Blue Oxer Riding Academy

Blue Oxer Boarding

Blue Oxer at Cold Spring Farm provides professional supervision and care of your horse.  The little things like high quality hay, grain, and bedding are big things with us.  Horses are fed three times a day. Horses are turned out up to seven hours a day in group or individual pastures. Stalls are cleaned three times daily.  The so called extras like blanketing and nutritional advice are also included.  Need a farrier or a veterinarian?  We coordinate visits from the best in the Mid-West.

As a Blue Oxer boarder, your lessons may be purchased at an reduced rate. A big perk for that successful riding career.
As a Blue Oxer boarder, you may simply join us for a trail ride on private property or nearby state land.  See the four-season beauty of Northwest Michigan at Cold Spring Farm.
Whether your need is for training, lessons, or boarding, let Blue Oxer Equestrian Services help you meet it. Call 231.649.1527 for stall availability.

The Smiles Last a Lifetime!


Under the Michigan Equine Activity Liability Act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.

Blue Oxer Academy

Blue Oxer Riding Academy also participates in horse shows locally and throughout Michigan; from non-rated one-day shows up to and including "A" rated 5-day shows.  We are pleased to help those equestrian team members prep for their hunter/jumper ride or advance those weekend riders through their equestrian experience.  No rider is too young nor old to develop competent and safe riding skills.

Riding Lessons         

Everyone is welcome in our family oriented lesson program. Beginner through advanced students of all ages receive a high quality lesson from a certified riding instructor. Here at Blue Oxer, we are extremely focused on correct fundamentals and proper riding skills. Effective and correct riding skills are important in the show ring and on your leisure ride.  Your first riding lessons include grooming and tacking up your horse. Blue Oxer has high quality and well schooled lesson horses hand picked for this elite program. 

We are pleased to help any Equestrian Team and our local Pony Club members prep for their Hunter/Jumper ride or we'll help advance those weekend riders through their equestrian experience. 

Private introductory "Beginner Child" lessons 1/2 hour...............$35
Private one hour lesson........ $60
Semi-private one hour lesson........$50

Save $10
4 one hour group riding lesson packages....$190
(lessons must used within a 4 week period)

Save $25
8 one hour group riding lessons....$375
(lessons must be used within a 8 week period) 
Private lesson packages available upon request.

Riding Lessons, Training & Boarding

On the Web

Dover Saddlery

NOTE: The Web sites listed above are intended as resources only. They are not a substitute for professional equine care. We recommended consulting a certified equine trainer before beginning any equine training program.

The following resources may help you develop a greater understanding of our favorite four legged friends.  There is much to discover.

Organizations and Agencies

Hunter Jumper Association

United States Equestrian Federation

American Riding Instructor Association

Customized Training

If you've found yourself with a young horse, a difficult horse, or horse who needs a show ring tuneup, there truly is a trainer who can work as your partner.  Emily Brinkman is committed to spending time to start and train each horse correctly, taking into consideration their unique ability and maturity. Emily also understand that clear communication with each client by being accessible, providing weekly progress reports via email and high-quality videos as needed.
"I work very hard to keep my horses comfortable in their own skin, helping them gain confidence as they progress.  I pride myself in riding them consistently and quietly, thus helping them to feel relaxed and willing."