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

KENTUCKY DERBY What are the odds of winning in a horse racing event? Kentucky Derby is the single largest horse racing event in North America that attracts thousands of people all over the country to bet on this sport. This year the race takes place on May 2, 2015.

March 28-29
Foxstone Stable Schooling Show Series at Foxstone Stable, Duncan

March 30-31
Bonny Bonnello Clinic at Libby Naylors farm in Errington BC. Contact Libby at 250-248-2592

April 3,4,5
Marci Laye Barrel clinic 7 Time CFR Qualifier CPRA Season Leader Champ. FCA Champ, Copenhagen/Dodge Truck Champ Futurity /Derby Winner Trainer , Breeder Competitor , Marci makes barrel racing fun and easy come on out for 3 days of fun, April 3,4,5th at Northstar Stables Coleman Road Courtenay, (Friday night will be meet Marci and discussion no horses) cost $350.00 call Leslie 337-8685 or e-mail

April 4- 5
An Introduction to Californio Style Horsemanship with Bruce Sandifer held at Blue Eagle Equestrian Cedar BC contact Fonda Munro 250-722-3789 or For more info go to

April 10
Supple Equestrian Somatics Level I From 6– 8 pm Create comfort and suppleness in your body so you can be more comfortable in and out of the saddle. Somatics is a movement modality that will increase your internal awareness and your ability to relax muscles. The gentle, comfortable movements will realign the musculoskeletal position creating a more balanced, relaxed seat. Comfortable mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing. Held at Duncan Wellness Centre. Booklet of movements is included. Taught by Violet Reynolds, RMT, Somatic Educator. To register please call 250 748-6600. $45, $35 if registered by April 2

April 11
Rockslide Fundraiser Fun Day - Everyone & every discipline welcome- put on by the Peninsula Reining Club Saanich fairgrounds ( Outdoor) Start time to be announced approx. 10- 3 ish. $25.00 FOR THE DAY- ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO ROCKSLIDE- ( May 8,9,10th) Hotdogs, snacks and beverages will be available to buy, proceeds to Rockslide, COME OUT AND HAVE A GREAT TIME

April 11-12
The Vancouver Island Pet Expo is under new ownership and we want you there! We goal toward expanding our Expo to include pets of all shapes and sizes, including horses, ponies and livestock! Join us for an absolutely wild weekend! Tons of exhibits, fun demonstrations, shop till you drop and learn! Come with questions, leave with answers! The Vancouver Island Pet Expo will be held at The Pearkes Recreation Centre 3100 Tillicum Road, Victoria BC on April 11 & 12, 2015! We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - connect with us and stay up to date! Please call 250.590.6180 or email if you have any questions!

April 12
Queen Margarets Shool QMS Dressage Schooling Show QMS, Duncan

April 12
Dressage Test Day GP Cottonwood's annual test day - a chance to get out there at the start of the show season and ride your dressage test in front of a judge, with helpful feedback and a chance to work on and improve your score. Always fills up - get your entry in fast! Call or email for more information or to register for a program:

April 17
Supple Equestrian Somatics Level II From 6 – 8 pm Continue to expand your internal awareness and ability to relax muscles. Comfortable mats are provided. Wear comfortable clothing. Held at Duncan Wellness Centre. Booklet of movements is included. Taught by Violet Reynolds, RMT, Somatic Educator, Yoga Teacher 500 hr To register please call 250 748-6600. $45, $35 if registered by April 10

April 17-19
New Parelli Natural Horsemanship clinic, with Devanee Cardinal 3* Parelli professional instructor, April 17th to April 19th, 2015. Level 1/2 At Tiger Lily arena in Errington, contact Sue Bowie at or for more info go to

May 7-10
Queen Margarets Shool QMS Spring Classic, Duncan

May 2
What are the odds of winning in a horse racing event? Kentucky Derby is the single largest horse racing event in North America that attracts thousands of people all over the country to bet on this sport. This year the race takes place on May 2, 2015.

May 8-10
Trail Horse Partnership clinic, with Devanee Cardinal 3* Parelli professional instructor, May 8th –May 10th , 2015, in Ladysmith. Contact Gayle Brase at or go to for more information

May 21,22,23,24
Bonny Bonnello Clinic
at Country Lane Stables

May 31
VTRA's Ride-A-Thon and Trail Clinic This event will be held at the lovely Elk and Beaver Lake utilising the trails and the Equestrian Center for the trail clinic. It will be a pledge event with prizes for the most amount of money raised both for groups and individual. A trail clinic will also be run and judged by Laura Foxgord with prizes and ribbons given out to the top 6 riders. More details to follow but please keep checking and we can not wait to see you all.

June 20-21
Adiva Murphy is coming to Twincreeks for a 2 day Western Dressage clinic June 20-21 $300 for 2 days. Go to website for details.

July 9,10,11,12
Bonny Bonnello Clinic at Country Lane Stables

September 17,18,19,20
Bonny Bonnello Clinic at Country Lane Stables

September 20
Errington Therapeutic Riding Association, ETRA, will host their 26th Annual Pledge ride on Sunday, September 20th, 2015. Once again, Arbutus Meadows in Nanoose Bay will be hosting this wonderful event with great trails to ride, excellent prizes, a big BBQ and of course lots of FUN! For further information and to download pledge sheets, please visit our website and or email Lila Whitley (2015 Pledge Ride Coordinator) Please come out to help us raise funds on behalf of ETRA to ensure continued support for this amazing program for those individuals with mental and physical challenges in our communities.

November 6,7,8
Bonny Bonnello Clinic at Country Lane Stables

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 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: Dennis Waller (250) 245-4993 email

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

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

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

Comox Valley Pony Club
Contact Kama Antaya 250-337-1956

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

Courtenay CADORA
Bonnie Earle at web site:

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 Valley Pony Club
Rhonda Scheiber. 250 743-2402, of

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

HarbourCity 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.

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!

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 Equestrian Association

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 or or phone 722-2955

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.

Oceanside Hunter Jumper Association
Contact Gina Kararrigas 250-248-2542

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

Queen Margaret's School
Contact Carol Newington

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 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

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
Sue Colgate (Executive Director) at 778-426-0506, PO Box 412, Brentwood Bay, BC, V8M 1R3 email

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