Horseriding | Lakewood Lodge

LAKEWOOD LODGE

HORSE RIDING LESSONS


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.




COSTS

Lessons cost is $40pp and are an hour in length and bookings are essential as spaces are limited. When booking we need to know a bit about your riding experience so we will send a form out for enrolment. This form also gives parental consent for children under the age of 16 and includes emergency contact information.

Riders may use one of the Lakewood Lodge horses or bring their own horse in for a lesson. Please advise at the time of booking whether you will be bringing your own horse or using one of ours.


Cost for horse riding lesson

$40 per person, per hour


OTHER OPTIONS

Therapy Sessions for children or adults who have challenging needs. We are available for special bookings with our horses for therapy sessions. Our Instructor, Janine is a fully registered NZ Teacher with experience in working with Children with Additional Needs, as well as Adults with Mental Wellness challenges. She also has past experience with Riding for the Disabled. Being around horses or horse riding itself has been proven to assist many physical, emotional and mental issues. All our horses are quiet and unflappable, we can tailor make sessions for anyone, of any age, who would benefit from a therapy session. Horses are said to mirror our soul… and without a doubt they are very sensitive animals who react to a person’s demeanour very quickly. Being around horses helps a person to learn calmness and self-control. This can be especially good for children who have exuberant tendencies, as they have to learn to find an inner peace. Time spent just grooming a horse can be good for those people who need emotional stability in their lives. Our horses are solid, stable and calm and this can be a very emotionally reassuring space to be in.

Please speak to us regarding therapy sessions and we can discuss options for your situation.





HEAD HORSE INSTRUCTOR

JANINE KIRKHAM