Horseback Riding Lessons A

Register for Riding Lessons - September/October, November/December, January/February or March/April. Full information about how we are following approved guidelines are available from our office ( and will be sent prior to the first lesson to all participants.


Birch Bay Ranch offers horseback riding lessons for Beginner and Experienced 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. Online registration is open!

Lessons will be taught by CHA certified coaches.

Rider Categories

  • Basic Beginner - Little to no riding experience
  • Beginner - Has control of steering and stopping at a walk, has done some trotting/jogging
  • Experienced Beginner - Has a fair amount of riding experience, looking to improve the basics

General - Activities - Indoor Arena

Registration is open for March/April 2021!

Helmets are provided, but participants must come with appropriate riding footwear. Classes must have a minimum of 4 participants to run. Maximum of 6 riders per class. If classes are not filled, Birch Bay Ranch may combine class offerings. Non-refundable unless cancelled 30 days or more before first lesson.

One set of Riding Lessons will have 1 -unmounted lesson and 5 mounted lessons.





May 4 - June 15, 2021: 6 one hour lessons (Except Lead line)

Tuesdays- $210+GST 
Coach - Amy Frederick
(Choice of Western or English Seat)
5:30-6:00pm- Young Basic Beginner or Lead Line (Ages 3+) - 3 Spots Available
6:00-6:30pm- Young Basic Beginner or Lead Line (Ages 3+) - FULL
6:30-7:30pm- Basic Beginner/Beginner (Ages 8+) - FULL
7:30-8:30pm- Basic Beginner/Beginner (Ages 8+) - 1 Spot Available

Lead Line - 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. Walk and trot will be introduced.

May 5 - June 16, 2021: 6 one hour lessons
(no lesson may 26) 

Wednesdays- $210+GST 
Coach - Amy Frederick
(Choice of Western or English Seat)
5:30-6:30pm - Beginner (Ages 7+) -  FULL
6:30-7:30pm - Beginner (Ages 8+) - FULL
7:30-8:30pm - Beginner/Experienced Beginner (Ages 8+) - FULL

May 6 - June 17, 2021: 6 one hour lessons

Thursdays - $210+GST 
Coach - Amy Frederick
(Choice of Western or English seat) 
5:30-6:30pm - Beginner (Ages 8+) - FULL
6:30-7:30pm - Beginner/Experienced Beginner (Ages 8+) - FULL
7:30-8:30pm - Experienced Beginner (Ages 8+) - FULL
8:30-9:30pm - Adult/Experienced Beginner (Ages 16+) - FULL

Riders have now built up the strength and stamina needed to begin working at the lope/canter.
Lope/canter will be introduced , and then independently executed. 


Private and semi-private lessons are booked individually. Each lesson is 30 minutes long. Private lessons cost $65.00+GST per person per lesson. Semi-private lessons cost $45.00+GST per person per lesson. Semi-private lessons have a maximum 4 riders per lesson.


*All participants should be 30 minutes early for every lesson to tack their horse*



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