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Riding Lessons

LTS offers a variety of different riding lessons that meet the needs of each rider.

Riding Academy is accepting new students for the Summer 2022 program!

If you are an experienced rider and would like to book an assessment lesson to determine lesson level suitability at LTS, please email the LTS Office at [email protected] and include the below completed assessment request form. Please review details below on our lesson levels, disciplines, options available and next steps. Once the assessment lesson is booked and confirmed please note it is non-refundable. 


* WE ARE NOW BOOKING ASSESSMENT LESSONS *

PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR ASSESSMENT REQUEST FORM AND EMAIL TO THE 

LTS OFFICE AT [email protected] TO BOOK YOURS TODAY!


Assessment Request Form

Private Lessons

*HST will be added to prices listed below

30 minute private lesson

Lesson with regular LTS coach 

Available

$55

30 minute private lesson

Lesson with Tessa or Olga

Show Team Members / Dressage

$65

Group Lessons

*HST will be added to the prices listed below

60 minute group lesson

Lesson with regular LTS coach

Available

$40

60 minute group lesson

Lesson with Tessa

Show Team Members

$50

Laughton Training and Sales (LTS) Activity Waiver 


ALL riders MUST complete the following waiver before beginning lessons at our facility.

This must be emailed to the LTS Office ([email protected]) prior to the day of your first ride​. 


Activity Waiver

Lesson Flow Chart 

Curious as to which lesson you should be in? Please take a look at the below details to give you an idea as to where you would fit best! Completing an assessment lesson is our way of determining your best lesson fit - don't delay, book yours today.


NEW RIDER PROGRAM (NRP) LEVEL: This is unique to LTS and offers participants an opportunity to learn horsemanship skills as well as learn the fundamentals of horseback riding. 4 weekly sessions included in the package (registration must be done online). 2 packages (8 sessions) is typically required for riders to move onto our NRP graduate lesson. *FULL FOR Winter - SPRING REGISTRATION TO BE POSTED SOON HERE* (No assessment lesson needed for this program)


NRP GRADUATE LEVEL: Graduates of the NRP will continue to learn and practice the fundamentals of horseback riding independently. At this stage, riders can tack/untack and walk and trot on their horse or pony without assistance. Riders at this level are welcome to start our "Introduction to Quarter Board package" including 2 weekly lessons. 


BEGINNER I LEVEL: Riders at this level will work through the gaits, up into canter. They will continue to practice fundamental skills needed to lead into learning to jump--including a variety of positions, pole work, transitions and more! Riders at this level are welcome to start our "Introduction to Quarter Board package" including 2 weekly lessons. *FULL - ACCEPTING RIDERS TO THE WAITLIST*


BEGINNER II LEVEL: Riders at this level will be comfortable in walk, trot, canter and learn to jump small fences (under 18") with their horse or pony. They will continue to work on essential flat work and pole work. Riders at this level are welcome to start our regular quarter-board or part-board of school and academy horses. 


INTERMEDIATE I LEVEL: Riders at this level will learn to jump small courses up to 2'3". They will continue to work on fundamentals including transitions and pole work. Riders at this level are welcome to explore dressage lessons as well. Riders at this level are welcome to start our regular quarter-board or part-board of school and academy horses.


INTERMEDIATE II LEVEL: Riders at this level will be jumping courses up to 2'6" to 2'9". These riders will be able to ride some of the greener (younger, less experienced/trained) horses and identify and correct areas of problem. Riders at this level are welcome to start our regular quarter-board or part-board of school and academy horses.


ADVANCED LEVEL: Riders at this level will ride with our Head Coach, Tessa, and often be a part of our Sr. Show Team. They are experienced riders who are jumping courses of 3'0" and higher. They are often supporting the training of young and green horses and ponies and often coaching our more junior riders. Riders at this level are welcome to start our regular quarter-board or part-board of school and academy horses and often lease or own their own horse/pony.



New to horseback riding? 

Start with our NEW RIDER PROGRAM (NRP)


 LTS welcomes beginners of all ages looking to get into riding through our New Rider Program (NRP). Graduates of this program will very often transition into our NRP Graduate lesson (details above). All participants of our riding programs are required to have proper attire and equipment in addition to completing an activity  waiver. 


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Important Information for Lesson Riders

For each lesson, please make sure you arrive 30 minutes prior to your lesson start time to give you enough time to groom, tack up and meet your instructor in the ring and enjoy your full riding lesson time.


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

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IMPORTANT NOTE: All riders MUST have their own helmet, set of brushes & square saddle pad for the New Rider Program (NRP), assessment lesson and weekly lesson program at LTS.



WHERE TO SHOP FOR RIDING GEAR 

& EQUIPMENT TO GET STARTED:

Greenhawk Equestrian

Bahrs Saddlery

Pleasant Ridge

Willow Equestrian

Sprucewood Tack Shop

Picovs


When you visit, please let them know you were referred by LTS!