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Every time you ride, you are either teaching or un-teaching your horse.

- Gordon Wright

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Why Choose an NCCP Certified Equestrian Coach?

There are many benefits to choosing a National Coaching Certified Program (NCCP) Equestrian Coach or Instructor.

By selecting an NCCP Certified Equestrian Coach or Instructor, you can be assured that your coach:

• Has been evaluated at a high level and meets NCCP standards for professionalism and competence as an equestrian coach or instructor.

• Maintains their certification, and is therefore dedicated to lifelong learning and advancement through regular professional development.

• Has access to relevant insurance to protect themselves and their students.

• Has completed concussion awareness education.

• Has completed a police background check within the past five (5) years.

• Has current First Aid training.

For more information, please visit the link below.


   English Rider Level Program


Program is run under Head Coach Sadie Turko (see below for qualifications)

Taught by Heidi Pratt

 Lessons are 90 minutes each, 30 minutes of theory/tack up, 45 minutes of riding, 15 minutes cool down/untack.

Students will be taught the Equine Canada Rider Level program and will be able to test/challenge levels

Horses are provided

Theory manuals available for purchase


Spaces are limited! Email to register

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Youth & Beginners Welcome!

      Compared to dramatically leaping over elaborate obstacles during a speed class or jump-off round... riding a simple dressage pattern may seem somewhat lacking in the adrenaline department.  However, dressage is all about strengthening yourself and your horse on the flat.  It's about refining the connection between horse and rider, learning to use your entire body to apply signals with surgical precision.  In essence, dressage is about achieving the highest degree of communication between horse and human.  Furthermore, dressage exercises strengthen the muscle groups used in jumping making the horse a more complete, well-rounded athlete.  It is the best form of cross-training for horse and rider.  Having a horse that is solid on the flat is key to a successful jumping round, and could be the difference between placing in the ribbons or not.  There is absolutely no better way to strengthen and improve your jumping than to practice the fundamentals of dressage.


     Here at Equine Haven we believe that all jumpers must work towards a solid foundation on the flat to succeed in the show ring.  Competitive hunter and jumper riders are recommended to take one private flat lesson a week in addition to their jumping lesson.  For those riders that cannot afford 2 lessons a week, our jumping lessons have a set amount of flat time at the start of every session.  Those riders wishing to specialize exclusively in dressage are welcome as well and will be given a training program tailored to that end.  We also offer western dressage and general English lessons as well.  


Whether you're a competitive rider or not, everyone is welcome.


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Sadie Turko

Head Coach

EC Licensed Coach: Competition Coach Specialist: Eventing; Competition Coach Specialist: Jumping; NCCP Competition Coach Specialist: Dressage; English Competition Coach

Western Competition Coach     


    1 lesson per week - $75.00/lesson* 

2 lessons per week - $65/lesson *


~ Summer Sale

~~~25% OFF school horse program

Receive 25% off your first months lessons between June 1st & Aug 31st**


Heidi Pratt  Beginner/Novice Coach

Registration with EC pending, working towards EC Instructor certification in Dec 2024.



School Horse Program: $320/month

Includes 4 lessons a month with use of lesson horse

Pay per use, or lease horses available for anyone wishing to ride that does not own their own horse

Group theory classes available ($20/lesson) for those wishing to take their EC Rider Levels

Haul-ins welcome


For more information on our coaches visit our ABOUT US page.

*Cost does not include use of lesson horse (inquire for pricing)

** Summer sale prices only valid for school horse program with Coach Heidi

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