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470. 262. 7131

8191 Ball Ground Rd, Cumming GA 30028

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Camps & Clinics

  • Summer horse camps done a bit different...  We enroll no more than 5 students per session to maximize individual attention, safety and fun.  Sessions may be 2, 3 or 5 days with dates available throughout the summer.  
  • Guest Instructor Clinics:  From time to time we bring in fantastic guest instructors for one or two day special clinics on a variety of subjects.  

Horses for Sale or Lease

  • Sales:  Finding the "right" horse is immensely important and we will work towards that goal within any budget.  
  • Full & Half Lease:  We have horses available for full or half-lease with flexible terms.  Full lease is for 6 days per week, Half-lease is 3 days per week. 

Docs & Forms

Liability & Medical Release
For new clients, please download this Liability & Medical release form.  
You may fill it out online using a pdf. filler and simply email the completed, signed document to, or print and bring the paper copy with you.



Dress Code

  • An ASTM, Safety-Certified riding helmet is required to mount, dismount or ride any horse at Happenstance Farm or any other location where a rider is under the direct supervision of Beth Collyer. 
  • Because it would be impossible to guarantee having a helmet that would fit any and every rider propery, Happenstance Farm does not provide or loan helmets, riders must have their own.
  • We strongly recommend having helmets professionally fitted at Atlanta Saddlery in Alpharetta (770.475.1967)
  • Helmets should be black, gray or possibly navy blue.  Please NO baby blue, pink or purple helmets, NO cartoon characters or other adornments.  

  • Appropriate boots for lessons may be paddock boots (laces or zippers both ok) with half-chaps (preferably BROWN), or tall, black field boots.
  • Students new to riding may use hard-soled shoes with a heel of up to 1" for the first two lessons.  
  • NO athletic shoes, flops, hiking boots, zippers other than on the front of the boot, large buckles, high heels or any with a thick or heavy tread.
  • Half-chaps are not required for the first month of lessons but strongly encouraged to prevent sores from rubbing. 

Pants / Breeches:
  • Students may wear knee-patch breeches, denim "jean" breeches, or jeans for lessons.  Jeans must fit close, to the ankle.
  • Young students under 10 years may wear pull-on, riding tights. 
  • For lessons and riding at home, we recommend dark colored breeches that hide stains.  Reserve beige breeches for shows, they are not easy to keep clean.  
  • No white, rust or plaid breeches please. 

  • Fitted shirt tucked into pants, preferably with a collar (Polo).   We recommend "technical" fabrics over cotton.
  • No sloppy, oversized t-shirts, NO tank tops, spaghetti straps. sleeveless or baggy shirts. 
  • Jackets and sweaters should fit closely, baggy clothing is dangerous on a horse. 

  • May be in one or two neat braids down the back or in a hairnet with none otherwise visible outside the helmet.
  • Students who wear tall boots typically wear hairnets, those who show in paddock boots typically wear braids.
  • ​We recommend buying "one-knot" hairnets from Atlanta Saddlery or Dover.  
  • Wearing a hairnet takes practice, we will be glad to teach you!

​Gloves & Belts:
  • Always wear a belt, same color as your boots preferably.  Conservative, leather belts are always correct. 
  • Riding gloves are required by the 2nd month of lessons.  Black preferred, may be leather or synthetic.