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Riding Apparel

Correct riding attire is encouraged for the safety of our riders. For the first lesson, a boot-type shoe, narrow in the toe with less than a 1" heel are suitable, along with well fitted jeans. An SEI certified riding helmet is mandatory and can be provided for your scheduled ride. Sneakers, sandals and heels are discriminated against for the safety of the rider. Clothes should be well fitted and dangly jewelry should be left at home.

As you progress in riding you may want to consider purchasing some items off the following list:

Riding Breeches and jodhpur pants: Riding breeches are specifically designed for equestrian activities, designed to protect riders leg from rubs.
SEI riding helmet: An Equestrian helmet is worn when riding horses. This type of helmet is specially designed to protect the rider's head if a person falls off a horse.
Half chaps or full chaps: Designed to protect the legs.
Riding gloves: Protect hands.
Paddock boots or tall boots: Riding boots are boots made to be used for horseback riding. The classic boot comes high enough up the leg to prevent the leathers of the saddle from pinching the leg of the rider, has a sturdy toe to protect the rider's foot when on the ground, and has a distinct heel to prevent the foot from sliding through the stirrup. The sole is smooth or lightly textured to avoid being caught on the tread of the stirrup in the event of a fall.
A hairnet to neatly tuck your hair away under your helmet



What level rider am I?

Excel in your riding levels by joining us in our Sunday Milestone lessons!

  • True Beginner: New to horses and is ready to learn from the ground up. Learning how to control a quiet school horse at the walk, trot and can stop the horse. The beginner rider is still finding their balance and getting comfortable with the horses movement.
  • Milestone #1

  • Beginner: Understands common safety practices while working around the horse. Is balanced to halt, walk and trot while applying correct riding aids and maintaining position. Able to sit and post the trot in rhythm with the horse and is understanding posting diagonals.
  • Milestone #2

  • Advanced Beginner: This rider can mount and dismount unassisted. Can ride independantly at the walk, and trot the shapes of the ring while maintaining rhythm. Is comfortable with and can maintain position at the halt, walk, trot (sitting, posting, and 2 point). This rider is ready to canter!
  • Milestone #3

  • Novice: this rider knows basic parts of the horse and tack. They are comfortable tacking and untacking the horse without assistance. They are learning to canter while remaining balanced and in control of the horse. They are understanding their leads and can walk, trot, canter in both the full and half seat position. This rider has been introduced to small jumps.
  • Groundpole course with leads
  • Level 1 Jumper (18")
  • Intro level dressage
  • Milestones #4 - 8

  • Intermediate 1: this rider shows seriousness in their riding and has sound equitation skills. Can ride w/t/c with ring shapes and simple changes, knows what diagonal or lead they are on and can correct quickly. can stop the horse from any gait. This rider has an independant seat and can ride without stirrups and is ready to be introduced to the basic principles of dressage and jumping. This rider is gaining knowledge in stable management and abides by the rules of the ring and emphasises safety on and around horses.
  • Level 2 Jumper (2' - 2'3)
  • Training level dressage
  • Elementary eventer
  • Milestones #9 - 12, #15 - 24

  • Intermediate 2: this rider can perform flying lead changes on a school horse, can apply variations to the gaits, turn on the forehand, turn on the haunches, and lateral movements. This rider also understands basic concepts of jumping as well as related distances and stride lengths for jumping and can hand gallop. Lengthen and shorten strides and understands lateral and longitudinal bending/suppling
  • Level 3 jumper (2'3-2'9)
  • First level dressage
  • Beginner novice eventer

  • Intermediate 3: this rider is capable of riding basic dressage tests correctly and/or jump a course while maintaining a steady tempo and being able to negotiate strides and distances. This rider can spend a long time in the saddle and can canter for prolonged periods of time and has galloped in a controlled situation. This rider can ride the horse forward from leg to hand with impulsion, rhythm, regularity and evenness of pace.
  • Level 4 jumper (2'9-3'3)
  • Second level dressage
  • Novice eventer

