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Lesson Program Information

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

With a focus on developing well-rounded equine enthusiasts, Belle Wood incorporates the curriculum established by the Ontario Equestrian and Equestrian Canada

rider levels. 

From first-time riders to accomplished riders, Belle Wood offers programs to fit the needs of each rider!

Ages 7+, we offer group, semi-private and private lessons for all levels.

Open to beginners, novice and advanced students.

Day Programming

Belle Wood Offers Summer Day Camps,

March Break Camp & P. A Day Camp

Campers participate in two daily riding lessons with our certified coaches & instructors.

Our coaches group campers according to their age and experience level.

 

Lessons will allow beginner riders to develop introductory walk/trot skills and gain confidence both on and around the horse. Riders with experience will work towards advancing and improving their current riding skill set and learning new horsemanship skills.

 

At Belle Wood, we focus on horsemanship activities and stable management to create a strong foundation for riders to work safely around horses, grooming techniques, the responsibility for daily horse care, how to look after tack and equipment and understanding horsemanship. 

 

Our camps follow vital points from the Equine Canada Learn to Ride Program (See our Lessons page for a link to learn more about this program).

For more information, please see the resources below.

2024 Summer Camp Dates

 

SESSION 1: July 2nd - 5th *SHORT WEEK*

SESSION 2: July 8th - 12th
SESSION 3: July 15th - 19th
SESSION 4: July 22nd - 26th

SESSION 5: July 29th - Aug 2nd

SESSION 6: August 12th - August 16th

SESSION 7: August 19th - 23rd

SESSION 8: August 26th - 30th

Additional Opportunities

From Clinics to Horse Shows, Belle Wood has a full-circle approach to the programs we offer, giving every level the opportunity to grow their skill set. Whether you are just starting out or a more seasoned and advanced rider, Belle Wood offers clinics with leading professionals and show opportunities to challenge and give new perspectives for every level.

In addition to clinics, Belinda also enjoys taking the show team to new venues and experiences both local and international to give a complete education in North American hunter/jumper showing.

For information on the Belle Wood Grass Roots Show Series, click here.

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Jumpers

Grass Roots Show Series

Perfect for lesson students who want to get a feel for what showing is without breaking the bank or committing to a lease, these shows are hosted at Belle Wood for Belle Wood riders only.

 

Budget: $$$ 

 

Competition Level: N/A

 

Ideal Rider: Casual riders, new riders, riders in their first year of showing, riders who have not been to a show before, young riders, riders learning new skills or horse partnerships.

 

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OE Skills Development Shows

For riders just starting out or wishing to show casually, Belle Wood participates at the 'bronze' level OE Skills Development Shows located at Pickering Horse Centre. These shows are a safe and friendly introduction to the horse show world while giving students the away show experience. 

 

Budget: Around $400 (per show)

 

Competition Level: Bronze

 

Ideal Rider: Casual riders, new riders, first year of showing, new horse and rider lease combos, riders showing new divisions/disciplines 

 

Additional Opportunities 

For those looking to do more high-performance shows, Belinda likes to pick from several different venues and circuits to create a well-rounded show season and provide a different experience. In 2024, Belle Wood will be focusing on the Pickering Horse Center Derby Series, Florida, Ohio and Essa with more information to come.

 

Budget: $$$-$$$$ (per show)

 

Competition Level: Silver/Gold

 

Ideal Rider: Riders who have shown before, those looking to move up in divisions, leasers/part boarders. 

 

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