Riding Lessons

Riding Lessons

Horses have many things to teach us – so much of which is learned in the barn, not in the arena.
Horseback riding and caring for horses teaches responsibility, patience, discipline, empathy, compassion, and dedication.

Riding and Horsemanship

We teach English style horseback riding in a safe, structured, encouraging and family oriented atmosphere with focus on the positive. Our students are taught how to effectively communicate with their horse. We do not just teach students how to go around the ring on a “push button” horse or pony where the horse or pony knows the routine and the rider is just a passenger.

In riding, self improvement is never ending. The rider is ultimately responsible for their own learning. We offer a flexible learning system where riders can progress at their own pace to meet their own goals.

All beginner students are taught grooming techniques, the basics of tack, and how to tack up a horse. Riders are responsible for grooming and tacking their assigned horse or pony before their lesson and caring for them as required afterward. This is great training for students who have a goal of owning their own horse.

At Hunter Green we will match you with one of our lesson horses or ponies that are suited to your needs and riding ability. Once we determine the appropriate match, we will often schedule your lessons on the same horse or pony. This allows you to get to know your mount and to bond with them.

The welfare of our school horses is of paramount importance. Riders must follow instruction and act appropriately – especially where the horse or pony’s safety and physical or metal well-being are involved.

We demand an attitude of mutual respect amongst our riders and all involved at Hunter Green. Our barn is an enjoyable, inviting place where all can feel at ease and where our riders can learn to shine!

Our Lesson Programs

Who Can Take Riding Lessons ?

Lessons are available to children eight years of age and older, through to adults.

All you need to start is a safety approved riding helmet, boots with a heel, riding gloves and a crop. Of course a positive attitude and big smile are also basic requirements!

Trial Program

Trial Program

Give riding at Hunter Green a try

Lessons * Rate +HST
3 $175.00
6 Month Program

6 Month Program

Hunter Green offers a 6 month group lesson program. Save money by signing up for your lessons in advance.

Lessons
per month*
Rate
per month +HST
4 $175.00
8 $330.00

Full payment in advance required.
We no longer accept monthly post dated cheques.

3 Month Program

3 Month Program

Hunter Green offers a 3 month group lesson program. Save money by signing up for your lessons in advance.

Lessons
per month*
Rate
per month +HST
4 $210.00
8 $400.00

Full payment in advance required.
We no longer accept monthly post dated cheques.

Month-to-Month Program

Month-to-Month Program

Weekly group lesson on one of our school horses or ponies.

Lessons
per month*
Rate
per month +HST
4 $250.00
Private Lessons

Private Lessons

30 minute private lesson. Limited availability. Month-to-month basis only.

Lessons
per month*
Rate
per month +HST
4 $360.00
Part Board

Part Board

Part Boarding is available to select students by private contract.

Please Contact Us for details!

 

Please Note:

For group lessons the actual lesson length is based on the number of students in the class on the day.

Number of Students in Class Approximate Lesson Length
1 30 minutes
2 to 3 45 minutes
4 to 5 1 hour

* Lessons may be rescheduled in advance, pending availability.
* Rescheduled lesson must be taken within the same program period.
* Notice of lesson cancellation must be received by phone no later than 2 p.m. on the lesson day for weekday evening lessons and no later than 6 p.m. the prior evening for weekend lessons. Lessons will not be rescheduled if the required cancellation notice is not given.

Conditions apply to all programs. Please contact us for details.