Sharing the art and beauty of classical horsemanship
providing opportunities for excellence through horses
Our mission is to preserve and promote the art of classical horsemanship, rare breeds (particularly the Lipizzan), and regenerative agriculture and to make education in these three areas accessible to all, including at-risk populations such as veterans, at-risk youth, and more.
Tempus Renatus School of Classical Horsemanship (formerly Wright Tempo School of Equestrian Arts) is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit riding school newly moved to Black Mountain, NC close to the Hickory Nut Gap.
We have moved to our new place in Black Mountain, NC! Our new location is 10 minutes away from Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, 35 minutes from downtown Asheville, and 20 minutes from downtown Black Mountain. We are so excited to be embarking on the journey of developing our new facilities. We have exciting new plans for a “green” facility that will have more room for audiences at our performances, training retreats, corporate retreats, and more. We are currently powered 100% on solar energy and plan to stay this way as much as possible. It is an enormous task to develop our new facilities, as the property was only bare land with no amenities whatsoever, so the facility photos that are currently on our website are from our previous location and do not represent our Black Mountain facilities just yet. However, we are excited about this process and all the learning experiences it can bring.
We have just restarted our farm tours! Learn more about the endangered breeds that call our place home and how we function as an off-grid facility.
We have also begun offering equine-assisted learning activities for mindfulness, team-building, and more!
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What’s in a Name?
Tempus Renatus is Latin for “time reborn.” This name came from many inspirations. The first inspiration is a sense of rebirth of bygone times and traditions that live on through classical riding and the heritage breeds that we work with. Another source of inspiration is in the individual animals we have worked with. Many of our foundation animals were rescues at one point or another, whether we rescued them ourselves or acquired them from someone who rescued them initially. They experienced rebirth both through classical riding and through the offspring they produce. Lastly, many of our students, client horses, staff, and program participants who come to us find rebirth, whether they were looking for it or not. We feel that it is our calling to continue to share this experience of renewal with all who cross our path.