Wetherbrooke Academy

UPDATE 7/10/18—-


Final payments for Wetherbrooke Academy fall quarter are due no later than July 20th.   Based upon the schedules of our currently registered students, classes will be held on Mondays from 10am-12pm.


### The supply list for Equine Science 100

3 ring spiral notebook with loose leaf paper

paddock boots or cowboy boots

weather appropriate clothing for being outside

writing utensils




SCHOOL YEAR 2018-2019

Attention Dayton Area Homeschool Families……

Wetherbrooke Farm is starting an Equine Science / Barn Management Program.  The program will be operated by Joy Von Handorf, owner and head instructor at Wetherbrooke Farm.  Joy is a former teacher and coach at Dayton Christian High School and Nelsonville York Middle School.  The program will cover topics about horse care, horsemanship, and farm management.  Topics may include, but are not limited to:


Show grooming

Anatomy of a horse

Vet care

Equine Chiropractic care

Vet care and medicines



Proper turnout


Cleaning stalls

Cleaning tack

Equipment and usage

Course design

Jump building

Running an equine business

Supplies and ordering

Tacking up

Parts of the tack

Arena and footing care


Riding styles

Farm layout

Farm and riding related mathematics

Classes will meet for two hours a week for nine weeks and are available for students from age 7-18 years old.   Classes will be divided into elementary students and middle school/high school aged students if numbers allow.   Our first class will begin in September and will run for nine weeks.  The dates and times for fall quarter is on the registration form below.   Equine Science classes must be taken in numerical order and will build on the information learned in previous classes.

Students will need to dress appropriately for the weather and the activities of the day.  We will be in the classroom for part of the day and out in the barns for the rest of the time.  Depending upon the time of the class, students may need to bring a sack lunch and a drink.

Fee Schedule:

$50 non-refundable deposit to hold a spot in the program is due by July 1st

$220 balance is due in full no later than July 20th

$30 late charge to those who register and pay after July 20th deadline

$60 discount off the total price of 2 siblings (instead of $540 for 2, it would be $480)

If you are interested in signing your student(s) up for this program,  please send the following information to Joy@wetherbrookefarm.com:

Student name

Student age

Email address

Mailing address

Phone number

Days of the week that work best for you


Registration and liability forms are attached below, but we will also be sending out the information via email soon.  


We are very excited to start a new adventure here at the farm, and I look forward to answering any questions that you may have about the program.   Feel free to contact Joy at 937-623-8337 for more information.


Wetherbrooke Farm Liability Release Form

Wetherbrooke Academy Registration Forms UPDATED