Our Riding Academy is perfect for riders, who don't own a horse, but want to learn from a motivated, friendly and skilled team and well trained and well adjusted lesson horses! Riders can sign up for one or more lessons a week and get a permanent slot in our calendar to ensure progress. 

Flex Lease

Riders can also combine lessons and a flexible lease program, which is customized to their schedule and pocketbook. 


Kirsten Gray and Jannike Gray are offering training services at Sonnenhof Equestrian Center and, in limited instances, off-site. 

Our team of trainers stands united in believing in the systematic training and education of the horse, using lunging, long-lining, dressage, poles, cavallettis, Hangbahn, hacking and jumps in our training approach. We strongly believe in furthering our education consistently, and are active students of David Collins. All of us are USDF  / USEF Medalists, and we proudly participate in many clinics around the area to further our knowledge and skill level. 

Frank Henning, Kirsten Gray and Klaus Balkenhol at Avalon Farm's "Old Masters" in 2015


Active Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Offering Vet-trusted ‘A-la-carte’ Medical Rehabilitation
With the Goal to Return Home in Good Muscling, Ready to be an Athlete Again


♦ Hand-Walking and Muscle Building Work (lunging, long-lining, Pessoa System and more)

♦ Medically Trained Staff

♦ Clean & organized, beautiful facility

♦ 12x12 matted, airy stalls (double available)

♦ Staff works closely with your vet


The Academy

​Sonnenhof Gear

We are now offering the gear you have been asking for! Our logo has gotten incredible feedback from clients and not-yet-clients!
Please inquire about how you can get our logo on your favorite pieces of clothing. We also have some shirts picked out as well as a winter jacket for the colder season. 



PT for your horse, as he recovers from Injury or Surgery! We work closely with the best vets in the area. Scroll down for more Info!

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At Sonnenhof Equestrian Center we offer a customized boarding plan and  'artgerechte Haltung', which is a German term translating into "species appropriate horse keeping". This concept makes all our horses very happy: We explore who likes each other, who likes to be outside 24/7 during summer months, who is more comfortable with a paddock buddy etc. 

 We realize that every horse is different and has different needs. Whether you have a horse who needs to live outside, or one that requires maximum/minimum turnout, we are able to accommodate your needs. We also make sure that you are NOT paying for services you don't need; all services are customized on a as-needed basis.

  • All of the boarding prices listed below include:

  • 2-3 Grain feedings per day (16 cups max., quality Purina Feeds)

  • 3-4 Hay feedings per day 

  • Daily cleaning of stall and paddock

  • Daily turnout (weather permitting) for up to 9 hours

  • Farrier, Veterinary and Dental scheduling

  • Unlimited use of all facilities, incl. Indoor Arena with state-of-the art GT Footing


Stall Board:  $ 1,300/month

Individual Run-In Paddock Board: $ 1,200/month

Basic Paddock Board: $ 1,150/month

We offer full day turn-out year round, and optional herd grass turnout in large fields from May-October!

Multiple Horse / Family Discounts available! 

Additional Cost may apply for grass turnout, tack cleaning, medical care, bathing, grooming and turnout wear.