Our lesson program runs September - June, summer classes in July & August classes are scheduled separately using the online scheduler. Once you are scheduled for a lesson time, your time slot is reserved for you throughout the year, unless you notify the office in writing/via email that you need to make a change to your lesson time. If we need to change your lesson time, we will notify you prior to the start of the following session. If you wish to discontinue lessons, we ask that you provide at least three weeks notice prior to the end of the session so that we can make any necessary adjustments to the schedule.
Session Dates: Session One: September 5th - December 21st Session Two: January 6th - March 9th Session Three: March 17th - June 24th
Please note, riding is a year-round sport for both progression and safety. We cannot hold lesson times for students that stop lessons in the fall and wish to start up again in the spring. Priority for lessons times will go to those planning to ride year-round.
To begin classes at Raynham Stables, riders must be a minimum of 7 years old and 20kg (45lb) and no more than 82kg (180lb). Riders wishing to riding in a group lesson must be able to safely and competently perform the following tasks:
• groom, saddle and bridle a horse under minimal supervision • walk, trot, canter and maintain a two-point position in the trot
Students who are unable to meet these criteria need to enrol in private/semi-private lessons to safely learn the basics until their instructor approves them for group lessons. We also offer an Early Rider Program for children ages 5 - 6 years old who are eager to begin classes. Important Riding School Information: