Riding Lessons:

Lessons programs are specialized to take into account each students goals and desires. We cater to both competitive and non-competitive students, and teaches a variety of students both English and Western. Our program focuses on giving riders well-rounded instruction, both in and out of the saddle. Our lesson horses are experienced in a variety of disciplines both english and western, and come in all shapes, sizes, and specialties. 

One of my favorite things about our lesson program is that students do not have to specialize in one discipline if they do not want to. There is freedom to experiment and grow within all disciplines, as well as focus in certain areas if that is a students desire.

 

It is also important to us to keep group sizes small, at max 3 kids. This allows for significant instruction for each student in a group environment.  

For more information on the Lesson Program, please contact Courtney Henderson.

Call or Text: 604 367 7985

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Courtney Henderson

Courtney has been riding and showing since she was five years old, and got her first pony at age seven. She grew up showing in Show Jumping and Dressage all around the Lower Mainland, including at the Pacific National Exhibition. Her lifelong passion for horses has led her to extensively study the correct fundamentals of riding, bringing this deep technical understanding of the horse and rider into her teaching. Lessons with Courtney are fun, supportive, and also deeply informative. Her bubbly demeanor makes her a great option for childrens lessons, while her thorough knowledge base also makes her suitable for teens and adults. Courtney also has some experience riding Western through the years, and is happy to provide beginner Western lessons as well. 

Morgan Tilstra:

Morgan Tilstra started riding in Kelowna as a child, quickly earning the status of ''barn rat'' as she could not be torn away from the local stable. Through her teen years, Morgan spent 7 years as a Working Student for Fiona Griffiths, pursuing hunter/jumper, competitive trail and competitive endurance riding. With this already varied background, as an adult Morgan pursued a 5 year Working Student position under Robyn Marsen here at Alliance Training & Stud. During this position, she expanded her knowledge of Dressage, as well as various Western Disciplines. She additionally spent years developing her skills as a horse trainer, becoming the go-to horse starter at the farm.  All of this gives Morgan an extremely thorough background in a variety of types of riding. Morgan is a dedicated, thoughtful instructor who peppers her knowledge of equine biomechanics and equine behavior into all lessons she teaches, regardless of discipline. 

   

Robyn Marsen:

Robyn takes on a select number of intermediate and advanced students, with or without their own horses. Robyn has limited availability, and is currently only taking on students interested in English & Western Dressage.

Robyn is CHA Certified at 3rd Level for English Riding, and 2nd Level for Western Riding. 

Robyn also has a passion for helping riders with green horses achieve success through improved training techniques. She is happy to help those with little experience with young horses bring their horses along to gain experience and consistency. 

Pricing:

Private Lessons on our horses: $75.00 (gst included)

Private Lessons on your horse: $65.00 (gst included)

Group (Max 3) Lessons on our horse: $55.00 (gst included)

Group (Max 3) Lessons on your horse: $45.00 (gst included)

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''Robyn's experience and thorough approach to instructing ensures that her students understand both the practical and theoretical aspects of horseback riding. She is extremely patient, and willing to answer all questions. This allows you to master the correct technique and advance in your horseback riding. Most importantly, her genuine enthusiasm and passion make for engaging and enjoyable lessons. I would highly recommend her!''

                                                 ~Anouchka Farrenc

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