Beginner Lesson Times and Dates

Birch Bay Ranch offers horseback riding lessons for Lead Line, Basic Beginner, Beginner, and Advanced Beginner riders from September - April. If you or your child loves riding horses and if you are interested in taking beginner riding lessons, check out the options below and contact the office for more information.

Beginner and Lead Line Lessons will be taught by Amy Frederick.

Wear your own approved riding helmet (bicycle helmets are not suitable) or helmets are provided. Participants must come with appropriate riding footwear (boots with a heel of 1/2 inch). Classes must have a minimum of 4 participants to run with a maximum of 6 riders per class. If classes are not filled, Birch Bay Ranch may combine class offerings. Fees are non-refundable unless cancelled 30 days or more before first lesson.

Rider Categories, CHOICE OF ENGLISH OR WESTERN SEAT

  • Basic Beginner - Never ridden before. (Parent may be needed in arena) For Ages 8+
  • Beginner - Has ridden but never taken lessons or very new rider. Ages 8+
  • Advanced Beginner - Confident at walk, beginning to trot. Ages 8+
  • Lead Line - Young rider (Parent required for assistance in arena) For ages 3-7 years.

Lead Line (30 Minutes)- English or western Riders will be introduced to the fundamentals of riding: an independent seat and hand, and work on developing greater balance while being led. Lead line requires a helper 16 yrs or older to walk with the participant. 

PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS OFFERED

Private and semi-private lessons are booked individually. with each lesson 30 minutes long.
Private lessons cost $65.00+GST per person per lesson
Semi-private lessons cost $45.00+GST per person per lesson (max 4 riders per lesson)

REGISTRATION is open!

fall session: LESSONS FULL

Tuesday - FULL 4:30-5:00pm Private/Semi-Private Class
Tuesday - FULL 5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner/Beginner
Tuesday - FULL 7:00-8:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Tuesday - FULL 8:30-9:30pm Ages 14+/Adult Class

 

Thursday - FULL 5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner/Beginner
Thursday - FULL 7:00-8:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner

 

Saturday - FULL 9:30-10:00am Lead Line Class
Saturday - FULL 10:00-10:30am Private/Semi-Private Class
Saturday - FULL 11:00am-12:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Saturday - FULL 1:00-2:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Saturday - FULL 2:30-3:30pm Basic Beginner
Saturday - FULL 4:00-5:00pm Basic Beginner

 

late fall session: November 7 - december 16, 2022 6 lesson package
cost: $240+GST

Tuesday 4:30-5:00pm Private/Semi-Private Class
Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner/Beginner
Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Tuesday 8:30-9:00pm Ages 14+/Adult Class

 

Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner/Beginner
Thursday 7:00-8:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner

 

Saturday 9:30-10:00am Lead Line Class
Saturday 10:00-10:30am Private/Semi-Private Class
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Saturday 1:00-2:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Saturday 2:30-3:30pm Basic Beginner
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm Basic Beginner

 

winter session: january16 - february 20, 2023 6 lesson package
cost: $240+GST

Tuesday 4:30-5:00pm Private/Semi-Private Class
Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner/Beginner
Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Tuesday 8:30-9:30pm Ages 14+/Adult Class

 

Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner/Beginner
Thursday 7:00-8:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner

 

Saturday 9:30-10:00am Lead Line Class
Saturday 10:00-10:30am Private/Semi-Private Class
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Saturday 1:00-2:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Saturday 2:30-3:30pm Basic Beginner
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm Basic Beginner

 

spring session: march 6 - April 22, 2023 6 lesson package
cost: 240+GST

Tuesday 4:30-5:00pm Private/Semi-Private Class
Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner/Beginner
Tuesday 7:00-8:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Tuesday 8:30-9:30pm Ages 14+/Adult Class

 

Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner/Beginner
Thursday 7:00-8:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner

 

Saturday 9:30-10:00am Lead Line Class
Saturday 10:00-10:30am Private/Semi-Private Class
Saturday 11:00am-12:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Saturday 1:00-2:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner
Saturday 2:30-3:30pm Basic Beginner
Saturday 4:00-5:00pm Basic Beginner

 

Under 8 years old, adult, or more experienced? Please contact the office. Depending on interest, we will add classes accordingly. 

cancellation policy:

If you Cancel:

  • 30+ Days from the start of your lessons - payments are fully refundable.
  • Less than 30 days from the start of your lessons - payments are transferable to another session - non-refundable.
  • after one lesson has been completed we will decide what is to be done on a case-by-case basis.