Lessons

Lessons

Our riding lessons are targeted to beginner/intermediate/experienced riders looking to improve their horsemanship knowledge and skills. Riders aged 5+ can participate in weekly lessons that include catching, grooming, tacking & riding the horses safely. We believe learning ground skills are vital to being confident and assertive around horses.

We have a number of lessons horses available to match a rider?s ability and size. Tennessee Walking Horses are also available if a rider wants to experience ?the glide ride?. Both Western & English disciplines are available.

 

Lessons are taught by Jessica Sparrow, who has been working with horses since the age of 5. She has a long list of equestrian achievements, including showing in Canada and the U.S. She has 10 years of coaching experience, and loves to see her students progress towards their goals. Although her passion is dressage, she also enjoys trail riding, driving, jumping, riding side-saddle, and extreme cowboy racing.

Jessica has her Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Calgary and her Diploma in Equine Science with distinction from the University of Guelph. Jessica is also a certified coach through the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF).

“Equine Canada?s coaching program is developed in partnership with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Sport Canada. Obtaining and maintaining certification as an EC coach or instructor testifies to the coach/instructor?s professionalism and competence as a teacher in equestrianism. To obtain a certificate initially, candidates are evaluated at the highest national standard, and must provide evidence of riding ability, a cleared Police check, adherence to the Equine Canada code of ethics, and a current First Aid/CPR certificate” (https://albertaequestrian.com/Coaching-Certified-Instructors-Coaches)

 

Here are some important notes about our lesson program:?All riders will need to sign a waiver before participating in equine activities. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to your first class to complete all paperwork.

Riders must wear appropriate footwear. This should be a boot with a small heel (3/4′ – 1′), and preferably little or no grip on the bottom. This is for the riders safety running shoes will not be permitted.

All participant must wear a helmet while riding.

Long pants (jeans or riding pants) should be worn when riding.

 

Do you think you are ready to sign-up for lessons?

Please take a few moments to read our Frequently Asked Questions.

New students, please call Jessica to register for lessons at 587-439-7793

Existing students, please schedule your lessons HERE