Who can join Our Day Farm?
Anyone who can sit on a horse's back can join Our Day Farm. It does not matter what age you are or what your talent level is, Our Day Farm accepts absoutely any student who has the means to ride horses.
I would like to join Our Day Farm. What do I need to know?
Fantastic! We are always excited to accept new students. There are 2 very important things that you should know:
1. We do not have any lesson horses.
You need your own horse to ride with us. It is okay if you do not have one now, we can help you find one to buy or lease.
2. We travel extensively.
We are based out of Elgin, Illinois in the summer; but we travel to many horses shows out-of-state during that time. We then show and train in Wellington, Florida for the entirety of the winter. To be a full time student of ours, you will need to follow our schedule.
If neither of those points deter you, welcome to Our Day Farm! Please contact us. We will give you all the information you need and answer any questions you may have.
Do you give lessons to or train people that are not members of your farm?
Yes. For a fee, we are happy to give lessons or training to anyone. You can ride or trailer into one of our facilities, we can meet you at one of yours, or we are happy to help you at a show. Feel free to contact us for more information or to schedule something.
How much does boarding cost at Our Day Farm?
Our rate for boarding varies between our Elgin and Wellington farms and can vary from year to year. Please contact us so that we can discuss your needs and supply you with our current prices.
What does "full-service" boarding include?
Our flat monthly rate includes: a stall, all of your lessons and training rides at home, any treadmill usage, and daily grooming and turn out. Extra costs you may incur include: the hay/feed/shavings split, any medications and/or supplements, shipping costs, farrier fees, veterinary work, show bills, et cetera.
What are your daily fees, training fees, and other fees?
If you are interested in joining Our Day Farm, we would be happy to discuss everything with you regarding the prices of our services, please contact us.
I am interested in one of your sale horses, what should I do?
That is great to hear! We would be very happy to work with you, but before we do it is customary in the horse industry for trainers to discuss the details of sale horses. Please let us know who your trainer is or have your trainer contact us via the information on our contact page.
Why is there more than one Our Day Farm?
Frank Jayne started the original Our Day Farm. It was a large property that was eventually passed down to each of Frank's children, including Alex and Silas Jayne. Upon receiving their portion of the farm, Alex and his wife Linda proceeded to train horses and clients, naming their company Our Day Farm. Later, Silas married a trainer by the name of Lynn, and they also started a horse training business, and also named it Our Day Farm in honor of Frank's original Our Day Farm. Although both Our Day Farms are directly adjacent to each other and get along very well, when it come to training: there is no direct relationship between the two.
Do you have schooling horses? / Do I need a horse to ride at Our Day Farm?
Unfortunately we do not have any schooling horses. If you would like to ride with Our Day Farm, you will need your own horse. If you are interested in buying or leasing a horse, we are happy to discuss your options with you. Feel free to contact us.