Individualized training programs for horse and rider.

At Valkenhof Dressage we train riders of all ages and abilities, creating the right program for you to attain your goals. We promote a positive, friendly, and safe environment, which we believe is imperative for the well being of our horses, and riders.

Services and Opportunities on Offer

We provide individual training program for both the horse and rider. We will assist you in setting realistic goals, and will show you how to achieve them. Depending on what you want to do, we can offer:

  • Private lessons
  • Development of young horses to FEI
  • Mentoring for Level 1 & 2 coaching
  • Training within your “Program Sport d’Etudes” and the “Program d’Exellence” of the FEQ

We specialise in FEI Children/Pony/Junior/Young Rider Development:

  • Evaluating your pony/horse
  • Evaluating your riding ability
  • Creating short-term & long-term training plans
  • Finding a suitable pony/horse if necessary
  • Helping your coach to help you
  • Creating goals & plans within your physical, mental & financial reach

We run several clinics throughout the year, to which Valkenhof Dressage clients are invited. Past clinics have been conducted by one of Canada’s top international dressage riders, Tom Dvorak – Canadian Equestrian Team Member for the Pan American Games, World Cup, and World Championships. Armand and Birgit are also available to conduct clinics at your facility. With their extensive and knowledgeable riding background, they will train any level and are open to all breeds.
The Working Student Program is an excellent opportunity for young riders to gain hands-on experience in animal husbandry and stable management, while learning from expert mentors. Eligibility:

  • Between 16 & 25 years old
  • Must be committed
  • Must have basic riding skills

We offer:

  • Accommodation
  • Full board for your horse
  • Help with the training of your horse
  • Lessons
  • Hands-on education in horse & stable management, grooming, showing and all other related subjects
  • Rider Levels
  • Preparation for Level 1 coaching
  • Mentoring