York Equestrian Riding School, situated on 20 manicured acres, is located in the heart of York Region on the beautiful Oak Ridges Moraine. We are a short 30 minute drive from downtown Toronto with easy access to Hwy 404.
We are happy to provide visitors a tour of the facility and an opportunity to meet the horses however, between the many activities happening at the school we ask that you contact us to arrange an appointment. We want to ensure that we set aside time to answer all of your questions!
Lessons take place in either our 60m x 20m indoor arena or in our 200m x 150m outdoor sand ring.
The indoor arena has large windows on all sides' which open to allow fresh air and sunlight to pass through on those beautiful summer days. This bright and open feel lets riders enjoy nice weather with the added comfort of shade. On bad weather days, the arena provides protection from the elements.
In winter, the arena is heated just enough to take away winters worst bite which makes it a little more comfortable for both horse and rider.
In summer, when weather permits; riding lessons are held in the huge outdoor irrigated sand ring. The ring can easily accommodate a Trillium or 'A' Circuit level course of jumps. The elevated seating area provides spectators a full view of the ring and the surrounding mature trees offer relief from the summer sun.
It is important to consider not only the comfort of our riders and horses but also the comfort of their family and friends that come to support and watch them. Our heated/air conditioned lounge, located above the barn, overlooks the arena and offers plenty of seating for those interested in observing the lessons. Club chairs and 'work' tables provide a comfortable environment for those that prefer to read or catch up on paper work. Snack and beverage vending machines are also provided for your convenience. Wifi connection is available.
In the lounge you will also find the "Information Station". This area is set up to provide students and visitors with all the necessary information on policies and procedures as well as sign-up sheets for upcoming events and activities. We encourage students and family to visit this area on a regular basis so as not to miss out on upcoming events and activities!
Off the lounge you will find the "Riding School Office". The office is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Sunday.
Our camp room is separate from our viewing lounge. It is equipped with chalkboards for theory lectures, a craft area, and plenty of room to gather and play games. Next to the camp room, campers will find a locker room including cubbies and hooks for their belongings. A fridge and microwave are available for use at lunch time. The room is spacious, fun and welcoming, helping to complete the ultimate camp experience at York!
Stable and Tack Room
In the stable, the spacious and well lit aisles ensure that riders and horses remain happy, healthy and safe. The aisles have a number of cross-ties, saddle holders and bridle hooks to help riders keep their gear organized and together while grooming.
The tack room stores all of the tack for our school horses. Since we expect all of our riders to clean their tack after every ride, a tack cleaning station equipped with a large sink, leather soap and sponges, a saddle bench and bridle hooks is provided.
To keep things neat and organized, each horse has a designated saddle rack and bridle hook identified by a name tag and built-in shelving provides a home for saddle pads and polo bandages.
We take great pride in the cleanliness and condition of our farm and we therefore ask all of our students to do their part in keeping the farm looking neat and tidy.