MEET the instructors

Jessie Clise


Jessie owns and manages the farm.  Jessie starts horses under saddle, trains horses,  and offers riding instruction in most disciplines. Jessie has competed in show jumping through the upper levels, eventing, dressage, hunters, reining, and rodeo.  Jessie currently competes in barrel racing at a national level, foxhunts, and is the owner, trainer, and exercise rider of two race horses. Jessie graduated from the University of Montana Western in 2010 and has been teaching riding lessons and training horses since 2005.

Nikita Farmer


 Nikita grew up on an Irish Sport Horse breeding farm where she learned about raising, training, and showing horses from a young age.  Nikita has shown in hunters and jumpers and spent four years working for Middleburg Hunt. She specializes in training young horses, and prepping students and horses for the jumper show ring.  She also is excellent with young kids and timid adults!



Victoria is our newest instructor.  She specialized in teaching students and horses to be successful in showing in hunters and equitation.  Victoria is excellent with riders of all ages. She is a college student at Randolph Macon.


About the School

Swift Creek maintains 15 school horses and ponies at all times to accommodate riders of all ages, sizes, and skill levels. These horses are available for lessons, full and partial leasing, and competing in hunter, jumpers, foxhunting, trail riding, barrel racing and other western games.  Lessons are offered Monday through Saturday with slots available mornings through evenings.


Location and Facilities

Swift Creek has 26 stalls, two lighted outdoor arenas, an indoor riding arena, a grass jumper field, and plenty of space to hack. We have a wash stall, restrooms, and numerous tack rooms and outbuildings. We are conveniently located fifteen minutes west of Short Pump, and only a few miles from the Deep Run Show Grounds, where regularly attend horse shows and other equestrian events.



Private Lessons: $50

Group Lessons: $40

Practice Rides: $25

Pony Rides: $25

Leasing: Starting at $350/month

Full Board: $700 (includes 4 lessons/month)

Training Board: $1000 (includes 5 rides or lessons/week)

School Board: $500 (includes 4 lessons/month)

Training Rides: $40

**discounts offered for prepaid weekly lessons and training rides