Sharing the art and beauty of classical horsemanship

providing opportunities for excellence through horses

Tempus Renatus School of Classical Horsemanship is a non-profit riding
school newly moved to Black Mountain, NC in the Hickory Nut Gorge. Our mission is to preserve and promote the art of classical horsemanship, rare and historical breeds of farm animal, and regenerative agriculture, to provide accessible education in these areas to passionate individuals from all walks of life, and to use these three areas to help improve mental and physical health for at-risk populations.

Exciting News!

We have now been in Black Mountain for a whole year! 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 give us more capability to fulfill our mission. We are currently 100% off-grid 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 when we purchased it, so facility photos that are currently on our website are from our previous location and do not represent our Black Mountain facilities just yet (but are similar to the plans we have). However, we are excited about this process and all the learning experiences it can bring.

We have launched the first elements of our Anima Renova Wellness program! Our current offerings are PEMF therapy and Meadow Meditation sessions. While the first is focused on physical wellness of both horse and rider, the Meadow Meditation focus on mental/spiritual wellness. The two may be combined in joint sessions or offered separately. We are planning special respite days for caretaker populations to broaden our reach, so if you are a member of a group of qualified caretakers, please feel free to reach out about one of our respite days!

We are looking to expand our team! Check out our Jobs and Opportunities page for more information!

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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.

Training, Events, & Retreats


Upcoming Events

Fun & Learning

We host several wonderful events, both for entertainment and education. Stay tuned for posted events for farm tours, educational talks, performances, and more!

The Story as it Unfolds

What’s New

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