Plainfield Park District  •  23729 W. Ottawa St.  •  Plainfield, IL 60544  •  (815) 436-8812  •

Normantown Equestrian Center


12151 S. Normantown Rd., Plainfield, IL 60585 | Phone: (815) 254-1950
Barn Hours
Monday through Friday 9a-8p
Saturday and Sunday 9a-7p
Closed on major holidays

Opened in 2005, the Normantown Equestrian Center is a 6-acre facility on Normantown Road, just south of 119th Street. The center features a large 78x180 foot indoor riding arena with a heated observation area, a small indoor riding arena, two large outdoor riding arenas, and five paddocks. The stable has 48 11x12 foot stalls and includes a renovated indoor wash rack, as well as a club room/classroom.

Normantown Equestrian Center Horseback Riding Programs

Explore your passion for horses at Normantown Equestrian Center! Normantown offers English and Western riding lessons. Our lessons focus on safe handling and riding. We have a variety of school horses that can accommodate beginners and more advanced riders ages 8 thru adult. Classes for students ages 5-7 are offered throughout the year. An evaluation lesson may be scheduled by calling Normantown at (815) 254-1950. There is a $35 boarder fee or a $40 non-boarder fee for this lesson.


The center also offers boarding for horses, which includes a quality feed program, six-day-a-week stall cleaning, tack rooms, and access to a 1.2-mile trail. Turn-out is also available. (learn more)


Registration for group lessons and special programs can be done by using the registration form in this catalog, registering online, or by going to Normantown E.C. or the Rec/Admin Center. Return the completed registration form and payment to Normantown E.C. or the Rec/Admin Center. Students are registered on a first-come first-served basis. A waiting list will be created and program and camp sections will be added if needed. Normantown E.C. does not participate in a lottery.

Riding Attire

Long pants and sturdy shoes with a half-inch heel are the safest to wear when riding. Open-toed/open-heeled shoes and flip flops are prohibited and cannot be worn while riding.  Riding helmets must be worn while on horseback. Normantown E.C. has helmets available for use if the rider does not own one. Damage to helmets or tack will be billed to the rider. (learn more)

Release Form

A Liability Release Form must be filled out and signed before you can begin riding. All participants are expected to follow the barn rules and regulations that are posted at the stable.

Weather Conditions

Riding decisions will be based on the health and safety of our participants and horses. Horse theory classes will be provided featuring topics such as wrapping, grooming, nutrition, and other equestrian educational topics at times when riding is not appropriate. If you choose to cancel your lesson because of the weather with less than 24 hours' notice you will be billed for the lesson.  If Normantown E.C. decides to cancel riding lessons you will be notified and will not be charged for the lesson.  Any questions or concerns, please contact Normantown E.C. at (815) 254-1950.

24 Hour Cancellation Policy

Please remember your lesson is an appointment. Students need to arrive at least a half-hour early for their lesson or class. Late arrivals will not be able to make up missed riding or instruction time. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required. Students who do not give a 24-hour notice or do not show will be billed for that lesson time and may lose a standing lesson time slot.


The Normantown Equestrian Center is currently accepting applications for volunteers! To fill out our volunteer form online, click here.


Warning: Under the Equine Activity Liability Act, each participant who engages in an Equine Activity expressly assumes the risks of engaging in and legal responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to person or property resulting from the risk of Equine Activities (Senate Bill 240-IL).

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