Our Services

We want everyone who participates in activities at RBS to realize their full potential – with horses and in life – and part of our mission is to help facilitate that process.  We believe that hard work and persistence lead to growth, self-confidence, and ultimately, independence. RBS promotes a positive atmosphere where encouragement, growth, and persistence leads to success!

Riding Program

Beginner to advanced riding instruction is available, teaching the basic principles for riding disciplines.

Equine Experiences

Interact with horses in a quiet, controlled environment. Available to the community and visitors of the Cleveland, TN area.

Interactive Activities

Friday night campfires, on-site introductory trail rides, obstacle courses, and fun shows.

riding lessons

Riding Lessons are available for individuals ages 4 and up, from beginners to advanced riders. The basic principles for all styles of riding are the same, and those principles are what we teach through whole horse care, groundwork, and in the saddle. All riding disciplines are welcomed and offered, including English, hunt seat, jumpers, dressage, saddle seat, and western disciplines. 

Ages 6 yrs & up

Private Lesson
One hour: $60.00

Group Lesson – Maximum of 4 students per group
One hour: $50.00 – per student

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Young riders

Ages 4-6 years:

15 minutes: $15.00
30 minutes: $30.00
All lessons are private for our young riders.

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Lesson Package 1

Prepay for 5 Lessons

10% Discount = $270.00

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Lesson package 2

Prepay 10 Lessons

11th Lesson is Free

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Please note: The first lesson will be a rider evaluation session for anyone who says they have prior riding experience. We need to be certain we assign the correct skill level for the riders’ abilities.

Group lessons are not available for riders under the age of 6. These young riders need individual attention to help them learn and grow.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Our goal is to help promote the following values through our riding program:

Healthy, Caring Relationships that promote healing

Good Work Ethic

Character Building

Life Skills:

  • Patience
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Kindness
  • Hard Work
  • Discipline

NOTE: It is up to each individual how much they benefit from the program by the effort they are willing to put forth. 

equine experiences

Equine Experiences are available to the community and for any visitors to the Cleveland, TN area that would like to meet and interact with horses in a quiet and controlled environment, including guests staying at the RBS Guesthouse, Creekside, and Stableside. 

Level 1 – City Slicker

Guests/Riders will meet our horses, learn basic horse care, including grooming tools and tack basics, then experience simple groundwork exercises with the horse, followed by a short introductory ride in the saddle while on a lead/lunge line.

$60.00/hour

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Level 2 – Suburbanite

Guests/Riders will be provided a brief introduction to grooming tools, different types of tack, and groundwork exercises. They will help groom, tack, and do basic groundwork with their horse, followed by a 15–20-minute lesson in the saddle.

$75.00/hour

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Lesson 3 – Rural Ready

Guests/Riders will be provided a brief intro to grooming tools, different types of tack, & groundwork exercises. They will help groom, tack, & groundwork their horse, have a lesson in the arena to include trail obstacles, ground poles, & other simple challenges. 

$100.00/hour

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Our Guesthouse

Runner Branch Stables’ Guesthouse is a unique place to unwind from life as you enjoy the peaceful serenity of rolling hills and listen to the sounds of a babbling creek – all while watching horses graze in the pasture. The Runner Branch Stables Guesthouse can be booked as a 3700 sf whole house that will accommodate 12-16 people, or due to its unique split, each side can be rented separately for smaller groups – Stableside, our 1500 sf two-story side with master ensuite, and Creekside, our 2200 sf single-story unit that spans the creek. Each side will accommodate six-eight people, has a full, working kitchen, living, and dining areas, three bedrooms, and two full baths. This farm stay offers a great way to relax, yet you are only 8 minutes from town. Have relatives coming to town? Invite them to check out Runner Branch Stables, and if you are visiting the Cleveland, TN area, we invite you to book your stay today!

interactive activities

Welcome to the place where you can have fun, learn more about horses, and spend some time in fellowship as we learn about God. These activities are meant to be peaceful, relaxed, simple events that allow you to interact with the horses in a more casual environment. These are open to individuals who want to learn more about horses on an informal level, want to spend time with others around horses, and who also might want to spend some time in God’s Word. Each activity will have a nominal fee and include a snack and beverage. We invite you to join us!

Campfire

Coming soon!

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Day Camps

Coming soon!

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Summer Camp

Announcing Summer Camp!

June 10-14, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm 

After care will be available until 6pm for an additional fee 

Cost: $500.00/week | Aftercare is $20.00/hour

It is not too late to plan for a Summer Horse Camp! This year, Runner Branch Stables will host one Summer Camp session. Camp will begin at 9am and end at 4 pm, with aftercare available until 6 pm (additional cost). Children will need to bring their lunch, but snacks (morning and afternoon) and water will be provided daily.

On Friday, parents will be invited to attend a fun show scheduled for the afternoon. The children will have the opportunity to demonstrate new skills they have learned and participate in games, including obstacle courses, and mock horse jumping competitions (pony on a stick competition).

For lessons and some activities, children may be split according to age groups to facilitate a better learning environment. Please contact Runner Branch Stables at 954-464-0612 or via email: kimberly@runnerbranchstables.com with any questions.

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rbs requirements

Participation in equine activities at Runner Branch Stables requires individuals sign the Release of Liability Waiver. This includes riding lessons, equine interactions, or horse experiences – there are no exceptions to this rule. You may electronically sign the form or print and sign the form manually, then email it to info@runnerbranchstables.com or deliver it in person. We will have forms available at RBS, however, we appreciate you completing this prior to your arrival so it does not detract time from your equine experience. Thank You!

barn rules

  • All Visitors, Guests, Riders, Parents, and anyone entering Runner Branch Stables’ property is REQUIRED to sign an Equine Liability Waiver. There are NO exceptions to this requirement. Without a signed waiver, you are not permitted on the property.
  • Helmets are REQUIRED at all times by all individuals when mounted or riding a horse. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
  • Shoes/boots with a heel (minimum one-inch preferred) must be worn while riding. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
  • Long pants recommended to be worn for riding lessons.
  • Do not feed the horses unless directed to do so by a staff member or owner.
  • Equipment owned by Runner Branch Stables should be handled and treated with respect and care.
  • Riders or equine participants acting in a manner that is disrespectful or abusive, to either another individual or any horse or animal at RBS, will be asked to leave the property.
  • The riding instructor has the safety of the horse and rider in mind; therefore, we respectfully ask that you obey any instructions issued by the instructor or any staff member, or owner.
  • NO SMOKING in the barn or anywhere on RBS property.
  • NO Dogs Permitted on property.
  • The consumption of Alcoholic Beverages is not permitted in the barn, while participating in equine activities, and/or during the handling of horses.
  • The Barn is under 24-hour surveillance to ensure the safety of the horses.
  • It is the responsibility of each rider or equine activity participant to adhere to all posted signs, including Barn Rules.