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 P’tit Trot program is devoted solely to the initiation of equitation and general horsemanship, allowing children to discover the pleasures of English & Western disciplines as well as an introduction to trail riding and 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. In addition to the illustrated manual that supports practical teaching, a game book allows the child to reinforce the knowledge gained while having fun. At each level attained (bronze, silver, gold, platinum) the young rider receives a certificate of achievement.

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 gaining 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 Info

P’tit Trot program packages are available for purchase through the Alberta Equestrian Federation’s (AEF) bookstore at $39.00 plus GST & postage per package. 

Included in each program package is the following:

  • Manual
  • Certificate of achievement for each level (bronze, silver, gold and platinum)
  • Game book
  • P’tit trot sport pack
  • User guide
  • Activity sheets & answer key
  • Progress report

Special thank you to Cheval Quebec for allowing AEF members use of this program.

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

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

Official P’tit Trot Website


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