Intermediate & Advanced Riders
Thank you for reviewing the Sandridge Stables Riding Programs. 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 of intermediate and advanced riders at Sandridge Stables are certified through Equestrian 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. Tricia Dahms, a certified Equestrian Canada High-Performance coach, is the primary coach of our intermediate and advanced riders.
Regular Lesson Program
The primary focus of Sandridge Stables is on learning the disciplines of eventing (dressage, jumping and cross-country). We teach correct riding along with a classical approach to understanding the horse and riding with harmony. Students are NOT required to show, however, if you would like to enter into the world of showing we work with you to create a plan for your development. We do offer a competitive program for riders serious about showing.
Either a private riding assessment or a tryout lesson may be needed to determine optimal placement. We will discuss with you what the best option may be for you and your needs.
Lessons are one hour of learning. Grooming and tacking are not part of the scheduled lesson time. Both flat/dressage and jumping lessons at all skill levels are available. You can either do a single lesson per week or attend lessons twice a week. Additionally, for an extra fee, riders who lease or own their own horses can sign up for on and off-site cross country clinics in the late spring, summer and early fall.
School horses are available, or you are welcome to bring your own horse for all lessons. We also have options to lease horses.
GROUP LESSON SCHEDULES:
Dressage Lessons - Tuesdays evenings
Jumping Lessons - Wednesdays & Thursdays evenings
From May to the end of December daytime lessons are also available.
REGULAR GROUP LESSON PROGRAM FEES:
Single weekly lessons (flat or jumping) with a school horse & tack - $260.00 + gst/month
Have your own horse? - $200.00+ gst/month
Twice weekly lessons (flat & jumping) with a school horse & tack $450.00 +gst/month
Flex/drop-in lessons are also available for $65 + gst/lesson (add $20 if school horse is required). Payable on the day of the lesson. MUST BE PRE-BOOKED through the office.
Semi-private lessons - $100 per rider + gst/hour (includes lesson horse and tack) or $80 + gst/hour if you provide your own horse.
Private lessons - $130 + gst/hour (includes lesson horse and tack) or $110 + gst/hour if you provide your own horse. You book these directly with your instructor.
Please note that in the winter months (November through to the end of April), a heating surcharge is billed directly onto your monthly invoice. Notice is given about the surcharge before it takes effect.
At Sandridge, our lesson programs are ongoing month to month. You are welcome to sign up for as many 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's notice in an email to our office.
Missed classes cannot be rescheduled or refunded.
All classes cancelled by Sandridge Stables will be rescheduled.
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. You will be contacted to confirm your registration and determine which group and lesson time works best.
Have more questions? Please let us know, we are happy to help.