Please contact Saebra if you have questions about Horsemanship Club. OR call/text 623-326-7589

Registration CLOSING Friday, May 12th

CLASSES BEGIN May 17th and May 18th!


FOUR different topics will be offered during the Summer Horsemanship Club series! YES….you can register for more than one topic! Each topic will run for FOUR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS.

FAMILY FREINDLY- Attend as a family and learn together! All participating members MUST meet minimum age requirements even if they are attending with parents (safety and insurance reasons).
(Sitting area provided for those not participating. Children not participating MUST be supervised by an adult who is not participating.)

All topics are a FOUR WEEK SERIES


  • LOCATION: Desert Hills (North Phoenix) area near 14th st. and Joy Ranch Rd.
  • COST: $85/participant ($95 if paying through ESA) per 4 week series
  • CLASS LENGTH: 1 Hour
  • CLASS FREQUENCY: each topics runs 1x per week for four weeks

French with Horses!

4 week series- $85/participant

WEDNESDAYS from 6:45-7:45 PM​: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7​​

Learn FRENCH in a fun and interactive way! Participants will be introduced to basic words and phrases while they groom and lead the horses. This class is taught by Ms. Sophie who was born and raised in France!

Topics may include:

  • Colors
  • Numbers
  • Basic verbs & conjugations
  • Basic phrases

Family Friendly class format (Age 4+)

Desensitization & Obstacles

4 week series- $85/participant

WEDNESDAYS from 5:30-6:30 PM: May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7

This HC topic focuses on safety and fun while participants learn and practice their horsemanship and horse handling skills on the ground.

Topics may include:

  • Leading through obstacles
  • Introducing out of the ordinary items to horses (like tarps, pools)
  • Reading and understanding equine body language
  • Using verbal and non-verbal communication with horses
  • Moving and controlling different parts of the horse (head, shoulder, barrel, hips)

Family Friendly class format (Age 6+)

Horse Ownership Essentials

4 week series- $85/participant

THURSDAYS from 5:30-6:30 PM: May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8

Get equipped with essential knowledge current (or future) horse owners will want to know! Participants will have a chance to practice and apply the topics discussed on the HF&F herd!

Topics may include:

  • Tack & equipment fitting
  • Safety & accident prevention
  • Building a horse profile (vital signs, height, weight, etc.)
  • Intro to equine nutrition and quality feeds
  • Intro to equine psychology and her dynamics
  • Equine gaits and movement
Family Friendly class format (Age 6+)

A Look INSIDE the Horse!

4 week series- $85/participant

THURSDAYS from 6:45-7:45 PM: May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8

  • Participants will get to draw/paint different systems onto a REAL horse and learn how horses work from the inside out! Haltering, grooming, and basic leading will also be taught and reviewed in this class.

Topics may include:

  • Skeletal system of the horse
  • Digestive system of the horse
  • Muscles structure of the horse
  • Intro to movement, gaits, and conformation

Family Friendly class format (Ages 4+)


  • Horsemanship Clubs will be billed in full prior to the first class and is non-refundable. Invoices must be paid in full to reserve your student’s spot.
  • Payment options:
    • Cash
    • Check- Make payable to Hoof Falls & Footfalls
    • Zelle- or Saebra’s cell
    • Credit Card ($5 online processing added)
    • ESA- Hoof Falls & Footfalls is an approved vendor ($95/participant if billed using ESA funding). ESA funds may only be used to pay for the participant with the ESA account.
  • Classes missed by participants will not be issued a credit, reschedule, or refund.
  • Weather that makes the barn environment unsafe will likely NOT result in cancellation of a class. We have several backup lessons that can be moved into the tack room or another enclosed area.
  • Lessons cancelled by instructor will be rescheduled by adding an addiotnal class to the end of the class session. This is rare but may happen due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness or an emergency.
  • Hair– Hair must be pulled back into a low ponytail or braid during the entirety of the lesson. Hair that is not pulled back can get easily caught on tack or equipment and may result in injury. Loose hair may also obstruct the vision of the student and cause safety issues.
  • Pants– Long pants are highly encouraged to help protect the legs while working around horses and in the barn environment.
  • Shirts– Must fully cover chest and abdomen. Crop tops, low cut tops, side cut-out tops are not allowed.
  • Shoes– Close toed shoes are required (closed toed= supportive sneaker, hiking boot, riding boot, etc. Converse, dress shoes, etc., are not acceptable “close toed” barn shoes.). 
  • Jewelry– Dangly earrings may not be worn during class. It is highly recommended that stud earrings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. are not worn during lessons as they may break and or get caught on tack and equipment.

Meet the Instructors

Saebra Pipoly- Hoof Falls & Footfalls, LLC

Mrs. Pipoly holds multiple certifications through CHA and PATH Intl. for both traditional and adaptive/therapeutic lessons. She is a fully insured equine professional with a lifetime of equine experience, over 15 years instruction experience in both traditional AND adaptive/therapeutic lessons, and 10+ years instructing both online and in person clinics and college courses.

Sophie Ranier- The Donkeys of the Heart

Ms. Ranier has 30 + years experience training and competing with horses at the international levels. She holds a Masters degree in economics (University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne) and Bachelors degree in Philosophy and has a passion for sharing information about history, arts, culture, and of course equines with the next generation.

About Hoof Falls & Footfall's Lesson Program

Instructor Saebra Pipoly (click for bio, certifications, & qualifications) offers an “inclusive” riding and horsemanship program for students ages 4+. This program focuses on instilling and reinforcing a solid foundation of groundwork and riding skills so students can progress in a safe, yet challenging manner.

What is an “inclusive” riding and horsemanship program? An inclusive program offers groundwork and mounted lessons that may be considered either “traditional” or “adaptive/therapeutic”. Lessons may be labeled as “traditional” or “adaptive/therapeutic” for billing purposes but what you see in the barn are equine activities where students are learning, growing, and thriving alongside their equine partners! Saebra takes great care in adapting lesson content and delivery, tack, assigned horses, etc. to match how each individual student learns and progresses. CLICK HERE to learn more about the program.