Riding Lessons, Boarding, & Norwegian Fjords
Our lesson program MISSION:
Delivering fun and dynamic lessons where clients feel cared for and are kept safe through humanely managed equine partners in a well maintained facility.
Offering lessons 6 days a week.
Private lessons for beginners
Semi-Private lessons for Level 2 and up
All around horsemanship to go in any direction!
Barn phone: 604-534-3276
Office Cell: 778-822-3276
Same day on farm or on the way to us assistance call the barn phone: 604-534-3276
We can still run your lesson if you arrive 15 minutes late pretty easily - if you are going to be later call the barn phone and we'll be ready to go and use what time we have the best we can!
Clerical assistance with booking or payment issues or any questions at all office hours M-F 9-4 firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 778-822-3276 I will reply within 1-2 business days.
Self service cancellation or rescheduling all online ~ refer to your confirmation email and click the link there to make changes or use the password you created at time of initial booking (recommended) to log in and make changes. Please note: No cancellations or changes are allowed within 48 hours.
Jenny Barnes (owner) and Tessa Silfver (instructor) offer unique skills, training, and expertise to teach your horse all kinds of tricks and behaviours.
Sign up online with Tessa or select Working Equitation/Obstacle Sports to book with Jenny.
With a focus on safety first our instructors are all Certified with up to date First Aid accreditation. Our lesson horses are well cared for and matched to each student to achieve the goals for each lesson and for long term goals. We follow the Equine Canada Rider Levels program. Emparting the knowledge with which our students can become all around equestrians is our goal.
Lessons Tuesday to Sunday with 2 instructors on Thursday
Super support staff
Lessons can be booked up to 4 months in advance so that you can know your schedule and create a routine that works for you.!
Riders of all ages and ambitions welcome from 4 years old and up and up to 200#
We started our breeding program with Warmbloods but after finding my first fjord gelding as a "fun horse" I was hooked. We imported several fjords from Germany in 2009, two pramienstute mares in foal in 2016, and now again, in 2019 we have several on the way! We have frozen semen from 3 stallions: Vajeur, Dylan, and Pirke. AND Njord Halsnaes has arrived! We have fjords placed in loving homes in BC, WA, OR, and CA! We have several fjords and other breeds available each year as well as 2-4 foals.
Footnote Farm began in 2004 in CA and moved to BC, Canada in 2011. Being a certified instructor with Equine Canada since 1994 and having completed a graduate degree in Psychology Jenny created the name as a play on words as hoofbeats are music to her and to acknowledge the importance of explaining the how and why of animal training. Jenny's focus on the science of learning and animal behaviour creates the training foundation for all the animals at Footnote Farm from birth through life.
Contact us to set up a time to visit the farm and our fjords.
Regular office hours 8-4 M-F
After hours, weekends, holidays by appointment. Lights out for horses 9 pm to 6 am unless by special arrangement.