Lessons and Clinics

Our encouraging and fun atmosphere allows riders individualized attention ensuring riding goals are met in a safe and positive environment.

U Bar Ranch offers the Equine Canada Western Rider Development program in a group setting for riders 12 years and older. Development of horsemanship skills is presented in a progressive learning situation. The program provides a systematic nationally recognized process for presenting the basics of good riding with a strong focus on the safety and well-being of both horse and rider. Completion of required competencies is tested and certificates issued (Rider levels 1-4). An accredited examiner will give an evaluation for each level issued through the Alberta Equestrian Federation.

Participants must either own their own horses for this program, or arrange for a U Bar horse on a partial lease basis. Well trained horses who have either shown or participated in multiple clinics are available.

Professionals (pros) are also brought to the ranch to offer instruction to intermediate and advanced riders who would like to improve their skills and learn from some of Alberta’s best. Disciplines include reining, barrel racing and horsemanship.

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2017 Rates

  • 8 Lesson Rider Development package:
    $200.00 (AEF membership and programs materials are separate)
  • Partial Horse Lease (three lease rides per week): $175.00
  • 2015 Rates: $325 per week plus one-time fee of $45 for P’tit Trot participant package.
    Weeklong summer horsemanship camps geared towards children 6 to 12 years old are offered during the months of July and August. The EC developed P’tit Trot riding program will be used to assist children in learning the ABCs of Western riding and introduce them to care of their horses. Camps run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Serviced trailer hook-ups are available for out-of-town guests at an additional charge. Like our Facebook page for further details on schedules, availability and pricing.

Prices Listed are Canadian dollars plus 5% GST.