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Every time you ride, you are either teaching or un-teaching your horse.

- Gordon Wright

Why Choose an NCCP Certified Equestrian Coach?

There are many benefits to choosing a National Coaching Certified Program (NCCP) Equestrian Coach or Instructor.

By selecting an NCCP Certified Equestrian Coach or Instructor, you can be assured that your coach:

• Has been evaluated at a high level and meets NCCP standards for professionalism and competence as an equestrian coach or instructor.

• Maintains their certification, and is therefore dedicated to lifelong learning and advancement through regular professional development.

• Has access to relevant insurance to protect themselves and their students.

• Has completed concussion awareness education.

• Has completed a police background check within the past five (5) years.

• Has current First Aid training.

For more information, please visit the link below.


      Compared to dramatically leaping over elaborate obstacles during a speed class or jump-off round... riding a simple dressage pattern may seem somewhat lacking in the adrenaline department.  However, dressage is all about strengthening yourself and your horse on the flat.  It's about refining the connection between horse and rider, learning to use your entire body to apply signals with surgical precision.  In essence, dressage is about achieving the highest degree of communication between horse and human.  Furthermore, dressage exercises strengthen the muscle groups used in jumping making the horse a more complete, well-rounded athlete.  It is the best form of cross-training for horse and rider.  Having a horse that is solid on the flat is key to a successful jumping round, and could be the difference between placing in the ribbons or not.  There is absolutely no better way to strengthen and improve your jumping than to practice the fundamentals of dressage.

     Here at Equine Haven we believe that all jumpers must work towards a solid foundation on the flat to succeed in the show ring.  Competitive hunter and jumper riders are recommended to take one private flat lesson a week in addition to their jumping lesson.  For those riders that cannot afford 2 lessons a week, our jumping lessons have a set amount of flat time at the start of every session.  Those riders wishing to specialize exclusively in dressage are welcome as well and will be given a training program tailored to that end.  We also offer western dressage and pleasure, barrel racing, gymkhana, and general English lessons as well.  

Whether you're a competitive rider or not, everyone is welcome.


    Equine Haven is Proud to Announce our EC English Rider Level Program

Program is run under Head Coach Sadie Turko (see below for qualifications)

Taught by Heidi Pratt

10 week sessions, regardless of what level the student is at.

Sessions are $850 per 10 weeks or $340/month (9 sessions, 1st session is always free!).

First 10 weeks is 20% off until spots are full.  Only $680 or $272/month 

Payment plans are available

 Lessons are 90 minutes each, 30 minutes of theory/tack up, 45 minutes of riding, 15 minutes cool down/untack.

Students will be taught the Equine Canada Rider Level program and will be able to test/challenge levels.

Horses are provided.

Sessions will be Monday, and Thursdays, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:30pm , to a max of 2 students per class.

 Must be minimum of 8 years of age.

 Limited Day time slots will be available upon request.

Spaces are limited! Email [email protected] to register

Youth & Beginners Welcome!

Lesson Syllabus

sport horse, black and white, paint, jumps, blue, schooling
riding lessons, students, ribbons, success, coaching, trainer


Sadie Turko - Head Coach

EC Licensed Coach: Competition Coach Specialist: Eventing; Competition Coach Specialist: Jumping; NCCP Competition Coach Specialist: Dressage; English Competition Coach; Western Competition Coach


45 minutes of riding/30 minutes theory and tack up

Pay per use or lease horses available (see for lease/sale) for anyone wishing to ride that does not own their own horse.

Haul-Ins welcome for an additional fee.

*cost does not include use of horse

Kip Jones

Kip is currently spending the winter in sunny Florida showing his horses Teana and Buster.  We wish him all the best, and can't wait to see him back in the spring!!

For more information on our coaches visit our ABOUT US page.


Heidi Pratt

Mentoring under Sadie Turko towards EC coaching certification

Registration with EC in progress, working towards EC Instructor certification for fall of 2023.

Coaches students working on EC Rider Levels 1 & 2


45 minutes of riding/30 minutes theory and tack up

Pay per use or lease horses available (see for lease/sale) for anyone wishing to ride that does not own their own horse.

Haul-Ins welcome for an additional fee.

*cost does not include use of horse