- Coaching - Training - Mentoring - Pony Rides -
We begin with private lessons at RRA. This is so that we can give detailed instruction on a one-on-one basis. Private lessons are $40 and include 45 minutes of riding time, plus half an hour tacking up and 15 minutes untacking for a total of 1.5 hours. Once riders are able to walk and trot on their own, they have the option of semi-private and group lessons, as well as practice rides and riding packages.
With 20 years of experience, at RRA we train our own horses, and offer training of clients' horses/ponies at a rate of $50/hour plus travel.
ThRide to the Corner Store for ice cream (1 hour).....$40 + cost of ice cream
Events/birthday parties at RRA: 1 pony- $100/hr
2 ponies- $160/hre
Off-site events: Cost of pony rides + $1.35/km travel
WORKING STUDENT APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
RRA offers our students the opportunity to gain additional experience and knowledge in horse care and the tasks involved with being a groom in the format of job shadowing. This is a way for students to learn in depth about stable management, horse care and general horse knowledge without the safety hazard of doing so unsupervised or uninstructed. In exchange for their work, working student apprentices will receive a riding lesson for every 6 hours that they put into the program.
Pony Club offers an extensive and thorough education and certification program that RRA can help students to achieve. Successful completion of the level A standard is accompanied by an Instructor's certification from Equine Canada. Members entering Pony Club begin at the E level and progress through D, D1, D2, C, C1, C2, B, B2 and A, with both Stable Management and Flat streaming beginning at the D1 level.
Equine Canada offers an internationally recognized rider certification program through their Learn to Ride Program. This stream currently has levels 1-8, with 9 and 10 on their way.
MEET THE HORSES
A herd as dedicated to us as we are to them.
Baylah joined our team in 2014. She is 13.2 hand high 12 year old paint pony with a very cute jump.
Jackson is a 20 year old dun pony who excels in the show jumping ring.
Scarlet is a 15 year old Percheron/Thoroghbred cross. She is Michaelah's main event horse and testing prospect.
Raven is a 16 year old palomino welsh cob cross pony. His favourite job is mounted games.
Cavallino is a 13 year old chestnut Morgan cross pony who stands at 14.1 hands. He enjoys jumping as well as his Dressage work.
Molly is the oldest pony on our farm at 29 years of age! She has done Western games and pleasure shows as well as some jumping and mounted games. She currently enjoys light work with small children as she is still very healthy and enjoys her exercise.
Timmy is Jessica's partner, a 13 year old standardbred type horse who rides on the flat, goes on trail rides and enjoys mounted games.
Meps is known as "The Best Horse On the Farm". He got this title lovingly from his owner and rider Lori. He is a 14 year old palomino well versed on the flat, over jumps and playing games.
Sunny is a 14 year old chestnut quarter horse. He takes pride in being friends with nearly every horse on the farm! He rides in a frame at all three gaits and currently jumps 2' courses.
Silver is a 14 year old welsh cob gelding. He excels in mounted games and eventing and loves his work.
Donnie is the tallest horse on the farm, standing at 17.2 hh. He is a Clydesdale. Donnie has been on many trail rides, has done some flat work and has proven to be excellent at jumping.
Eclipse has been Shania's partner for quite some time! They competed in Pony Club Dressage, Prince Phillip Games and Rally together.
Max is an 11.2 hh Welsh pony with a lot of character. He has the fantastic gaits of a fancy horse much taller than he is and a cute jump. He makes friends easily with anyone who will groom him!
Aka "The Baby", Lisbon stands at 17.3 hands. She is a 7 year old Percheron/Thoroughbre/Oldenberg.mare.
Bob is rising 7 years and half brother to his partner in crime, Ten. These two get along well and keep each other busy! Bob has a lovely w/t/c and enjoys jumping. His favourite gymnastics are bounces!
THE FARM & FAMILY
The Robinsons moved to their farm in Linwood in 2001. At that time, they brought with them two horses, Melanie, a Belgian mare, and Ebony, the black miniature horse who still lives there today! The old bank barn was a pig barn that the family converted for horses, and soon added some paddocks, fenced some pastures, a sand ring, and finally a Cover All.
The girls joined the Canadian Pony Club and then a 4H Horse Club as soon as they were old enough. The Robinson farm has been home to the 5H-4H Horse Club, the Horse and Pony Care 4H Club, Mounted Games 4H Club and is currently still home to the Boomer Creek Pony Club.
Hi! My name is Michaelah. I am 21 years old, and finishing my fourth year at the University of Guelph for a major in Animal Biology (surprise!). I have been riding since the age of 1 year, and have ridden and continue to ride a variety horses with a range of coaches through lessons, clinics, Pony Club and 4H. I began my riding career in the Western performance ring with my partner Stormy, and currently compete in Show Jumping, Dressage, Eventing and Mounted Games. I am on the university's Intercollegiate Dressage Team as an Upper Training rider. I now have my C2 level with the Canadian Pony Club, plan to test my full B this August, and have been freelance coaching for 6 years. Last year I started my own business teaching horseback riding lessons, mentoring and training through the government run program Summer Company. This year will be filled with riding, competing, coaching and testing! Looking forward to a great year!!
And... 3 more fantastic profiles to come!
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