FREE Rookie Riders Training for NCCP Certified Coaches and Instructors

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July 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

TO REGISTER contact: or 905-709-6545 ext. 32


Rookie Riders Program Overview

Rookie Riders is a children’s equestrian LTAD program aimed at children in the Fundamentals (ages 6-9) and Learn to Train (ages 8-12) stages.


The program is delivered in 12 lessons, and each lesson is comprised of:

  • a game
  • a set of progressive fundamentals (basic gymnastic) activities, and
  • a variation of the fundamentals activities on a “barrel horse”


Each game/gym activity progression is designed to teach an equestrian skill related to balance, co-ordination, flexibility and confidence with activities off the ground.


The program is designed to be delivered in two stages – the first teaching the “unmounted” skills, and then ultimately referring kids to an equestrian riding facility where they will learn to apply those skills to horseback riding.


Equipment –


A full equipment package is available through Ontario Equestrian, and consists of:

  • a Rookie Riders barrel
  • an assembly of legs that attach to and stabilize the barrel off the ground
  • a carpet, saddle pad and surcingle (a strap around the barrel with handles for children to hold when they’re on the barrel)
  • cones, bean bags and a ball for the games, and
  • Posters illustrating the gym movements


The training offered, will provide the participants with all of the necessary resource material, including certificates of progress, completion and parent handouts explaining the program.

Date & Time
July 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - July 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Pickering Horse Centre
3800 Paddock Rd
Claremont, Ontario Canada

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