Country Lane Training Program

Country Lane Farm offers training programs focusing on hunter, jumper and equitation. We offer lessons from beginner to advanced competitive riders. We have a variety of safe top quality school and lease horses available to help develop your skills. Our horses and riders are consistently in the top ribbons at “A” shows.

Country Lane offers a tailored horse training program that best suits each horse and rider’s ambitions.

This program is designed to put each horse and rider on their individual path to success.

Country Lane Farm’s successful Training program is offered 6 days a week. Lessons are “tailor made” to each horse and rider. Lessons are based around building confidence and an appropriate, solid foundation. We teach children and adults of any skill level, from beginner to advanced.

For the serious equestrian, riding with Channay is all about ensuring the rider has correct basics and fundamentals which she will then build on and which will allow the rider to progress the correct way. Channay’s students consistently bring home championships and to ribbons at rated and unrated horse shows. Her riders also display incredible horsemanship and are able to ride strongly, consistently, and confidently in the ring – at home or off-property.

Country Lane Farm offers private or semi-private or group lessons if several riders go well together and are at the same skill level. Regardless of whether the lesson is private or semi-private, the quality of the lesson is not sacrificed.

Premier training and instruction for horse owners of all ages and skill levels.

Level One

Level One is our beginning program for riders with limited or no Hunter, Jumper or Equitation experience. It is also a good place for riders to transition from pleasure riding to competing in schooling shows. Riders generally begin lessons riding one Country Lane’s school horses or ponies, in private or semi-private lessons. Channay will assess rider level and readiness to ensure safety and fit with the program level.

 

Level Two

Level Two is a broad level for riders interested in getting more serious about training and beginning to compete.  Rider is expected to lease or purchase a horse, participate in three to four semi-private lessons per week, and participate in local show competitions.

While you are on the road to horse ownership, or simply exploring options, Channay can help match you with a horse that will keep you riding and in the show ring.

For those interested in a little more than just lessons, Country Lane Farm offers leasing and has several quality, safe horses for lease for various skill levels.

Leasing is a great way to introduce a rider to everything involved in horse ownership without the commitment of actually buying a horse. It’s a great way for a rider to see if horse ownership is right for them.

If the rider is ready to purchase, Channay is able to find the right horse for a client utilizing her many connections and fantastic eye for quality. Whether it is leasing or purchasing.

Level Three is our most serious and advanced level of training and competition. At this level, riders will compete locally and regionally. Rider owns or will purchase horse(s) aligned with and specific to their training and competition goals. Rider will have an individualized training and competition show plan, updated annually.

Level Three

Showing allows for all levels of participation, from attending a few local shows to a full season of A rated-shows.

Your show schedule is determined by your individual goals, interests, and budget.

Private Evaluation Lesson

Your first lesson at Country Lane Farm will be a Private Evaluation Lesson. This lesson is an opportunity to introduce you to our program and allow us to assess your current skill level. Afterward, she will discuss your goals in order to develop a program to best suit your needs. The Private Evaluation Lesson is $80.00.

What will you need on your first day? You should wear long pants and a boot with a low heel.

Please give a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel a lesson. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 604-808-8687.

We have riding helmets available but you are welcome to bring your own if it is an ATSM/SEI approved helmet.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. We ask you to please advise us of any physical limitations that may affect your ability to ride.

Country Lane Lesson Options

A walk/trot class designed for young riders that are just beginning, or have moved up from Mommy & Me. The focus is on improving their riding skills as they develop the muscle and balance required to handle a small horse or pony. Students will learn basic terminology used in horsemanship. This is a 45-minute lesson with a maximum of 4 riders.

A walk/trot class designed for young riders that are just beginning, or have moved up from Tiny Tot. The focus is on improving their riding skills as they develop the muscle and balance required to handle a small horse or pony. Students will learn basic terminology used in horsemanship. This is a 60-minute lesson with a maximum of 5 riders.

Students will continue working on correct body position and proper handling of the horse. Riders will learn to recognize the correct diagonal at the trot, perform circles, figure eights, and obstacle courses to challenge their abilities and build a strong foundation. When the rider is ready, cantering will be introduced. Students will continue to learn terminology including horse colors, parts of the horse, and parts of the saddle and bridle. This is an hour-long lesson with a maximum of 5 riders.

This lesson will bring riders their first experience with jumping. Students will continue to practice control at the canter, be introduced to cantering as a group, and will learn about leads at the canter. They will work on upward and downward transitions and will jump their first crossrails in preparation for their advance to Beginning Jump. Riders will review and learn new elements of horsemanship in this 1-hour lesson. Maximum of 4 riders.

Students will learn to ride straight lines, use their arena, and square their corners in order to beautifully execute a full course of crossrails. Flying lead changes will be introduced. Riders will review and learn new elements of horsemanship in this 1-hour lesson. Maximum of 5 riders.

In this class, students will continue to use their skills and improve their riding ability. They will work over higher jumps that will consist of verticals, bending lines and rollbacks. Maximum of 5 riders.

At this level, students will surely take great pride in their success. Riders can look forward to learning more technical manoeuvres and riding more challenging horses while continuing to grow in their chosen sport.

If you are a first time rider to County Lane please call Channay at 604-808-8687 to set up your Evaluation Lesson!