Schedule

Schedule of Classes

If you are local to the BC Lower Mainland we look forward to seeing you in person. Our COVID-19 precautions are listed here. Thank you for helping to keep our instructors and students safe by being mindful of these rules.

Courses

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, 4-25 October
Sundays 11am – 1pm, 1-22 November
Online lessons: Mondays 10:00am – 11:00am, 5 & 19 September
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.

Beginner Riding & Horsemanship
Sundays 12:30 – 1:30pm, 4-25 October
Sundays 12:30 – 1:30pm, 1 – 22 November
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, 6-27 September
*note class cancelled 13 September due to smoke. Make-up class 4 October
Sundays 10am – noon, 11 October – 1 November
Online lessons: Mondays 10:00am – 11:00am, 5 & 19 September
Sundays 10am – noon, 8 – 29 November
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, 4 – 25 October
Sundays 12:30 – 1:30pm, 1 – 22 November
cost: $190+gst
Add Horsemanship Level 4 for $60
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

Horsemanship Level 3

This course is taught in four online sessions and two in-person sessions over the course of two months.  Topics include stable & pasture, feeding, trailering, foot & shoeing, cooling out, signs of good health, first aid, and when to call the vet.  Horsemanship Level 4 is a requirement for the Red Spur, or third level of the Mounted Combat program

Horsemanship Level 3
Online Sessions
Saturdays 10am – 11am
3 & 17 October, 7 & 21 November

In-Person Sessions
Sundays 3pm – 4pm
25 October, 22 November

cost: $100+gst
or add to Riding Level 3+ for $60
Instructor: Jennifer Landels / Eleanor Landels

Online Only Horsemanship
Take any of the level 1, 2, or 3 Horsemanship sessions for $10 per class, buy a punch card of 10 for $80, or get an online membership for $39/month.

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: October classes are 2nd & 3rd 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
*Note: October classes are 1st & 4th Sunday
cost: $75 per class, or three tuition credits
Instructor: Jennifer Landels

More details on tuition packages to come. If you have paid Academie Duello tuition for July you are still welcome to use those credits for Academie Cavallo classes.

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 car 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)$75$69 $125
Mounted Combat Ground & Green Spur (4 classes/month)$50$46$125
Riding & Horsemanship (4 classes/month)$75$70 $250
Riding (4 classes/month)$55$50 $190
Full Access – Riding, Horsemanship, & Mounted Combat$150$139$300
Online classes (4+ classes per month)$10$8$39*
*Includes video content access. Also see University of the Sword for special deals on our online offerings

Purchase options for punch cards and tuition are not up on the site yet, but you can send us an email at info(at)academiecavallo.ca, let us know what you’d like, and we’ll send you an invoice that you can pay by cheque, cash, etransfer or Paypal.