Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a 45-minute private horseback-riding lesson and assessment for one (a $75 value)
- $49 for a 60-minute semi-private horseback-riding lesson and assessment for two (a $130 value)
At a riding facility in the rolling Caledon Hills, instructors lead individuals or pairs through personalized lessons in riding and caring for horses. Lessons may be booked for groups of up to four riders. Before the lessons officially begin, each rider shows off their abilities in a 15–20-minute assessment, which helps the instructors develop a skill-level-appropriate experience.
Forest Hill Training Centre Inc.
As the sun rises over Caledon’s rolling hills, the horses of Forest Hill Training Centre Inc. whinny impatiently in their stables. In just a few hours, the clopping of their hooves will echo across the facility’s arena as instructors lead new riders through private or semi-private lessons. Anchored to a rural patch of land on Toronto’s outskirts, the facility, which opened in 2009, attracts plenty of city dwellers with dreams of galloping through open fields. Those who make the 30-minute drive from the city will find a riding experience tailored to suit their goals and abilities.
If Forest Hill’s instructors seem uncommonly skilled at the reins, they have Scott and Dee Walker, who have been active professionals since 1989, to thank. The couple opened their first state-of-the-art “show barn” in 1992, and they have since developed a highly successful system of helping riders of all levels achieve their potential. Whether you hope to compete on the professional circuit or simply want to take advantage of the Horses Only parking space at work, they can tweak the training program to fit your needs. In addition, the facility offers horse-showing lessons and camps.