Train with Helms Hill Farms
Versatile Horsemanship For Every Rider
Helms Hill Farms was founded by Ben and Phoebe Harkey, who saw a need for more versatile horsemanship in their local equestrian community. They have over 30 years combined experience with everything from endurance and competitive trail to ranch versatility and working equitation. They draw from traditional vaquero horsemanship and focus on building a relationship based on trust and patience.
What We Offer
Getting ready for show season or wanting to try a new style? Discipline-specific provides a training session tailored to your needs.
Sometimes you have a horse that has just one bad habit or vice and you don't have the knowledge or time to devote to it. Difficulty loading? Won't stand for the farrier? Spooks at its own shadow? Let us help you!
Our groundwork involves an understanding of a horse's biomechanics and their personal nature. It relies on trust and respect, not aggression or forcefulness.
Just don't have the time or energy to whip yourself back in shape, let alone your horse? Let us do the legwork and fine-tuning!
"Tom Dorrance once said: 'Don't treat them the way they are. Treat them the way you'd like them to be. At the time, I wasn't sure if he was talking about people or horses. Later, I realized he was talking about both"