Double T Ranch is proud to offer horseback riding lessons in many disciplines for everyone!
*NOTE:* We are currently at capacity and are therefore not accepting new lesson customers.
Please check back soon!
Scroll down to "How To Schedule A Lesson / Session" below
Disciplines - most levels
English & Western Dressage
Hunter / Jumper
English & Western Recreational
School horses are available to help you learn or you can bring your own each lesson or board them onsite in our premium facility. Learn for the simple joy of riding, or push forward to competition... Many of our more competitive riders also choose to compete in shows together.
Our team of instructors bring many years of experience to the arena. We have opportunities for each of our members learn & grow in many disciplines and in all levels from beginner to advanced.
Learn more about them below!
Gillian van der ven
Instructor - Beginners
Gillian has been enjoying horses since she was a child. She currently shows on the hunter circuit and has competed at shows across the prairie provinces, including Rocky Mountain and the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. Gillian works closely with the Double T Ranch Learn to Ride program and instructs students in Stable Management
Instructor - Beginner
Riding most of her life, Rachael's riding has been quite eclectic, trying her hand at anything possible horse related. This experience varied from western pleasure, to jumping, to driving a team, to pack trips in the mountains. One of the highlights of her riding career so far was riding for and being trained by the Riding Master at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta.
Having taught beginners since she herself was only 14 years old Rachael thrives in following this passion! She loves to see others form a partnership with a horse no matter the discipline.
Jump Instructor - Intermediate $45/lesson
Having ridden and produced young horses with success up to the 1.2 level as well as riding young hunters up to the 3’6 hunters, Sam is the assistant trainer to Don Dorsch, supporting the students to refine the basics & developing their skills to help them achieve their riding goals.
Instructor - Intermediate & Advanced $55/lesson
Having successfully competed in the international ring at Spruce Meadows, Don has won many Grand Prix's over the years. Also an exceptional hunter rider with many championships from baby green to open hunters.
With over 40 years of riding teaching and selling horses, his quiet and calm way of teaching has helped produce riders at every level up to Grand Prix's with success. There years of experience & catch riding at shows has given Don the amazing skill of being able to read a horse and deal with problem horses.
Services Available & Fees
Beginner lessons: $45/lesson
Intermediate & advanced lessons: $55/lesson
Show Coaching: $50/show day
Horse & Tack Rental: $10/lesson (limited availability)
Haul-in Fee (when not in lesson): $20/visit
*NOTE: All prices plus applicable taxes
How to Schedule a Lesson or Session
Our lesson & training scheduling is completed monthly. We first schedule the weekly group lessons and weekly private lesson clients, and then will open the available session times to our customers on our private Facebook "Double T Members" Group in a pinned post showing any currently available sessions.
LINK TO PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP: www.facebook.com/groups/doubletmembers/
ALL RIDERS - REQUIREMENTS
each rider needs appropriate head wear and foot wear for safety. This means a riding helmet (Lamle's or Cowtown) and closed toe boots of some sort with a bit of a heel to keep the foot from sliding through the stirrup.
each rider needs an SHF (Saskatchewan Horse Federation) membership - this provides you and us both an extra level of insurance and support https://saskhorse.ca/individual-membership
be sure to like our business Facebook page if you haven't yet www.facebook.com/doubletranchlearning (we have lots of new stuff going on all the time!)
go to the Double T Members group at the link below and request access (it won't let me add new people) https://www.facebook.com/groups/doubletmembers/ This is for updates and news stuff specific to our customers and not the general public.
bookmark the arena calendar on our website for more info https://www.doubletranch.ca/calendar
CLICK HERE for our "members handbook" as something for people to review and understand - mostly safety and care of the barn & animals. :)
each member will require signing a Liability Release form acknowledging that we are following all safety protocols as best as we can but that animals are live creatures, and accidents can happen. Please sign and either bring with you to the first lesson or scan and send back to me.
24 hour notice is required for cancellations (call or message directly to cancel)
One cancellation per month per client (weather or longer term illness exempt) or admin $20 fee invoiced - if extenuating circumstances arise, please talk to us
You will receive invoices by email, payments are made by e-transfer, instructions will come with the invoice
HEALTH AND SAFETY NOTICE: Double T Ranch is a Negative Coggins facility. Please be sure to have your test results sent in before bringing your horse onsite.