P’tit Trot

What is P’tit Trot?


P’tit Trot is an exciting program for children ages 5 years old and up, who love horses and want to learn more about the equestrian world. The English and Western P’tit Trot programs are devoted solely to the initiation of equitation and general horsemanship, allowing children to discover the pleasures of the two different disciplines as well as developing proper knowledge on how to care for the horse.

The P’tit Trot book is lavishly illustrated throughout and introduces familiar characters for the children to follow and relate to. Each book is divided into 4 chapters – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum with each chapter building on the previous skill set. At the end of each chapter children can expect to find a series of fun activities testing them on what they learned for that chapter.

This program offers a fun way to discover the wonderful world of horses. It contributes to acquiring various motor and technical skills and encourages children to be physically active, and acquire confidence & self-esteem as they progress through the program. Additionally, this program falls into the “Fundamentals” stage of the Long Term Equestrian Development model.

Parents and Coaches

Parents and coaches are invited to use this entertaining and educational program, which is ideal for young horse lovers. This program can also be used to prepare and support activities offered at riding camps and/or as a preparation tool to begin the Equestrian Canada (EC) English or Western Learn to Ride levels. A Parent/Coach guide is available to help deliver this program.

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Program Cost and Package InfoPitittrotposter

The complete program is available from Alberta Equestrian Federation’s (AEF) bookstore for $40.95 plus postage. Parent/Coach guides can be purchased for $8.40 plus postage.

Included in the program package is the lavishly illustrated four chapter booklet, certificate/s, and a P’tit Trot colouring book.

The English P’tit Trot package provides 4 certificates to be presented to the child with the completion of each chapter, and the Western P’tit Trot package provides 1 certificate with 4 horseshoe stickers to be presented with the completion of each chapter.

AEF would like to thank the Quebec Equestrian Federation for allowing us to use this program.

Contact [email protected] for more information or go to the AEF Store to order a package.

If you are a certified EC Instructor/Coach wishing to purchase a large volume of packages please contact the AEF office directly.

the Official P’tit Trot Website


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