Program Information

Maple Leaf Meadows offers horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and abilities. Whether you are looking for an after school activity to get active or are looking to ride competitvely we can help you reach your goals! 

A list of lesson expectations can be found here. All clients must fill out and bring a copy of their signed waiver to their first lesson at the farm. You can find a PDF version of the waiver here. MLM will not provide any refunds for missed lessons or incomplete sessions. 

Please read through our Orientation Package before attending your first lesson. The package contains information on program details and format.

Group Lessons at Maple Leaf Meadows are offered in different sessions based on whether you ride a Maple Leaf Meadows school horse, or are on an owned/leased horse. Lessons on a school horse run throughout the year in 2 sessions; first in a 10 month session spanning from September - June, and in a second 2 month Summer Session for the months of July and August. Lessons on an owned or leased horse run in a 12 month session. A minimum 4 month commitment is required in all lesson programs. If you choose to take a break from lessons after the 4 month commitment, 15 days notice is required to discontinue lesson payments. 

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Pee Wee Level 1 & 2 

The Pee Wee program is for riders aged 6 to 8 who are interested in learning about the fun and excitement of horses and provides them an opportunity to explore riding while having fun with a group of their peers. Lessons are 1 Hour in length. Riders spend 15 minutes at the beginning of their lesson assiting in the tack up of their horse or pony, then have a 30 minute riding lesson, and then spend 15 minutes after their ride assisting in untacking and brushing their horse or pony. 

Learning Assistants assist the main instructor and attend each class to assure safety and confidence amongst the younger children.

Lesson Cost: $45/ 1 Hour Group Lesson

Learn to Ride Level 1 

Regardless of age, this is where all riders, without previous experience, will begin. Classes will be grouped according to age and ability and great care is given to grouping riders appropriately.

This program enables new riders to explore the fun experience of horses while learning with a peer group, it introduces responsibility, rules and safety for handling and riding horses. These lessons are 2 hours in length, with 30 minutes spent at the beginning to catch, brush and tack up their horses, 1 hour of riding, and 30 minutes after to untack, brush and turn out their horses. 

Riders will be taught the Passport to Excellence Level 1 set of Horsemanship Skills.

Lesson Cost: $61/ 2 Hour Group Lesson 

Learn to Ride Level 2

This program follows the Passport to Education Horsemanship skills levels and works individually with Riders fostering their individual goals for riding.

The Learn to Ride program focuses on inspiring increased commitment to equestrian activities, introduces independent decision making, and fundamental mental training, the goals of the lessons are to develop riding motor skills and communicating with horses. The rider learns to be proud of their accomplishments, have fun with peers, make new friends with horses and people, and share who they are with one another. Lessons vary between 1 and 2 hours in length depending on the skill level of the rider. At this level students get increasingly independent in catching, grooming, tacking up, and untacking their horses. 

Lesson Cost: $61/ 2 Hour Group Lesson 

Pre-Academy Program

The Pre-Academy levels are for riders who have successfully displayed the Level 2 Horsemanship Skills as set out in the Passport to Excellence, and are ready to move on to the next level.

The Pre-Academy program focuses on consolidating and refining basic equestrian skills and stabilizing variants of basic skills and new skills. For those who choose to compete this level introduces the competitive experience, setting competition goals, managing school with riding, creating a team work mindset, and a solid training habit. This level focuses on increased relationships with coaches and horses and begins to introduce the rider to the horse industry.

Lesson Cost: $70/1 Hour Group Lesson 

* Competition Riders- Riders wishing to compete at this level must lease or own their own horse.

* Career Delelopment Opportunities - Riders at this level have the opportunity to become Learning Assistants in the program.

 

We are always accepting new registrations in the lesson program! Please contact for adjusted pricing when signing up.

 

 

Register Online for Lessons or call 780-486-2099

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