Equestrian school

In addition to its camp vocation, Ranch Massawippi offers, throughout its equestrian program, the opportunity to learn or develop your skills while sharing your passion for horses with other students in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

We offer a variety of equestrian services, such as :

  • Classic riding lessons (childrens and adults)
  • Pony Club (4 to 8 years old) and Bambinos (2-3 years old)
  • Competition team
  • Sports-study
  • Rider’s certificate of Quebec Equestrian Federation

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Julie Mercier, program director, psychoeducator and certified equestrian coach

Benefit from the teachings of experienced coaches and instructors, with a personalized approach as well as significant equestrian facilities.

Equestrian programs

Riding lessons

Ranch Massawippi offers the opportunity to learn or develop your equestrian skills in a warm and friendly ambiance.

Depending on your choice, riding lessons on English saddle (for children and adults) are offered on weekdays or weekends. An assessment helps to form homogeneous groups, according to the age and equestrian level of each student.

Our facilities, 2 indoor arenas (one heated) and 8 outdoor rings, permit riders to enjoy horseback riding in summer and winter.

On a periodically basis, the students will receive a certificate attesting the equestrian level reached.

  • Fall session : september-december
  • Winter session (heated indoor) : january-march
  • Spring session: april-june
  • Summer session: july-august

Pony Club (4-8 years old) and bambinos (2-3 years old)

The Pony Club introduces children age 4 to 8 to horseback riding with a fun and safe approach. You will benefit from the teachings of experienced coaches and instructors, with a personalized approach, all experienced in safety.

On a periodically basis, the students will receive a certificate and a ribbon attesting the equestrian level reached.

    • Fall session : september-december
    • Winter session (heated indoor) : january-march
    • Spring session: april-june
    • Summer session: july-august

Competition team

Ranch Massawippi is proudly represented on the regional circuit of the Association équestre régionale de l’Estrie by its advanced students team and its horses.

A rigorous training program is implemented during the year to prepare the riders wanting to participate in the various summer competitions.

Sports-study

Ranch Massawippi offers the opportunity for high school students from the region to participate in the sports-study program of their respective schools. Students from the Séminaire du Verbe Divin and la Haute-Ville School  train and ride at the Ranch.

Riders certificate

We offer the opportunity to take the test for the rider’s patent 1 to 8 of the Quebec Equestrian Federation. We also offer mentoring services for future candidates for the instructors and coaches positions.