Pinewood Stables has been in business for over 15 years. We have been boarding horses, giving lessons and/or training horses for over 10 years. We pride ourselves on the quality of care every horse receives while at Pinewood Stables; all horses are treated as if they are our own. Our instructors provide quality instruction in different disciplines at  reasonable rates.  We are proud supporters of the local 4H Horse Project, 4H Horse Bowl Team, and Saddle Clubs because we believe in the future of kids and these amazing animals.

                 Pinewood Stable's

     2018 Summer Private and Group          Lesson  schedules are now posted! 

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Private and Group Lessons

  ​Tuesdays:  Group Horse or Pony Lessons. Also                 limited private lessons earlier in the day.

    Wednesdays:  Private Lessons

​    Thursdays:  Private Lessons




Upcoming Events​


Mankato YMCA:

June 4-7, 2018.  9am to 2pm.  grades 2 to 5           June 18-21, 2018.  9am to 2pm.  grades 2 to 5

​July 16-19, 2018. 9am to 2pm. grades 6 to 9

​July 30-Aug 2, 2018. 9am to 2pm. grades 2 to 5

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St. Peter Rec and Leisure:

​July 23-26, 2018. 9am to 2pm.  grades 2 to 6

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​​​ Pinewood Posse Horse  Camp          Campers will be assigned their own horse for the entire week of the camp and will learn everything from A to Z about horses. In this intensive horse camp- in addition to riding instruction - campers will have daily lessons that include horse care: cleaning stalls, grooming, tacking up and un-tacking, feeding the horses and learning about horse anatomy, behavior and development.  We only accept a small number of students into this program so that we can provide a lower, more focused ratio of instructors to campers.  Lunch, snacks, water and a Pinewood Stable T-shirt are included in tuition.  Limit: 6 campers, age  9 to 18.

June 25 - 29, 2018.  8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  $350.

​Call 507-995-6390 to sign up for this horse-focused camp. Space is limited and will be filled first-come, first-served until filled.  Sorry, no exceptions.



Pinewood Stables was started by the Hilligoss Family in 2000. Our name came from a fond memory of the owner/founder's parents' hometown of Pinewood, Ontario. We started out as a small hobby farm just for our own few horses, then we grew into something bigger as the family got involved in 4-H and Saddle Club. As the family's interest and knowledge grew, they became involved in more horse-related activities  such as showing in different disciplines, gaming and other competitions; and training.   

The wind of heaven is that which blows between

a horse's ears.  ~Arabian Proverb

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