Equine Center Saddle Club

Saddle Club

This program is intended for passionate equestrians that have previously attended a North Country Equine Center program. We are looking for club members who are serious about expanding their equine education both in and out of the saddle in a team-centered environment.

Registration includes club activities on Thursdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm. We will split our time between horsemanship skills and time in the saddle.

Senior club members will get the opportunity to mentor the newer equestrians as they expand their knowledge base.

Junior members will get immersed in horsemanship both from our experienced instructors and the senior club members.

Stay tuned for upcoming club programs

Thursdays 3:30pm-5:30pm
Ages: 8+

*If you are interested in financial assistance, please email education@ncal.com.

Registration Required (SEE BELOW)

When you click the REGISTER button, you will be directed to an online form to enter rider information. Once we have reviewed your registration and ensured that you are placed in the best group for your skills and ability, we will send you an online invoice via email. Full payment is required two weeks prior to start of program to confirm placement.

Rider Ability Guide

There are limited spots available in each group, so kindly be sure to register for the lesson group below according to the Rider Ability Guide (below). If registered under an inappropriate level, we cannot guarantee program placement or a refund. If your rider is new to our riding program, they must begin as a Yearling or Grasshopper or Adult Beginner. If you have any questions about identifying the best level for you or your child, please email riding@ncal.com.

Cancellation Policy

Full payment is due two weeks prior to the start date of selected program. A $50 processing fee will be retained if you cancel your reservation and do so two weeks prior to the start date of the program, as long as the spot is able to be filled from the waitlist. There will be no refunds for reservations canceled within two weeks of the first day of lessons, except at the discretion of a program manager. If NCAL needs to cancel a lesson, a make-up lesson will be offered. Partial refunds are not given if you must miss a scheduled lesson.

North Country Animal League Central Vermont

Saddle Clubs

Equine Center Saddle Club

For saddle clubbers fitting the description of Grasshopper or Kimberwicks (view guide)

Equine Center Saddle Club

For saddle clubbers fitting the description of Novice or Intermediate (view guide)

Rider Ability Guide

To understand which group is appropriate for you or your child please refer to the following chart. If you or your child seem to be falling in between program levels it’s best to choose the lower level.

Level Description of Level
Yearling Riders ages 5-7 years old
Level 1 New riders, ages 8+, working on foundational skills at the walk and trot
Level 2 Must be able to groom independently; walk/trot independently while demonstrating solid fundamental skills and control; learning how to canter
Level 3 Must be able to tack up independently; walk/trot/canter independently while demonstrating solid fundamental skills and control; comfortable trotting without stirrups; learning how to jump

*Students are responsible for arriving 30 minutes prior to lesson start time to independently groom & tack their assigned mount.