New Rider Program

Our New Rider Program is unique to LTS and offers participants an opportunity to learn horsemanship skills as well as learn the fundamentals of horseback riding. Participants must be 4 years or older but there is no such thing as “too old” to learn to ride. We have kids, teenagers and adults as part of our program year-round! 


Our New Rider Program is a 4-week program consisting of 4-weekly small group lessons (1 hour) and 1 hour of horsemanship. This program teaches new riders how to brush and tack up their horse/pony before the lesson with their instructor, the basics of horseback riding and proper care of the horse following each lesson. Each week, riders take part in a 30 minute session in the barn with their instructor learning how to brush and tack up properly. A one hour small group riding lesson (maximum 4 riders) where riders will work to learn how to ride independently by the end of the -week session. Following the lesson, participants will learn how to untack their horse/pony and put their horse away properly. 


Once riders have completed this program (minimum of 8 session) they are ready to transition into our regular group lessons. 

Please see required equipment down below in "Important Information". Please note after August ALL REGISTRATIONS for the New Rider Program WILL be done online – please keep your eye on our website for information come mid-August regarding booking for September (our Fall lesson schedule).


4 week New Rider Program: $300 plus HST ( includes 4, 2 hour lessons)


Interested in private New Rider Lessons? 

Effective August 1st we are offering Private New Rider programs 

4 sessions- Limited times and spots available 

$385 plus HST

Please email [email protected] if interested 


Summer 2020 New Rider Program Schedule

Below is our New Rider Program schedule for Summer 2020. Spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis. To register for our weekly NRP, please complete an online activity waiver and email [email protected]

Monday: 11am-1pm 

Tuesday: 1-3pm

Wednesday: 4:30-6:30pm 

Thursday 2-4pm

Friday: 11:30-1:30pm

Saturday: 10am-12pm 

Sunday 1-3pm 

Full. Please check back for September NRP options

Full. Please check back for September NRP options 

Full. Please check back for September NRP options 

Full. Please check back for September NRP options

Full. Please check back for September NRP options

Full. Please check back for September NRP options 

Full. Please check back for September NRP options 

EXCLUSIVE SUMMER 2020 PROGRAM OFFERING! 

In light of a recent article published by Ontario Equestrian (https://ontarioequestrian.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Summer_day_camp_guidanceV2June28-2020.pdf) we are offering a SUMMER NEW RIDER PROGRAM instead of Summer Camp as we feel this is much safer program then our regular camp during this pandemic.

The safety & well being of our clients, boarders, & staff/volunteer team is our upmost priority this year.

This program offers much safer social distancing, way less people on the farm, 

and keeps everyone in a safer place during these uncharted times.


This exclusive program offers 4 consecutive days, 2 hour sessions each day (including 1 hour on the horse) where 1 parent will be here to watch & learn as well off the horse.

Price per session is $300/child + HST

Limited Spots available (First come first serve basis)

* 4 students per week *


Start Date: July 13th,2020

Full for Summer 2020


Monday to Thursday each session

Session 12:00 pm -2:00 pm daily

Monday to Thursday each session

Session 12:00 pm -2:00 pm daily

1: Week of July 13 (Full)

2: Week of July 20 (Full)

3: Week of July 27 (Full)

4: Week of August 10 (Full)

5: Week of August 17 (Full)

6: Week of August 24 (Full)

7: Week of August 31 (Full)


To register please click on the week below 

EXCLUSIVE NEW RIDER PROGRAM REGISTRATION


Jul 13th-16th

2020

New Rider Program- Week 1 


$300

plus HST

Registration Full

July 20th- 23rd

2020

New Rider Program- Week 2 


$300

plus HST

Registration Full

July 27-30th

2020

New Rider Program- Week 3 


$300

plus HST

Registration Full

Aug 10-13th

2020

New Rider Program- Week 4 


$300

plus HST

Registration Full

Aug 17-20th

2020

New Rider Program- Week 5 


$300

plus HST

Registration  Full

Aug 24-28th

2020

New Rider Program- Week 6


$300

plus HST

Registration Full

Aug 31- Sept 3

2020

New Rider Program- Week 7


$300

plus HST

Registration Full

New Rider Activity Waiver

All participants are required to have an online activity waiver completed prior to starting riding lessons

Activity Waiver

Important Information

For each group lesson, please make sure you arrive 20 minutes prior to your lesson start time to give you enough time to: Groom, Tack Up, & meet your instructor in the ring and enjoy your full riding lesson time.


Riding Attire: ASTM Approved Helmet (not provided by LTS), Correct footwear (rubber boots, paddock boots, Riding Boots), long pants (no shorts). Gloves are recommended as well as Snow Pants for beginners in the cold winter months

New Due to COVID 19: All riders MUST have their own ASTM riding approved helmet, set of brushes and saddle pad. There are some great tack shops in the area to buy riding gear & equipment (Greenhawk, Bahrs Saddlery, Pleasant Ridge).

 We also do have a selection of used saddle pads for sale for $5 (please email [email protected] to arrange this)


Lesson Essential Package:

 https://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?strilhID=Web&strmdNumber=PKG0124&stricSKU=PKG0124


Junior Grooming Set:

https://greenhawk.com/wdItemDesc.asp?strilhID=Web&strmdNumber=GRO4519&stricSKU=GRO4519



Make up lesson Policy

Please note, if you need to miss your lesson, a make up lesson will be granted if 48 hours notice is given to the LTS office. Make up lessons must be used with 30 days of the cancelled lesson. Once a make up lesson is scheduled, that date is final and cannot be rescheduled (we do not offer make up lessons for make up lessons). Lessons are non-refundable and will expire after 30 days.  


Please note, if you book a NRP or waitlist for an NRP and cancel, a $50 administration fee will apply.