Welcome to the Riding School

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COVID-19 Update As Of January 27, 2021

This phase allows for Passive Screening:

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!

Help prevent potential spread of COVID-19 by practicing good respiratory hygiene. When you cough or sneeze, do so into a tissue; dispose of the tissue and wash your hands afterwards. If you do not have a tissue available, cough into your sleeve or elbow.

And now we need to ask that given the current state of the pandemic, we kindly ask if you or anyone in your household has travelled outside of our Saint John Zone 2, to isolate from the barn for 14 days.

Our main priority is to follow all protocols and maintain a safe space for our students and staff to continue with our riding.

Face 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. You can also ride with your mask, if you choose.

The use of community face mask (e.g., face coverings/homemade cloth masks) by asymptomatic people in the community may reduce the touching of the nose or mouth with contaminated hands, although one needs to take care to not touch the face as the mask is adjusted or when pulled on and off. Wearing a face mask can be a way of covering your mouth and nose to prevent respiratory droplets from contaminating others or landing on surfaces. Wearing a face mask is consistent with our recommendation to not cough into your hands and instead to cover your cough with tissues or your sleeve. The effectiveness of using community masks in the community to prevent infection has not been demonstrated. The use of a community mask must be in combination with proven effective hygiene and physical distancing measures.

face masks

 

Physical Distancing

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.

Wipe down everything you touch.
Leadlines, cross ties, stall guards, shovels, forks, handles, wheelbarrows etc…
We will have all the disinfecting supplies here for you to use.

Hand Washing

Good handwashing practices are important to prevent disease transmission, especially during this current COVID-19 pandemic and as we move into the recovery phase. 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.

Your Instructor will disinfect the saddles, bridles and brushes after each use.

You need: 2 pairs of gloves
One to do chores and tack up, switch to your riding gloves, then after back into “chore gloves”
Your gear will be left in your car, or outside to change into before you ride. Nothing in the tack room.
The tack room will have the door open, and only one person getting stuff in there at a time.

Parents are allowed only one per child. No siblings, guests, visitors, or other people on the property. Parents are welcome to watch the lesson- once it has started. 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, we won’t be able to have parents watch.
 

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

Riding Lessons

Whether you are beginning to ride, or an advanced rider honing your skills, our experienced & enthusiastic instructors will help you reach your goals.  

Let’s Get Started!

Our riding school offers lessons in a fun and safe atmosphere with groups matched in age and riding level. We provide instruction in English riding on our selected school horses and ponies, or you may bring your own horse to the lesson.

We hold lessons in our indoor arenas on winter and rainy days, and in our spacious outdoor riding ring during the summer. Advanced group lessons may also include riding through beautiful forest and fields as HRC is situated on 200 acres.

Riders in our lesson program also have an opportunity to be involved in many other activities. There are numerous Riding School level competitions held on site, plus riding clinics with well-known guest instructors. We may take students and school horses off-site to Regional Pony Club events and competitions as well as Equine Canada sanctioned Gold and Bronze level shows.

Hour-long group, semi-private and private riding lessons are available weekdays and evenings, plus Saturdays and Sundays. In addition to riding, students at HRC receive instruction in proper horse care.

We recommend you start by coming for a tour. We want you to see the facilities, meet the horses, and maybe even watch a lesson. We can talk about your riding goals and learning style: Do you prefer a group or individual? What time of day? Then we will book an assessment lesson and get you riding! Contact us today and let’s get riding!

Group lessons are $45 and private lessons are $70.

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Winter 2021 Lesson Schedule

Winter 2021 riding lessons

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Online Registration

Riders can register for daytime lessons online.
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Request a Lesson

Click the button to fill in a form with your preferred lesson time, and a little information on your riding background.
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Jennifer has been a member of the Coaching Association of Canada since 1993.

The Mission of the CAC is to “To enhance the experiences of all Canadian athletes through quality coaching.”

Jennifer believes in this mission and applies it to coaching of her riders regardless of whether they are pleasure riders or competitive, adults or kids!

Equipment

New riders do not need to buy anything before starting. We do ask that yoga pants or leggings of some kind are worn, rubber boots- like Bogs, and then T-shirt and jacket as the weather permits. We have helmets here that can be used. This allows new riders to try the sport before investing in all the gear first.

Once you are hooked, then we can supply you with your own gear through our on-site horse store. Each rider needs an ASTM approved helmet, and boots with a heel.

Customer Feedback and Love!

She absolutely loves jumping!! She loves Jem! Thank you for encouraging her!! She loves riding! And it has made such a difference in her confidence! 🙂

Lisa C

Good morning! I had so much fun on Saturday. What a feeling. I don’t know why I waited so long to do this. About 10 years ago, I gave away the last of my equipment and I was really sad I’d done it afterward. It wasn’t much stuff and the girl I gave it to was very thankful, but it felt like I had shut the door on horses. The door is open again and I can’t thank you enough. I love the family atmosphere of the Hampton Riding Centre.

I wanted to let you know that yesterday was the first time I’d seen my daughter acting like an enthusiastic kid in years. I picked her up at school and she didn’t complain about having to lug her equipment bag. I usually try to get her to tell me some good things about her day during the drive and she piped up with some good things before I asked her. She told me that she was excited for Pony Club. Watching her skip around my house to get ready for riding almost brought me to tears. It was good to see her talking with the others like they are friends, too.

Amanda

Fantastic teacher and school. Magical! Jennifer has built something truly wonderful here. Her students learn leadership, patience, empathy, and work ethic. Proud to support her good work!

Natalie

The Hampton Riding Centre is a wonderful facility! Beautiful surroundings, great teaching staff, well cared for horses, enthusiastic students. Truly enjoyed my visit there and know how very much my daughter and granddaughter look forward to their riding lessons!!

Jill

I can’t say enough about Jenn and her instructors! Paige has had a wonderful experience and loves her time at the barn.

Sarah

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