Island Horses


Events Calendar - Please email your events
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

March 4-5
QMS Kristen Johnston Hunter/Jumper Clinic, QMS Cost $170 for two days Kristen has trained and competed hunters and jumpers successfully for over 25 years. Her teaching includes beginner levels to CET Medal, equitation and 1.20 jumpers. She trains riders locally, across Canada, down the West Coast and even New Zealand. Kristen is an Equine Canada rated equitation and hunter judge.

March 5
Courtenay CADORA  dressage test days; all levels including Western; to be held at Indigo Equestrian Centre in Royston. For more info, interested parties can email Angie at

March 12
Valley View Farms Spring schooling show, covered arena, English & Western classes, Rosette for First, Ribbons to 6th place. Come join the fun!

March 17-18
Epona Equine Veterinary Services in Courtenay is hosting a Clinic on Saddle fit, presented by SaddlesolutionsInc. Clinic will be held at Indigo Equestrian Centre in Royston, with lecture on Friday evening, March 17, and full day of demos on Saturday, March 18. Auditor cost $196.00, which includes a $75.00 coupon towards a personal saddle fit assessment. Saddle fit assessments may also be arranged if time allows, for Sunday March 19 and Monday, March 20. For more info, or for registration forms, please contact Angie at

April 8
QMS Gina Allan Dressage & Flatwork Clinic, QMS Cost $85 Gina is an Equine Canada Certified Level II Hunter/Jumper Coach, a Level III Theory Coach, and is pursuing her Level III Dressage Coaching Certificate. Gina's vast experience includes three years studying and riding with former Canadian Equestrian Jumper Coach, Frank Sellinger in Alberta before moving to Pennsylvania where she trained with International Dressage Clinician and author, Paul Belasik. Gina was able to focus on Classical Dressage training methods which led her to combining her knowledge and passions of fitness and riding into her winning program: Equifit Services.

April 9
Courtenay CADORA  dressage test days; all levels including Western; to be held at Karen Erickson's Goodmatch Farm in Courtenay. For more info, interested parties can email Angie at

May 2-4
QMS Nick Karazissis Hunter/Jumper Clinic, Cost $450 for three days Nick Karazissis' success in the show ring throughout the last 40 years has made him one of the most sought after judges and clinicians in the United States and Canada. His personal focus and passion in governance is currently, and has historically been, focused in the area of education and the discipline of the equitation division.

May 6-7
QMS Spring Hunter/Jumper Show

May 13-19
Learn Equine Massage , Ladysmith, BC 7 Day massage course Equine

May 14
Courtenay CADORA  dressage test days; all levels including Western; to be held Comox Valley Exhibition grounds. For more info, interested parties can email Angie at

May 25-28
The Cowgirl Re-union Vancouver Island Edition is happening May 25-28th at Maple Grove Farm and Guesthouse in the Cowichan Valley! With Stefanie Travers, Alexa Linton, Audrey Sayevich and photographer Christy Greenwood. More details and registration at or email

June 11
Courtenay CADORA dressage test days; all levels including Western; to be held at the Comox Valley Exhibition grounds; judges TBA For more info, interested parties can email Angie at

June 25
HCBC dressage shows held at the Comox Valley Exhibition grounds; all levels including Western; judges TBA For more info, interested parties can email Angie at

August 13
HCBC dressage shows held at the Comox Valley Exhibition grounds; all levels including Western; judges TBA For more info, interested parties can email Angie at

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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 of BC
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
Port Alberni Chapter, Mel Francoeur
Southern Van. Island Chapter, Ybo Plante, 250 361-6290
Powell River Chapter – Contact Lynn 604-487-1337

BC Carriage Driving Society
President & Zone 6 Rep: Maureen Pearse 250 245-2683

B.C. Competitive Trail Riders Assoc
Contact Tammy Mercer 250-335-3390 or

BC Islands Pony Club

Greater Victoria Hilary Harris Tina Mason
Salt Spring Island Samantha Clarkson
Cowichan Valley Tarka Clayton
P's & Q's Catherine Dempster
Alberni Valley Colleen Jansma
Comox Valley Penny Mullen
Campbell River Shannon Buck

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

CHHAPS (Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation Society)c/o Denise Beaton, Secretary, 11681 Carshill St., Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 5P3 email: (604) 476-0558

Coombs 4H Horse Club
Joan Larson 250-752-0395 or

Courtenay CADORA
Bonnie Earle at

Cowichan 4-H Horse Club
We meet the third Wednesday of every month but at Top Shelf Feeds Duncan. Contact Tamara

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

Cowichan Polo Club
In general, we meet at the Cowichan Exhibition grounds every wednesday and saturday evenings. Specific schedule info is on our website.

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding
Providence Farm 1843 Tzouhalem Rd., Duncan

Elk and Beaver Lake Equestrian Society
Contact: President Pam Nezel

Gabriola Horse Group
For riders of all ages and abilities For more information, call Jane Woods at 247-8033 or email

Garden City Horsemen's Club
Anne Bell (250) 642-3539 email

Harbour City Pony Club (Nanaimo)
Contact Sue Prior Phone number 250-247-0123 e-mail:

Highlands Horse Club
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. Contact Laura foxgord 250-391-9612) for information on using the ring.

Horse Council BC

Island Barrel Racing

Lower Island Equestrian Club

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

Metchosin Pony Club
Contact Anita Rados 250-727-3595 email

Mid Island Cadora (MICA)
For information visit Everybody Welcome!

Nanaimo Equestrian Association

Natural Phanatics
Victoria Natural Horsemanship Group, Contact Laura Foxgord  250-391-9612

North Vancouver Island Horse Association
All Shows Held At The Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds, Courtenay.

Parksville/Qualicum Pony Club
Contact Tanya Richards at

Peninsula Reining Club
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 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

Sooke Saddle Club
Gail Nash 250-642-4515 (Publicity) Email

SunSational Saddlebred Breeders
Meets bi-monthly in Kamloops, BC Contact: Sharron 250-828-2288

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:

Vancouver Island Arabian Horse Assn

Vancouver Island Exhibition

Vancouver Island Quarter Horse Assn

Vancouver Island Saddlebred Horse Association For more information contact Doug Roe at (250)710-1517 or

Vancouver Island Welsh Pony & Cob Society

Norman Evans  RR2 1164 Hutchinson Road Cobble Hill, V0R 1L0 (250-743-4717)

Victoria Polo Club
Dan Pedrick

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
Audrey Cooper. (Executive Director)

Victoria Saanich CADORA
Claire Vessey Vice-President Victoria-Saanich CADORA. 3498 Maureen Terrace Victoria, BC V9C 3P7 (250) 391-1790 )

Vimy Western Riding Club
Vimy Western Riding Club All breeds, all levels of experience welcome! Check out our website or contact

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. Contact person is Trish Hyatt Facebook group page