HAPPY NEW YEAR ! EVENTS 2015
Events Calendar - Please email your events email@example.com
Note that website links can be included in the calendar of events if you are a sponsor or a club sponsor of Island Horses. Club websites are free in the club listings section only, which is posted here below the calendar of events
Supple Equestrian Somatics Level I – Create comfort and suppleness in your body so you can be more comfortable in and out of the saddle. You will be able to give more effective aids. 5– 7 pm $45, $35 if registered by Jan 9th Improve your riding and decrease pain. If you have pain, tense muscles or injuries Somatic education and movements will help you gain self control of your muscles. In this classroom workshop you will improve the suppleness and freedom of the subtle body movements required when riding. Somatic education will help you learn to recognize tension and restricted movements. Benefits include decrease tension and pain, increased self-awareness, freedom of movement, improved posture and self control of muscle movements in relation to riding(aids). The movements can be done at home to help you maintain a relaxed supple body that will improve your riding – we will practice the movements and you will receive hand outs. Held at Duncan Wellness Centre 303 B 80 Station Street. Instructor: Violet Reynolds, RMT, Somatic Educator, Yoga Teacher. Call 250 748-6600 to register.
Part 1: “How the horse learns” Friday, January 16th, 6-8pm Equitation Science Seminar series 2015 at the Cowichan Exhibition meeting room, 7380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan. Presented by Janine Davies MRCVS Ass. Dip ES. For more information please go to www.ekitok.com Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Supple Equestrian Somatics Level II 10 am – noon $45, $35 if registered by Jan 9th Review and learn advanced movements to help you become more comfortable and effective when riding. Held at Duncan Wellness Centre 303 B 80 Station Street. Instructor: Violet Reynolds, RMT, Somatic Educator, Yoga Teacher. Call 250 748-6600 to register.
The Peninsula Reining Club 2015 AGM will be held at 12:00 noon , Boston Pizza,2755 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Langford We can have lunch and/or snacks – then hold a short meeting to get our 2015 activities underway. New Members welcome. Please RSVP to email@example.com
The NVIHA Annual General Meeting of the North Vancouver Island Horse Association will be held at North Star Stables on Coleman Road, Courtenay, at 7:00 PM January 28. This is the meeting for Nomination and Election of Officers for the 2015 year.
Part 1: “How the horse learns” Wednesday, January 28th, 6:30-8pm Equitation Science Seminar series 2015 at Greenhawk, 7154 West Saanich Rd, Brentwood Bay. Presented by Janine Davies MRCVS Ass. Dip ES. For more information go to www.ekitok.com Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call Greenhawk 250-652-1002 or drop by to pre-register.
Terry Johnson Riding Clinic $75. per horse and rider combination - Get ready for show season or work on any training issues! Indoor arena. Duncan. Contact us for more information or to book your space. email@example.com or call / text 250-710-1517
Part 2: “The 8 principles of Equitation Science training” Friday, February 13th, 6-8pm. 6-8pm Equitation Science Seminar series 2015 at the Cowichan Exhibition meeting room, 7380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan. Presented by Janine Davies MRCVS Ass. Dip ES. For more information please go to www.ekitok.com Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 9, 10, 11
Spring Break Day Camp! 3 days $225. per person 9:00am - 3:00pm Indoor arena. Duncan. Riding lessons - Art - Stable Management - Guest Speakers - Badge Program and more! Contact us for more information or to book your space. email@example.com or call / text 250-710-1517
Part 3: “Academic Horse Training” Friday, March 13th, 6-8pm. 6-8pm Equitation Science Seminar series 2015 at the Cowichan Exhibition meeting room, 7380 Trans-Canada Highway, Duncan. Presented by Janine Davies MRCVS Ass. Dip ES. For more information please go to www.ekitok.com Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday - Valley View Farms Schooling Show. Indoor arena - ribbons to 6th place - concession Contact us for more information and class schedule. email@example.com or call / text 250-710-1517
Club information listings are Free.
If your club information has changed, please email the updates
Club Sponsorships are $125.00 year. As a club sponsor, your website links can be activated in the calendar of events listed above, and also linked the Club Sponsor Section at the top of this page.
