Riding lessons teach the rider to have better balance and control. The rider’s goal may be to learn to ride for pleasure, or to go to shows, jump, do a dressage test. Students can follow a program to receive official CHA rider levels after written and practical testing.
Riding is fun, teaches coordination and concentration, and is great exercise for healthy people of all ages. Our students ride for recreation and in competitions. They range from 5-78 years young.
At Raspberry Ridge Farms in Almonte, we have several on-site coaches and trainers available. In addition, we offer private lessons and visiting coaches and clinicians for the serious competitor.
Weekly riding lessons are available for children ages 6 and up. Adult lessons are offered on weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays to accommodate most schedules including shift work. We proudly offer Therapeutic Riding Lessons for both children and adults. Our lessons run year round.
Riders of all ages love the riding lessons offered at Raspberry Ridge Farms in Almonte
What to Wear
All riders must wear a proper riding helmet. While we have some helmets in stock, it is recommended that regular riders purchase their own helmet after the first few lessons.
Riders must bring and wear low-heeled footwear, with a defined heel between 1/2”- 1 1/2″.
If the rider doesn’t have breeches, we recommend that riders wear loose-fitting pants with some stretch i.e. track pants, tear-away pants, leggings. In winter, riders should wear splash/snow pants over leggings or breeches.
Gloves are also recommended, especially for children. Stretchy dollar store gloves will protect little hands from the reins.
Group lessons are great for young students who benefit from the support of peers and learning by example.
Riding Lesson Rates
The following rates can not be combined with any other offers or specials. Lesson prices are accurate as of September 1, 2017. HST will be added to all rates. Prices are subject to change without notice.
Lessons are pre-purchased in blocks of four. Please note that since we are booking time, an instructor and a horse exclusively for each rider, that lessons cancelled for ANY reason other than severe weather, with less than 24 hours notice, will count as a lesson taken, and you will be charged for it.
A 1-hour hack/practice ride is available solely to regular students in the lesson program and who are able to catch/tack up and ride independently at a cost of $30.00
- 4 Group Lessons
- 8 Group Lessons
- 16 Group Lessons
- 4 Learn To Ride Lessons
- 8 Learn To Ride Lessons
- 16 Learn To Ride Lessons
- 4 Private Lessons
- 8 Private Lessons
- 16 Private Lessons