The costs of our program are as follows:
30 minute lesson: $65
45 minute lesson: $90
During intake lessons, instructors will determine which length of lesson is suitable to each rider
Lessons must be purchased and paid for at least 48 hours prior to the actual lesson.
STaRS lessons must be cancelled with a minimum of 24 hours notice to avoid full or partial lesson charges. The fee for a late cancellation is $30. The fee for a missed lesson without notice or notice that was not received in time to notify instructors and volunteers is the full price of the lesson. Notice must be received via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via call, text or voice message to 604 417-0446.
Funding and Bursaries
Our goal is to make therapeutic riding accessible to everyone who could benefit from it.
We are a non-profit entity and strive to keep the costs of our programs as low as possible. However, horseback riding is expensive at the best of times, and we recognize that not all riders can afford the costs of therapeutic riding.
Most of our riders are eligible for funding from various agencies, and we encourage all our riders to explore those avenues.
We do fundraise for bursaries to help riders who would otherwise be unable to participate. Depending on the availability of funds, sometimes the wait for lessons is longer. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, you would need to complete a Bursary Application Form. Please note that we recommend that riders have had at least four lessons before being considered for a bursary so that we can properly assess the basic suitability of the program for the rider. If a bursary is approved, the rider will be placed on a three-month trial period so the rider will have an opportunity to experience the full benefits of therapeutic riding while we evaluate the family's committment to the program and the lessons, and the family has an opportunity to exhaust any other funding resources.
Depending on the availabilty of funding, we may be able to extend bursaries for longer periods of time, but this is not guaranteed, and the priority is to allocate the resources to new applicants.