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2019 Lesson Schedule

Riding lessons are held during school terms, with breaks over the school holiday periods.  During the school terms, lessons will be held at the following times:

Monday - Thursday   3:30 - 4:45pm, and 4:45 - 6:00pm

Friday  3:45 - 5:00pm

School terms are:  


Monday 28 January - Friday 5 April

Monday 22 April - Friday 28 June

Monday 15 July - Friday 30 September

Monday 7 October - Friday 13 December.

Private and group lessons for home-schooled children are available on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 7am.

Adult private riding lessons and trail rides are held at a mutually convenient time, and are available upon request.

Lesson times will be strictly adhered to, and students arriving late will not be given "extra" time.

Riding Lessons

Want to learn to ride a horse? 

Riding lessons teach the rider to have better balance and control.  Riding is fun, teaches coordination and concentration, and is great exercise for healthy people of all ages.

Splendacrest Stables offers basic riding lessons for anyone from 7 - 70 years old.  These lessons are designed to introduce the student to the world of horse riding, and start from the basics of catching your horse!  You will then learn to groom, saddle and bridle your horse, and then you are ready to really learn to ride.

All riding lessons take place in our arena, and are taught by qualified riding instructors.


Weekly riding lessons are available for children ages 7 and up, and adults.  The cost is $60/lesson, per person, for a 1 hour group lesson (3-6 people) or $75/lesson  for a 1 hour private lesson (1-2 people).  Groups for kids and teens are available after school at the times listed above.  Adult lessons are available on weekdays and some weekends to accommodate most schedules including shift work. Our lessons run year 'round with the exception of school holidays and those weekends when we are away at competitions or other events.

Discounts are offered for students who wish to pre-purchase lessons.  By paying in advance for 4 lessons, the charge is only $200 per person for group lessons, or $250 per person for private lessons.

All riders must sign a waiver (or if under 18, their parents must sign).

What to wear:

  • All riders must wear a proper riding helmet. While we have some helmets in stock, it is recommended that regular riders purchase their own helmet after the first few lessons
  • Riders must bring and wear low-heeled footwear, preferably with very sturdy uppers.
  • If the rider doesn't have jodphurs, we recommend that riders wear loose-fitting pants with some stretch i.e. track pants or leggings. 

1 hour group lesson


Package of 4 group lessons (prepaid only)$200.00

1 hour private lesson


Package of 4 private lessons (prepaid only)$250.00

10-week term (prepaid only) $470.00 


Monthly Leasing Packages -  Use of Horse/Pony for one month.  Rider must have ability to brush, tack up and ride safely and independently. 

$400.00 / month 

Rider is able to ride their Leased Horse a maximum of 3 times per week, at a mutually agreeable time.  This is a great way for riders to progress from lessons to trail riding and on from there.

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