Riding School

Lessons


WaterStone provides a fun and safe environment in which to learn English riding on one of our well-trained school horses or your own boarded, part boarded, or leased horse.

Lessons take place in our beautiful indoor arena, our outdoor grass ring, cross country course and hundreds of acres of hacking for experienced riders.

Our instructional program is based on the Equine Canada/Ontario Equestrian Federation Rider Level Certification program.

Our lesson programs run year round and we offer lessons 7 days a week.

 

Group Lessons - $50 per lesson including HST

Riders of similar experience and learning goals ride together in a group of up to 6 riders.

 

SemiPrivate Lessons - $62.50 per lesson including HST

Two or three riders of similar experience or families/friends ride together.

 

Private Lessons - $73.50 per lesson including HST

Beginner riders, ‘rusty stirrup’ riders, or anyone wanting one-on-one instruction on a one-time or ongoing basis can opt for private lessons.

 

Arrival Time


Riders must arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the lesson in order to groom and tack up your horse. Barn supervisors are always available to help instruct riders with safe ways to prepare your horse for the lesson and enter the arena with ample time to receive the full hour of instruction. Riders arriving late will be assisted as per availability of supervisors and will have to join an in-progress lesson.

 

Equipment


All riders must wear ASTM/SEI approved helmets. WaterStone will provide loaner helmets for first-time riders, but we encourage all riders to acquire their own well-fitting helmet. Riders must wear riding footwear as per the OEF standard of hard-soled boot with a heel between ½” and 1”. clothing.

 

Payment Policy

First time lessons can be paid individually.

After the first lesson, the lesson spot can only be reserved through pre-paid monthly or seasonal packages. Payment is due in full at the beginning of the month at the time of the first monthly lesson.

 

An additional free lesson will be provided to riders who provide post-dated cheques covering a session of riding, dated for the first of each session month.

 

Sessions – weeks vary year to year

Fall – September to December

Winter – January to March

Spring – March to June

Summer- July and August

 

Programs and Pricing

Part Boarding Program - $300 to $405 per month

$300 to $405 per month

This program allows rider to have the same selected horse each week and provides:

- one or two group lessons a week

- one practice ride in which to review and practice activities taught in lesson (flat work only)

 

Select Horse Program - $55 per lesson

This program allows the rider the same horse each lesson. Once familiar with the WaterStone horses, a rider can select one horse be assigned that horse each week.

 

Red Ribbon Leasing Program - $600 to $1000 per month depending on horse

This program well prepares each rider and horse for a successful season on the show circuit. Our instructors will take riders to either the Trillium or A Circuit shows depending on rider and horse qualifications.

 

The Red Ribbon Leasing program pairs a rider with a horse and provides:

- two group lessons a week

- one practice ride in which to review and practice activities taught in lesson (flat work only)

- experienced coach/trainer to ride horse twice a week to assist in horse fitness and capability

 

LESSONS ARE SCHEDULED BY THE MONTH AND ARE PAYABLE FIRST WEEK OF EVERY MONTH

ONE HOUR LESSON /  # of RIDERS / HORSE SELECTION / PRICE PER LESSON INCLUDING TAX

 

Cancellation Policy

Lesson packages are non-refundable and non-transferable. We require 24 hours notice for cancellation and we will then work with the rider to find an appropriate time for a make-up lesson. Any lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be considered forfeited and a make-up will not be make available. All make-up lessons will be booked within the same month and are not transferable to the next month. All schedule changes must be requested by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 24 hour emergency cancellations ONLY must be made by text to 416-937-7170

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