Our weekly group lesson program is geared towards beginner to intermediate level english, western, and jumping for ages 8 through adult. Lessons run year round in our HEATED indoor arena. We don't cancel due to temperature in the winter. We teach in the outdoor arena when the weather permits.
Check back in July for fall 2015 lesson session schedule and registration forms!
2015 Lesson Rates
Group lessons are $270 for an 8-week session on one of our lesson horses or $180 for an 8-week session on your own horse boarded at Colchester Stables. Check back in July for more information.
See our Lesson Horses
Frequently Asked Questions:
DO YOU HAVE LESSON HORSES?
We have well trained lesson horses for different levels of riders and many of our students have their own horses boarded at the stable. Most of the horses are kept outside, clipped and blanketed in the winter, to speed up the cooling out process for students after their ride.
DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE LESSONS?
Private dressage & jumping lessons are available if you have your own horse.
DO PARENTS NEED TO STAY?
Parents are not required, but are welcome to stay and watch on our bleachers. There is a radiant heater above the bleachers to keep specators warm.
WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE FOR MY LESSON & HOW LONG DO I STAY?
Students must arrive at least 1/2 an hour before the lesson to get horse caught, groomed and tacked up. Tacking Assistants help beginner 8-14 classes. Lessons are 1 hour in the arena, and run back to back, so if you are late, your lesson will be shorter. You must also plan on staying after the lesson 20-40 minutes to cool horses out, untack, groom, blanket & turnout.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
All students must have their own properly fitted ASTM approved riding helmet and boots with a minimum 1/2" heel (paddock boots, ropers or cowboy boots are preferred, but rubber boots with a heel are acceptable -- its difficult to put your heel down in rubber boots). Hiking boots or winter boots are also acceptable, provided they don't get stuck in stirrup and have a heel. The arena is heated to the freezing point in the winter so horses don't overheat, so wear warm layers in the winter, including gloves and headbands. The spectator area is warmer.
CHILDREN'S FITNESS TAX CREDIT
Our lessons and summer camps qualify for the $500 annual tax credit. The credit applies to all children under the age of 16. For more information, visit http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness.