Stevens Creek Farm - Riding Lessons   *Subject to COVID-19 Limitations*      

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.

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 suitable for beginner to advanced. 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 a group or session lesson.

 

2022 Spring Riding Session -- Group Lessons

This session starts after the March Break and runs until June. The session lessons are for riders who can walk and trot around the ring independently. The length of the visit is two hours which includes 45 min to 1 hour of riding time.

Dates:    March 21 to June 6                        - 10 lessons @ $60 per lesson

Fee:        $678 ($600 + $78 HST) payable in full or in 3 payments of $226, see below.

The first payment is due in March. Subsequent payments are due dated April 1 and May 1, 2022.

Note: there are no lessons on Easter Monday (April 18) and Victoria Day (May 23).

2022 Summer Riding Session -- Group Lessons

Riders can sign up monthly for June, July and August.

2022 Fall Riding Session -- Group Lessons

This session starts the second week of school in September and runs until November.

Details will be posted later this Spring.

 

Daily & Monthly Lesson Options                          Price                     HST                            Total    

One Junior (group lesson)                                        $ 61.95                   $ 8.05                          $ 70.00

One Adult (group lesson)                                         $ 70.80                   $ 9.20                          $ 80.00

Junior non-boarder (4 group lessons)                       $247.79                  $32.21                         $280.00

Adult non-boarder (4 group lessons)                        $265.49                  $34.51                         $300.00

Practice Rides (4 practice rides @ $50/ride)            $200.00                  $26.00                         $226.00*

* 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 gives you three (3) days a week of riding with 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 or in person, one month before the start of the session. 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).
  • Full payment or part payment is due the start of the month or session subsequently as listed above.
  • Late registration is accepted with a $5 fee added to each lesson.
  • 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 we will give you a partial refund.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

SCF Waiver (Adult)

SCF Waiver (Minor/Junior)