Horseback Riding Lessons

Aspen Acres is proud to offer riding lessons for horse enthusiasts for all ages and interests. We offer a multi disciple program covering basic English and Western riding to advanced hunter, jumper, dressage, western pleasure, and gaming. It is our goal to encourage riders to trust and build lasting relationships with the horses.

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Tiny Tots/Junior Riders

This is one of my favorite programs. This is for very young children who express a love for animals. Children ride for half an hour on a 11.h quiet pony. The lesson is one-on-one and children learn how to ride through fun and games. This is a great activity for teaching balance, motor skills, and discipline. The lesson starts in the barn where the participant does some grooming, and helps do up some buckles and Velcro for the tack, then they ride. After the lesson, students are allowed to visit all the animals on the farm.

Riding Lessons

Aspen Acres has quiet safe lessons horses. It is essential that the horse and rider match and they enjoy each others company. The students are responsible to help tack and untack the horse. Each horse is only used once a day in a lesson with two days a week off. All equipment is checked and cleaned regularly. Saddles and bridals are matched to fit each horse well, to ensure the horses comfort throughout the lesson.

Private Lessons

This is an intense hour. Students can come 15 minuets early to tack their horse. This is supervised and assisted when needed. After the lesson students are required to untack, and care for their horse. Lessons go out on the trails and ride all over the property. Each student is assigned to a horse they work well with. Private lessons are $45+ hst and there is a 24 hour policy on all private lessons.

Group Lessons

Students involved in a lesson program sign up for 4-8 weeks depending on the starting month. They ride once a week, the lesson is one hour and a half in duration. One hour is on the horse and half an hour is set aside for tacking and un-tacking. They ride in a group of three students working at the same level and interests. Students ride the same horse for the lesson block. Lessons include trial rides once a month. If we face bad weather, we ride inside. We enjoy and ride outdoors when weather permits. Sometimes we can ride out in the quiet fields if the footing is decent. Group lessons are $30 +hst you must pay for the block up front. Aspen Acres offers make up lessons at the end of every block in the event you miss a lesson.

Lesson Blocks for 2017

  • 4 weeks – January 9 to February 3
  • 5 weeks – February 6 to March 11
  • 6 weeks – March 20 to April 28, –April 29, Musical ride Presentations
  • 7 weeks – May 1 to June 16, – June 17, horse show
  • 4 weeks – July 3 to July 28
  • 4 weeks – August 7 to September 1, – August 26, cross country
  • 7 weeks – September 11 to October 27
  • 7 weeks – October 30 to December 15

 

Cross Country

Client Testimonial ~ from C.J. van Kralingen

As a long time educator, riding instructor and horse person I wish to endorse Stacy’s method of instruction and matching of rider to mount. Never are young students afraid which promotes confidence and achievement.
People, you get what you pay for!! ( at least in this case ) ~ C.J. van Kralingen

Off Property Coaching

Stacey Longley travels to local farms for coaching and training. Sessions are 1 hour in length cost $60 +hst per session. Sessions will cover either a training session, lesson, or a combination of both.

Please call (289) 686 2516 for inquiries.