Runaway Farms is a full service boarding and training facility located west of Knoxville in Kingston, Tennessee. Situated on 112 acres of rolling hills and woodlands south of the Watts Bar Lake, Runaway Farms provides a beautiful setting and relaxing atmosphere in which to ride, train, and spend quality time with your horse.
We offer classical dressage training for horses of all breeds and ages, with a focus on the correct development of young horses.... (read more) Dressage lessons focus on the development of an independent, classical seat, and effective communication between rider and horse. Our Boarders enjoy our safe and secure facilities, miles of trails, all-weather riding, and support to reach their horsemanship goals!
At Runaway Farms, you can always expect top notch care, a caring staff and excellent facilities, as well as a full team of supporting professionals to keep you and your horse in perfect form! Our priority is keeping all of the horses in our care (not to mention their people) as healthy and happy as they can be; and we work every day to make this a reality for ourselves, and for our clients.
~ 12x12, 14x14, and 12x20 stalls (all with lights, fans, and dust-free bedding)
~ Stalls cleaned daily, picked throughout the day
~ Hand-watering: buckets cleaned daily, troughs cleaned frequently
~ Daily Turnout (Individual, Small Groups) on Pasture or Sand Paddock
~ Custom Whole-Foods Diet (Selection of Grains/Hays, up to 4 meals/day)
~ Hot/Cold Indoor Wash Rack, Multiple Cross-Tie Areas
~ Full Bathroom (with shower) in the Barn
~ Kitchenette in Tack Room
~ Individual Tack Lockers for all Boarders (Keyed for your security)
~ Lighted 70x210 foot Indoor/Outdoor Arena, Bright, Airy, Groomed and Watered Regularly
~ 60 foot sand-footed Roundpen
~ Miles of Trails, Galloping Fields
~ Owners and Staff on-site 24 hours
~ And More!
Dressage Training and Lessons: Runaway Farms offers a full range of training services to fit your horsemanship needs. Whether you need help on the ground, under saddle, in the show ring, or anywhere in between, we have the experience and skill to create a custom program for each individual we work with! All programs are truly customized for YOU. We will discuss your goals, evaluate your current situation, and then work together to create a plan that will allow you to achieve your goals in an appropriate time period. Options include:
- Full Training
- Partial Training or Short-term Tune-ups
- Haul-in Lessons or Training Rides
- Custom Training & Lesson Packages
- Show Prep and Presentation
- Sales Prep and Presentation
- Training Getaways
Training programs are offered for horses at every age and stage of training, from foals needing ground work up through FEI level horses in need of a tune-up. Our specialty is working on the basics within any level, keeping the lessons simple but effective for the horse, which is the quickest way to reach any goal. Under saddle, we use classical dressage exercises and proper lunging technique to correctly develop the muscles of the topline that are necessary for carrying a rider. Cross-training with hillwork, hacks out, and cavaletti helps to more fully develop our horse's focus, confidence, and athleticism. Poor manners, disrespect for handlers, and trailer-loading problems are addressed with a more "natural horsemanship" approach. In all cases, consistency and communication is key in training, as is a healthy horse. We regularly consult with veterinarians, chiropractors, farriers, and other equine professionals to ensure we are improving our horses bodies and not breaking them down
We offer the highest quality care, some of the best facilities around, and an honest and caring staff that you can depend on. Happy Horses Live Here!
Specializing in starting young sport horses and ponies under saddle. Our training focuses on the principles of classical dressage, all horses are started slowly and correctly on the longe line before being backed. We start work in the roundpen for safety, and then gradually move on to work in the arena, which can also include introduction to ground poles, cavaletti, and small jumps. We have miles of trails and galloping fields for a well-rounded education and exercise program for your horse!
Rate: $600/Month , Number of Stalls: 16
Miles of trails on 112 scenic acres, galloping fields, gravel roads with low traffic. Trails are for use by boarders and clients, we do not offer public trail rides or horse rentals.
Riding Lessons, Riding Clinics, Has a Riding Arena