New Rider Form(s) - All students are required to complete a waiver and ensure Sprout Meadows has all current contact information on file. Please print off and bring to your first class. Please note Parent or Guardian must sign off for anyone under 19yrs
At Sprout Meadows we believe that basics of horsemanship helps form the proper foundation needed for riders to succeeded in the horse world, and ensure many happy years with our equine friends.
Sprout Meadows is happy to offer several riding programs on one of our safe and friendly lesson horses or your own mount. We focus on the dressage/hunter/jumper and equitation discipline, with multiple coaches to choose from to suit your riding requirements.
We welcome riders from ages 4 years and up, at all skill levels. Whether for fun or competition everyone is welcome to come ride and enjoy the fun, relaxed environment. Focusing on the riders safety and the horses well being; helping to create a great partnership with your equine friend. All coaches are insured and first aid certified.
All beginner lessons with Sprout Meadows includes how to catch a horse, groom, tack up and un-tack a horse, and a riding lesson. Please note after 4 sessions riders will be responsible to tack/un-tack on their own with minimal supervision, help can be provided as needed if notified in advance, additional fee(s) may apply.
Cancellation of lessons with 48 hrs or less notice are subject to a $15 cancellation fee, lessons with 24hrs or less will be subject to full cost of lesson scheduled, please complete online form.
Our Lesson Format Students are expected to arrive 30 minutes prior to lesson to catch their horse, groom and tack up. Students should be in the ring, mounted and ready to ride, at the scheduled start of their lesson (private lessons should mount 15 min early to warm up once approved by their instructor). After the lesson, students are expected to properly cool out and groom their horse before putting them away. Students are also expected to clean their tack and properly put it away before leaving. Overall, it will take approximately 2 hours for a group riding lesson.
An assessment lesson will be required for each new rider to ensure proper placement in groups based on current skill levels, these lessons are done in a private lesson setting for one time assessment.
Once students are deemed ready to join a group, lessons will consist of dressage and jumping. However, in the interest of the well being of the horses, lesson content will always be subject to the discretion of the instructor/riding school and in some instances a jumping lesson may need to be replaced by a dressage lesson.
Rider Turnout All riders are required to have the following gear:
Correctly fitted ASTM helmet (helmets available on site for use until own is purchased, recommend purchasing own)
Boots with a 1/2" - 1" heel
Long pants for riding (we suggest breeches or snug fitting track pants as loose pants and jeans can rub)
Crop (once in a group lesson and approved by instructor)
We do recommend riders wear paddock boots with half chaps or tall boots to prevents rubs. Rubber riding boots are not ideal as they do not bend well in the ankle, however they still work. Long hair must be tied back neatly or tucked into helmet with hairnet.
When fitting a helmet please remember the following key points: The rim of the helmet should be one to two finger widths above the eye. The straps of the ears should form a V just beneath the ear lobe. When a rider opens his mouth, the buckle should feel snug on the chin and the helmet should hug the head. If it is a new helmet it should be slightly tight as the padding does loosen after some time.
* please note all below prices are also subject to 5% GST ____________________________________________________ Tiny Tot Lessons ages 4-6
Join us for a 20 minute Tiny Tot lesson. These lessons can be booked as a one time lesson or as a regular lesson time. Please contact us to book a time for your young riders mini lesson!
*Please note that this class is just a mini lesson and does not include catching, grooming or tack up of the ponies. ____________________________________________________ Parent and Tot Lessons ages 4-6
$50/per lesson Parent & tot is a fantastic way to introduce your child to horses in a safe, supportive environment. Ideal for preschoolers aged 4-6 years. This is a parent participation class. Approx. 1 hour in total, including catching, grooming, tacking, lesson
Used to get to know one another and see where riders current skill set is to find the best fit possible for a regular lesson plan ____________________________________________________ School Horse Lessons ages 5 plus
$45/per lesson (4 plus lessons a calendar month) $55/per lesson for non weekly classes (under 4 lessons a calendar month) 1 student 30 minutes per lesson 2-3 students 35-45 minutes per lesson 3-5 students 60 minutes per lesson
$60/per Private Lesson (4 plus lessons a calendar month) $75/per Private Lesson (under 4 lessons a calendar month) * one rider one on one with instructor approx. 45 mins ____________________________________________________