Hunter/Jumper & Dressage Training


The goal of training horses at Maple Leaf Meadows International is to ensure that the horse understands what is expected of him. Our quality training system and horsemanship skills allow us to effectively handle a horse both on the ground and in the saddle. We guarantee no abusive or regrettable training, as we are educated in classical horse training principles, main stream horse training, round penning, natural horsemanship and many other effective and proven techniques. In addition to the staff on site, we also have a large resource of industry professionals with whom we can work to get your horse back on track.


Young Horse Starting (all training necessary to prepare a young horse to be ridden in dressage and jumping)

Our goal: teach the horse how to be ridden, guided and to understand the aids

Our philosophy: all young horses are “FEI horses in training” not “Young horses at training level”

Ground training (leading, bending, lateral stepping, halting, turn on forehand and turn on haunches, rein back, rein contact, clipping, loading and lunging)

Preparing for first rides (saddling, bridling and backing; introduces the young horse to the saddle, bridle, rein contact, balance on a line, balance with a rider and rein aids)  

Foundation rides (The first 30 rides will introduce your horse to the walk, trot and canter, yielding to the aids, balance under a rider, becoming familiar with the arena environment, and learning a work ethic.


Retraining problem horses (our specialty – don’t give up on them until we see them!)

Our goal: to reestablish your horse’s full potential

Our philosophy: By skill not force (Arte non vi)

Rehabilitation services for those horses which demonstrate socially unacceptable behaviors at home or at competitions. 

Retraining as necessary depending on the individual issue(s), including but not limited to ground work, desensitization, lunging, trailering, general manners and grooming.


Schooling Services

Our goal: Progressive and healthy technical training in all disciplines

Our philosophy: By skill not force (Arte non vi)

Schooling in all levels of jumping, dressage & basic flat work. We aim to assist you in improving your horses’ skill level.

Dressage (English/Western) – We can take your horse from training level up to the highest level it can achieve.

Hunter/Jumpers – We can take your horse from trot poles to the highest level of your horse’s abilities.


Showing Services:

Our goal: Showing your horse for you within your chosen discipline with the aim of giving your horse a positive experience in a show environment under the guidance of our experienced riders.

Our philosophy: By skill not force (Arte non vi)

Regardless of discipline, we can give your horse a show experience which is educational and positive, and – should it be part of your goal – we can provide exposure to potential buyers within a show environment.





*Boarding fees not included.

Training Rides (per ride):

  •   Assistant Trainers per Ride: $65.00
  •   Head Trainer per Ride: $95.00

Young Horse Starting - 3-month unlimited advanced training package: $2500.00

Full Training: $950.00/month

Please contact us to arrange a meeting and to discuss customized training packages that meet your budget and educational focus at 780-486-2099


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Maple Leaf Meadows International
20821-9 Ave SW
Edmonton, AB T6M 2N9

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