It’s All about the riding! When campers arrive at Saddlewood they participate in a short riding evaluation. Along with this evaluation and the questionnaire filled out by campers before their arrival, all campers are put in one of up to fourteen riding groups according to ability and interest.
Horses and ponies are assigned according to the size and ability of the rider. New campers are encouraged to allow Saddlewood staff to match them with the horse that will best suit their skills and needs rather than requesting a horse that you may have heard of before.
Riding groups are designated by colour, from white level being for total beginner riders, to black level for our very advanced riders who ride and show regularly.
Each group rides every morning between 9:00am -11:30am and every evening between 6:00pm-8:00pm.
Lessons may take place in the arena, in the outdoor jumping and training rings, in the hunter field, on the cross-country course or out on the trails. Saddlewood stresses cross-country riding as well as equitation and encourages all riders to learn to ride outside of the confines of a ring. Even beginner riders are taken on quiet walking trails while more advanced riders spend many lessons on the cross-country course.
All Saddlewood riding lessons stress proper position at the walk, trot and canter as well as over fences. Effective horse control and safety are also an important part of every Saddlewood riding lesson.
At Saddlewood, riding is what we love the best and really why we are here. Our staff will work to improve the experienced rider while also maintaining a vibrant, fun, environment that encourages newer riders to evolve their skills and ignite their passion for horses.
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