  • Advanced 1: this rider has experience with green horses. They understand training principals and how/when to apply them. They have a good sense of balance and timing. Has knowledge in different disciplines, can show successfully and works in harmony with the horse with invisible aids to the audience. This rider recongizes true quality of movement and can influence the horses way of going.
  • Level 5 jumper (3'3-3'9)
  • Third level dressage
  • Training eventer
  • Milestones #13 & 14

  • Advanced 2: This rider understands sophisticated concepts of horse movement and has sound methods of training and can perform advanced maneuvers in their riding style. This rider is capable of riding/training green or difficult horses.
  • Level 6 jumper (3'9 and up)
  • Fourth level dressage
  • Preliminary eventer

  • Advanced 3: This rider can compete successfully at upper levels:dressage, hunters, eventing

    If you take your Milestones seriously, be sure to purchase a copy of our Milestones Book!


    Student Milestones: IEA
    Student
    Name
    Tiny Tots True Beginner
  • M1
  • Beginner
  • M2
  • Ring Shapes
  • Advanced Beginner
  • M3
  • Ground Pole Course
  • Novice
  • M4 - 8
  • Intro Level Dressage
  • Level 1 Jumper 18"
  • IEA
    2018
    Lesson
    Plans
    Intermediate 1
  • M9 - 12, 15 - 25
  • Training Level Dressage
  • Level 2 Jumper 2' -2'3
  • Elementary Level Eventer
  • Intermediate 2
  • M13 & 14, 26, - 28
  • First Level Dressage
  • Level 3 Jumper 2'6 - 2'9
  • Beginner Novice Eventer
  • Dawson1
    Lilly J1
    Christopher1
    Avery E1
    Mya E1
    Kyleigh H1
    Brodie B1
    Ella B12
    Leah D12
    Mia RX2
    Mya WX2
    Alyssa CX2
    BethX2
    Eva MX2
    Claire MX2
    ColeX2
    Adelina TX2
    Olivia SX2
    Kaleigh CXX3
    JillianXX3
    Addison HXX3
    PeytonXX3
    LondynXX3
    DeliahXX3
    Isabell XX3
    Guin XX3
    Araina FXXX4
    Aniah GXXX4
    Tori AXXX4
    NatalieXXX4
    Alaina BXXX4
    Liam PXXX4 ~ ~ A,
    CarolXXX4 ~ ~ A, B
    EmeliaXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    TessaXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    LuciaXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    ClaraXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    KatlynXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    Alanna RXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    Brooke RXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    Erin DXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    Catelin YXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    Alexis YXXX4 ~ 18" ~
    ZoeXXX4 ~ 18" ~ A,
    Sarah YXXX4 ~ 18" ~ A,
    Ava CXXX4 ~ 18" ~ A,
    Kathleen EXXX4 ~ 18" ~ A,
    Anna W XXX5 ~ 18'' ~ A,
    StephanieXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,
    Ali EXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,
    MakaylaXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,
    Jodi CXXX8 ~ 18'' ~ A,1
    MirandaXXX8 ~ 18" ~A, ~9
    DrewXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,9 ~~~
    Tracy LXXX8 ~ 18'' ~ A, 111
    Billie JoeXXX8 ~ 18'' ~2'
    Sarah LXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,IEA ~ 1 11 ~ 2''~
    Madison HXXX8 ~ 18'' ~IEA~ 2' ~
    ChloeXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,IEA~ 2' ~
    Casey XXX8 ~ 18'' ~ A, 9 ~ 2' ~
    LouiseXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,515 ~~~
    Alexis CXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,9 ~ 2' ~
    Alexis WXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,9 ~~~
    DanaXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,39 ~~~
    ColinXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,IEA9 ~ 2'3~ ~
    Brianna CXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,10 ~ 2' ~ ~
    AbbieXXX8 ~ 18" ~ A,10 ~ 2'3 ~ ~
    Sarah BXXXX410 ~ 2' ~
    Ashely MXXXX59 ~ ~ ~
    Caitlin HXXXX324 ~ 1,2,3 ~ E~ ~ A ~
    ShelbyXXXXX ~ 2'3 ~ ~ 13, 26 ~ 2'6 ~ ~
    JadeXXXXX ~ 2'3 ~ ~ E13, 26 ~ 2'6 ~ ~




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