Lessons at Country Hill Farm

Country Hill is a full-facility equestrian centre, yet quiet and relaxed. Attention is individual. Students are allowed to proceed at their own pace. And horses used are privately-owned and school masters, cooperative and ideal for learning to ride properly.

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And, in response to requests from our many riders, we are expanding into Western Riding as well and have hired a coach, Lydia Grimes, to develop that program.

Private lessons are 60 minutes in length and are $85 (tax included). 30 minute private lessons are $65, while semi-private lessons are $65 hourly. Please note that a firm 24-hour cancellation policy is in place.
Horses and tack are provided, of course, but the rider is expected to bring her own safety-approved riding helmet and boots. Country Hill provides safety stirrups on school saddles. Breeches are advisable, but jeans or stretchy pants will do.

Kathy Fremes is a certified coach through the Equine Canada (EC) and the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) level 2 and is qualified to mentor other instructor candidates.  She has owned and operated this 30-acre horse facility for over 25 years and has taught for even longer. Kathy has been involved in the equestrian industry for over 35 years, first as a rider and three-day event competitor, and later as an instructor and stable manager, caring for 50 horses for over 7 years. She believes that the relationship with a horse starts on the ground and places an emphasis on good animal husbandry. Kathy wants her students not just to be good riders, but good horse people too. She is also teaches Management of the Equine Environment for the University of Guelph’s, Equine Guelph.

At Country Hill, lessons are fun for students of all ages and stages. Unlike many riding schools, Country Hill offers schooling outside the confines of our indoor and outdoor rings–students can take advantage of the cross-country course or grass dressage ring or the network of trails in our beautiful “Green Belt” farm–far away from high rises, highways and subdivisions–but only 40 minutes from Toronto.

 


Schooling our own cross country course and others off property is just one of the many opportunities available to students. We also invite other riders to ship in for a day for x-country, stadium jumping or dressage schooling with three star EC coach Kathy Fremes.