CLOVER LEAF RIDING ACADEMY
FITNESS FOR LIFE
The Academy program involves a progression of Equine Canada approved horsemanship levels. The student learns the basics of horsemanship and riding skills and can progress as far as they wish, at their own pace.
Everything is provided in the lesson fee the horse, the equipment and the instruction. All that the student is required to bring is a certified riding helmet, boots with a one inch heel, riding gloves (optional) and a positive attitude. The academy program is for riders of all ages and stages!
ABOUT THE HEAD COACH/INSTRUCTOR
Over the last 40 years, Equine Canada certified coach, Archie Hurst has consistently turned out top equitation riders competing locally and internationally. Archie has coached Canada's World Cup Team for the past decade. Competitions were held in South Africa and the Untied States. He is now taking his expertise to the general public and starting his Academy program.
FITNESS FOR LIFE, ENJOYMENT & SUCCESS AT ALL LEVELS
Lessons are taught in the climate controlled arena on well trained lesson horses. The student is brought along at an individual pace to achieve their own goals, whether that is to ride in the show ring or to just enjoy a pleasurable ride. Lessons are offered in English and Western styles, Driving and Horsemanship.
The initial package of lessons covers the fundamentals of tacking up, the walk, the trot and canter. Every student progresses at their individual rate. Some students might progress quickly beyond the standard set of skills, while others may concentrate on the basics for longer. We believe that fundamentals are crucial to long term enjoyment of riding and so we manage progression of skills very carefully.
We also believe that the student must become very comfortable working around horses so lessons spend important time on horsemanship skills and knowledge. By the end of ten lessons we hope that our students have learned how wonderful horses are and have the basic skills to embark on years of joyful riding.
For those who are more advanced lessons will prepare a rider to ride competently in a variety of situations with confidence and success. You can progress to what ever level you feel comfortable.
Ultimately we stress fun! Riding is intended to be a safe and enjoyable experience. It is also an excellent opportunity for "Fitness for Life!" Come by for a visit and we can talk about how we might most effectively work together.
Lessons are fifty dollars + GST per hour and are sold in Ten Lesson Packages.