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Belle Wood Equestrian

2745 Concession Rd 6
Greenwood, Ontario, L0H 1H0
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Belle Wood Equestrian  

2745 Concession Rd 6, Greenwood, Ontario, L0H 1H0

  • Type:
    Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
  • Focus:
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
  • Cost:
    $645 to $800/week
  • Ages:
    8 to 15
  • Gender:
  • Main language:
  • Capacity:
    10 to 15
  • Programs:
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  • Summary Profile

    Belle Wood Equestrian answered our questions

    Who are you as an organization?

    Belle Wood Equestrian is located in the quiet hamlet of Greenwood (Pickering), Ontario offers a variety of activities to engage students in equestrian activities. Campers participate in two riding lessons a day with our coaches & instructors. Our coaches group campers accordingly to their age and experience level. Lessons will allow beginner riders to develop introductory walk and trot skills. Riders with experience will work towards advancing and improving their riding skillset. In addition, the horsemanship activities and stable management will create a strong foundation for students on safety around horses, grooming techniques, general horse care and equipment.

    • Special needs: Not available
    • LGBTQ+ friendly community

    What do you do differently or uniquely well?

    "Our priority at Belle Wood is the safety and welfare of students and horses. Therefore, campers will be placed in appropriate groups by our Camp Director after Monday's assessment lesson or moved into another group unless our Camp Director feels it is suitable and the students will prosper further in their development. "

    Who are your staff and counsellors?

    "We pride ourselves on having the highest standards for our staff. All our instructors are certified and licensed by Equestrian Canada. Additionally, staff have their first aid training and Ontario Equestrian "Learn to Ride" Levels 3-6. Our team are equine enthusiasts that share a passion for the sport and teaching up-and-coming equestrians!"

    What do families need to know about registration?

    "Our 2023 Camp Registration is now open!
    We are accepting first-time equestrians to advanced/competitive equestrians.
    Ages 7 and up
    Registration forms can be found on our website
    Upon receiving the students' registration form, a non-refundable deposit of $300 is required by April 1st."

    Belle Wood Equestrian - profile photo
  • Programs, Rates & Dates

    Programs and Sessions Calendar

    Choose the right programs and sessions for your child; Belle Wood Equestrian currently has 2 programs available; 2 TBD.

    Filter activities :

    Ages: 6 - 18+
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    $375 to $825
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Mar 24, 2023-Mar 31, 2024$375 - $825
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Apr 04, 2023-Apr 30, 2024$375 - $825
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    May 01, 2023-May 31, 2024$375 - $825
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Jun 01, 2023-Jun 30, 2024$375 - $825
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Jul 01, 2023-Jul 31, 2024$375 - $825
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Aug 01, 2023-Aug 31, 2024$375 - $825
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Sep 01, 2023-Sep 30, 2024$375 - $825
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Oct 01, 2023-Oct 31, 2024$375 - $825
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Nov 01, 2023-Nov 30, 2024$375 - $825
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    Ages: 6 - 18+
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    $265 to $295
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Mar 27, 2023-Apr 30, 2024$265
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Apr 04, 2023-Apr 30, 2024$295
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    May 01, 2023-May 31, 2024$295
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Jun 01, 2023-Jun 30, 2024$295
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Jul 01, 2023-Jul 31, 2024$295
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Aug 01, 2023-Aug 31, 2024$295
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Sep 01, 2023-Sep 30, 2024$295
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Nov 01, 2023-Nov 30, 2024$295
    Pickering, ON
    2745 Concession Rd 6
    Dec 01, 2023-Nov 30, 2024$295
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    Day Camp
    Ages: 7 - 16
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    $650 to $750
    Cooking|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Mixed Media|Painting|Papier-mache|Woodworking|Nature/Environment|Strength and Conditioning|Flag Football|Soccer|Volleyball|Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    Day Camp
    Ages: 7 - 18
    Horseback Riding/Equestrian
    $675 to $825
    Baking/Decorating|Cooking|Dungeons and Dragons|Harry Potter|Medieval|Star Wars|Superhero/Marvel/DC|Glee|Magic|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Papier-mache|Photography|Woodworking|Leadership Training|Nature/Environment|Zoology|Skilled Trades Activities|Writing|Strength and Conditioning|Soccer|Volleyball|Horseback Riding/Equestrian|Sports-Instructional and Training|Yoga

    Financial Aid & Payment Details

    Payment Options:

    Deposit required with acceptance Yes
    Credit card payment Yes


    Discount if paid early 10%
  • Insider Reviews & Perspectives

    The Our Kids review of Belle Wood Equestrian

    our take

    The team of equine enthusiasts at Belle Wood Equestrian are very passionate about what they do. Horsemanship skills are priority #1, but team building, sport training, and developing habits and skills for taking care of horses and the barn are a close second. Safety is always top-of-mind for everyone at Belle Wood Equestrian, and they ensure this with regular rider assessments, highly-trained, certified, and licenced staff, and high standards for everything they do. Kids who feel marginalized or bullied at school can find a kind and forgiving escape at Belle Wood Equestrian, where kids feel included and supported. Being with the horses can be healing and allow kids to feel a different sense of self here. Individual accomplishments are measured, but a supportive team environment is what makes Belle Wood Equestrian different from other equestrian programs. Kids of all skill levels can partake in the activities here, but the Begin to Ride program lets prospective riders learn the ropes and get a feel for what could come next. 

