Blue Skies of Mapleview LLC About Us

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A family farm

Blue Skies of Mapleview is a limited liability corporation that shelters a small family farm with an emphasis on natural horsemanship. We offer a weekday morning opportunity for adult women to re-connect with riding or begin a new relationship with horses. The Women's Intuitive Riding is unique is this area. Please look at the page devoted to Women's Intuitive Riding. The farm offers a variety of services, including boarding, training and instruction as well as consultation. In the summer we host day camp for beginning to intermediate riders. During the academic year we offer after school riding lessons and therapueutic riding sessions (see AHE article). Our fifteen open acres are in a lovely setting of rolling pastures. We have two riding rings and access to trails both in the woods and up to Maple View Farm Dairy. Our horses and ponies are quiet, experienced members of our farm family.

2008 Chapel Hill News article about the farm


Who is holding the reins?

At the age of eight, Deborah Pearson-Moyers rode a giant Palamino into the Wisconsin woods on a family camping trip. She returned with "horse fever" which has never been cured. She trail rode on weekends through middle and high school and finally in her twenties after years of lessons, bought her first horse, Lady of London, who she rode endlessly. She became a racehorse groom for pacers and trotters, worked on a Quarter horse ranch, and led trail rides through the mountains of Virginia. She did find time to graduate with honors from the University of Illinois with a counseling degree and minor in Women's Studies and also to study Foundation Arts and Social Development at Emerson College in England where she met her husband, Peter. After teaching her own four children to ride, Blue Skies of Mapleview LLC was born from a request to teach others. She has now been teaching and learning from riding students since 1996 and leading Women's Intuitive Riding sessions since 2004. She began to offer summer daycamps in response to a request from riding parents and is happy to report that she feels like the luckiest woman in the world to be living her life's dream with horses and all that they have to offer us.

Zoe Caira

Riding instructor Zoe Caira

Zoe has loved everything about horses for as long as she can remember. She began weekly lessons at the age of seven. It was not until middle school when she attended her first week of Summer Camp at Blue Skies of Mapleview that she was hooked on the gentle, caring approach of working with horses that still remains at the core of the Blue Skies lesson program. While in lessons, Zoe eagerly assisted Deborah at any birthday parties, camps, and beginner lessons that she could. Later, she leased the only horse ever born at the farm; ‘Lily Blue Skies’. In 2017 Zoe graduated from North Carolina State University. Through her years studying Animal Science and Agricultural Business at NCSU, Zoe returned regularly to teach the Saturday lessons at Blue Skies. Now she is excited to be teaching some weekday afterschool lessons in addition to Saturdays! When she is not teaching lessons or leading summer camp clinics at Blue Skies, Zoe is probably working with her beloved Lily, who she now happily owns!

Sara Pearson-Moyers

Riding instructor Sara Pearson-Moyers

Sara Pearson-Moyers grew up riding and caring for horses at Blue Skies of Mapleview LLC with her family. She graduated from Guilford College in 2008 with a Psychology and Criminal Justice degree, and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling at North Carolina Central University. She works with horses and dogs, and has a great passion for helping children and adults learn from these majestic and intuitive creatures. She believes in the power of the herd (and pack) and loves sharing her passion for relating to these amazing creatures. She currently lives in Chapel Hill with her husband Wayne, and their two cats, Fancy and Carmella, and four dogs Sushi, Ebi, Jah and Sylvia. Her passions include traveling, social justice, learning, hiking/exploring with dogs/horses, and helping people achieve balance through work with animals.

Contact info

Deborah Pearson-Moyers, Manager
3609 Pasture Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 933-1444
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Pasture Road is a short drive from Chapel Hill, Durham or Hillsborough
- off Dodson's Crossroads about 7/10 mile north of Dairyland Road. view Google map