Additional Riding Programs

For students looking to do more riding outside of their weekly lesson, we are happy to offer extra riding opportunities and programs. These events provide more time in the tack as well as new and exciting challenges!

Course Night

Course night is a clinic held twice a month from October - June on Friday evenings.

This clinic allows riders who are confident in walk, trot, canter and jumping consistently in lessons to practice their skills over a jump course. Riders are organized by skill level into groups for a 1.5-hour session.

The ride is divided into two parts: a flat class (with no jumping), to focus on position; and a jump round, where students are given a course of jumps to ride through. This is an excellent opportunity to receive additional feedback and get more time in the saddle! Speak to your instructor about participating in the next course night or drop by the office to register.


Year-End Schooling Show

All riders are invited to participate in our Year-End Schooling Show!

This friendly, fun competition allows students to demonstrate how much they improved in their riding lessons. Even better than that, it’s a great opportunity to show off to family and friends!

Show Team

Riders interested in showing on the hunter/jumper circuit are encouraged to ask their instructor about Show Team Camp.

Showing is so much more than riding in a new arena; this five-day camp course prepares a student’s riding and horsemanship skills for competition.

As a team, students travel to the show together, caring for all the horses and supporting each other. It’s all about learning and having fun!


Equestrian Canada Rider Levels

The Equestrian Canada “Learn to Ride” program, or rider levels, provides the national standard for English riding education and horsemanship. Riders are rewarded with certificates of achievement for each level (1 - 10) that is completed.

This program provides riders and coaches with an attainable progression while developing well-rounded equestrians. Rider Level Camp is a 2-week program that works toward obtaining rider levels; it includes riding lessons, exam preparation, and an evaluation.

Visit Ontario Equestrian or Equestrian Canada for more information on the Learn to Ride program, or click here to learn more about York’s Rider Level Camp.


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