At Bridlewood Riding Centre, we offer a well-rounded English and Western lesson programs for riders from Kelowna to Vernon, for ages five and above. We tailor lessons to the individual student focusing on the horse's harmony, obedience, flexibility, strength, and balance. The rider's position is the most important and the hardest thing to maintain during the ride and this is a important focus of each lesson. The rider's position and balance affect everything—the horse's rhythm and tempo, his longitudinal and lateral balance, and his willingness to go forward and come back. Being balanced in the saddle will also make your aids more clear to your horse so they understand what you are asking them to do.
Our instructors can coach you on your own horse. You could also opt to take a lesson on our schooling horses that are suited to the students’ age and riding ability, ensuring a safe and fun environment in which to learn. They emphasize a strong foundation of the rider's position and balance while building confidence and enabling the students to be successful at their discipline. Safety on and around the horses is a top priority and is emphasized at Bridlewood.
We strive to help each student achieve success in their individual riding goals and produce well-rounded, confident riders, with the requisite skills to enable them to enjoy every aspect of the sport.
Our facility’s Equine Canada Competition Coach prepares and evaluates students from Kelowna to Vernon, participating in the Equine Canada Rider Level Program.
The Equine Canada Rider Level Program is a national program that offers achievement levels for all riders from recreational to competitive. The program encourages all Okanagan riders to ride, learn, and enjoy the sport of riding. It promotes a continuous and progressive path of learning and knowledgeable horsemanship.
Fees: $70 per evaluation (does not include EC Charges).
Introduction to horses: 4 private 30 min lessons $220 (tax included)
Regular lessons (45min): Group lessons $60 (tax included)
Kids Private lessons $75 (tax included)
Adult Private lessons $65 (tax included)