    Review(s) of Belle Wood Equestrian

    Read all 6 reviews

    Jesse G - Bakers Saddlery (Alum)Tack Store Owner

    I have only heard good things about Bell Wood Equestrian Centre! Belinda is a wonderful coach.

    Jess O' Riely (Alum)Difficult Schedule - No Problem at Belle Wood

    My 2 daughters (ages 6 & 8) have been asking to take lessons for a while now. Upon calling and e-mailing every possible stable (and not getting anywhere positive where I was happy with their answers), I came across Belinda and after speaking with her about the age of my youngest (some barns wouldn't accept her cause of her age) and the times we were available (my step daughter only visits once a week and every other weekend during the school year) she was more than willing to work with us and accommodate us into her schedule. I am absolutely amazed at how accommodating and friendly Belinda has been not only with our girls but us (parents), and her staff always go over and beyond with my girls. They are all so patient and willing to always teach and help my girls. I cannot express how happy we are that we chose Bellewood Equesttrian and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to learn to ride and take lessons. Not to mention their horses are so good with the kids!! ... Read More

    Stephanie Alouche (Parent)Parents of a former Students

    Hey Belinda La Belle Logan! Although I am totally proud and happy for Abby finishing as Hunter Champion, I wanted you to know that what was discussed (I overheard/eavesdropped) behind the scenes was her exceptional care of her horse, the horses trailer care, and manners/encouragement of other riders, by the barn owner and managers. You did that. Her time at Belle Wood did that. You trusting her did that. So thank you. The groundwork you lay with these youngsters is noticed. Edited to add - I’m not as excited by the country music she now listens to. ;- ... Read More

    Denise Roussel (Parent)Welcome to Belle Wood

    We’ve just become new boarders at Belle Wood and we couldn’t be happier. Belinda is super organized and displays every step of the way that you and your horse are priority. Belinda has a great team too that care for your horse. She’s been very proactive in our horses care and noticed an issue that had to be dealt with right away. My daughter is taking lessons and learning all the fine details from Belinda and the other coaches. The team and team of riders are so friendly and we’re so happy to be part of the Belle Wood Team! ** All reviews have been taken from our Facebook Page Account and Google ** ... Read More

    Theresa M. (Parent)Lesson Program Review

    I would highly recommend Belle Wood Equestrian Centre! This is a barn where everyone is treated as an equal! My daughter is in high school where there is enough drama and bullying, where at Belle Wood my daughters feels like it’s her safe place and her home away from home where there is no drama or bullying. Belle Wood makes your child feel like they belong and are wanted no matter what level they are or if they lease or not. Thank you Belle Wood and we are proud to be part of your Family **Facebook Review* ... Read More

    Abby Alouche (Camper)Past Student

    I was at belle wood equestrian for five years and I loved it. Everyone there was so kind and became my barn family. The horses and instructors taught me so much and I definitely recommend to anyone

  • Location & Site Details


    2745 Concession Rd 6, Greenwood, Ontario, Canada

    Rentals & Services

    Offers children's birthday party packages:

    Offers outdoor education program for schools or corporate groups: Yes
    Book your next school group! Students spend a day at Belle Wood and get an introductory into Horse Back Riding


    Ontario Equestrian Associations

  • What's New

    Director's Message

    Belinda R. La Belle, Director of Operations
    Equestrian Canada Competition Coach

    2023 is upon us and before we know it Summer Break will be here. With that said, Myself, Councillors & Instructors are  looking forward to welcoming back our  Camp program and delivering an incredible experience that Campers will never forget! 

    Belle Wood takes great pride in teaching and developing students in the Equestrian Sport with a focus on proper Horsemanship Skills and building a solid foundation to contribute in their overall growth in the sport. 

    In additional to spending majority of the time working around the Horses and learning about their new Equine Partners, Campers will take part in team building skills, sports activities, arts and crafts, nature hikes, learning about working around the equestrian centre and so much more.