Back Country Horsemen
Vancouver Island Chapter 5250 Island Hwy N. Courtenay V9J 1S7 John 250-338- 6789 Sharon 250-337-1818
Central Vancouver Island Chapter (CVI) contact Lynn DeVries firstname.lastname@example.org
Port Alberni Chapter, Mel Francoeur email@example.com
Southern Van. Island Chapter, Ybo Plante, 250 361-6290 firstname.lastname@example.org
Powell River Chapter – Contact Lynn 604-487-1337 email@example.com
B.C. Competitive Trail Riders
Contact Tammy Mercer 250-335-3390 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Islands Pony Club
Susan Harrison phone 250 416-0094 Pony Club branches: Metchosin, Salt Spring Island, Cowichan Valley, Arrowsmith, Comox Valley, Parksville/Qualicum, Cedar Rose Pony Club Center
BC Paint Horse Club
BC Quarter Horse Association
BC Miniature Horse Club
Campbell River Trail Riders
Campbell River Trail Riders host many English, Western, and fun events throughout the year. Contact Kathy Tipper 250-337-0021
The Cedar Horse Club meets the Last Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm at the Cedar Heritage Centre. 1644 Macmillan Road Nanaimo (right beside the Cedar High School) Our Events include Camp-outs, Fun Rides, Beach Rides, Lectures, schooling shows and Clinics. We have something for everyone! Any additional information you need please email Cedar_horseclub@yahoo.com
CHHAPS (Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation
Society)c/o Denise Beaton, Secretary, 11681 Carshill St., Maple
Ridge, B.C. V2X 5P3 email: email@example.com (604) 476-0558
Comox Valley Pony Club
Contact Kama Antaya 250-337-1956
Coombs 4H Horse Club
Joan Larson 250-752-0395 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cowichan District Riding Club
The Cowichan District Riding Club organizes a variety of shows in the Cowichan Valley throughout the year, as well as the Light Horse Show at the Cowichan Exhibition in September. For information on membership and events, or to contact the club
In general, we meet at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds every wednesday and saturday evenings. Specific schedule info is on our website.
Cowichan Valley Pony Club
Rhonda Scheiber. 250 743-2402, of email@example.com
Cowichan Therapeutic Riding
Providence Farm 1843 Tzouhalem Rd., Duncan
Gabriola Horse Group
For riders of all ages and abilities For more information, call Jane Woods at 247-8033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Garden City Horsemen's Club
Anne Bell (250) 642-3539 email email@example.com
HarbourCity Pony Club (Nanaimo)
Contact Sue Prior Phone number 250-247-0123 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Highlands Horse Club consists of a small group of horse lovers who live and ride in Southern Vancouver Island's beautiful Highlands. We are a voice for equestrians in the Highlands, maintain the Highlands riding ring, and are involved in trail creation and maintenance.
Metchosin Equestrian Society
Meetings are held at 7:00 pm on the 4th thursday and we meet at the Metchosin Community house. Join us for events and guided trail rides in Metchosin email@example.com
Metchosin Pony Club
Contact Anita Rados 250-727-3595 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid Island Cadora (MICA)
For information visit www.midislandcadora.com Everybody Welcome!
Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Assn.
Smooth Gaited Trail & Show Horses. "To ride one is to own one." Local contact or demo Bob or Trinet Vancouver Island B.C. (250-743-2207)
Nanaimo South Pony Club
A new club organized especially for Cedar, Yellowpoint, Cassidy, South Wellington and South Nanaimo families! Active members between 6 and 21 welcomed. Interested adult volunteers are also most welcome! Please e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 722-2955
Victoria Natural Horsemanship Group, Contact Laura Foxgord 250-391-9612 email@example.com
North Vancouver Island Horse Association
All Shows Held At The Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, Courtenay.
Parksville/Qualicum Pony Club
Contact Tanya Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org
The PRC hosts Rockslide, the largest annual reining event on Vancouver Island
Powell River Trail Riders
We invite people of all ages to join our Club.The Powell River Trail Riders offers opportunities for youth, adults and families to participate in shows, clinics and trail rides. Our main objective as a club is to have fun!
Provincial Wish Tral Ride
Volunteers host trail rides throughout BC to raise money for the Children's Wish Foundation BC/Yukon Chapter. Help grant a wish for a child living with a high-risk life-threatening illness by getting involved. Contact the Jenn, Island Coordinator, at (250) 537-4994 or email@example.com RIDE A HORSE - GRANT A WISH
Rainbow Horse Club
Open to ALL breeds, our focus is on having FUN through open breed schooling shows and clinics.
Silver Spur Riding Club
A diverse club for all horse people the club hosts many activities including; club rides, gymkhanas and clinics. Meetings are the 1st Monday of every month at 7:30pm at the Commbs Rodeo Grounds. President: Jodie Bater firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Victoria Equestrian Club Showing, lessons, and a fun network of horse enthusiasts! Open to all full time UVic students, all levels of experience welcome! Horses provided! Contact: email@example.com
Arabian Horse Assn
Vancouver Island Appaloosa Horse Club
All-Breed Horse Show Series 2004 April 4 May 16 June 27 July 18 Sept. 12 Beaver Lake ring. Enter on the day.
Vancouver Island Exhibition
Vancouver Island Quarter Horse Assn
Vancouver Island Saddlebred Horse Association For more information contact Doug Roe at (250)710-1517 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver Island Welsh Pony & Cob Society
Norman Evans RR2 1164 Hutchinson Road Cobble Hill, V0R 1L0 (250-743-4717)
Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
Sue Colgate (Executive Director) at 778-426-0506, PO Box 412, Brentwood Bay, BC, V8M 1R3 email email@example.com
Victoria Saanich CADORA
Claire Vessey Vice-President Victoria-Saanich CADORA. 3498 Maureen Terrace Victoria, BC V9C 3P7 (250) 391-1790 ) firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Style Dressage Assn. of Central Vancouver Island Facebook group page
This club is for people interested in learning about Western Dressage and is open to everyone regardless of where you live. We honour the horse and diversity of all breeds. We value all level of riders and the partnership they share with the horse. email@example.com Contact person is Trish Hyatt Facebook group page