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HAPPY TRAILS AT CORNERSTONE RANCH!

Your riding adventures await, and we encourage booking now to take advantage of the beautiful weather. Please know we’ve got your back when it comes to enjoying a healthy, outdoor family activity in a small group setting.

The Cornerstone Ranch horses and professional, knowledgeable, friendly staff look forward to seeing you. Please explore the website to learn lots about the ranch. We hope you will like what you see and want to book a trail ride, sleigh ride, wagon ride, riding lesson, birthday party, or pony ride with us.

RIDING INSTRUCTORS AT CORNERSTONE RANCH

Julia Connell, Head Riding Instructor and Barn Manager was born in Sandwich, MA, moving to Princetonwith her family in 2000 where Cornerstone Ranch began from a lot of woods. Growing upon the farm fueled her passion for the horse world. Julia has traveled twice to Pierce, Arizona to learn under Ron Mcloughlin at the Classical Stock School of Arizona and has ridden in clinics spanning from New England and Florida. In 2016 she began building her own lesson program. To date Julia has taught several hundred group and private lessons, 10 full day workshops,and 6 weeklong riding programs. Local schools have worked with Julia to bring students for riding lessons as part of their curriculum. She has also started 3 horses under saddle that had never been ridden before. As head instructor and barn manager, Julia oversees wranglers, upkeep of the barn, riding arenas, scheduling and more. She presents the commitment of horsebackriding, importance of keeping the saddles and equipment in good condition and the responsibility that having a horse requires. Julia will encourage her students to strive for perfection, but sees horseback riding as a sport with endless challenges and unlimited possibilities. With every ride, new discoveries are made and experiences. She also teaches in a way that benefits and encourages the horses natural movement and full athleticability. The methods taught allow the horse to understand and respond willingly to the rider. She encourages student’s to feed their passion and welcomes everyone to fall in love with a life with horses.