Frequently Asked Questions
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Do you have a question regarding horseback riding and lessons? If so check out the Frequently Asked Questions below. Click on a question to see the answer. If you don’t see the answer you are looking for, get in touch by phoning Jennifer at 506-650-5999 or send a note on our About Us page.
At what age can riders start lessons?
We have 3 programs depending on the goals and age of the student.
- We offer private and group lessons for ages 9 and up. Find out more at https://hamptonridingcentre.ca/riding-school/
- The Hampton Pony Club is for 9-25 year olds and offers a structured, year long program of theory, barn management and riding. Find out more at https://hamptonridingcentre.ca/pony-club/
- For ages 5-8 we have “Rookie Rider” days throughout the year. This is a 2.5 hour session that provides a safe and fun introduction to horses, horsemanship and beginner riding skills. The day will consist of fun games, gymnastic exercises on mats and our barrel “horse” plus learn the beginner skills of proper horsemanship. Please check the events calendar at https://hamptonridingcentre.ca/events/ for the next Rookie Rider Day.
When can I join a group lesson?
I am using the online system to register for lessons. How do I know which level I should sign up for?
Do I need to be fit to be able to ride?
Is there a weight limit to ride a horse?
I have allergies. Can I still ride?
What is the difference between Hampton Riding Centre and Hampton Pony Club?
Hampton Riding Centre is the name of our facility on Lakeside Road. We provide hourly riding lessons (private and group) that are booked individually.
We are also home to the Hampton Pony Club. This is a local branch of the Canadian Pony Club. Pony Club is a set curriculum involving riding, theory and stable management. Pony Club members pay an annual fee for the program.
Pony Club is for kids 9-25.