Riding Lessons & Camps

Mar 052013

Sadly we are unable to run camps in 2020 in order to maintain safety considerations around COVID, however, we hope to start camps again in 2021. However, here is what our summer program usually  looks like:

Weekly Riding Lessons, with our without extra practice rides in -between

 Summer Riding Camps – So much fun, riders return year after year to see their friends and have a great time!

Email valsanford@hotmail.com or Call 306-242-5099 to book a spot for 2020. Early bookings are recommended and a $100 deposit is all that is required. Ages 8 – 14.

I   Intermediate Camps. This camp requires  riding experience and the ability  to tack up independently. It will build on the Riders’ current level, and  progressing from there. Two camps being offered for 2018, over 11  years and under 11  yrs.

II – Absolute Beginner (two camps this year for this level) – riders with little or no experience, Over 11 years and under 11 years. Exact dates see sign up sheet and  will take place Monday through Friday in the months of  July/Aug 2017

$100 deposit is required to save your spot, $50 of which is refundable if you cannot participate.

Week day camps run from 9 am to 4:30 pm (advanced drop off and late pick up available, at a small fee for our daycare providers) Be prepared to ride twice a day! Helmets are provided, riders should bring boots with a one inch heel. Participants should bring a hearty lunch, and lots of water to drink (or a container for water), layered clothing, bug spray and sunscreen! Family discount available for siblings attending same camp.
Outside horses are welcome with Negative Coggins test. You must clean your own stall and provide feed and water. If you need a horse for your camp experience please talk to Val so we can arrange a good match!

5 day Week camps: $500  plus GST

If you do not quite meet the entry criteria for these camps you may take individual lessons in preparation. Please contact Val Sanford to make advanced arrangements.

Feb 222013

Regular riding lessons take place all year for all levels of riders.  Some of our programming is adjusted to accommodate COVID 19  safety concerns.

You are welcome to contact us about the  new full program for new students in March 2022. Please call us for details. 306-230-5823.

In normal times, absolute beginners  may join the next full “Learn to Ride” 10 week program  with a full complement of Horsemanship.    Call early to reserve a spot, classes fill quickly.

An “Introduction to Horses” is usually offered on Saturdays for Horse Enthusiasts 9 years of age and under.  Advanced deposits of $100 are required to save a spot.  This program is set to restart in Spring 2022.

An Assessment or Introductory lesson may be booked by calling 306-230-5823, or emailing valsanford@hotmail.com  All levels welcome. We have over 10  school horses of varying types and levels, from ponies to large warmblood show horses with experience in the hunter, jumper and dressage arenas. We have several excellent English Instructors who are Certified with Equine Canada.   Assessment lessons are $75 plus GST payable in advance.

Experienced Riders interested in leasing a horse on a monthly basis may contact Val for availability and cost. Leases start at $150 per month.

Adult only classes also available at beginner to intermediate level.

For those new to the sport, what to wear?

* layers so you can be warm during the cool evenings or in the barn after your lesson

*a boot or shoe with a one inch heel (called paddock boots)

*long pants which are snug but not too tight.  Jeans are fine, so long as there is no back pocket “bling” decoration (this will scratch the saddle)  with minimal inside seam is recommended.

*gloves are recommended but not necessary, we will provide you with a safety approved helmet.

*water on site is from a well, but potable, however feel free to bring your own if you wish!

We teach in a large indoor riding arena,  in weather no colder than minus 15 degrees, not including wind chill. Check the home page for local temperatures. We head out to teach in one of several outdoor riding rings as soon as weather permits.

Email: valsanford@hotmail.com  Phone: 306-230-5823