Come Ride With Us!

Using the equine experience for positive change, growth & learning.

Beginner & Intermediate Riding Lessons

Using the equine experience for positive change, growth & learning.
Everyone is welcome no matter your age, shape, size or ability!

If you would like to learn to ride or improve your skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere this is the program for you.  beginners are always welcome! Riding lessons will teach patience, confidence, responsibility, horsemanship as well as compassion for another being.

We want to show you how comfortable you will feel learning with us and we want you to feel good about your decision to ride with us so we offer a FREE introductory lesson. Come out meet our horses, meet Roy and try it out!

Email Christina info@flyingcrossranch.com or call Roy 403-350-7368 to set up an into lesson!

Flying Cross Jockey Club

Flying Cross Jockey Club

Horses are beneficial to the mental and physical wellbeing of people; they also help us to create a sense of community where people can come and connect with each other as well as with animals. Horses can help people with their everyday life skills as well as help to build confidence and self esteem.

Roy started his jockey career at 16 years old winning the first 2 races that he rode. He rode at Stampede Park and Northlands Park until he was 28 when he suffered a career ending injury. His love for horse racing and Thoroughbreds has never changed. The program he currently teaches that he is most passionate about is the Flying Cross Jockey Club where he teaches young people to race ride.

Members of the Jockey club learn about horsemanship, teamwork, and being accountable to the horses, each other, and themselves. The jockey club not only builds these kids up physically it also builds their self confidence, social skills, and public speaking. This program aims to not only create amazing athletes but also build ambassadors for the sport of racing and in the process teaches these kids invaluable life skills.

Part of our program involves giving back to the community. In the past they have put on a day for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and done fundraisers for Santa’s anonymous and the Lacombe food bank.

We believe that teaching these kids how to give back to their community is helping to build valuable members of society who will have a lot to offer as adults. The idea of doing something for someone else without expecting anything in return is a valuable lesson that I believe more youth would benefit from learning.

Being a part of the Jockey Club takes commitment from both parents and participants. To be able to ride at the level needed to race, riders must be here a minimum of two nights a week but they will progress faster if they can commit 3 days a week. Jockey Club members are required to learn how to care for their horses and are required to do chores on race nights. They will learn to groom, tack and feed their equine partner.

If you are interested in trying our Jockey Club out and seeing what it is all about send us an email and we will set up a meet and greet during a Jockey Club lesson time. info@flyingcrossranch.com