Rookie Riders

Rookie Riders program is a fun and comprehensive program that teaches activities and skills that are fundamental to success in horseback riding. The program was developed by nationally certified coaches and will be delivered across Canada. Rookie Riders includes games, basic gymnastic on mats, movements on a barrel and can even include riding a horse.

These types of skills align with FUNdamental movements and mental skills that are age and stage appropriate for children aged 6 to 12, in accordance with the National Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development model. Children will be prepared with the basics and then be ready to move into a riding school lesson program. From there, they can move into the First Level of the National English or Western Learn to Ride program where they will continue to learn and grow as a rider.

Program Objectives

  • Safe and fun introduction to riding skills, horses and horsemanship – Gymnastic and Barrel activities focus on developing the skills used in equestrian sport
  • Group and individual activities
  • Provides physical, mental, and emotional engagement
  • Participants finish with a:
    o Strong foundation in the National Learn to Ride Program – Level 1 (English and Western);
    o Rookie Riders Progress Report and Certificate of Completion

The following Coaches and Instructors are trained to deliver the Rookie Rider Program

Wendy Price [email protected] Grand Forks
Carole Stewart  [email protected] Parksville
Stephanie Laversin  [email protected] Langley
Angel Robson [email protected] Aldergrove
Colleen Ware [email protected] Courtenay
Carley Johnston [email protected] Oliver
Vanessa Fraser [email protected] Langley
Janette Lauritzen [email protected] Penticton
Sarah Bradley  [email protected] Roberts Creek
Chris Hassell [email protected] Telkwa
Susan Thompson [email protected] Delta
Tosca Kocken [email protected] Surrey
Tara Prevedoros [email protected] Saanichton
Susan Gosnell  [email protected] Campbell River
Lisa Marshall [email protected] Langley
Natalie Wood [email protected] Maple Ridge
Nina Sheldon [email protected] Winlaw
Karan Moore [email protected] Grand Forks
Susan Harrison [email protected] Crofton
Shandelle Mathusz  [email protected] Cowichan Bay
Joyan Winter [email protected] Kamloops
Erin Robinson [email protected] Victoria
Sabine Molfenter [email protected] Nanaimo
Amy Vandendungen [email protected] Duncan
Helgi Dous helgi@[email protected] Duncan
Irene Lintner [email protected] Shawnigan Lake

Coaches please use this RR Event report form and submit to HCBC                Rookie Rider report form
Facilities, please use this form to set up Rookie Rider Training                        Club Facilities Registration