Our lessons.

We are dedicated to introducing new horse enthusiasts to the exciting world of equestrian riding through our riding lesson program.  Riding teaches responsibility, discipline, sportsmanship and self-confidence, but most of all it's just plain fun.  We offer safe, fun-filled lessons for all ages in our year-round facility.




Assessment/Introductory Lessons

New students are asked to take an assessment lesson to best determine the right program. Beginner riders must be able to properly groom and tack-up their horse safely before they can advance past this level. This normally takes 2 to 4 lessons until a student can properly groom and tack-up a horse. The cost of these lessons are $80.00 + taxes and are 60 minutes in length.


Group Lessons

Our group lessons are offered at 4 different skill levels guided by the fundamentals of the Equestrian Canada Rider program.  These lessons have been designed to teach our students essential horsemanship skills while having fun!  Upon completion of the levels, students are encouraged to advance to our private lessons with the option to lease or purchase a horse.  Of course, clients may also elect to stay in the Riding Academy program.  New students are welcome to join at any time.  The cost of these lessons are $50 + tax and are 60 minutes in length which includes grooming, tacking and riding.


Little Rider

Students who are below the age of 7 are eligible for our Little Rider lesson.  This lesson is 30 minutes in length and gives the children an introduction to ponies and horsemanship.  A parent or supervisor must remain on the premises and be willing to participate if needed.  These lessons are $40 + tax.


Private Lessons

We encourage students to participate in our Group Lesson Program but those students who wish to take a private lessons outside our program are welcome.  These lessons are $65 + taxes and are 30 minutes in length. Students must be able to tack up and put away their horse without supervision to be eligble for private lessons.

Important details to know....


PAYMENT

Lessons are billed and due before the beginning of each month. Payment must be made in advance of lesson or no lesson will be given.

We accept cash, cheque or etransfer. Visa or mastercard will be held on file only to reserve your lesson spot.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Twin Rivers requires 24 hour notice to cancel a lesson. Twin Rivers will not refund fees for any missed lessons. When 24 hour notice is not given, the student forfeits the right to make up that lesson. When 24 hour notice is given, the lesson can be made up on specific days and times. The makeup lesson must be scheduled within 2 weeks of the original lesson. Makeup classes CANNOT be rescheduled.

PROPER ATTIRE

A proper riding helmet, boots with a walking heel (one inch minimum) and long pants are required for all riding lessons. Runners are not acceptable.  Helmets can be supplied by Twin Rivers but students looking to continue riding are encouraged to purchase their own.

HORSE MEMBERSHIPS

The Horse Council of BC is a membership driven not-for-profit association representing the interests of the equine industry in all sectors throughout British Columbia. Membership in this organization is strongly recommended and also provides extra insurance. Please see www.hcbc.ca for further details.

LEASING

Want the flexibility of riding a horse but are not quite ready to purchase a horse? Leasing is an excellent alternative. For more information, please contact Tosca Kocken to discuss rates and availability.


Hunter/Jumper Training

Twin Rivers strives to meet the special training needs of every client.

We attend many Gold & Bronze rated shows in and around the Lower Mainland and Alberta.  Clients are not required to attend horse shows; however, competition is recommended for horse and rider advancement. Riders who do not keep their horses at Twin Rivers are welcome to join us at shows.   For further information, email Tosca at twinriversequestrian@gmail.com about a program uniquely designed for you and your horse.

The following are a list of shows that Twin Rivers considers attending each year:

Thunderbird Canadian Premier Show Jumping

Thunderbird British Columbia Open

MREC June Classic

Milner Downs Classic II or III

MREC Dog Days of Summer

Thunderbird Summer Fort Welcome

Thunderbird Summer Fort Classic

Thunderbird Fort Festival

MREC Labour Day Classic

BCHJA Fall Finale @ Thunderbird