New Students/Beginner Rider
New students are asked to take an introduction 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+ tax and are 60 minutes in length.
Group Lesson Program
Our group lessons are offered at 4 different skill levels guided by the fundamentals of the Equine Canada Rider levels. 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 Riders (below the age of 7)
Students who are below the age of 7 are eligible for our Little Riders 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.
We encourage students to participate in our Group Lesson Program but those students who wish to take a private lesson outside our program are welcome. Please contact our office at 604-574-5481 or email email@example.com for further information and lesson times.
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.
All of our instructors are qualified horse people who are interested in teaching their knowledge and sharing their experiences.
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.
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.
Horse Council of BC Membership/Insurance
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.