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Recreational Program

Horse lovers are welcomed year round in our Recreational Riding Program. They are taught by our certified instructors and well trained, horses/ponies. Our students range from Tiny Tots (1-6), Youths (7-12), and Teens (12-18), right through to our awesome adults (18+). Its never to early or late to follow your dreams!

With new riders, we focus on Equine Canada's ‘Learning to Ride’ fundamentals, which emphasize safe, fun, self expression in the stimulating and challenging environment at VHF.

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At Venturing Hills we make every person's horse and pony dreams into a reality.

With Happy horses, and great coaches, we learn together!

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Testimonial

      The Venturing Hills Tiny Tots program has been an amazing introduction to horseback riding and large animal care for my five year old son. Brodie and Sophie have done an incredible job of making my son feel welcome and at ease while still providing an age-appropriate challenge. Rae has done an excellent job of keeping everyone safe through the challenges of COVID-19 through her communication and management of the farm.

The atmosphere at Venturing Hills is calm, friendly, and encouraging, and not to mention, a gorgeous location! Even the animals provided for the lessons are calm and friendly. Throughout our experiences we have been thoroughly impressed by the service Venturing Hills provides and the people providing that service.

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Venturing Hills Farm's qualified staff cater to all levels and ages of riders.

At VHF we love to support a child's enthusiasm for riding from the beginning with our year round Tiny Tots Riding Program. They are guided through the basics on the ground of brushing and leading with our exceptional volunteers, and taught to feel comfortable on the back of a horse by our certified instructors and well trained, tiny ponies.

We help teach the Tots how to behave around the animals, lead them, care for them, get their balance, and ride. We tailor each "tiny tot" program to the individual and foster a life long love of horses and animals.

Lessons are available in One, Four, or Eight lesson packages. For more information please contact Rae!

Tiny Tots

Recreational Riding

Venturing Hills Presents:

1-6 Years Old

Venturing Hills Farm's qualified staff cater to all levels and ages of rider.

With North American coaching values, we focus on the time tested European model of training in all three Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Jumping, and Cross Country riding. We take a special interest in educating our riders on the value of ground work, horse conditioning and hacking. This gives them the skills to handle unpredictable situations, teaches life long values about fitness, and gives the rider more tools for success when riding both inside, and outside the fenced arena.

The term “ground work” describes all activities done with the horse when not riding. We start from the beginning, learning how to catch, lead, groom, tack up and safely handle your horse from the ground.

As riders progress through our programs we are happy to arrange part or full leases as options for pleasure and/or competitive riding purposes. When a rider enters a lease they have the opportunity to attend fun outings like the Ottawa Valley Hunt, or Pontiac Trail Association as well as clinics on or off property.

Lessons are available in One, Four, or Eight lesson packages.

For more information please contact Rae!

Youth and Teen

Recreational Riding

Venturing Hills Presents:

7-12 and 12-18 Years Old

Venturing Hills Farm's qualified staff cater to all levels and ages of rider. If you are an experienced rider, are returning after a hiatus, or you have little to no experience with horses, it’s never too late to start at VHF!  Our adult beginner riding lessons are designed to help those who have little to no experience. We work one on one with you to develop a better understanding for the horses while on the ground, and in the saddle. Our lessons will be tailored specifically to meet your needs, and allow for progress at each riders comfort, and level of learning.

We have many adults who started riding later on, and now are fully immersed in barn life! Some of our adult riders enjoy the thrill of competition, and have bought horses to join our competitive team, while others have found it to be an active and enjoyable social lifestyle they wanted to be a bigger part of.

As riders progress through our programs we are happy to arrange part or full leases as options for pleasure and/or competitive riding purposes. When a rider enters a lease they have the opportunity to attend fun outings like the Ottawa Valley Hunt, or Pontiac Trail Association as well as clinics on or off property.

Lessons are available in One, Four, or Eight lesson packages.

For more information please contact Rae!

Adult Recreational Riding

Venturing Hills Presents:

18+ Years Old