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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 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: $300 plus HST ( includes 4, 2 hour lessons)


Please email [email protected] if interested 


Winter 2021 New Rider Program Schedule

Below is our New Rider Program schedule for Winter 2021. Spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis. Please complete an online activity waiver and email [email protected] for any further questions.


With the current lockdown situation, we have put a hold on the registration for our NRP. 

(9:30-11:30am) January 2, 9, 16,23

(3:30-5:30pm) January 2, 9, 16,23

(9:30-11:30am) February 6, 13, 20, 27

(3:30-5:30pm) February 6, 13, 20, 27

(9:30-11:30am) March 6, 13, 20, 27

(3:30-5:30pm) March 6, 13, 20, 27

(9:30-11:30am) April 3, 10, 17, 24

(3:30-5:30pm) April 3, 10, 17, 24

 

Full

Full

Full

Full

2 Spots Available

Full

2 Spots Available

2 Spots Available


 NEW RIDER PROGRAM REGISTRATION


Session 1

2021

January 2, 9, 16,23

9:30-11:30

$300

plus HST

Full

Session 2

2021

January 2, 9, 16,23

3:30-5:30

$300

plus HST

Full

Session 3

2021

February 6, 13, 20, 27

9:30-11:30

$300

plus HST

Full

Session 4

2021

February 6, 13, 20, 27

3:30-5:30

$300

plus HST

Full

Session 5

2021

March 6, 13, 20, 27

9:30-11:30

$300

plus HST

On Hold

Session 6

2021

March 6, 13, 20, 27

3:30-5:30

$300

plus HST

Full

Session 7

2021

April 3, 10, 17, 24

9:30-11:30

$300

plus HST

On Hold

Session 8

2021

April 3, 10, 17, 24

3:30-5:30

$300

plus HST

On Hold

New Rider Activity Waiver

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

Activity Waiver

Important Information

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



Makeup lesson 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 one week notice prior to your first session is required if you wish to cancel. 

Once the program has begun, refunds will not be issued if you choose to cancel as we will no longer be able to fill the spot. 


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