Our Equine Program lets our guests experience as much or as little of what it would be like to live on a horse farm. From mucking the stables, grooming the horses or helping with the evening turn-in, slip on a pair of overalls, pull up those rubber boots and let the bonding begin. Book some grooming time with one of the horses and let our stable’s caretaker, and certified riding instructor, Kareylee White show you how to brush its coat and mane, pick its hooves, and massage sore muscles.
For the more ambitious horse lover, Ste. Anne’s offers guests the Learn to Ride Program. Guests take part and complete eight horsemanship levels to eventually obtain their certificate, beginning at the stables where guests will get to know their horse and eventually progressing to mastering the trot within our new arena.
The Ste. Anne’s stables are south of the Main Inn and it is here that riding coach Kareylee will guide guests through the eight levels. Each level may take one or more sessions, or in some cases, multiple levels during one session – it is truly dependent on the riders’ ability. Kareylee will issue your certificate of completion for each level after you have mastered it and passed a test.
Learning at your own pace, guests can choose to book consecutive 2-hour sessions ($140) each time they visit the spa or book a 4-night stay that includes 5 sessions ($600) – whichever works best during your stay.
The eight horsemanship levels are:
Level I – Getting to know your horse
Level II – Tacking, Whoa & Go
Level III – Controlling your horse
Level IV – Gait and 2-point position
Level V – Intro to trotting
Level VI – Practice trotting
Level VII – Master Trotting
Level VIII – Diagonals
To register for this program, please call 888-346-6772. You may participate in the program while visiting on a Day Spa or Overnight stay which also includes a $120 spa and wellness allowance, meals and complete use of our facilities.