Competitive Rider Program

Venturing Hills offers a comprehensive competition program for children, youths and adults in Hunter-Jumper, Eventing & Dressage. We offer special programs for Introduction To Competition for children from 9-12 years, and our Junior Competitive Rider for those 11-15 years.

We focus on local, regional, as well as 'away' overnight competitions, including at the more advanced levels, several trips a year to the US or the Toronto area. We specialize in Eventing and Jumper at the upper levels and can also prepare riders for hunter, equitation, and dressage.

Introduction To Competition

Learning to train to compete (9-12yrs)

  • 2x/wk lessons
  • Owned or part-leased pony
  • Equine Canada Rider Levels; 1-2
  • 8 unmounted sessions: theory & practical; horse care, medical, health, conformation
  • 4 Bronze & Schooling competitions per year (transport, entries, memberships, coaching extra)
  • $760/month (Plus Taxes)
  • Limited Registration
Junior Competitive Rider

Learning to compete & win (11-15 yrs)

  • 2x/wk lessons + 1 supervised ride/wk
  • Owned or part-leased pony
  • Equine Canada Rider Levels; 3,4,5
  • 8 unmounted sessions: theory & practical; horse care, medical, health, conformation
  • 6 Bronze & Schooling competitions per year (transport, entries, memberships, coaching extra)
  • $760/month + shared veterinary & farrier costs (Plus Taxes)
  • Limited Registration
VHF Competitive Rider (Jr & Sr)

Living to compete & win (15+ yrs)

  • 3-5x/wk ride
  • Owned or part-leased pony or horse
  • Lessons arranged on individual needs basis
  • 6-10 Bronze/Silver/Gold level competitions
  • Equine Canada Rider Levels; 6,7,8
  • Level 8: Equine Canada Instructor Equivalent
  • Equine Canada Competition Coach Mentor Program
  • First Aid Certification
  • *Full Lease: 12 months term; insurance + full board $725/mo + vet/farrier costs (Plus Taxes)
  • *Part-Lease: 6 month term; half board $370/mo + vet/farrier costs (Plus Taxes)
Local 1 Day Competitions: Schooling