Vidbel Mountain Homestead
Our farm in the sky
Vidbel Mountain Homestead is a five generation farm in the Catskill Mountains. Owned by Guillaume Dufresnoy and Jenny Vidbel, the farm is dedicated to bringing families and animals together for the enjoyment of both.
Liberty training, , Presentations, Pony Parties, Petting Farm, Children's Horsemanship lessons,Hiking with animals
What we offer
Take in the view of the beautiful Catskill mountains while enjoying our animals.
Tails on Trails
Take a walk with our goats through the forest and mini horses and donkeys through our horse pastures. Ponies available for riding the trail for children under 65lbs
Enjoy our talented horses, ponies and dogs as they demonstrate how awesome the animal-human connection can be in an interactive animal show!
Petting Farm and PonyRides
Ride one of our beautiful ponies and feed the goats, alpacas and Velma the Pot Bellied pig. We can also come to you for your special event!
Children's Horsemanship Lessons
Children ages 4-12
1 hour private $50
Private Farm Experience
We will create an experience here on the farm just for you! An hour, or half the day! Fun, safe outdoor activities for the whole family!
Junior Farmers Hour
Children will learn about the responsibilities that are required in caring for animals through hands on participation
Jr.Farmers Summer Program
June 6 - September 16
Monday-Friday 8am-1pm with options for additional afternoon hours. Start and end times are flexible!
Our focus is on each individual both human and animal for the ultimate experience and connection. Sessions are filling up so reserve now!
Full week $550 per child
$125 per child per day
Jenny grew up on this farm playing with ponies and watching in awe as her Grandfather communicated with many different species of animals that lived here on the farm and traveled with the family to entertainment venues across the country. Jenny has traveled the country with her group of ponies and dogs performing in theaters, fairs and even New York City’s Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden! Jenny was thrilled to have the opportunity to travel with her animal family and show audiences across the country what a wonderful partnership and relationship you can achieve with all animals through love and respect. Jenny is even more thrilled to be off the road and sharing her amazing bond with her animals with visitors that come to their beloved farm.
Guillaume Dufresnoy grew up in Bordeaux, France. As a young adult he found himself in the Alps herding sheep. Although he had a great love for the mountains his longing for adventure led him to the circus where he became an aerialist. The act that he and his partner created won several awards and landed them a job with the prestigious Big Apple Circus in NYC. After retiring as a performer Guillaume decided to stay with Big Apple Circus as their General manager, then Assistant Artistic Director, Artistic director, and Executive Director. Jenny joined the show in 2010 and met her perfect match! Not only did they share a love for the performing arts and NYC, but also animals, farm life and mountains!
Fun at the farm!