New Lesson Protocol

A notice to our valued students and boarders regarding lessons and COVID  (last updated September 9th/ 2020) 

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.  *Parents will be allowed to view the last lesson of every month as soon as our insurance allows it. 

  4. Parents must wait in the parking lot.

** If you show any signs of the flu or have been in contact with anyone that could have COVID, we ask that you call your coach to cancel your lesson.  Additionally, if you show any signs of being ill, you will be asked to go home.  

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 September 2020.

Approved riding helmets and boots are required by all riders, no exceptions.  Helmets and boots can be purchased at Brubacher's in Wallenstein, Sprucewood Tack Shop in Tavistock or Greenhawk in Cambridge.

Update regarding payments for riding lessons (effective September 2020):

We ask that everyone please send an email to with your name.  This will assist us in sending out messages and important updates to your email. 

You can now pay for your lessons by sending an e-transfer to  Payments are due by the 10th of each month or late fees will be applied.

When submitting your payments, please include the rider's first and last name, the day of the lesson, the length of the lesson (half hour or an hour) as well as which month the payment is for.

We also ask that all riders give a one month deposit for their lessons that will be cashed.  This will cover your last month of riding in the event that you wish to stop your riding lessons.  This ensures that we receive one month of notice so that we can fill the lesson time.

The barn will be closed the 1st two weeks of September, Christmas and March Break.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during these unprecedented times! 


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 .

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Who We Are

Ashley Kostachen

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

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

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

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