WHAT WE DO
West Wind Stables offers a lesson program for all ages and levels taught by an Equine Canada Certified Coach. We have several wonderful school horses and ponies of all ages and sizes for lessons in dressage, hunter and equitation.
West Wind Stables offers a very relaxed and fun atmosphere in which to improve your riding and training skills, whether you want to ride for pleasure or competitively. Safety and mastering the basics are the cornerstones of our lesson program.
Group and private lessons are available on your horse or one of ours. There will be a maximum of 4 – 5 students in a group. Lessons are payable at the beginning of each month for the month. 24 hours notice is required to cancel a lesson and reschedule a makeup lesson. If 24 hours notice is not given, the lesson will be forfeited. The monthly flat rate is:
1 hour – $175 (incl. HST) per month
45 min – $215 (incl. HST) per month
$50 per lesson if paid per lesson
Students are expected to come approximately half an hour before the beginning of the lesson to groom and tack up the horse. After the lesson, students are expected to untack, groom and put their horse away.
Approved riding helmets and boots with a heel are required. Some helmets are available to borrow from West Wind Stables for the first few lessons in until you purchase your own.
Horses and ponies are available for lease and part board.
Horse Riding Camps
Positive, encouraging and fun lessons taught by an experienced and knowledgeable coach. Camps include Daily Lessons, Games / Rides / Hacks, Small Groups, Horse Care and Theory.
Campers will need to wear long pants and boots with a heel. They will also need to have a properly fitted SEI or ASTM approved helmet. We have a few helmets available for loan upon request at registration. Campers may also want to bring a change of clothes while not riding. Bring your lunch, snacks and lots of drinks! We welcome you to contact us if you need info and to register. Spaces fill up fast so register early.
Summer 2020 Camps
West Wind Stables is so proud and happy to offer a summer camp experience that children will never forget… a whole week working one-on-one with one of our loving horses.
Summer Riding Camp
Positive, encouraging and fun lessons taught by an
Games, Rides & Hacks
This year’s week long camps will take place on:
July 13 -17
August 10 -14
Cost per camp: $300 + $39 HST = $339 (per week)
Summer Farm Camp
A unique day-camp experience on a 100 acre family farm. Make new friends both human and furry!
Fun farm chores with the animals
Outdoor play and activities
July 20 – 24
August 17 – 21
Cost per camp: $200 + $26 HST = $226 (per week)
We have a wonderful group of boarders, all with different interests and goals. We have pleasure riders, who are interested in improving their riding skills as well as enjoying their horses both in the ring and out hacking. We also have riders who are focused on training and showing in hunter and dressage disciplines. Many of our boarders have been with us since we opened our doors to the public in 1998!
We also allow our students to part-board one of our talented horses. Building a bond with a horse is rewarding and uplifting and by part-boarding, you can become a true partner to your horse without the bulk expense of buying one yourself.
Contact us to inquire about boarding or if you are interested in part-boarding on of our ponies or horses.
We believe horses need lots of turnout to keep them healthy and happy. We have several very large fields (10+ acres each) which allows us to have plenty of group turnout for different groups of horses (geldings separate from mares, etc). In the summertime the horses enjoy grazing on these many acres. During the winter, they are fed excellent quality, home grown timothy/alfalfa hay. They are fed on a free choice basis, from large square bales.
Our barn is well ventilated, and has large stalls (most of them have mats) that are cleaned daily. Horses are on an individual feeding program, with 2 grains per day where needed. Supplements will be given when supplied by owners.
The indoor arena (72’ x 144’) is attached to the barn. We also have an outdoor grass ring and lots of hacking, both on the property and quiet surrounding road.
Monthly boarding rate is $500 plus HST.