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 and 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 will be in the barn with their instructor learning how to brush and tack up properly. Followed by a small group riding lesson (maximum 6 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 sessions) they are ready to transition into our regular group lessons.
Please see required equipment down below in "Important Information". Please note ALL REGISTRATION for the New Rider Program is done online.
4 week New Rider Program: $350 plus HST (includes 4, 2 hour lessons) as of May 1st 2023.
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Winter 2024 New Rider Program Schedule
Below is our New Rider Program schedule for Fall 2023. Spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis. Please complete an online activity waiver and email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions. Please note that the availability listed below will be updated as soon as possible.
Registration for our Winter Session is live now!
Once your registration is received you will receive a confirmation email from our New Rider Program Coordinator that will include further information as well as the activity waiver.
2:00pm-4:00pm January 6, 13, 20, 27
2:00pm-4:00pm February 3, 10, 17, 24
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.
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. Please review the bottom of our RIDING LESSONS page for additional details on this.
Makeup lesson/ Cancellation Policy
We do not offer Makeup lessons for our New Rider Program. Please ensure that you are able to attend all four lessons when booking into the program.
Minimum 30 days notice prior to the start date of your first session is required if you wish to cancel or change your session.
Please note, if you book an NRP or waitlist for an NRP and cancel, a $50 administration fee will apply.