- Registration is held prior to the start of each session and registration forms may be completed online or downloaded and mailed, faxed or handed in at CTRC.
- Please select 1st, 2nd, 3rd choice next to the days/times you wish to register for. You may select as many 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices as you wish on any given day. Lesson volunteering is a weekly commitment.
- Registration is broken down into sections: LESSON, SUB, MUCKING and OFFICE. Please register accordingly.
- A confirmation email will be sent to the email on record indicating the rider, day, time and instructor you are scheduled to volunteer in prior to to the start of the session.
Group classes are organized to assist riders according to age; level of riding skill and horsemanship;and overall rider ability. Group classes are sometimes combined, e.g. level 1 /2; kinder/elementary.
LEVEL 1 – Kinder / Elementary / Teen / Adult
Highly supported or beginner riders. Riders require direct assistance at the walk and trot throughout lesson. Volunteer needs: often 1 – 2 side walkers and a horse leader. Riders may begin to learn horsemanship with some help in tacking/untacking and grooming/leading of horse with absolute assistance, factoring in ambulatory abilities.
LEVEL 2 – Kinder / Elementary / Teen / Adult
Novice riders. Riders are showing emerging independence at the walk but still require assistance at the trot. Volunteer needs: horse leader needed, with possibility of side walkers. Riders will work towards horsemanship independence including, leading horse from class, tacking/untacking and grooming with supervision and moderate assistance, factoring in ambulatory abilities.
LEVEL 3 – Kinder / Elementary / Teen / Adult
High Novice riders. Riders may require minimal assistance at the trot, and are completely independent at the walk. Volunteer needs: Horse leader but generally no side walkers. Riders are able to, tack/untack their horses, groom and lead horses with supervision and minimal assistance, factoring in ambulatory abilities.
LEVEL 4 – Elementary / Teen / Adult
Intermediate riders. Riders are completely independent at the walk and trot. Riders may begin canter work. Volunteer needs: horse leader may be needed for riders with ambulatory needs – no side walkers needed. Riders will lead, groom, tack and untack their horses, factoring in ambulatory abilities.
LEVEL 5 – Elementary / Teen / Adult
Advanced riders. Riders are confirmed independent at the walk trot and canter. Riders may begin learning to jump. Volunteer needs: none needed.
Led by licensed therapist for 30 minutes. Volunteer needs: must have horse leader and 2 sidewalkers.