Equestrian – Co-ed

The equestrian program at Trinity College School is run in association with North Hero Farms, located in Port Hope. Offering both a recreational and competitive program, riders of all abilities are welcome to join. All riders in the TCS equestrian program must be members of the OEF if they are not already a member of their provincial or national equestrian federation.

Development

  • Four days of riding per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)
  • Competitive program: TCS students can train a minimum of 4 days/week and participate in a variety of clinics with visiting professionals (dressage and hunter/jumper). TCS riders will have the opportunity to compete against riders at other CISAA schools.
  • Recreational (Activity for Life) program: TCS students ride a minimum of 4 days/week, in a fully supervised atmosphere, where they are safely introduced to the sport. All levels of riders will improve their skills and widen their knowledge of proper horsemanship.

Facilities

North Hero Farms offers instruction in hunter/jumper and basic dressage. Sitting on 140 acres, the farm delivers show quality care in a relaxed atmosphere where young riders are encouraged to develop to their skills. Their full service lesson program caters to all, from beginner to advanced riders wishing to compete. Their safe and reliable practice horses and ponies help facilitate this process; many have had exceptional careers as competition horses and are now enjoying slower paced lives, developing a new generation of riders.

The North Hero Farms facility boasts a bright and airy (178 x 78 ft.) indoor arena with excellent footing, outdoor sand and grass rings and a large variety of jumps with new courses and gymnastics set regularly. Hacking is also available around their hayfields. The facility includes large box stalls, a tack room and wash stall.

Fees

The program is limited to a maximum of six riders. Lessons are one hour in length.

  • Group Lessons: $45/1 hour lesson (a maximum of 6 students)
  • Private Lessons: $60/1 hour lesson (where available)

The cost of transportation to the stables is determined by the number of students involved in the program and the number of riding days per term.

Student accounts will be billed monthly. Please be advised that the stable has been informed that without a valid reason for lesson cancellation, the stable may bill the student for the lesson not attended.

The stable is responsible for its own boarding and leasing of horses directly with the family involved, if such is desired. Trinity College School is not involved in these contracts with the stable.