Our Head Horse Instructor, Janine, is available for afterschool horse riding lessons. An experienced Instructor, Janine can instruct complete beginner riders through to riders who are confident and out competing every weekend. Janine is a registered teacher and former Pony Club coach who has competed in eventing, dressage and showing. She understands the dynamics of training and schooling a horse from scratch. As a former school and Early Childhood teacher, Janine is especially good at building confidence in both children and adults and she tailors lessons to meet individual needs and stages.
Whether you have never sat on a horse, and always wanted to, or been riding many times, Janine can tailor a lesson to your level, experience and age. We have an all-weather arena available, and beautiful farmland to ride across (Weather permitting). In the arena riders can learn all aspects of riding and horsemanship, both on the flat and over jumps. Once confident riders can explore the farm on horseback and learn how to navigate natural obstacles (hills, valleys, water, logs etc) No matter what stage you are at you will find yourself learning more through your lessons. Confidence on horse back is a huge part of the Lakewood Lodge philosophy, and we aim to provide small challenges in a controlled and safely managed way.