Stables with Tradition
Facilities include 50 stalls on 23 beautifully landscaped acres in the heart of Northwest Austin. With two lighted arenas, a large jumper ring, hunt course, wash racks, and individual tack lockers, Switch Willo Stables is the premiere equestrian facility in Austin. Care takers live on the property for 24 hour, 7 days a week supervision.
Horses are given daily turnout in tree shaded paddocks. Turnout for horses is included in the regular boarding program. Each horse receives high quality feed and hay, as required for the specific horse’s needs, as well as clean water on a daily basis. A daily wormer integrated into the feed program is the preferred method of pest control. Most stalls are along an outside wall with a window that can be opened for fresh air during the warm-weather months. Tack rooms with secure lockers are provided for each boarder.
LESSONS ARE NOW FORMING
Switch Willo is an English stable, with an emphasis on the Hunter/Jumper rider. Children and adults are welcome in our riding program where we offer lessons suitable for all abilities. From learning the absolute basics to the advanced English rider refining their skills, one will feel at home at Switch Willo.
Switch Willo Stables has many highly qualified instructors who have been teaching with us from five to twenty-five years. We offer small group, semi-private, and private lessons by the month only, with a 2 month minimum commitment to start. Horses are also available for lease or half-lease on a monthly basis through the lesson program. (We do NOT offer horse rentals or trail rides.
For more information contact:
Lesson Program Director
512-920-BARN ( 2276 )
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Switch Willo’s Camp Program is a great way to get your child involved in horseback riding lessons. We offer a Summer Camp, Spring Break Camp and Winter Break Camp for kids of all ages and skill levels. See below for detailed information.
** Please note that all camp applications must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to starting the selected camp session. It is also a state requirement that parents submit copies of their child’s vaccination records with their camp application. Please have all documents ready. **
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Glenn Johnson began his career at Switch Willo Stables in 1968. Among the many highlights of his career are having been written up in Sports Illustrated for his numerous wins aboard Cricket in Puissance (High Jump).
Glenn and Phoebe Johnson are the resident experts, responsible for turning out consistently well-prepared and successful riders. Both have lead a team of instructors, who have up to 25 years of experience each and have produced many award winners at the local, state, and national levels.
Switch Willo is proud to be the home of numerous year end award winners at the local, state, and national level.
Phoebe Johnson among the many highlights of her career, she won numerous championships and year end awards statewide during her years of riding competitively and was rewarded by being an alternate for the United States Equestrian team in 1969.