to Ride @ Sandridge
We are proud to bring you excellence in instruction with the most up to date coaches and standards in a top quality facility with a focus on classical education and rider safety. All instructors at Sandridge Stables are certified or in process through Equine Canada, the national governing body for equestrian sport in Canada and the National Coaching Certification Program, which governs coaching and certification standards for all amateur sport in Canada. This ensures students have the best possible instruction with specific attention to safety and the learning progression. Standards under this program are comparable to those in other equestrian countries such as England, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.S. Our instructors continually pursue their own professional development and teach under the guidance of Equestrian Canada High Performance Coach, Tricia Dahms.
Beginner Rider Programs
No rider assessment is needed for beginner riders.
CHILD & TEEN beginner programs - Saturday & Sunday mornings
ADULT beginner programs - Monday evenings (Saturdays
may also be an option - please inquire further)
Beginner Program Fees:
$250 + gst/month ~ This monthly fee includes:
once a week lessons on a monthly invoice
a school horse and all tack for the horse
Have your own horse? The monthly fee is $200 + gst
Please note that in winter months (November through March), there is a heat surcharge of $10/month billed directly onto your monthly invoice.
Flex lessons are also available for $55 + gst/lesson (add $15 if a school horse is required). Payable on day of lesson. Arrangements must be made in advance.
Private lessons are also available for $110 + gst/hour (includes lesson horse and tack) or $95 + gst/hour if you provide your own horse.
Certification For Riders
Equine Canada and the Alberta Equestrian Federation have developed English Rider Standards 1-10 to assist in the development process of a rider. While entirely voluntary, taking these accreditation standards provides focus, motivation, goal setting opportunities and a pathway to achievement. Exams are held annually at Sandridge Stables for students who wish to participate in the certification process to progress at their own pace.
Lease horses are available.
At Sandridge our lesson programs are ongoing month to month. You are welcome to sign up for as much or as few months as you would like. You can join mid month and your fee would be pro-rated to the weeks you began attending. To cancel your monthly program, you are simply required to give one month notice in an email to our office.
Occasionally, lessons will be a ground lesson, which means that there will be no riding. Instead, instruction will focus on proper horse care (horsemanship) and stable safety.
To enroll - please complete our registration form and return it either by scan and email or drop it off in our mail box in the lobby of our barn. Payment must accompany registration. If emailing registration, payment must be either email transfer or credit card.
Have more questions? Please let us know, we are happy to help.