Stevens Creek Farm - Riding Lessons          

Recreational Riding Lessons

Stevens Creek Farm

Stevens Creek Farm caters to all levels and ages of riders with both leisure and competitive objectives.

Recreational Lessons

The recreational riding program is a great way to learn to ride or to revisit the riding joys of your youth and stay in shape.  The session lessons are for riders who can walk and trot around the ring independently. You may choose to participate in seasonal sessions, take lessons monthly or take lessons on a per diem basis if space allows. Beginner or assessment lessons are scheduled one at a time or by month. Group lessons are 45 minutes to 55 minutes.

Trail Riding

Trail riding is a fabulous zen type riding activity. As well as regular riding in the indoor arena like all riding schools we offer outdoor trail riding education. If you are interested in this fabulous life skill Stevens Creek Farm includes this aspect of learning to ride.

What You Need for Clothing

You need a approved riding helmet, snug fitting stretchy pants, shirt with sleeves, boots with a heel and gloves (optional in the summer). You do not have to go out and buy clothes for your first few lessons. We have helmets you can use, tights or exercise pants work, knee socks are important, snug gloves, and boots with a heel. Please no loose fitting hoodies, loopy earrings or tank tops. Hair must be tied up in one or two braids or in a hair net. If you decide to continue we recommend you purchase a helmet, paddock boots and half chaps as standard wear with stretchy pants or riding pants.

One Beginner or Assessment Lesson (1 or 2 people)

This lesson is for beginners or for experienced riders to assess their ability for group placement or horse suitability going forward.  The lesson is one hour and is divided into these three parts: get the horse, groom and tack up;  ride:  untack, groom and put the horse away.

                          Price                     HST                            Total  

- Junior (under 18)            $79.65               10.35                          $90.00

- Adults                             $88.50                11.50                        $100.00                        

Note: it usually takes 4 to 8 of these lessons before you can join group lessons at a lower rate.

Seasonal Session Group Lessons

We offer a spring and fall session. The session lessons are for riders who can walk and trot around the ring independently. The length of the stay is two(2) hours which includes tack up, lesson for 45 minutes to 1hour, and untack and put the horse and equipment away. Parents are welcome to help children in the before and after part of the lessons.

For winter and summer lessons please enquire.

2024 Spring Riding Session

Dates:        March 18 to May 26, 2024            

         - 10 lessons @ $65 per lesson      

Fee:            $735  ($650 + HST$85)(monthly instalments are available on request)  

For Easter and Victoria Day Monday lesson times may change. TBA

Registration and payment due by March 1, 2024. Register by sending an email.

Daily & Monthly Lesson Options                          Price                     HST                            Total    

One Junior (group lesson)                                        $79.65                    $10.35                          $ 90.00

One Adult (group lesson)                                         $ 88.50                   $ 11.50                         $100.00

Junior non-boarder (4 group lessons-$70)               $280.00                  $36.00                         $316.00

Adult non-boarder (4 group lessons-$75)                $300.00                  $39.00                         $339.00

Practice Rides (4 practice rides @ $55/ride)            $220.00                  $28.60                         $248.60*

* Only with availability. Riders must be cantering comfortably to purchase Practice Rides. For riders under 18 years of age parents must be present to supervise after hours (from 4pm). Check with staff for staff supervised riding times.


To Upgrade

There are several options to upgrade. You can upgrade to two lessons a month or consider a part lease of a Stevens Creek Farm school horse. Leasing is subject to horse availability. Leases are usually for a year starting the end of one season to the next. Leasing gives you three (3) days a week of riding with the choice of one or two lessons per week and you get a taste of horse ownership without the full cost and responsibility of owning your own horse. Agreements vary depending on the horse. If you are interested in an upgrade please mention this to your instructor or call the office so we can explain the different options.


Registration, Policy and Payment Details

  • Register by phone, email, text one month before the start of the session or as posted. Please complete the appropriate waiver below and send in with your registration and payment. You will receive a confirmation of registration within a few weeks. If you do not, please contact us.
  • Payment is by cash, cheque (payable to 'Stevens Creek Farm') or e-transfer to [email protected] (please include the name of the rider and lesson session on the e-transfer).
  • Late registration is accepted at a pro-rated fee for lessons and leases.
  • If you miss your lesson, there is no make-up or refund policy at this time due to demand. If you need to cancel from a session due to injury or illness partial refund can be negotiated.




For more information, please call the office at (613) 489-0248 or email us at: [email protected].





SCF Waiver (Adult)

SCF Waiver (Minor/Junior)