New Riders

New or interested in equines?  We are here help.

On this page, find resources and programs geared toward introducing and educating you about the exciting world of equestrian. 

Can’t find what you are looking for, or have more questions? Please contact us anytime. 

Rookie Riders

This program teaches activities and skills that are fundamental to success in horseback riding. It includes basic gymnastics on mats, on a “barrel horse” and concludes with a introduction to riding.

New Riders Guidebook

Horses are a lot of fun; horseback riding can be a challenging and risky sport. This guide provides helpful information such as the types of Equestrian Disciplines, choosing a certified instructor/coach, picking the right facility, what to wear, helmet safety and more!

Learn to Ride/Drive

Learn to Ride programs are available in English and Western Disciplines and guided by a Certified Instructor/Coach. They begin for junior and senior riders, at Rider Level 1 introducing the basics of horsemanship and rider skills. 

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride is a program offered in partnership with Certified Instructors/Coaches that provides a FREE introductory riding lesson or introduction to horses to those interested in the world of equestrian.

P'tit Trot

P’tit Trot is a program for children ages 5 years old and up, who love horses and want to learn more about the equestrian world. These English and Western programs are devoted to the initiation of equitation and general horsemanship, allowing children to discover the disciplines and proper knowledge on how to care for the horse.

Live Outside the Box

This FREE program for youth ages 7 – 15 is about spending more time outside and being active! Less screen time and more horse/outdoor time equals great prizes, it’s that easy!


Long Term Equestrian Development

Long-Term Equestrian Development (LTED) is a framework for the development of programs in every stage of coach and athlete development. LTED programs are athlete-centered, coach-driven and supported by an integrated sport system which provides a clear age and stage appropriate pathway for success, whether  the participant is a child or adult.

Vaulter Development

Vaulting is the performance of gymnastic and dance-like movements to music on a moving horse. This program is designed to produce knowledgeable and well-rounded athletes with eight different levels that build on skills introduced in each prior level.

To better serve our website visitors and members we have ongoingly updated listings of our member Businesses, Clubs, Instructors, Coaches, Officials, Stables and Facilities. We can help you find what you're looking for.

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