Our lesson program includes English, Western and Endurance Trail Riding.
We offer lessons year round in one of our 5 outdoor arenas. We have weekly riding lessons, for adults and children, in a group, semi private or privately, for exercise or for competition. Lessons are Daytime, evening or on weekends, Below are samples of our riding programs.
Safety First! Riders are required to wear a ASTM/SEI-certified helmet to sit on or ride a horse at all times. Children under the age of 18 must wear a helmet at all times while working around horses. Riders must wear suitable footwear with a closed toe and a slight heel (No runners) Anyone helping children in a barn or riding must wear footwear with a closed toe (No sandals).
Available Riding Programs
Do you have a child that is horse crazy and a birthday coming up. Why not come and celebrate your special day with us!
We can handle groups from 8 to 12 children plus birthday child The children will be taught basic control of the horse and be led through games, races, and general silliness for an hour of horse fun. Parents or helpers are asked to be on hand to lead ponies/horses (1 helper per child, for young children and those who have never ridden).
We have an area designated area (FUN ZONE) to use before and/or after for parties. Fridge, water and freezer are all available for hosting your birthday party. You can decorate it as you want, we just ask you to leave the FUN ZONE as clean as it was before.
A deposit is required to reserve your party, with payment in full due 48 hours in advance. Payment can be made in cash, or via e-mail money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Arrive at least 1/2 hour before riding time. Each child must be fitted with a helmet and, if necessary, boots. If possible, wear a boot or shoe with a 90 degree heel. Running shoes are not Bring completed waiver forms for each child. Please pick up in advance
FALL PRICING 2020 All Lessons are booked in advance and must be purchased in monthly packages (4min) Customize your very own Riding Program with Mix and Match Classes
Group Lessons - 4 to 6 Riders
Semi-Private- 2-3 Riders
No Group Lessons Available for Beginner Riders.
English and Western
1h Group $45+hst
45min Semi-Private $45+hst
30-minute private $5+hst
1h Private $75+hst
Jumping and XC
1h Group $50+hst
45min Semi-private $60+hst
30min Private $65+hst
1h Private $100+hst
Practice Ride 16 years+ and must be Riding students.
1 hour $25
Weekday daytime, only Semi-Private or private
Sunday small groups $60/person winding guided trails over 50 acres including 20min Riding Lesson followed by 45min trail ride.
Evening lessons are between 5 pm and 9 pm
Limited weekend availability during show season.
Saturday classes are designated for Private classes Only, Sundays are Semi Private. Please contact for class availability
This is a program for people that suffer from dementia, Alzheimer's, post-traumatic stress disorder and many others. The program will include petting,grooming, riding and spending time with the animals and we are here for therapeutic relaxation and stress relief. . Please Contact for Program Pricing
Come and take a tour of our horse facility, learn about day-to-day care and maintenance of horses grooming, tack and farm life with a pony ride at the end.
We are proud to offer Classes dedicated to our local group home and halfway houses. We have a wide variety of classes offered To suit the needs of the individual.
We are always very interested in hearing about stories of growing up on farms in days gone by and riding adventures of their own! When working around horses the elderly can overcome anxiety and depression, work on building self-confidence and non-verbal communication, decrease a sense of isolation, and empower themselves to take on other challenges in their lives. Our seniors may learn how to groom, halter, feed and lead the horse. The horse’s natural inclination to interact honestly with humans and other horses, plus the animal’s ability to mirror the nuances of human body language make the horse the perfect animal to allow seniors to conquer fears and meet the physical tests of growing older. The beautiful serene environment and trip to the country is certainly an added bonus enjoyed by all.
Seniors benefit from the following:
Out with the Old and in with the New, this old little farm is getting a facelift and a new start. The Army Horse Academy is a center for people with Dementia, Alzheimer's, post-traumatic stress disorder and of course we small Eventing team and recreational riding
612 Smith Road, Ottawa, Ontario K4B 1N9, Canada
We are a private training facility with No Public Access. We would love to have you come visit, Please book an appointment time to view our little farm.
Any person with a medical condition should notify us at time of reservation to see if this activity is suitable for them. We do have in hand pony ride for some clients... Sorry, we do have weight limit for safety of our horses and riders. Our weight limits are based on height-weight ratios, but are not exact. Generally the maximum weight is 250 lbs up to 6 feet tall and 275 lbs for the folks over 6 feet tall. You must be able to manage and handle your own weight, loading yourself on to the mounting block onto the horse with little assistance from our staff. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. During your visit you must listen to and follow all instruction from our staff. Failure to do so could result in early termination of the visit however you will still be responsible for payment in full. NO REFUNDS on any training session, lessons, Summer camps or visits All training sessions must be paid in advance and a minimum of 4. If trainer cancels due to weather or illness a rescheduling training session will be made within 30 days. If client cancels less than 48 hours they will have lost of said training session. If client gives proper notice rescheduling within 20 days will be made. All policies in refunds are subject to change without notice.
Loss of lessons or Camps due to covid shutdowns will not be refunded for deposits or full payments but will be credited to your account to use at a future date for lessons or upcoming camps once lockdown provisions or emergency shutdowns have been lifted.
Due to the privacy of some of our clients video and photography is strictly prohibited without written consent. We do have a professional photographer on staff if you would like to have memorable photos taken please speak to Lynn to arrange this.