At Heartland we accept students from age 5 to 105 years old, because you’re never to young or too old to benefit from interacting with horses
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, Heartland Equestrian offers a wide range of horseback riding lessons. Group and private classes are available. Our students arrive half an hour before their lesson to learn to groom and tack their horse. Then they continue on to their lesson. Group lessons are approx. 1 hour, private lessons are one on one with the instructor and are approx. half an hour in length.
6 riders maximum
1 rider maximum One-on-One with the Instructor for 30 minutes
Always wanted to try riding but not sure you want to commit? Have the kids been begging for riding lessons but you’re not sure they’ll stick with it? We also offer a hour intro program so you can try riding and see if you like it. Our intro program includes an hour lesson and an introduction to handling, grooming and tacking. It’s a great way to try out horseback riding without committing to lessons, but we know you’ll be back for more!
At Heartland we accept students from age 5 to 105 years old, because you’re never too young or too old to benefit from interacting with horses
All riders must wear an ASTM approved helmet, long comfortable pants or riding jodhpurs and riding boots or boots with a small heel approx. 1 1/4 inch. These are safety requirements so please don’t forget them…our horses won’t let you ride without them.
Rental Helmets are available for $5.99 +HST
At Heartland we offer a variety of Horseback Riding Camps for kids of all ages. Our Camp Programs provide plenty of horsemanship classes, riding and fun crafts and games around the farm. Horseback Riding provides multiple benefits for children. It’s a great way to get them away from screen time and be more physically active. Riding provides excellent isometric exercise using the core and inner thigh muscles to maintain balance and posture. Children also benefit by increasing their confidence while they work with horses and learn to establish a connection with their horse and to achieve new goals, teaching them they can set their minds to accomplishing a goal and achieve it. This quote from Ann Swinker, Ph.D. at Penn State University’s Animal Science Department sums it up… “Handling, riding, and caring for a horse or pony can develop a host of positive traits in a child, including responsibility, accountability, patience, level-headedness, empathy, kindness, and self-discipline.” Enroll your child in a Heartland Riding Camp today and give them skills and memories to last a lifetime
Our summer riding camps run Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00. Extended hours are available and must be organized in advance $10.00/hour. Days are filled with Riding, Horsemanship, Crafts and Games. Spending the week with the horses, the kids learn not only about horses but more importantly about the responsibility of caring for animals, working as part of the farm team and working and supporting their fellow campers. Campers bring their daily lunch, 2 snacks and a refillable water bottle, sunscreen and comfortable clothing.
What better way to spend a school break than with fresh air, sunshine and horses! Just like our Summer Riding Camp, Heartland offers their horseback riding camps on all public school breaks, giving kids an opportunity to spend their downtime in healthy outdoor activities away from TV screens.
There’s nothing so special as celebrating a birthday and Heartland is the place for the best birthday parties ever! We take minimum groups of 5 (including the free birthday guest) and provide a fun 3 hours of spectacular birthday fun at the farm for a birthday party they’’ll remember.
Birthday guests enjoy a half hour of grooming and tacking and learning how to handle their horse topped off by an hour ride, birthday games (WHAT ARE THESE) and access to all the farm facilities. We offer plenty of open space for games and other birthday fun that’s sure to keep them busy.
Parents are welcome to bring their own birthday lunch and cake, or make it easy by choosing from our options so you can just sit back and enjoy the party!
Price: $59.99 per person plus HST
Custom packages are available, just ask us!
And what’s a birthday without a birthday cake!! We are happy to offer these delicious options from XX Bakery to help celebrate your child’s special day!