Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association

School Programs

The Whitemud Equine Learning Centre provides school groups with qualified, experienced instructors for all aspects of horse handling, horse riding and stable management and lesson horses suited to all ages and abilities from age 6 up.

Included in the program fee:

  • Tack and equipment including ASTM-certified Horse Riding helmets
  • Indoor horse riding arena
  • Tack stalls
  • Community Room with microwave and refrigerator
  • Access to a wide range of horse-related professionals including: farrier, veterinarians, riders from various disciplines, grooms, etc.

The Program

Our instructors will provide horse handling, horse riding and stable management instruction in eight weekly modules. Classes can be booked for Thursday or Friday. Fees are based on $45.00 per lesson day per student ($360/8wks) in groups of 4-6 which includes:

  • 60-90 minutes of instruction/student horse riding instructor
  • Stable instructor
  • Teaching assistant(s) as required
  • Horses
  • Use of ASTM-approved safety helmet
  • Tack
  • An additional $25/student will be charged to provide each student with an Equine Canada Level 1-2 manual, if desired.

WELCA will also draw on experts to provide the students with exposure to different aspects of the equine industry such as farrier, veterinarian, tack fitting, showing, jumping, etc.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the eight-week session, riders will be well started in the basics of riding and able to demonstrate mount and dismount; adjust stirrups and girth; correct position at walk and trot; transitions; and halt from walk. In addition, they will understand and demonstrate the basics of good horse care including feeding, grooming, and stabling.

Riding and horse care are taught for the most part, in the arena and the barn. The Rider Manual is the primary resource material; however, lessons are not taught directly from the book.

For more information on our programs or to arrange a field trip or tour please contact us.

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Upcoming Events

Learn To Ride Program

Winter Program starts January 28
8 week programs - call 780-435-3597 to register

Edmonton Area Dressage Association of Alberta

AGM - Noon to 4pm, January 21

Little Bits Winter Session

Volunteer Training January 17
8 week program starts January 24

Horsemanship - Spring Session

Starts February 3

AB Green Certificate Testing

March 7 and 14

Equine Massage Therapy Course

March 24 - 30

Little Bits Spring Session

11 week program starts April 1

Edmonton Classic Horse Show

Cancelled for 2018

AB Green Certificate Testing

May 30 and 31

Pony Up Half Day Summer Camps (ages 4-9)

July 9-13
July 23-27
August 6-10

Horse Rider Summer Camps (ages 9-14)

July 2-6
July 16-20
August 13-17

River Valley Horse Show


Equine Massage Therapy Long Course

August 6 - September 14

Edmonton Kennel Club Regional Dog Show

August 8-12

AB North Pony Club Show

August 22 - 26

Horse Racing Alberta

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