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 OPEN NOW - Classes Full

FALL SESSION: $240+GST FOR SIX LESSON PACKAGE

Tuesday September 14 - October 19, 2021
5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner
7:00-8:00pm Beginner
8:30-9:30pm Advanced Beginner
Thursday September 16 - October 21, 2021
5:30-6:30pm Beginner
7:00-8:00pm Advanced Beginner
8:30-9:30pm Advanced Beginner (Adult - Ages 16+)
Saturday September 18 - October 23, 2021
10:00-10:30am Private/Semi-Private
10:30-11:30am Beginner
11:30-12:00pm Lead Line (Ages 3-7)
12:30-1:00pm Lead Line (Ages 3-7)
1:00-2:00pm Basic Beginner
2:30-3:30pm Beginner
3:30-4:30pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner

LATE FALL SESSION: $240+GST FOR SIX LESSON PACKAGE

Tuesday November 9 - December 14
5:30-6:3pm Basic Beginner
7:00-8:00pm Beginner
8:30-9:30pm Advanced Beginner
Thursday November 11 - December 16
5:30-6:30pm Beginner
7:00-8:00pm Advanced Beginner
8:30-9:30pm Advanced Beginner (Adult - Ages 16+)
Saturday November 13 - December 18
10:00-10:30am Private/Semi-Private
10:30-11:30am Beginner
11:30-12:00pm Lead Line (Ages 3-7)
12:30-1:00pm Lead Line (Ages 3-7)
1:00-2:00pm Basic Beginner
2:30-3:30pm Beginner
3:30-4:30pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner

 

WINTER SESSION: $240+GST FOR SIX LESSON PACKAGE

Tuesday January 11 - February 15, 2022
5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner
7:00-8:00pm Beginner
8:30-9:30pm Advanced Beginner
Thursday January 13 - February 17, 2022 
5:30-6:30pm Beginner
7:00-8:00pm Advanced Beginner
8:30-9:30am Advanced Beginner (Adult - Ages 16+)
Saturday January 15 - February 19, 2022
10:00-10:30am Private/Semi-Private
10:30-11:30am Beginner
11:30-12:00pm Lead Line (Ages 3-7)
12:30-1:00pm Lead Line (Ages 3-7)
1:00-2:00pm Basic Beginner
2:30-3:30pm Beginner
3:30-4:30pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner

SPRING SESSION: $240+GST FOR SIX LESSON PACKAGE

Tuesday March 8 - April 19, 2022 (No class March 29)
5:30-6:30pm Basic Beginner
7:00-8:00pm Beginner
8:30-9:30pm Advanced Beginner
Thursday March 10 - April 21, 2022 (No class March 31)
5:30-6:30pm Beginner
7:00-8:00pm Advanced Beginner
8:30-9:30pm Advanced Beginner (Adult - Ages 16+)
Saturday March 12 - April 23, 2022 (No class April 2)
10:00-10:30am Private/Semi-Private
10:30-11:30am Beginner
11:30-12:00pm Lead Line (Ages 3-7)
12:30-1:00pm Lead Line (Ages 3-7)
1:00-2:00pm Basic Beginner
2:30-3:30pm Beginner
3:30-4:30pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner

 

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