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Weekly Horsemanship Riding Program

 

Royal Ridges Retreat provides a horsemanship riding lesson program which addresses safe handling as well as riding and care of the horse. Lessons include riding time, fellowship time and horse science. Fellowship time includes prayer, discussion and topics relating the Bible to horsemanship.

Riders learn safe, productive ground handling skills and become responsible for grooming and saddling their horse. Ride time begins with safety and confidence then progresses along with the rider. At Royal Ridges, we stress communication and a relationship with the horse.

The following programs are offered in 10 weeks sessions. Riders must commit to the full 10 weeks in order to participate in the program. Make-up weeks are offered for classes rescheduled by Royal Ridges.

Fees are due in full before the start of the term. Sibling discounts and a payment tier program available. 

(Payment plans or scholarship programs may be available upon request for those with financial need.)

 

Lesson Terms are as Follows:

Fall Term: Sept. 16- Nov. 22, 2019, Make-up Week: Dec. 2-6

Winter Term: Jan. 6- March 13, 2020, Make up Week: March 16-20

Spring Term: March 23- June 5, Make up Week: June 8-12

 

*Lessons that are cancelled due to weather conditions, a holiday or due to an instructor will be made up on the make-up weeks listed during your regularly scheduled lesson day and time. For questions or to schedule your time/day after you filled out a registration form and purchased your lessons, please email chrisy@royalridges.org

 

 

 

Classes focus on building a foundation in horsemanship in the classroom, on the ground and on horseback by focusing on building and practicing horsemanship skills. Classes are taught by RRR Wranglers.

Program is offered in 10 week terms. Riders must commit to a full term to participate. 

 

Classes are 1.5 to 2 hours long and include horse prep, arena ride, horse science, and devotional.

 

Classes have a maximum of 6 riders.

Payment is due in full before the start of term. 

 

Horses are assigned by the Wrangler and are to change at various points to aid with the development of the rider. The following classes are currently available. Please contact us for more information.

 

  

 

Cowpoke Group Lessons

Ages 6-8 

 

Designed for young horse lovers to learn to be safe and confident around horses while leading, grooming and learning basic riding skills.  Classes will begin unmounted and progress towards mounted. Classes are 1.5 hour long which includes 35-minute ride time, Bible fellowship and horse science time. Offered Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 4:30 pm.

 

Mini Cowpoke Day

Ages 4-8 

 

Designed for small horse lovers to learn safety around horses and have fun. Classes will include a short lead line ride, fellowship time and horse science activity. Classes are 1 hour long and occur 1 time per month.

Upcoming Dates: Jan. 17 at 5:30 pm, Feb. 7th at 5:30 pm and March 20th at 5:30 pm. Please purchase each time you would like to attend.

 

 

 

Skills Horsemanship Program

Ages 9 and up 

 

Designed for horse lovers to learn to be safe and confident around horses while leading, grooming and learning basic riding skills. Classes are 2 hours long which includes 45-minute ride time Bible fellowship and horse science time. Offered Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30 pm.

 

Program Requirements:

Riders must pass each level to move onto the next Skills Class. Classes may be repeated as necessary to be certain skills are obtained to move onto the next level. 

Riders must be respectful of the Wrangler, the horse and the facilities in order to participate.

 

 

Purchase Horsemanship Classes

 

 

        

 

Excel Horsemanship Program

 

Classes focus on excelling in horsemanship on the ground and on horseback by focusing on improving the rider’s feel and relationship with the horse and are taught by a CHA Certified Instructor Level 2 or higher.

Program is offered in 10 week terms. Riders must commit to a full term to participate. 

Classes have a maximum of four riders.

Classes are 2 hours long and include horse prep, arena ride, horse science, and devotional. Classes have an increased fee due to the specialized classes.

Horses are assigned by the riding instructor and are to change at various points to aid with the development of the rider.

 

Program Requirements:

Riders must pass all three levels of the Skills Horsemanship Program in order to participate in the Excel Horsemanship Program.

Riders must exhibit professionalism, respect to the horse, facilities and to the instructor in order to participate in the Excel Program.

 

Purchase Horsemanship Classes

 

          

 

Wrangler in Training Horsemanship Program

 

Participants who qualify will participate in a weekly participation program to learn skills to become a horsemanship staff.

Classes are offered according to age and level and will focus on the skills needed to become a barn assistant, instructor assistant, wrangler, trail guide, instructor or barn manager.

Program is offered in 10 week terms. Riders must commit to a full term to participate.

Classes have a maximum of four riders

Payment is due in full before the start of term. 

Horses are assigned by the riding instructor and are to change at various points to aid with the development of the rider.

 

Program Requirements:

Junior Wrangler in Training- ages 14 and up 

Wrangler in Training- ages- ages 16 and up

 

Participants must volunteer in one Skills Class per week to include the barn chores and feeding before or after the program time that day.

Participants must volunteer at least one group/event day per month.

Participants are expected to be on staff for summer programs at least 3 weeks.

Riders must pass all three levels of the Skills Horsemanship Program and complete a Staff Application and be accepted in the program in order to participate in this Program.

Riders must exhibit professionalism, respect to the horse, facilities and to the instructor in order to participate.