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Children's 6 to 8 yrs. Beginner Horsemanship Program

Our next sessions start Mar 11th and & May 13th.

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6 to 8 yrs class We are now offering a super new program specially designed to meet the needs of younger children aged 6, 7 & 8 years of age. During these one hour group lessons we teach riding skills on the horses, as well as grooming, tacking up and ground work, including leading and basic horse handling. The children will also go out on trail rides through the forest trails located on the property. 

One of the special features of this program is that in addition to the Head Instructor, each child has an assistant who is with them during the entire lesson to ensure they get the maximum amount of help they require. Participants start riding on a lead line at the walk and trot. As they gain knowledge, confidence and control of the horse they are gradually let off the lead line and continue to build on their knowledge and skills, thus each child can progress at his/her own rate.

Students must supply their own riding helmet and boots. We can provide advice on obtaining these items.

The dates and tmes of the next two 6 week sessions are:

Session No. 1
Saturday, March 11, 18, April 8, 22, 29 and May 6, from 11:30 to 12:30

Session No. 2
Saturday, May 13, 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, from 11:30 to 12:30

The fee is $63/lesson for a total of $378 per person per session.
A deposit of $189 is required to reserve a spot with the balance of payment payable on the first lesson.

Due to the popularity of this program we are now accepting registrations for the March and May sessions.  Please click on the button below to fill out and submit a registration form.

For more info please contact Kathy by email or by phone at 250-577-0737.

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children's 6 to 8 yrs class
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