Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV Campground

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297.0 Acres - BREC's Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV Campground is one of the areas largest and most versatile centers for horse enthusiasts. It features a newly renovated indoor arena and an outdoor arena (both lighted), 256 stalls, a cross-country event course, horse trails and RV campground. 
 
The facility is located only two miles from the LSU campus and six miles from downtown Baton Rouge attractions. The campground is adjacent to the Mississippi River, located on historic River Road. It is easily accessible from Interstate 10. The campground has 108 sites (many pull-throughs) and is equipped with water and power hookups and restroom facilities.

Programs:

Hearts and Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program

Six-week sessions

Sept. 9-Oct. 14 and Oct. 29-Dec. 2

Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m.

$120

The Hearts and Hooves Therapeutic Riding Program provides equine-oriented activities for the purpose of contributing to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of people with disabilities.

The center welcomes adults and children, ages six and older, to participate in sessions throughout the school year.

People of all ages with a variety of disabilities discover new worlds through equine-assisted activities. Because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves riders' bodies in a manner similar to the human step, individuals with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.

Moreover, for people with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship they form with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.

Advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, call 225-769-7805. To volunteer, call 225-272-9200, 446 or email volunteer@brec.org.

Click here to watch a video about our Hearts and Hooves program.

 

Guided Trail Rides

BREC's Farr Park Equestrian center is proud to offer guided trail rides between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and horse riding instruction. Enjoy a one-hour gentle ride through the park or in the indoor arena on one of the BREC horses. This fun activity is perfect for families, groups and friends. Trail rides are by appointment only, and all riders must be at least 6 years old. Please call 225-769-7805 for more information and scheduling.

 

English and Western Riding Lessons

Tuesday-Friday, year-round

Group and private lessons are available

Group lessons, $27 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents; $32 out-of-parish residents

Individual lessons, $47 for East Baton Rouge Parish residents; $56 out-of-parish residents


Click here to learn more about eventing at Farr Park.

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Other Equestrian Links:
Greenwell Springs Arena
LSU VET partnerships

AMENITIES:
Recreation Center, Adult Leisure Program Location, Indoor Basketball, Equestrian

 

For more information about this park, please contact:
225-769-7805

 

View Park Staff
Melissa Wood
Farr Park Equestrian Center Facility Manager
6400 River Road
Baton Ruge, La 70820
Phone: 225-769-7805
mwood@brec.org

Location:

6402 River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70820

Hours:

Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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