Class Schedule

Schedule of Classes

Spaces for in-person courses are limited. Before purchasing a course, please submit a registration form to ensure we have space for you. We will email you confirmation and an invoice that can be paid by cheque, cash, e-transfer, or by credit card in the shop below.

Courses

Training for Courage with Paul Dufresne

Join master horseman and international exhibition rider Paul Dufresne in a special two-day clinic that will improve your horsemanship skills from the ground up, providing a foundation for success in all disciplines. Learn innovative techniques to improve your horse’s well-being, attitude, movement, and performance to positively impact your partnership with a relaxed and willing attitude, confidence, and the keys to achieving collection, lightness, and impulsion.

Saturday & Sunday July 13 & 14, 9am – 5pm
Demo: Friday July 12th, 7pm

Cornwall Ridge Equestrian
21955 16 Ave, Langley BC

Cost:
$450 + gst for participant with a horse 
Spectator/auditor: $50 per day
Demo: $15 for spectators who are not participating in the clinic with a horse (free for clinic participants)

Clinic topics

  • Tapping, lateral flexion and releasing the poll
  • Building a foundation (ground play, dealing with biting, kicking, trailering, tying, etc.)
  • Applying foundation preparation to various disciplines (halter, riding, driving, western & classical dressage)
  • Leadership while maintaining friendship
  • Modifying behaviour with sound horsemanship and operant conditioning techniques
  • Training for courage (equine & human)
  • Training for lightness and impulsion, pressure without contact, bending and releasing the poll, jaw-flexions and other FCD techniques suitable for any type of dressage or equitation.
  • Learning to apply riding movements while negotiating obstacles (Working Equitation / Trail)
  • Self-paced for all levels

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. 

Beginner Riding & Horsemanship
Sundays 11am – 1pm, 30 Jun – 28 Jul *no class 14 July
Sundays 11am – 1pm, 4 – 25 Aug
cost: $300+gst
Instructor: Eleanor Landels

Level 1-2 Riding

For students who have passed a minimum of Horsemanship Level 1. You should be able to tack-up and untack your horse independently. Students will need to have horses tacked up and be ready to ride at the class start time.

Level 1-2 Riding
Fridays 5:45pm – 6:30pm, 5 – 26 Jul
Fridays 5:45pm – 6:30pm, 2 – 23 Aug
cost: $240+gst
Instructor: Jennifer Landels

Riding & Horsemanship Level 2

This class is for riders who have passed Riding Level 1 and are working towards Riding Level 2. Horsemanship material is similar to Level 1 but more in-depth. Call us at 604 304 0201 or email info@academiecavallo.ca if you’re unsure if this is the right class for you.

Riding & Horsemanship Level 2
Sundays 10am – noon, 30 Jun – 28 Jul *no class 14 July
Sundays 10am – noon, 4 – 25 Aug
cost: $300+gst
Instructor: Isabel 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 3+
Fridays 6:30pm – 7:30pm, 5 – 26 July
Fridays 6:30pm – 7:30pm, 2 – 23 Aug
Sundays 10am, 30 Jun – 28 Jul *no class 14 July
Sundays 10am, 4 – 25 Aug
cost: $240+gst or $120 + gst with full membership
Prerequisite: Riding Level 2
Instructor: Jennifer Landels (Fridays); Isabel Landels (Sundays)

Mounted Combat Fundamentals

Learn fundamental swordplay skills on the ground before you get on a horse with sword in hand. This four-week course will take you through the basics of Italian longsword and single-handed sword, and give you an introduction to the Mounted Combat program at Academie Cavallo.

Mounted Combat Fundamentals
Sundays 12:30 – 2pm, 30 Jun – 28 Jul *no class 14 July
Sundays 12:30 – 2pm, 4 – 25 Aug
cost: $120+gst
Instructor: Dave Wayne

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
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month 1 – 3pm
cost: $60 per class
Prerequisites: Mounted Combat Fundamentals or Green Cord rank
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
1st & 3rd Sunday of the month, 1 – 4pm
cost: $100 per class
Prerequisites: Riding Level 1 plus Mounted Combat Fundamentals or Green Cord rank
Instructor: Jennifer Landels

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

Tuition and Punch Cards

There are three ways to pay for classes: monthly tuition, punch cards, and per-class drop-ins. If you’re taking more than one class per month tuition almost always works out to be less expensive. However, if your schedule is variable, a 10-session punch card may be the solution. Below is a price comparison of monthly tuition vs 10-class punch cards vs drop-in classes.

CourseDrop-in Punch CardMonthly Tuition
Mounted Combat Mastery (2 classes/month)$100 ($200)$160
Mounted Combat Ground & Green Spur (4 classes/month)$60 ($240)$160
Riding & Horsemanship (4 classes/month)$100 ($400)$80 ($800)$300
Riding (4 classes/month)$75 ($300)$70 ($700)$240
Full Access – Riding, Horsemanship, & Mounted Combat$100 ($400)$300
Online classes (3 – 8 classes per month)$15 $39

If you don’t see an online purchase option for the course or package you’d like, send us an email at info(at)academiecavallo.ca, and we’ll send you an invoice that you can pay by cheque, cash, etransfer or Paypal.