On behalf of the entire staff at the Riding Academy at The Horse Palace, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm personal welcome to you.
Over the past 13 years, it has been both an honour and a privilege to provide a wide variety of equestrian activities to as broad a base of the general public as possible.
Whether it be novice lessons for first time riders, advanced rider lessons, summer camps, or clinics, our number one priority has been and will continue to be to deliver the highest quality of services and products as possible.
We sincerely thank you for placing your faith and confidence in us to provide you with a safe, informative, educational and enjoyable equestrian experience in a second-to-none environment.
Walter P. Shanly
Camp operates throughout July on a weekly basis.
Way back when, think very hard, of the very first horse you ever rode. The unsung hero upon whose back you timidly, but safely strode.
He toils thru his classes, new riders each trip. New set of signals, a different grip.
They pull on his mouth when they want him to go. Then they hit him a crack for going too slow!
They bounce on his back and wobble all around And are sure it’s “his” fault if they hit the ground!
They lean forward and squeeze heels in his flanks. If he lays back his ears, they call him a “crank”!
They jerk his poor mouth; pull his head to and fro, “Why doesn’t he trot, I told him to go?”
When riders get better, they leave him behind. A better horse they are off to find.
A better horse they’ll never find, Than the dear old school horse they left behind!