Stonewood Riding Academy offers horseback riding lessons close to Toronto in Pickering

Horseback Riding in Pickering

Our horseback riding program is designed to build a connection with horses and inspire our students.  We are dedicated to providing horse riding instruction that is both high-calibre and grass-roots. Stonewood is committed to taking its students to their highest potential in equestrian sport through a structured system, high coaching standards and exceptional school horses.

Stonewood Riding Academy riders benefit from a sophisticated system influenced by the "A" circuit level of top-down training. The unique curriculum follows the the model of the official Equestrian Canada (EC) rider level system and incorporates proven training techniques for riders at every level.

Conveniently located in Pickering, and close to Ajax, Whitby, Uxbridge and Toronto, this facility offers top level coaching, training, summer horseback riding camps , winter horse riding camps and horse care. With all the amenities that any horse or rider could ever need, we remain focused on helping riders reach their goals in a supportive team environment.

"Just over a year ago my daughter asked if she could start horseback riding. After lots of research we drove out to Stonewood Academy to "check it out". We were very impressed from the moment we drove onto the property. Within an hour we had made our decision and by the following weekend we were si..." read more

Angela Hetherington

"My eight-year-old daughter started riding exactly one year ago. She went from clinging to the saddle with both hands while riding a very sweet, slow pony to cantering over low jumps in just ten months. While I'm happy she has learned to ride, I'm more thrilled with the sense of confidence she now ..." read more


"I loved horse camp at Stonewood Academy because it was so much fun and the teachers were really nice. I rode two ponies, Buck and Leah many times and loved them both...." read more


"My daughter loved camp at Stonewood Academy. It was her first time with one-on-one time with horses and she really enjoyed it. The camp gave her the opportunity to bond with a number of horses and ponies in the barn. She learned how to groom and tack the pony she rode each day, giving her life les..." read more

Nancy C

"Stonewood has provided my daughter (age 12) so much more than riding lessons over the last few years. They have created an environment where she has built lasting friendships, confidence, responsibility and a passion for riding. Their staff are unique and truly care for their clients in a much bro..." read more


A Stonewood Riding Academy student hugging her horse after a horseback riding lessons in Pickering, Ontario.
One of Stonewood Riding Academy's cute ponies used in our Horseback Riding Camps in Pickering, Ontario.
Two happy Stonewood Riding Academy students with their horse after a horseback riding competition in Pickering, Ontario.

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