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Horseback riding lessons at Camp Chief Hector YMCA

Horseback riding lessons | 7-8Y and 9-11Y
Camp Chief Hector YMCA
Sundays | September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 | 2:30-4pm
$140

Instruction includes how to groom a horse (brushing, picking hooves), how to tack and untack (saddle & bridle), and basic riding skills in the arena. Time will be split evenly between horsemanship and riding. Participants will learn to feel comfortable around horses while having a fun learning experience.

To register: 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622

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Horsemanship Lessons

**September’s Horsemanship lessons are currently full and we are no longer accepting people for the waitlist. Please check back again in the Spring.

Camp Chief Hector YMCA if offering novice riding lessons again this fall! Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle.

  • At Camp Chief Hector YMCA
  • Sundays: September 7, 14, 21 & 28*  | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    *October 5th will be an alternate date in case of inclement weather on a scheduled Sunday
  • 7 years and up
  • $140

Novice Riding Lessons Fall 2014


Horsemanship Lessons

Camp Chief Hector YMCA if offering horseback riding lessons this spring! Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle.

  • At Camp Chief Hector YMCA at the base of the Rockies
  • Sundays: May 11 & 25, June 1 & 8* | 2:30pm – 4:00pm
    *June15 will be an alternate date in case of inclement weather on a scheduled Sunday
  • 7 years and up (a fun activity to do with your kids!)
  • $140

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For more information, or to register, please call 403-269-6156 or 1-866-430-9622 (toll free).


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Horseback Riding Lessons at YMCA

Camp Chief Hector YMCA if offering horseback riding lessons this fall! Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle. Instruction includes:

  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Basic riding position
  • Control at the walk & trot
  • Optional trail ride during final lesson

Lessons run 2:30-4:00pm for four Sundays starting September 9, 2012. More information or to register: 403-269-6156 or toll free 1-866-430-9622.


Horseback riding lessons – Sunday afternoons in September – register now

Novice Western Riding Lessons: Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle!

Instruction includes grooming and tacking-up, basic riding position and control at the walk and trot. Optional lope and/or trail ride during final lesson for those who are ready.

  • At Camp Chief Hector YMCA at the base of the Rockies
  • Sundays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30  |  2:30–4pm
  • 8–12Y and 13-17Y and 18Y+ (a fun activity to do with your kids!)
  • $140

More information and registration: 403-269-6156/1-866-430-9622 toll free or www.ymcacalgary.org


Horse lessons at Camp Chief Hector YMCA this fall

Novice Western Riding Lessons: Learn the basic skills of horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle!

Instruction includes grooming and tacking-up, basic riding position and control at the walk and trot. Optional lope and/or trail ride during final lesson for those who are ready.

  • At Camp Chief Hector YMCA at the base of the Rockies
  • Sundays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30  |  2:30–4pm
  • 8–12Y and 13-17Y and 18Y+ (a fun activity to do with your kids!)
  • $140

More information and registration: 403-269-6156/1-866-430-9622 toll free or www.ymcacalgary.org


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