The Rookie Rider program was developed by nationally certified coaches to offer kids (aged 6 to 12) a safe introduction to horses – with an emphasis on fun! With these fundamental skills for horseback riding in any discipline, the children will finish with a strong foundation to continue in the learn-to-ride program.

At the end of the program, you’ll receive a progress report detailing their growth and a certificate of completion. Rookie Rider has been developed by nationally certified coaches and will be run by NCCP and Equine Canada certified coaches at Ironstone farms.

Program includes:

  • Group warm-up games
  • Basic gymnastics on mats
  • Horsemanship skills such as grooming, tacking up, and horse awareness for safety
  • Riding and vaulting skills on a barrel “horse”
  • Riding a horse or pony on a longe line

With these fundamental skills for horseback riding in any discipline, the children will finish with a strong foundation to continue in the learn-to-ride program.

Riding for Rookies Fall Session
Sept 25- Nov 20: Sundays 3:00 – 4:30 (no class Sunday Oct 9)

– Cost $305.00 + GST

Rider Levels Fall/Winter
Christmas Break: Friday 4:00-5:30
– Cost $550.00 + GST (with use of school horse)

Riding for Rookies Sprin Sessions 2023 :

Dates : March 26 – May 21

Rider Levels Summer 2023
Dates : TBA

Beginner lessons are always available.

To register, or if you have any questions,
please call or email Angela:
P: 778-839-2678
E: angelalonde@gmail.com