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Horse Show and Breakfast, August 25th

Big Breakfast. Small Horses.

Enjoy a delicious Sunny Sundays Breakfast while watching talented ponies and miniature horses compete for ribbons and prizes in riding, jumping, driving and in-hand.


364 Bateman Road (1/4 mile north of Riding Center entrance) Barrington Hills, IL 60010


August 25th Breakfast served 10 a.m. till noon.

Show Details:

Fees: $15.00 participation/grounds fee for all competitors, $5 per class


Must wear approved helmet and sign BHPD waiver


Virginia Brown, email: call/text: 484-888-6176


  • Miniature Horse Conformation In-Hand

  • Pony Conformation

  • Miniature Showmanship (pattern)

  • Pony Showmanship

  • Miniature Horse Driving

  • Pony Driving

  • Lead Line

  • Short Stirrup Walk/Trot Pony (riding)

  • Short Stirrup Walk/Trot/Canter Pony (riding)

  • Short Stirrup Poles Jumping (riding)

  • Short Stirrup Cross Rail Jumping (riding)

  • Obstacle In hand (horses and pony)

  • Jump course In-hand

  • Miniature Horse Puissance (high jump)

Tartans for the Trust

The Barrington Area Conservation Trust will host “Tartans for the Trust,” a new and exciting festival never seen before in the Barrington area on August 31st.  The Barrington Hills Park District Riding Club will be transformed to the Highlands to include bagpipes, pub bands, games and activities for all ages!   Traditional Celtic music will reverberate through the hills from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  “Tartans for the Trust” will be a multi-generational family celebration for all to enjoy.  Pack a picnic, grab your favorite libation and join us for a unique evening of merrymaking.

Tickets are $100 per person.

17 and under free. Must be accompanied by an adult.

More information and to purchase tickets

Ignite the Night — Saturday, September 14, 5pm – 10pm

The Ignite the Night event will be held  rain or shine at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve and the Barrington Hills Park District Riding Center, 361 Bateman Road in Barrington Hills.

Music, dancing and a blazing bonfire under the stars (Live Music by BEAMISH)

Tickets include:

*A cookout dinner 5-8pm

*Beer and Wine

*Huge Bonfire

*Narrated horse-drawn wagon rides

*Native birds of prey

*Stargazing with professional telescopes

*Amazing raffle

*Flashlight tours for kids

*and more!

Order your tickets: Online ticket ordering

Questions? Call 847-382-2783

Riding Program for Children

The Saddle Club Program starts soon! This is a unique opportunity for children who don’t have a horse to learn about riding and horsemanship. The program is held in the indoor arena at the Riding Center. This program offers six-week sessions exploring the world of horses. Sessions include riding, lessons in horse care, and just hanging out with horses and ponies right here in Barrington Hills.

Please contact Jill Zubak at or 312 925-1756 to reserve a spot – New session begins August 22, 2019

Learn More


Youth & Adult Tennis Classes

The Barrington Area Tennis Association programs are held at the Park District’s courts at Countryside Elementary School during the spring/summer.

BATA uses the USTA’s 10 & Under tennis format for its youth beginner and advanced beginner classes.  10 & Under is tennis sized right for age and ability. The format scales the court down to the child’s appropriate size and uses slower bouncing balls to make learning easier and more fun.

Register at

See the Schedule of classes

Horse Trainer Registration

Essential Information & Links  for Trainers:

1. Online Trainer Registration (includes Wavier of Release & Helmet Policy/Facility Rules/Trainer Rules)
2. Online Calendar (trainers must use the online calendar to schedule their lesson times)
4. Review and follow the Riding Center General Facility Rules & Regulations
5. Review and follow the Trainer Rules and Regulations
5. Riding Ring Etiquette

Attention Trail Riders

If you ride in the Spring Creek Forest Preserves, you must carry Cook County Forest Preserve tags. Applications for purchasing tags can be found on the Cook County Forest Preserves website. For your convenience we have provided a link to their site. Online Registration here

Attention Trail Riders