Orchard Park Equestrian

Boarding horse info

What to wear before purchasing riding gear:

Bike helmet

Leggings for girls, sweat pants for boys

Some sort of healed boots, rain boots or other

What to purchase for riding programs:

Riding helmet, breaches, riding gloves, paddock

boots, chaps.

  1. Important safety and general information:
    1. For safety reasons no smoking on the property.
    2. No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances to be used on the property.
    3. Dogs are not allowed on premises without owners (Istvan Hernek) written consent.
    4. ASTM approved helmets and approved footwear (boots with heels) are required for everyone while mounted.
    5. No jumping without permission, except for during your lesson.
    6. Boarder contract information must be kept current to include vet, farrier and insurance paperwork.
    7. Anyone handling, grooming or riding a horse in this facility must complete and sign a rider release before handling or riding.
    8. All new horses brought into the barn must be up to date on all vaccines, worming and coggins. Documentation must be provided to the owner (Istvan Hernek).
    9. Horses may not be left unattended.
    10. Every effort will be made to call the owner in the event of injury or illness; unless it is life threatening and then your vet will be called
  2. Board
    1. Full care board hay, feed, supplements, and shavings are to be supplied by owner. Please mark your containers with your horse's name. Feed bags must be dumped into your provided container.
    2. Board is due the 25th of the month. $35 late fee on all board paid after the 1st of the month. $35 fee on all returned checks.
    3. For Checks please add $15.00 handling fee .
    4. Unless otherwise stated; only staff can hay or grain full care horses.
    5. Stall cleaning, bedding & turnout (weather permitting) is daily, (except certain Holidays) for full care boarders
    6. Please give 30 days' written notice of your intention to vacate.
    7. Barn does not supply water buckets, grain buckets, fans, heated buckets or snaps. If needed you will be charged at market price for the item.
    8. Full board blanket changes will only be provided at the following temperatures:
    9. Light -- 50-40 degrees
    10. Medium - 40-30 degrees
    11. Heavy - 30-20 degrees
    12. Changes will be made based on average temperature for the day.
    13. If your horse causes damages to any property, building or equipment not related to daily wear and tear, it is the barn management's discretion to require compensation for repairs.
    14. One halter, one lead rope, one blanket, one bottle of fly spray/show sheen and one bridle are allowed on your stall doors. All other tack must be stored in the tack room or in your tack boxes.
  3. Scheduling
    1. Vet, farrier and lesson schedules will be posted in the main barn.
    2. All lessons must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and posted. Failure to attend your lesson without providing 2 hour notice will result in lost lesson fee. no compensation will be provided for lost lessons.
    3. Holding fee is a $5-dollar charge per hour.
  4. Worming
    1. All worming is at owner's expense and based on fecal count in accordance with farm vet and our worming schedule
  5. Barn etiquette
    1. QF works hard to maintain the property, please pick up after yourself, and your horse.
    2. There is to be NO riding on the grass.
    3. Please be respectful of boarders, riders and barn staff. This means no gossiping and no pushing, shoving or placing your hands on someone else at any time.
    4. Do not ground tie your horse in the aisle.
    5. Use halters and lead ropes when handling horses.
    6. Only seasonal items to be hung on stall doors (sheets / blankets / fly spray).
    7. Scheduled lessons have the right of way, please yield to jumping horses.
    8. There is absolutely no running in the barns at any time.
    9. No children in the hay loft unless parent is there watching. Children are all under the age of 15.
    10. All doors (stall doors, isle doors, isles, etc ... ) are to be left clear at all times.
    11. No phone usage while mounted for any reason.
    12. All children are to be accompanied by an adult unless another arrangement has been made. Children are all those that are under 18 years of age.
  6. Farm Rules
    1. All manure must be dumped in manure bay immediately. Please do not leave wheelbarrows with manure in them for any time period whatsoever.
    2. Please leave chains up always.
    3. Only farm approved stall guards may be used.
    4. Stall Guards may be used only while owner is present.
    5. Grazing horses is only allowed in designated areas.
    6. Only farm authorized personnel are permitted to tend to horses.
    7. No driving or parking on the grass.
    8. Bedding, feed and hay must be stored in designated areas at all times
    9. All walkways and wash stalls must be cleaned after each use and after feedings
    10. Manure must be picked up immediately after arena use or on farm property with the exception of the paddocks.
    11. Please wash and groom horses in designated areas only.
    12. No unattended horses or turnout in arenas without permission.
    13. Parking on the East side of lower barn only.
    14. $10.00 fee for stalls cleaned by QFE
    15. Self-care boarders, stalls must be mucked once a day minimum. If you don't have time to clean your stall our staff will clean and we will bill you for the cleaning.
    16. Horses must be on lead or cross-ties when in barn and must be on lead or under saddle in all arenas. Absolutely no turnout in arenas.
    17. Do NOT turn out, move, or work with another's horse unless an agreement has been made between you and said horse's owner and cleared with the barn manager with written consent. Except in the case of an emergency and owner fails to show up.
    18. All tack must be neatly kept in the designated tack room for each barn.
    19. Do not use other rider's equipment without permission.
    20. No loose horses in the riding arena when others are in ring.
    21. Proper safety gear is required when on the back of a horse on property.
    22. No jumping without any other adult in the ring.
    23. No mounting horses in their stalls, in the lower barn, or the isle of the upper barn.
Handling / leasing/guest I agent Release:

I, the equestrian rider and/or owner of the horse( s) or visitor of QuakerField Equestrian (Orchard Park Equestrian) indicated below acknowledge that I participate voluntarily in the general riding, handling, lessons and competitions as well as participating in the physical exercise programs acrobatic programs and aerial work needed to build the proper skills, strength and balance for riding in any or all of our programs; I am fully aware that horse sports and the general riding, handling, lessons and competitions as well as the physical preparation’s for this sport mentioned above involve inherent dangerous risks(i.e. brain, spinal, damage and multiple other forms of injury that may result in death) and by participating I expressly assume any and all risks of injury or loss. I am completely responsible for my own safety in all circumstances as there are many potentially hazardous situations with noises from bangs and various equipment around the farm, such as tractors, drags and all other sorts of machinery, I agree to hold harmless orchard Park Equestrian at QuakerField, its owners, heirs and assigns harmless for any injury or loss suffered during or in connection with the horse industry and sport, whether or not such injury or loss suffered during or indirectly from the negligent acts or omissions of the property owners. Please note that New York State is a Ride At Your Own Risk State, for more information please look into bill A 1513.




1) I the undersigned, have read and understand the above, and agree to abide by the barn policies and rules


2) I the undersigned, am aware and agree that photos videos and recordings will take place frequently and may be used at any time by Orchard Park Equestrian at Quakerfield. Some examples of their usage may be promotional products such as flyers, magazines, advertisement, TV spots, radio spots, movies and Social media platforms productions.


3) I the undersigned, agree to the “Important safety and general information:” from above.


4) I the undersigned, have read and agree to the terms of: Handling / Leasing / Guest / Agent / Release.