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

Feb 142013
 2020 Clinics
Horse and Rider Physio and Body Mechanics Clinics:
Jenifer Parks DVM
“Ride Well Performance” Kathlyn Hossack
Dressage with Hendrik Gaebel Dates TBA
Past clinics:

Hendrik Gaebel – (Germany) dressage and jumping

Lauren Bamford – dressage clinics

Dr. Jennifer Parks – riders biomechanical and training horses for long term soundness and health.
Wendy Walker Advanced Ground Handling and young horse starts, retraining issues (attends 2 X per month)
Ride Well Performance with Kathyln Hossack

Trailer loading and travel  care with Dr. Kate Robinson and Wayne Ward

Riding from the Ground up – with Wayne Ward,

Carine Cudmore King Johns Hunter/Jumper

Sandy Alexander (BC) Hunter/Jumper,

Chute Jumping Theory & Practice – Lisa Longtin, Val Sanford and Wayne Ward,

Zuzanna Schrammova – Riding with your Mind (Mary Wanless style),

Skye Walker (Holland) Jumper,

Dr. Trisha Dowling – Vaulting