Horseback Riding Lessons, Horse Boarding and Riding Camps in Courtenay, BC

North Star Stables offers riding lessons to all levels of riders, from beginners to advanced riders, ages seven years and up.

We are a family-run operation, and day to day operations are overseen by Estelle Shaughnessy. From 1987 our goal has always been to share our love of the horse and the passion to provide the highest level of care and accommodation.

Safety is our first and foremost priority as well as horse care and fun riding for our clients.

Family-friendly, clean, safe horse environment open to all disciplines.

Meredith Manor Riding Master III certified coach with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies. 35 years of coaching youth and adults in both Western and English riding disciplines.

Riding Lessons

I have coached multiple students to High Point and Reserve High Point Championships in Western Performance events. I offer riding lessons to all level of riders in Western discipline and beginner to medium level in English riding. Children 7 years and up to adults all welcome.

All lessons are on trained, seasoned lesson horses of various ages. If you would like to take lessons on your own horse it’s encouraged but not required. All lessons are customized to suit the experience level of the student. All lessons are on a one-on-one basis to start with then gradually students will ride with others. All students learn how to groom, saddle and ride the horse. It’s all part of the curriculum. The students will learn how to become confident individuals that can handle riding of any of the lesson horses provided.