No riding experience required!

Rookie Riders is a program to introduce children (ages 6- 12) who have never ridden before to experience the joy of equestrian sport in a dynamic, fun-filled program.

Rookie Riders is specifically designed to teach all the skills necessary to safely mount and dismount a horse…before being introduced to a horse for the first time!  Much of the curriculum may be taught in after school programs in your community halls and schools.


Leading edge curriculum designed collaboratively with experts in both physical literacy and equestrian development includes:Goes Here

  • Horse inspired activities and games
  • Ground-based skills
  • A “barrel horse”
  • A series of  systematic, progressive lessons

The progression goes from ground-based skills, to mounted skills, to mounted skills on a horse. The program uses a combination of barrel and ground-based activities and games as an introduction to riding.

Prepares riders for their first mounted lessons before ever stepping foot in a barn.

An appropriate progression that starts riders on their way to completing Equestrian Canada’sLearn to Ride Program” – English or Western Level 1.