New Lesson Protocol

Lessons dealing with Covid-19

First step will be our sanitation station

  1. Sanitize hands at gate.

  2. Clean masks and riding gloves.

  3. Unfortunately ONLY our riders will be permitted in the arena at their lesson time.

  4. Parents must wait in parking lot.

Tacking and Untacking

  1. Only Ridgelawn staff will be touching tack.

  2. All tack will be sanitized between uses.

More Information

The bathroom and barn is off limits to all students and parents.

Your coach will contact you about dates and times for lessons beginning in June 2020.

Please if you are feeling sick do not come  just call your coach .


Welcome to Ridgelawn

We offer plenty of services to satisfy your horsey needs.  We are a boarding facility,  that offers training and of course we have an amazing lesson program!  Ridgelawn prides itself on a drama free atmosphere. We want all our clients to feel like the barn is their second home .



Who We Are

Ashley Kostachen

Head Instructour

Ashley got her start in riding here at Ridgelawn Equestrian. She campaigned in the jumper ring on the Future and A circuit for several years before switching to dressage. There she won many FEI junior classes and competed for three years on the young rider’s dressage team.

After selling her young riders horse “Big Tyme”, she made the switch back to the jumper ring. Currently, she is training young horses and instructing at Ridgelawn Equestrian. She is competing in the jumpers with “Mr. Klean” and “Rolling Thunder” as well as “Suzie” in the Lows on the A circuit. She has students competing at the schooling level, trillium level and A’s.

Ashley can be reached at (519) 778-8337 or email at

Melissa Motz

Begginer Coach

Melissa has been around horses since she could walk. She has showed her horse ( Just in Time) on the Trillium Circuit in the hunter jumper rings. She has been mentored by Ashley Kostachen for 13 years . Melissa can be reached at  (519)-580-7009 or emailed at

Janet Ott

Barn Owner

Janet has showed on Conestoga Cadora . Shes owned and operated Ridgelawn since 1981. Janet attended  Fanshaw collage but found her true passion operating a barn and farming.


Contact  Us

1456 Erbs Rd, St. Agatha, ON N0B 2L0, Canada

(519) 884-1479


(519) 884-1479

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