Thank you for wanting to take lessons at Partridge Horse Hill
- We offer lessons from ages 5 and up with many adult equine enthusiasts. You can ride for pleasure in English or Western, or you can train for competition in Extreme Cowboy, Mountain Trail, or Show Jumping.
- We have a variety of well trained lesson horses – some of them are even movie stars!
- We have an indoor arena with dust free footing, a heated viewing room for parents to watch, a variety of coaches, and lots of jumps, obstacles, and fun equipment to use to keep lessons interesting and fun.
- Students have lots of opportunities – to help at the farm, attend shows, come to social events (Christmas parties, movie nights, etc), take part in clinics from world renowned clinicians, and more.
- We promote bonding and connecting with horses – we try our best to keep you with the same horse, and you are welcome to come early and stay late to spend extra time with ‘your horse’ to groom and get to know each other.
- Pricing information click here
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long are lessons? Lessons are for 1hr unless otherwise specified.
- First time riding with PHH?
- Start with a 1hr lesson. This can be a private lesson or if you have a friend or family member that wants to start lessons with you, you can do a group lesson together.
- After your first lesson, we can figure out what the other options are – taking private lessons, joining a group, or staying in lessons with your friend/family member.
- What do we need for a riding lesson?
- riding gloves are recommended but not required
- boots with a 1/4″ heel minimum (cowboy boots, hiking boots, riding boots)
- long pants (jeans are okay, riding pants, leggings)
- helmet (we do have a selection of helmets you can borrow, but having your own is always best)
- Group Lessons can have 2 people and Semi Private is 2 people, what is the difference? A Semi Private lesson means it will only be you and the other person. Typically semi private lessons are friends, siblings, or a couple. Group lessons may be 2 people, but it means that other people can join their lesson. So for example two friends may start as a group lesson with just the two of them, but someone new may join the lesson at any time.
- When are lessons available and how do I book? Check the online calendar and look for available slots. Note you cannot book through this calendar- it simply shows you what is available and what is booked. http://www.localendar.com/public/PartridgeHorseHill occasionally there is extra availability, such as during holidays, etc. Email us at [email protected] to inquire.
What do the different colours mean on the online calendar? Each coach has their own colour – If you scroll to the bottom of the calendar it shows you a legend of what the colours mean.
- Will a coach come to our farm to teach there? Lindsey will travel to other farms to coach at a rate of $100/hr +HST including travel time. Meaning if she leaves the farm at 9am to drive to your farm, that is when the billing time starts. The most economical way to learn from Lindsey is to take a lesson at Partridge Horse Hill during her available hours, bring your horse for training, or to attend a workshop/clinic. PHH does not arrange for our other coaches to go offsite.
- Can I bring my horse to your farm for lessons? You can trailer in for lessons, and we do allow short boarding stays so you can attend multiple lessons. Email us to check availability.
- What horses to you have? Meet our horses and ponies here
- I have my own horse, can I get lessons? Yes – you can either board at our farm and take lessons with your horse, or you can trailer into the farm and bring your own horse for lessons. Lindsey will travel to other farms for a rate of $100/hr+HST billing from the time she leaves PHH.
- What are your prices? Please click here to go to our pricing page.
- What forms do I need to complete before my first lesson?
- How does the Make Up lesson Policy work for lesson on packages that cancel with less than 6 days notice?
- you can’t pick one if the description doesn’t apply to you (for example kids can’t join the adult lessons and vice vs, but many lessons don’t specify an age and can be any age group). You can join a lesson on a different topic, for example you can try obstacles, liberty, etc if you are normally a jumping student. It can be fun to try something new and we will do our best to accommodate you.
- you can’t pick the same lesson that you cancelled (because then it wouldn’t be a make up lesson). So for example if you cancel Tuesday at 5pm, you can’t choose Tuesday at 5pm as the make up lesson. If you ride in two regular lessons a week (for example Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm) then technically you could cancel a future Thursday at 5pm lesson (with more than 6 days notice so you aren’t charged, and then book it as a make up lesson).
- make up lessons cannot be rescheduled, so once you have specified the make up lesson, if you cancel it, you will not get another opportunity to make it up.
- you can do make up lessons for 50% of lessons in your package. This means that if you are cancelling more than 50% of your lessons, you can only do make up lessons for the first 50%. So for example if you have a 4 lesson package, you can do make up sessions for 2 cancellations. It is not counted as a cancellation if you give more than 6 days notice. A cancellation is only if its 6 days or less notice.
- If you take PHH lessons but want to join one of Lindsey’s HH lessons as a make up, you can pay an extra $10 to join that lesson.
- If you take Lindsey’s lessons and want to do a ‘PHH lesson’ as a make up lesson you are welcome to do that but will not be credited the difference.
- It is the client’s responsibility to keep track of their make up lessons and to check the online calendar for make up options – why? Because we try so hard to keep lesson prices affordable. We offer group lessons at $30 each and privates at $56 each on packages which means we offer the lowest prices for lessons when we surveyed equestrian facilities in surrounding areas. If we start adding more administration time to do these other tasks for cancellations, then we would need to raise prices. Instead we pass the savings onto clients to keep lesson prices low, but it means clients who cancel need to take on the responsibility of booking their make up lesson.
- Checking what lessons you have: Lessons are charged on the day they were scheduled. If they were canceled there will be a comment attached to that date indicating it was canceled and therefore is eligible for a make up lesson. Here is the link to view packages https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z8C74rscQWFGUDypjHfz-0-sKFr45y9CbRcX7YzWd-w/edit?usp=sharing (simply find your name and you can view your the history of your lesson packages).
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I just have to let you know that I’m super excited about what I’ve been learning from you in the few lessons I’ve had with you. It’s so different then anything I’ve been taught before and I love it. It’s so effective with Prairie as well.
I notice such an attitude change in her (especially in the last lesson with the tarp). She’s always been fairly willing to learn but she would become very easily frustrated and I haven’t seen that with her at all. I really feel like I have found a renewed energy and enthusiasm for riding. So, thank you! Looking forward to next time.
Sue A.adult pleasure rider
The boys had a wonderful time at your games camp last week. They are begging to go back for next year’s camp. Warrior looks amazing. The girls at your place work very well with him. Your horses are very well cared for and it shows.
I love Lindsey’s style of teaching. Natural horsemanship makes me feel like I am making a connection and building a partnership with the horse I am riding instead of simply just riding a horse.
Marcie I.Young adult endurance rider
Lindsey has introduced me to the world of natural horsemanship and provided me with many opportunities. She always has confidence in me, even when I doubt my own abilities. She makes me feel that Phin and I can do anything together, and whenever I want to try something new or a little more challenging, the answer is never no — she helps us work up to our goals, whether it is bridleless riding, jumping higher, or cantering jumps. She has helped me build my relationship with Phin, which is extremely important to me. It’s not just about the riding, but about the special relationship between horse and rider. For me there is no greater reward when working with horses than knowing the horse loves and trust you, and Lindsey makes that possible. Not only is Lindsey an outstanding teacher, but an even better friend. I am so glad to have met her and her wonderful horses too. Thank you Lindsey for everything you’ve done for me so far, I love taking lessons from you and look forward to building my natural horsemanship skills even more.
Erin K.Teenager, Jumper/Trail Rider
I watched Lindsey at the Everything Equine Trade Show as she rode with no bridle or halter, it was something that I thought was only ever a dream until today (after having her first ride with her horse using no bridle/halter and completed figure 8 patterns, back up, etc) and now I realize it is reality.
VickyAdult Pleasure Rider