Program Information

MJM Riding School is a fully operational riding school that follows the guidelines of the Learn to Ride Program from Equestrian Canada. We are dedicated to offer lessons for both children (5 & up) and adults with all ambitions in a safe, educational and fun environment. We offer group lessons, semi-private and private lessons. We also offer a part board program. From beginner to advanced and even the competitive rider we offer a program that can accommodate your needs. We also offer discipline specific lessons Hunter, Jumper, Dressage and Western.

For complete beginners we highly recommend you start with taking private lessons. This will provide you with one on one attention from our instructor so the skills needed to join a group lesson can develop with confidence. These skills include grooming and tacking a horse and steering independently at walk and trot.

For riders with previous experience looking to join our facility we highly recommend booking one private lesson as a level assessment. This will allow us to help you find a group lesson that suits your level.

Lesson Types

Group Lesson: There is a maximum of 6 riders to one instructor per group lesson. Lessons are one hour long.

Arrival Time: Please arrive 20-30 min prior to lesson start time to groom and tack up your horse. Any late arrivals or time spent tacking up during your scheduled lesson time will not warrant a lengthened lesson.

Semi-Private Lesson: A semi is two riders with one instructor. Lessons are one hour long. Semi-private lessons are offered to those that already have a friend or family member who wish to lesson together, or we can add you to our wait list until a suitable partner is found.

Arrival Time Beginners: Please arrive 5 - 10 mins before the start of your lesson. Beginner semi private lessons will include time spent learning how to groom and tack up a horse with their instructor.

Arrival Time Intermediate / Advanced: Please arrive 20-30 min prior to lesson start time to groom and tack up your horse. Any late arrivals or time spent tacking up during your scheduled lesson time will not warrant a lengthened lesson.

Private Lesson: Privates are one rider to one instructor. Privates are great for beginners to learn the basics and gain the confidence to join a group. Privates also benefit the rider looking for full attention to help develop skills in a more concentrated setting. Beginner private lessons will include time spent learning how to groom and tack up a horse with their instructor.

Arrival Time Beginners: Please arrive 5 - 10 mins before the start of your lesson. Beginner private lessons will include time spent learning how to groom and tack up a horse with their instructor.

Arrival Time Intermediate / Advanced: Please arrive 20-30 min prior to lesson start time to groom and tack up your horse. Any late arrivals or time spent tacking up during your scheduled lesson time will not warrant a lengthened lesson.

Required Attire

  • Close fitting pants such as tights or jeans
  • Sturdy footwear that covers the ankle with a one-inch heel (such as rain boots).
  • We also suggest gloves such as garden gloves
  • Long hair is to be tied back at the nape of the neck
  • We will provide ASTM approved helmets or bring your own

Riding attire (breeches, gloves, paddock boots, half chaps or tall boots) are also welcome

Lesson Prices & Packages

Lesson Session Package

Join us in our scheduled lesson sessions There will be a total of six throughout the year. These sessions offer a progressive learning structure to keep riders engaged, educated and having fun at all levels!

Session Benefits Include

  • A set reduced rate price
  • Guaranteed weekly lesson spot
  • Weekly group, semi-private and private lessons available, we are unable to accommodate bi-weekly spots
  • Every rider will receive a progress report at the end of each session
  • One make-up lesson is granted to each rider (Provided the Cancelation Policy is followed)
  • Any rider who is signed up for group sessions and needs/wants a private lesson will receive a discount. One-time private lesson reduced from $65.00 to $55.00
  • Any late payments will incur a $30.00 late fee

 

2020 Session Dates

Session 1: Sunday January 5th to Saturday February 29th
Session Length 8 Weeks
Group Lessons 8 x $35.00 = $280.00
Semiprivate Lessons 8 x $45.00 = $360.00
Private Lessons 8 x $55.00 = $440.00
Payment Due Date: Friday January 3rd 2020

 

 

Session 2: Sunday March 1st to Saturday May 2nd
Session Length 8 Weeks
Group Lessons 8 x $35.00 = $280.00
Semiprivate Lessons 8 x $45.00 = $360.00
Private Lessons 8 x $55.00 = $440.00
Payment Due Date: Friday February 23rd, 2020

 

Session 3:  Sunday May 3rd to Saturday June 27th
Session Length 8 Weeks
Group Lessons 8 x $35.00 = $280.00
Semiprivate Lessons 8 x $45.00 = $360.00
Private Lessons 8 x $55.00 = $440.00
Payment Due Date: Friday April 24th, 2020

 

Session 4:  Sunday June 28th to Sunday August 29th
Session Length 9 Weeks
Group Lessons 9 x $35.00 = $315.00
Semiprivate Lessons 9 x $45.00 = $405.00
Private Lessons 9 x $55.00 = $495.00
Payment Due Date: Friday June19th, 2020

 

Session 5: Sunday Sept 6th – Sat Oct 31st
Session Length 8 Weeks
Group Lessons 8 x $35.00 = $280.00
Semiprivate Lessons 8 x $45.00 = $360.00
Private Lessons 8 x $55.00 = $440.00
Payment Due Date: Friday August 28th h, 2020

 

Session 6: Sunday November 1st – Saturday December 19th
Session Length 7 Weeks
Group Lessons 7 x $35.00 = $245.00
Semiprivate Lessons 7 x $45.00 = $315.00
Private Lessons 7x $55.00 = $385.00
Payment Due Date: Friday October 23rd, 2020

 

 

Four Lesson Package

Purchase four private or semi-private lessons at a time and book as needed. This is a great option for beginners looking to learn the skills needed to join a group lesson or for those wishing to ride casually. These lessons will have a one-year expiration date from the time of purchase.

