Horse Riding Lessons Program

Private Riding Lessons

Private lessons are 30-minute riding sessions offering one-on-one instruction with a certified coach. This is ideal for riders looking for individual attention to improve their riding skills.

Once you are registered for private lessons, a weekly and consistent ride time will be organized for the season (fall schedule or summer schedule).

In addition to the lesson, riders must allow 30 minutes before and after their ride time to tack and untack their horse.


Group Riding Lessons

Group lessons are one hour with a maximum of six riders per group. Riders will be sorted into groups according to skill level and availability. This lesson structure is ideal for riders looking for new challenges and the opportunity to learn with peers.

New riders to York are required to have an Assessment Lesson before joining a group lesson to determine their skill level. Once you are registered for a group lesson, a weekly and consistent ride time will be organized for the season (fall schedule or summer schedule).

In addition to the lesson, riders must allow 30 minutes before and after their ride time to tack and untack their horse. 


Assessment Riding Lesson

Do you have horseback riding experience? Excellent!

Students with previous riding experience are required to complete a 30-minute private lesson designed to assess your riding level and horsemanship skills. This helps our coaches determine what mounts and lesson types are a fit for you. It’s also a great opportunity to ‘test drive’ our facility and program!

As with all of our lessons, riders must allow for 30 minutes before and after their scheduled lesson time to tack and untack their horse. 


Introduction to Riding Package

Let us introduce you to the world of horses and riding. This 4 lesson package includes a weekly 1.5-hour lesson that is divided into three parts: a half hour learning to groom, handle, and tack up a horse; a half hour riding lesson with a certified coach; and a half hour lesson untacking, grooming, and taking care of equipment.

Experienced staff is with you every step of the way, teaching proper techniques and offering support. After four lessons, you may be hooked! 


Summer Starter Package

This summer, why not learn how to ride?

The Summer Starter package includes 8 weekly lessons from July to August, designed for adults (16 years +) who are ready to try something new! Each lesson is divided into three parts: a half hour learning to groom, handle, and tack up a horse; a half hour riding lesson with a certified coach; and a half hour lesson untacking, grooming, and taking care of equipment.

Experienced staff is with you every step of the way, teaching proper techniques and offering support. 


“My daughter has been riding at York Equestrian for 2 years, and we love it. They have lots of smaller horses that are perfect for young riders (my daughter was 7 when she started here), as well as medium and larger horses, so riders can grow through them gradually. The school has several teachers that are certified by Equine Canada, and all of the......”