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 Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center  tel: 570-425-2868


  Our Philosophy

At Mahantango Acres, we know that every horse and rider are different and therefore, learn and develop at different levels. We are committed to working with the individual at a pace that is comfortable to them. Instruction is available in various disciplines including Hunt Seat Equitation, Dressage and Western. All levels of instruction are offered from Beginners to Advanced. We welcome children and adults as well as horses at every level.
Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center is owned and operated by Virginia and Mike Heckert. Virginia has been a Certified Horsemanship Association Master Instructor (Advanced English and Western Horsemanship) since 1989.
She has sucessfully been re-certified by CHA by her commitment to continued equestrian education. The CHA requires that certified instructors continue to take lessons, attend clinics and classes in addition to other participatory assemblies, to qualify for renewal.

Virginia has also toured on the "A" circuit with Olympic Equestrienne Anne Kursinski.She holds a degree in Equine Studies and works with various not for profit Equine Organizations including the 4-H Club, as a group leader. Virginia donates her training services to neglected and/or abused horses through Equine Rescues in various parts of the United States. In addition to being very active in Equine related interest groups and awareness projects, Virginia is also a Regional Director for the Pennsylvania Equine Council.



Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center * RR1 Box 1284* Herndon, PA 17830 * 5 70-425-2868