Free online lecture tonight!

Join Chris and me tonight through Facebook for a live lecture and demonstration from 7-8pm. In this one-hour livestreamed and live horse session we’ll talk about:

  • the basic training you need to have in place
  • what dressage movements are the most helpful
  • getting your horse used to weaponry
  • training with other horses

Come prepared with questions, or post your questions and conundrums in the event chat ahead of time.

December Courses

As we get near to wrapping up this strange year, classes are still going on throughout December. Normally we would take this month off, but given that we missed two and a half months of classes due to the spring pandemic shutdown and September wildfire smoke, we’ve decided to soldier on. Our classes, with their abundance of space and fresh air, provide an opportunity to get out and move in a safe and physically distant manner, and we’re happy to offer this opportunity to our regular attendees.

A few things to note
  • BONUS MOUNTED COMBAT MASTERY 29 November. We have one extra class this month to make up for the one we missed in September due to wildfires.
  • The December Riding 3 and Beginner Riding & Horsemanship classes start THIS weekend, November 29th. Riding 2 starts in December.
  • There is one more Prix Fiore class on December 7th. Anyone with Riding Level 1 can join this fun class. The drop-in fee is $60+gst.
  • Beginner and Level 3 classes will end on December 20th.
  • Riding Level 2 classes will end on December 27th, along with the last Mastery class for the year.
  • Classes start up again on January 10th.

Beginner Riding & Horsemanship

Just starting out, or been out the saddle for a long time?  This course is for you.  In these four two-hour classes you will learn to catch, lead, groom, tack up and un-tack a horse before and after your group riding lesson.  Our school horses are gentle teachers who will carry you safely while you learn to walk and trot through circles and turns, over poles, and around obstacles.  Included free with the series is access to our online materials, plus two bonus live chat horsemanship discussions over Discord with our knowledgeable teachers.

Beginner Riding & Horsemanship
Sundays 11am – 1pm, 29 November – 20 December
Sundays 11am – 1pm, 10 – 31 January
Online lessons: Mondays 7:00pm – 8:00pm, 30 November & 14 December
cost: $250+gst
Instructor: Isabel Landels

Riding Level 1-2

This hour-long class is for riders who have passed Horsemanship Level 1 and are able to groom, tack up, and untack independently. Riders should arrive 30 minutes before class starts to groom and tack up their horses.

Riding Level 1
Sundays 12:30 – 1:30pm, 29 November – 20 December
cost: $190+gst
Instructor: Eleanor Landels

Riding & Horsemanship Level 2

If you have taken Beginner Riding & Horsemanship, or if you are comfortable at the walk and trot and are able to groom, tack up, and untack a horse on your own, you may be eligible to take Level 2.  Call us at 604 304 0201 or email info@academiecavallo.ca if you’re unsure if this is the right class for you.  Riding work includes walk, trot, and canter on the flat and over poles.  Horsemanship material is similar to Level 1 but more in-depth. Includes access to our online materials, plus two bonus live chat horsemanship discussions over Discord.

Riding & Horsemanship Level 2
Sundays 10am – noon, 8 – 29 November
Sundays 10am – noon, 6 – 27 December
Sundays 10am – noon, 10 – 31 January
cost: $250+gst
Instructor: Jennifer Landels

Riding Level 3+

This class is for riders who are comfortable at walk, trot, and canter, and wanting to move on to jumping and/or more advanced dressage.  Riding level three is required for the Blue Spur.

Riding Level 3
Sundays 10am – 11am, 29 November – 20 December
Sundays 10am – noon, 10 – 31 January
cost: $190+gst
Prerequisite: Riding Level 2
Instructor: Isabel Landels

Prix Fiore Course

Prix Fiore is a dressage quadrille with swords and jumps.  In four classes over eight weeks we will develop and refine a Prix Fiore pattern incorporating drill team patterns, dressage movements, cavaletti, and small jumps. Class is limited to four riders, with two free audit spaces available.  Auditors will have the opportunity to be ‘fifth riders’ if regular class members are unable to attend. Riders should be comfortable at walk, trot, and ground poles as a minimum.  Riders who are able to canter and jump will have the opportunity to add those elements to their pattern.

Prix Fiore Course
Mondays, 7pm – 8pm, 26 October, 9 & 23 November, 7 December
cost: $190+gst
Prerequisite: Riding Level 1
Instructor: Jennifer Landels

Mounted Combat Green Spur Class

Designed for sword practitioners at the apprentice (Green Cord or Green Spur) level, this class covers the swordplay skills you’ll need to assess for your Blue Spur, and gives insight into how swordplay alters from the ground to the horse.

Mounted Combat Green Spur Class
1st & 3rd Sunday of the month
note: January 2021 classes will be the 2nd & 4th Sunday
cost: $50 per class, or two tuition credits
Instructor: Dave Wayne

Mounted Combat Mastery

If you have your Green Spur or higher, come and join us on horseback to work on swordplay, riding, games, and sparring skills.  Those without Level 1 Riding are welcome to join us on the ground for on-foot versions of the plays and drills.  Limit of 6 participants per class till future notice.

Mounted Combat Mastery
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month
Bonus class: 29 November
*note: January 2021 classes will be the 3rd & 5th Sunday
cost: $75 per class, or three tuition credits
Instructor: Jennifer Landels

All classes take place at Cornwall Ridge Farm, 21955 16 Ave in Langley. See you soon!

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