified participants. Ask your instructor to see if you qualify.

To learn more about our horse lease program, the visit horse leasing page. See the horse lease rules & rates section for horse lease rates.

Buying a horse?

Take advantage of our experienced, professional farm staff to help you with your important purchase. It is very important to make certain that you carefully select and be sure that your new horse is suitable for YOU!

Check out our horses for sale.

Interested in the World of Competition?

Let us show you the way!!! The Professional Chrislar Team has produced many local, state, regional, national and World Champions in many disciplines!!!


Horses have a very sensitive digestive system. Also, horses expecting "treats" may kick at the door, excited about seeing "treats" which could cause them to become injured. Our horses have scheduled feeding times, some are on special diets and some have food allergies. Feeding treats can be unsafe and very harmful.

You are responsible

for taking care of any property or belongings brought onto the premises. Chrislar Farm is not responsible for replacing your personal belongings, for any reason. You are responsible for carrying your own medical and/or life insurance. You are responsible to read carefully, understand, and comply with our Student Application Form and our Operating Procedures.


Gift Certificates

are available all year. ChrislarWEAR IS FOR SALE (and we will order): Chrislar Farm (customized with your name), embroidered windbreakers, winter jackets, baseball caps, golf shirts, T-shirts and sweatshirts.


Under Massachusetts Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Chapter 128, Section 2D of the General Laws.

944 Haverhill Street, Rowley MA 01969 · Phone: (978) 948-7674 · Fax: (978) 948-2798 · Email: chris@chrislar.com