Lessons

Whether you ride for fun or you want to be successful in the show ring, Beatrix can help you reach your goals and dreams.

We offer lessons for novice and well as advanced riders. Our lessons are based on classical methods and are specific to each rider. Beatrix believes in a strong Dressage foundation which is, to her, the road to success for every rider. Beatrix’s lessons are well known to be taught in a friendly manner and relaxed atmosphere which gives rider and horse a safe and comfortable experience.

All lessons usually take place once a week in our 60′ x 120′ indoor riding arena. You don’t need your own horse, school horses are available.

For kids age 4 and up we offer Vaulting, which is gymnastics on horseback. It is practiced as part of basic equestrian training, and improves attention, balance, and motor skills. Once children are comfortable and mature enough, they may begin introductory lessons (in-saddle riding on the lunge line).

Vaulting

• Equestrian Vaulting is gymnastics on horseback! It’s an interesting sport to introduce your children to horses and riding in a safe and relaxed way.

• Riding and bonding with horses is a great way for children to develop mental balance! Learning to ride teaches patience, discipline, empathy, confidence and self-esteem to name a few of the benefits.

Beginner

• An effective introduction to horse care and basic position.

• Lessons taught individually on a lunge line; the rider will first acquire and practice a feel for sitting in balance and without tension in the three basic gaits.

Approximately 10 lessons are recommended before riding off the lunge line.

Intermediate

• Riders beginning to develop their riding skills, and learn more about horse care and stable management.

• Beatrix’s accomplished instructions help the rider to gain a balanced, supple seat; and above all, “feel” and sensitivity for a harmonious connection with the horse.

Once the rider is secure enough in the saddle in basic Dressage exercises, training in the light seat and preliminary jumping lessons and riding out can be introduced.

Advanced

• Caters to ambitious riders who want to achieve a higher level in detailed riding.

• Whether it’s the precision of Dressage, the excitement of flying over fences, or inspiration and advice, Beatrix can meet your needs.

Can’t find what your looking for, or have questions? For more information on our lesson packages or to book an appointment, please call (204) 641-4268.

School Horse Lesson Fees
Introductory Lessons
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5 Lesson Package
$142.50


10 Lesson Package
$270.00

Group Lessons
2800/hour
3-6 Riders of similar level
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5 Lesson Package
$133.00


10 Lesson Package
$252.00

Semi-Private Lessons
4000/hour
2 riders of similar level
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5 Lesson Package
$190.00


10 Lesson Package
$360.00

Private Lessons
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5 Lesson Package
$308.75


10 Lesson Package
$585.00

Vaulting Lessons
1800/hour
Gymnastics on horseback!
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5 Lesson Package
$85.50


10 Lesson Package
$162.00

Private Horse Lesson Fees
Group Lessons
2300/hour
3-6 Riders of similar level
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5 Lesson Package
$109.25


10 Lesson Package
$270.00

Semi-Private Lessons
3000/hour
2 riders of similar level
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5 Lesson Package
$142.50


10 Lesson Package
$207.00

Private Lessons
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5 Lesson Package
$261.25


10 Lesson Package
$495.00

Generally, the rider should wear comfortable, secure, and neat clothes, which will permit enough freedom of movement to ride comfortably.

The most important piece of equipment for a rider is an ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) approved helmet. The helmet should fit correctly and the chinstrap should be adjusted snugly.

The shoe or boot should be high enough to support the ankle. It should have a heel so the foot cannot advance too far in the stirrup, and the sole should be rigid for comfort and protection. Short boots can be worn with half chaps.  Half chaps protect the rider’s calf from being pinched by the stirrup leathers. They are very practical and replace the need for (more expensive) tall leather or rubber boots.

Riders should wear long pants that are stretchy with no inseams. Inseams can cause painful chafing.

Gloves protect the rider’s hands from blisters and calluses. They prevent the rider’s hands from slipping on the reins, and also provide warmth in cold weather.

For early lessons the novice rider simply needs to wear something tough and comfortable. Rubber boots or hiking boot is possible, but shoes must have a proper heel and a sole with a tread. An ASTM approved riding helmet is essential from the onset.