Whether your child is a beginner or advanced rider, Seaton Hackney Stables’ Troop Horseback Riding Program is a great social sport, allowing the riders to learn together…from each others’ successes and mistakes.
Riders learn much more than just how to ride a horse. In developing relationships with the horses, they learn responsibility, love, and trust. In addition, through riding, they improve their balance, and develop self-confidence while being physically active and enjoying the great outdoors. More importantly,
Seaton Hackney Stables’ Troop Horseback Riding Program operates Fall, Winter, and Spring. Participants are invited to attend our Fall and Spring Schooling Show to demonstrate their newly acquired riding skills prior to advancing to the next troop level.
Only when the criteria and goals of each level and their sections have been met, will the rider be able to progress to the next level. Because a rider has been in a certain level once, does not mean that they will automatically proceed to the next level or section. Riders may repeat a specific session based on the instructors recommendation. Instructors have the right to not graduate a rider to the next level if they do not feel that the rider is ready to progress. Instructors also, in the rider’s best interest, may advise that a rider move back into a previous level/section if they do not feel the rider is capable of handling the tasks and demands of the current level. Riders must be present for at least eighty per cent (80%) of the lessons in order to “graduate” to the next section or level.
In case of TWO inclement weather situations throughout the Session, there will be no rain –or personal- make-ups from Level 1 through Level 4. In case of bad weather, a badge will be offered instead of the riding lesson. Should there be a third occurrence of bad weather during a particular Session, a collective rain date will be decided upon by the instructor. Badge will be decided upon by the Instructor. At Levels 5 & 6, in case of bad weather, a collective rain date will be decided upon by the Instructor. Click here for detailed curriculum for all troop levels.
All sessions are one hour in length. Riders must arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled start time.
In case of inclement weather, riders will participate in a badge lesson in lieu of riding.