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Riding Lessons

SkyLine Farm offers both English and Western riding lessons.

At SkyLine Farm we offer riding instruction in English and western disciplines for youth riders ages 8 and up as well as adults.  We take great care to give new riders a great introduction to the equestrian world and ensure that all beginners are paired with a safe, reliable school horse.  For our more experienced riders we will provide a horse has the training required in order to effectively teach advanced skills.  We also support our riders in reaching their long term goals by engaging them in a riding and goal setting exercise at the start of each year.  This is done in consultation with each individual student and is an integral part of ensuring that our program meets their needs and also supports their long term goals.  The program is also re-visited throughout the year and as need arises.  All of our coaches are Equine Canada certified for both English and western riding and between them have decades of experience coaching, riding and showing. Please click on the link to learn more about the discipline that you are interested in.  The following information applies to our lesson program in general.

How do I register for lessons as a new client?

  • Contact us to arrange for an assessment lesson.  This will allow us to determine riding level, horse suitability and which lesson group(s) would be a good fit.   An ASTM Safety Certified helmet and riding footwear must be provided by the rider as we do not rent riding equipment.  Riders or their parent/guardian must also sign a Liability Waiver prior to commencing the lesson.
  • New clients are welcome to take a couple of lessons and pay by the lesson before they commit to the SkyLine Farm Program. After this initial trial period, all booked lessons are paid for in advance.

How does the SkyLine Farm Program work?

  • Our riding school year is organized into three Sessions: Spring (March-June), Summer (July-August) and Fall (September-December).  In-course students have priority and should register at least 2 weeks prior to the upcoming session.  Priority is also given to students who register for a full Session.  Full payment is required on or before the first lesson of the Session. 
  • Our Cancellation Policy at the start of all Sessions or anytime upon request

When are lessons offered?

  • Lessons are booked on the hour and available Monday to Thursday (afternoon to evening) as well as on Saturday during the day. Group or private instruction is available as the schedule permits.  Please note that beginner riders are started with one-on-one private instructions to ensure a safe and fun experience. Once the beginner can control their mount safely at the walk and trot they may join a group lesson.

What is included in the lesson?

  • Riders are expected to groom and tack up their horse.  For this reason they should arrive at least 20 minutes prior to riding time.  They will be provided assistance if needed.
  • Riding time is approximately 50 minutes. 
  • Group lessons are limited to three riders maximum so individual attention is assured.
  • The SLF horsemanship theory program for all EC Rider Levels is included at no extra charge.
  • Riders will untack their horse after the lesson and put away the equipment.

Special Events

  • Easter Egg hunt
  • Spring Fling In-Barn Horse Show
  • Summer Day Camps
  • Horse Show Team (English and Western)
  • Fall Fairs and Parades
  • Fall Fling In-Barn Horse Show
  • Kids Christmas Party

 

Learn more about our lessons

English Riding Western Riding Riding Camps