Our Equine Program
lets our guests experience as much or as little of what it would be
like to live on a horse farm. From mucking the stables, grooming the
horses or helping with the evening turn-in, slip on a pair of overalls,
pull up those rubber boots and let the bonding begin. Book some grooming
time with one of the horses and let our stable’s caretaker, and
certified riding instructor, Kareylee White show you how to brush its
coat and mane, pick its hooves, and massage sore muscles.
For the more ambitious horse lover, Ste. Anne’s offers guests the Learn to Ride
Program. Guests take part and complete eight horsemanship levels to
eventually obtain their certificate, beginning at the stables where
guests will get to know their horse and eventually progressing to
mastering the trot within our new arena.
The Ste. Anne’s stables
are south of the Main Inn and it is here that riding coach Kareylee will
guide guests through the eight levels. Each level may take one or more
sessions, or in some cases, multiple levels during one session – it is
truly dependent on the riders’ ability. Kareylee will issue your
certificate of completion for each level after you have mastered it and
passed a test.
Learning at your own pace, guests can choose to
book consecutive 2-hour sessions ($140) each time they visit the spa or
book a 4-night stay that includes 5 sessions ($600) – whichever works
best during your stay.
The eight horsemanship levels are:
Level I – Getting to know your horse
Level II – Tacking, Whoa & Go
Level III – Controlling your horse
Level IV – Gait and 2-point position
Level V – Intro to trotting
Level VI – Practice trotting
Level VII – Master Trotting
Level VIII - Diagonals
To register for this program, please call 888-346-6772. You may participate in the program while visiting on a Day Spa or Overnight stay which also includes a $120 spa and wellness allowance, meals and complete use of our facilities.
Since 1985, Ste. Anne's Spa has catered to the needs of its guests by creating an inviting and comfortable environment
that focuses on rejuvenating your body and soul. The Main Inn and Ontario Spa Cottages are nestled across over 400
acres of scenic, rolling countryside; each uniquely appointed accommodation features its own style and amenities.
More than 35 rejuvenating spa treatments revitalize and sooth the senses while our culinary team creates scrumptious
cuisine which delights the palate.