Riding School

The riding school at Twisted Pine Farm is at the heart of what we love – advancing the skills and riding enjoyment for all levels of riders on trustworthy and capable school horses.

With years of experience and an impressive coaching team, our riding school program is focused on the systematic development of riders to meet identified goals. Whether the dream is to compete at the North American Young Riders Championships or to hack confidently around the farm, we have the instructor, the horse and the program to fit.

Students start as early as four years old and many of our riders are well into retirement age. New students are welcomed fully ‘green’ to riding or with varying degrees of horse exposure and training. Education includes not only riding, but good horsemanship and theory.

Novice riders begin much of their early training on the lunge line with more developed riders advancing to dressage, jumping and cross-country. Given the competitive activity at Twisted Pine Farm we encourage and support all our riders to participate in shows both locally as part of our team, in addition to those hosted at the farm.

An essential component of any successful riding program is of course the horse. At Twisted Pine Farm, students will benefit from our school horses and ponies – a special group of equines selected for their skills, safety and experience.

Lessons are most commonly provided with one or two riders or in small groups for ease of instruction and a rewarding experience. Lesson times can be made to accommodate the preferences and schedule

 

 

Starter Package

This introductory package consists of 4 private x 1/2 hour lessons to prepare the new rider for group lessons. A must for beginners or for riders that have taken an extended break.

Package of 4 - $158.00 (includes HST)

 Assessment Lesson

 A 1/2 hour private lesson to assess your needs and get acquainted with us on a one-to-one basis.

1 Lesson - $39.50 (inclUdes HST)

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 Novice Lessons (Semi Private)

                  ·    Novice classes are in small groups of up to 4 students, for 1 hour

·    Lessons are taught by one of our Senior Coaches

·    Riders need to have completed a Starter Package or Assessment Lesson to qualify

·    Riders arrive 1/2 hour before scheduled lesson time to groom and tack up; stay 1/2 hour after lesson to cool out horse, groom, and put tack away.

1 Lesson - $50.85 (includes hst)

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Private Lessons

·    Riders need to have completed a Starter Package or Assessment Lesson to qualify

·         Riders arrive 1/2 hour before scheduled lesson time to groom and tack up; stay 1/2 hour after lesson to cool out horse, groom, and put tack away.

                ·         For riders seeking more individual attention for your training needs or to meet your scheduling requirements.

·         Lessons are taught be one of our Senior Coaches

1 Hour Private

$62.50 (includes HST)

½ Hour Private

$45.20 (includes HST)

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Practice Rides

                         Enjoy riding and practising on your own.

·         This is for Twisted Pine Student only, who are enrolled in regular lesson plan.

·         Rider must be able to ride safely and independently in trot and canter. Riders are not allowed to jump during practise rides

Practice Ride $33.90(HST included)

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Lessons with Head Coach Dana Balfour – Competition Stream

1 hr Private Lesson $79.10

1 hr Group Lesson $56.50

½ hr Private Lesson $50.85

Conditions

                  ·    Minimum age: 4 years

·    Maximum weight: 200 pounds

·    Missed lessons can be re-scheduled (if 24 hours notice is given).  Cancellation for any reason with less than 24 hours notice means the lesson is forfeit.

·    Payment due the first lesson of each month/session.  Late payment fee of $5 for each week late.

·    Cash/Cheque or Etransfer

·    Post-dated cheques welcome.

·    NSF cheques: $25 fee.

·    Attire: Approved riding helmet (ASTM or SEI), secure boots flat sole & straight cut heel.