COVID-19 Update

As of January 5, 2021 at midnight the Province of New Brunswick has moved into the Orange Level. For the safety of our riding community, we will continue to take a fact-based approach, in the development and implementation of our operating plan.

Based on this information, we will:
Renew our focus: We will remain vigilant about the following:

  • taking your temperature
    You must take your temperature before you leave your house. You will stand at the front barn entrance and tell us what it is, before you are allowed in the barn. No coughing, or any signs of illness- will be sent home. We will be asking each student before they enter the barn these questions before each ride.


    • Have you recently been sick?
    • Is anyone in your household sick?
    • Do you have a fever or a cough?
    • If you have been in contact with anyone who is being tested for the coronavirus- because of feeling ill- you need to stay home until their results are in.

    We ask each of our parents to answer these questions, before you bring your riders to the barn. The children have not been doing a great job at this, and we need parental support to keep us all healthy!

  • the proper wearing of masks
    We will ask everyone to wear a mask for the tacking up and untacking process, please bring one with you. Our instructors will have a mask as well. Under the orange phase, wearing face masks is mandatory in indoor public spaces.
  • physical distancing guidelines
    To accommodate physical distancing, people must maintain a minimum distance of 2 meters, or 6 feet, between themselves and others at all times, with the exception of members of the same household or ‘bubble’. People must not congregate in groups. This may result in restrictions to how daily activities, business operations, and recreation occurs, but this intermediary step will help to keep our communities healthy. Adjustments and accommodations will be required to ensure physical distancing requirements continue to be met.
  • hand washing
    Good handwashing practices are important to prevent disease transmission, especially during this current COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone needs to ensure they are practicing proper hand hygiene. Proper handwashing requires regularly and thoroughly washing your hands with soap and water or minimum 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • wipe down anything you touch
    Lead lines, cross ties, stall guards, shovels, forks, handles, wheelbarrows etceteras. We will have all the disinfecting supplies here for you to use. We will continue to disinfect all horse tack and equipment.

Restrict access to the barn:
One parent per child is allowed. No siblings, guests, visitors, or other people on the property. No parents in the barn.

If the lesson is outside, each parent can stand at one of the 4 corners of the ring. If it is in the indoor arena, we won’t be able to have parents watch.

For more information on Orange Level, see the COVID-19 recovery plan. And the Recovery Level Comparison - January 2021 chart. 

Thank you all for doing your part and keeping us safe.

Welcome to Hampton Riding Centre

Premier riding school in Atlantic Canada

Hampton Riding Centre is located in Smithtown, New Brunswick – just outside of Hampton and about 1/2 hour from Saint John. Owned and operated by Equine Canada Certified Coach Jennifer Hanson. Many events are held every year for youth and adults, from fun schooling shows, to clinics with some of the country’s top equestrian athletes and coaches. We are also home to the Hampton Pony Club, which caters to horse crazy kids ages 9-25.

riding school for all levels

All Levels Welcome!

From beginner ponies to high level Dressage and Eventing horses, we can help you advance.

riding school for all levels


Congratulations to our Head Coach, Jennifer, on being the first in Atlantic Canada to complete her Rider 9- dressage specialist certification!

riding school for all levels

Pony Club

At Hampton Pony Club we learn all about horses and ponies and hang out with other horse-crazy kids.

Riding indoor and outdoors

Indoor Arena

We have an indoor arena, outdoor arena and trails. Our facilities are available for rentals. Have your next event here!

riding cross-country


We have one of only three cross-country facilities in New Brunswick. Hone your skills at our Eventing Clinics!

Equestrian Exchange

Consignment Shop

You can buy or sell at The Equestrian Exchange. Available online or in person at HRC. It is FILLED with new and gently used riding apparel and equipment! 

Hampton Riding apparel

Club Clothing

Shop at our online store to find jackets, sweaters, hoodies, hats. Pick either the HRC or HPC crest and show your club spirit!

Equestrian Exchange Consignment StoreEquestrian Exchange Consignment Store Has Moved!

For the winter, we are in the garage beside the house. Let us know you are coming so we can show you around!

horse shoe What’s Happening at Hampton Riding Centre

There are no upcoming events at this time.




Hampton Pony Club

horse shoe Meet the Team!

Meet the Hampton Riding Centre team.

HRC Staff

Jennifer, Makayla, Emma, Katie, Tyra, Sloan, Iyesha, and Stacey. Just missing Gramma and Lou!

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