Lessons are taught in the climate controlled arena on well trained lesson horses. The student is brought along at an individual pace to achieve their own goals, whether that is to ride in the show ring or to just enjoy a pleasurable ride. Lessons are offered in English, Western, Driving and Showmanship. All lessons are private or semi-private lessons, until a rider is getting ready to show. Over the last 36 years Archie Hurst has consistently turned out top equitation riders competing locally and internationally.
Beginner lessons are fifty dollars + GST per hour and are sold in Ten Lesson Packages.
The Package of beginner lessons covers the fundamentals of tacking up, the walk, the trot and a basic canter. Every student progresses at their individual rate, and some students cover more or less than the standard set of skills. We believe that fundamentals are crucial to long term enjoyment of riding and so we manage progression of skills very carefully. We also believe that the student must become very comfortable working around horses, so the early lessons spend important time on tacking and caring for the horses. By the end of ten lessons we hope that our students have learned how wonderful horses are and have the basic skills to embark on years of joyful riding.
Advanced lessons will prepare a rider to ride competently in a variety of situations and/or to compete with confidence and success.
Ultimately we stress fun! Riding is intended to be a safe and enjoyable experience. Come by for a visit and we can talk about how we might most effectively work together
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