    I am looking forward to seeing new faces at Belle Wood this summer while welcoming back many of Campers that attended our program prior to covid




    In the News

    April 4, 2023
    Spring Sunshine brings new and exciting programs to Belle Wood

    Lessons running daily Beginner to Advanced Programs Grass Roots Schooling Shows Development Clinics and Workshops ... Read More

    December 29, 2022
    March Break Horse Back Riding Camp is now open to registrations

    Have you ever wanted to try to ride a horse! Join us at Belle Wood Equestrian this March Break! ... Read More

    January 11, 2020
    Belle Wood is excited to announce 10 Weeks of Summer Camp

    This Summer Belle Wood Equestrian Centre will be offer a full 10 Weeks of Summer Camp ... Read More


    • Summer Camp Promotions

      Before we know it, Summer will be here and children will be out of school! 

      There are many benefits of horseback riding for your child's health. Those who ride at Belle Wood competitively know that horseback riding is  physically challenging and at the same time, a rewarding activity. Additionally, studies have proven interaction with horses has therapeutic effects. 

      Below we've listed some of the Key benefits of horseback riding

      Here are ten health benefits of horseback riding lessons and camps:

      1. Develops core strength.

      One of a horseback riders’ strongest muscles is there core. To be able to maintain a proper riding posture, riders learned to engage the core muscles in addition to the back and chest muscles. It also takes an engaged core to stay balanced on the horse.  

      2. Improves coordination.

      Coordination is such an important skill set for horseback riding. Not only does riders need to coordinate there movements with the horse, they also needs to direct the horse in the right direction and over or around. 

      3. Encourages trust.

      In order to be a successful horseback rider, the rider must develop a trusting relationship with the horse. Horses, like any animal, can be unpredictable. Learning to build trust isn’t just important between horses and riders, but in all human relationships.

      4. Exercises the mind.

      Unlike idle activities such as playing on electronics and watching TV, horseback riding exercises you physically and mentally. Mental exercise is an important benefit of horseback riding. As riders  learn to communicate with their horse, execute movements, and overcome obstacles, the brain will store information on how these tasks where completed. As riders continue to learn new things, the brain will store the information so you can perform the task again, and perhaps even better the next time.  

      5. Develops problem solving skills.

      As you become more advanced in your horseback riding ability, you might take on the challenge of a jumping course, trail ride, or horse show. You’ll have to master problem solving skills as you direct your horse. If your horse is unwilling to submit to your directions, you’ll have to think quickly about how to remain safe and in control of your horse.

      6. Increases socialization.

      Horseback riding can increase your social circle. Riders  get to know your horses and ponies, instructors, other riders, and staff around Belle Wood. The horse community is very social and full of people who will help each other learn about horses. While private lessons are an excellent way to gain experience in a safe setting and attention to work on specific skills, group lessons provide a great social experience. Group lessons not only enable you to learn from your instructor but from your peers as well and group discussion on progressions. 

      7. Creates time to relax.

      Horseback riding has an inherent relaxing effect on people (to be honest, just being present around horses has a relaxing affect. According to Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Rheta D. Connor, “The natural rhythm of the horse aids in circulation and relaxation while gently exercising and massaging the rider’s joints, muscles and spine” (source). These physical motions bring about feelings of relaxation naturally without any thought on behalf of the rider.

      8.  Provides opportunities to compete.  

      There are many different types of competition,  Belle Wood focuses on Hunter, Jumper, Equitation and Dressage to provide a variety of ways to put riders  skills to the test. Training for a show and setting a goal can increase motivation and provide a healthy competitive outlet for riders. Riders who compete may even notice that they feel more driven and confident in other areas of their life outside of horseback riding. The coaches at Belle Wood follow the Long Term Equestrian Development plan designed by Equestrian Canada when creating goals and outcomes for riders at Belle Wood. 

      9. Increases muscle tone and strength.

      Horseback riders develop a special strength known as stable strength. Even when not on the horse, riders are likely to engage in demanding physical activity around the stables. Mucking out stalls, carrying tack, and grooming horses increases muscle tone and strength. A new rider may have trouble lifting a heavy saddle, but after developing stable strength the rider will be able to lift it with ease!


      10. Improves mental state.

      In addition to increasing feelings of relaxation, horseback riding can improve a riders’ mental state in other ways as well. Spending time with animals is believed to raise levels of the mood-enhancing hormone serotonin. To back up these claims, the British Horse Society conducted a study on the health benefits of horseback riding. Through a survey of over 1,200 horseback riders, they discovered that more than 80 percent of survey participants reported that horse riding made them feel ‘quite a lot’ or ‘extremely’ cheerful, relaxed, happy or active (source).

      With all these amazing health benefits of horseback riding, you can feel great about the time you spend riding, caring for, and enjoying the company of horses and we hope to see you at Belle Wood Equestrian 

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