All lessons must be pre-paid and booked via email mjmridingschool@outlook.com

 

Four Lesson Package Pricing
Lesson Type Lesson Cost HST Total Per Lesson Total Price
Semi Private Lesson $44.25 $5.75 $50.00 $200.00
Private Lesson $53.10 $6.90 $60.00 $240.00

 

Single Lessons

Experience riding by signing up for a single lesson. All lessons are one hour in length, included in the lesson time is grooming, tacking of the horse and of course riding!

All lessons must be pre-paid and booked via email mjmridingschool@outlook.com

 

Lesson Type Lesson Cost HST Total Per Lesson
Semi Private Lesson $48.68 $6.32 $55.00
Private Lesson $57.53 $7.47 $65.00

 

Payment Methods

E-transfer, Cash or Cheque. Please contact us for transfer details

Cash or Cheque

Please make all cash or cheque payments directly to MJM Riding School’s General Manager Clarissa Hills in the office of the Riding School. All other staff will refuse to accept your payment.

 

Riding School Office Hours

Sunday             10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Clarissa is teaching but is available to take payments between lessons)

Monday           by appointment only

Tuesday           closed

Wednesday      5:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Clarissa is teaching but is available to take payments between lessons)

Thursday          5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday               5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday          by appointment only

 

Refund Policy

MJM Riding School fully understands how life circumstances can change and how learning to ride, connecting with the horse and instructor can have its challenges. We do our absolute best to accommodate any changes that need to be made to your purchase including lesson dates, horse preferences and instructors. To help keep our program running smoothly for everyone involved we have the following refund policy:

Riding Lessons (Sessions Program): We are unable to provide full refunds. Each rider has the option of cancelling one lesson per session & will be issued one make-up lesson or credit the same value as the initial purchase, only if 24 hours written notice via email is provided. If MJM Riding School does not receive 24 hours’ written notice via email of a lesson cancellation the rider will not be provided with a make-up lesson or credit. If a lesson is cancelled by MJM Riding School a make-up lesson or credit of the same value as the initial purchase will be issued & will not affect the riders one, make up lesson or credit per session.

Riding Lessons (Four Lesson Package & Single Lesson) & Stable Management Lessons: We are unable to provide full refunds. Each rider will be issued a make-up lesson or credit the same value as the initial purchase if 24 hours written notice via email is provided. If a lesson is cancelled by MJM Riding School a make-up lesson or credit of the same value as the initial purchase will be issued.

Part Boarding: We are unable to provide full refunds. Each rider will be issued a make-up lesson or credit the same value as the initial purchase if 24 hours written notice via email is provided. Part boarders have the option of cancelling one lesson per month & will receive one make up lesson per month only if 24 hours written notice via email is provided. If a lesson is cancelled by MJM Riding School a make-up lesson or credit of the same value as the initial purchase will be issued.

PA Day & Holiday Camp: A refund minus a $20.00 cancellation fee will be provided via cheque, only if written notice via email of cancellation is provided two weeks prior to the scheduled day of camp. If camp is cancelled by MJM Riding School a full refund will be provided.

March Break and Summer Camp: A refund minus a $50.00 cancellation fee will be provided via cheque, only if written notice via email of cancellation is provided two weeks prior to the first scheduled day of camp. If camp is cancelled by MJM Riding School a full refund will be provided.

For Birthday Parties / Group Events: A refund minus the $50.00 deposit will only be provided via cheque, with written notice one week prior to the party / event date.

 

Please send all notice of lesson cancelations to mjmridingschool@outlook.com

Credits can be used towards any service (Riding Lessons, Stable Management Lessons, Clinics, Birthday Parties, Group Events & Camps) that MJM Riding School provides

MJM Riding School Lesson Closures

MJM Riding School will be closed for the following dates:

Winter Break January 1st to January 4th, 2020

Closed: Lessons

Open: Clinic(s) TBD

March Break March 15th – 21st

Closed: Lessons

Open: March Break Camp & Clinic(s) TBD

Summer Break August 30th to Sept 5th

Closed: Lessons

Open: Clinic(s) & Dressage Schooling Show TBD

Winter Break Dec 20th, 2020– Jan 2nd, 2021

Closed: Lessons

Open: Clinic(s) TBD