Chrislar Farm Overview

Rules / Rates / Hours


Safety, harmony, enjoyment, variety, cleanliness, stability and learning are important attributes of Chrislar Farm. The Chrislar staff and clients work together to support these attributes and are equally and individually responsible for making them a reality. We strive to have all those involved at Chrislar reach his/her own goals within their budget and within our standards of high quality.


The facility is open Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Farm is open 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday we are closed during the day and open 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for horse owners only (except on most holidays). Monday holiday hours are posted. Winter rates in effect as posted until May.

Training Young or Untrained Horses

training morgan horse to drive Training of young or untrained horses has priority use of the indoor arena daily 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Horse owners and lessee’s may ride inside during this time-frame on a non-interfering basis. Group lessons have priority use of the indoor arena afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Horse owners and lessee’s may ride inside during these times on a non-interfering basis. Early mornings, early afternoons, and Monday evenings the barn is open exclusively for horse owners and lessee’s, when there are no lessons or training scheduled.

Visit our horse training page for more information on our customized horse training programs for starting young horses, advanced horses or problem horses.

horse boarder enjoying a ride in the indoor

Horse Boarding 

Our monthly training/stabling rate is $1000 per month; ($1025 less $25 prompt payment discount = $1000). This rate includes training, and working with that horse and owner as part of the training. For customers not wishing to participate in the training program, we offer one "Free" lesson per week, on their horse, included in this rate. Please see the Stabling Agreement for more details. A $5 per hour credit is given to those owners whose horses are not participating in the training program, whose horses are qualified, and that we are permitted to use in the lesson program. The total credit is applied to their monthly invoice.

Farrier, Veterinarian, Dental and Alternative Medical Equine Care is supervised and provided on a regularly-scheduled basis for YOU.

Other "services" available at Chrislar include: Professional body-clipping, sheath cleaning, blanket cleaning and repair, tack and equipment repair and tack/equipment/apparel available for sale/purchase. We are happy to order equipment on your behalf.

Riding Lessons

Half-hour private lessons scheduled during high demand times are available and "reserved" for beginner riders only and for evaluation of new experienced riders. All lessons are purchased in blocks of four: $200 for 4 half-hour private lessons, or 4 one hour group lessons. You will advance into group lessons when you qualify, at the same rate per lesson, but now, the lesson will be for one hour. Group lessons typically consist of 5 to 8 riders. To use the Chrislar's horses for other activities or horse shows, students must be riding regularly in group lessons. Lessons may be scheduled in person, or by telephone (not via email). A note should accompany all payments indicating the specific dates and times covered by the payment. Please see the online Equestrian Center scheduling procedures page for more details.

To learn more about our riding lesson program, visit the riding lessons page.

taking a break at a horse show Horse Leasing

Farm owned horses are available for lease. A half-lease is $500 per month. A full-lease is $1,000 per month. Please see your instructor and lease agreement for more details. Periodically show horses become available for lease for competition to qualified, advanced, and serious competitors. Check with your trainer/instructor for more information.

To learn more about our horse lease program, the visit horse leasing page.

challenge yourself at horse shows like this grand champion rider competing in hunt seat equitation

Horse Shows

Horse Show Competition Rates are available in detail on a separate form distributed every January for that year's shows. Farm-owned horses are available for students to compete with at local shows scheduled by the Farm with instructors available for coaching/teaching at the show. If you are interested in competing at higher level Morgan Horse Shows, this will require horse ownership (horses of a higher caliber) that must be active in the training program.

If you are interested in competition, let us know... we are most happy guide and support you.

944 Haverhill Street, Rowley MA 01969 · Phone: (978) 948-7674 · Fax: (978) 948-2798 · Email: