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


April 2
Calm & Confident Classes with Jodine Carruthers at Pyramid Stables. Are you tired of riding through fear or not because of it? Would you like to gain more confidence on the ground and in the saddle? Then join us for this four part classroom series. Cost for all four is $195+gst. Each class runs from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Contact Jodine at (250) 618-9322.

April 12
Horses, A to Z- a day of Education For Horse Lovers, presented by Hope For Horses Society, at Beban Park, Nanaimo Equestrian Association Grounds, 10 to 4 pm. A day of equine education which includes; Clicker Training 101, "Behaviour of the Horse , Your Horse-Inside/Out, Prepping your horse for your best riding year yet!, "Alphabet Soup- EMS, PSSM, and PPID. Feeding the Horse with Metabolic Issues. Hey Dr, why is my horse losing weight? No Foot- No Horse! For more information contact our website or email for a full schedule of presenters and topics.

April 13
Blue Eagle Equestrian in Cedar is offering Indoor Obstacle Trail Clinics - Build trust and confidence for you and your horse by negotiating obstacles such as teeter totter bridge, podium, log maze, curtain, bridges, gates and more. In hand and riding for all breeds, disciplines and levels in a low key, fun atmosphere that allows you to go at your own pace. Course will be up for the week following the clinic for lessons and a drop in is offered on Wednesday from 1pm til 6pm to practice for those who have taken a clinic in the past. For more info see or call Fonda at 250-722-3789 or

April 19
BCTRA "Introduction to Riding the Distance" workshop; a morning of education followed by a mock ride. We hope the workshop will help you set goals and prepare for entering the long-distance riding season, as well as understanding the subtle differences in the two sports. Hope to see you there. Visit for more information and registration.

April 19-21
Nanaimo Horsemanship Clinic with Wolfgang Winkler. With show season just around the corner, it’s time to get your horses show ready!!! All levels and disciplines welcome. Jingle Pot Road, for more information or to register please call 250-213-7173 or

April 26-27
Courtenay Horsemanship Clinic with Wolfgang Winkler . With show season just around the corner, it’s time to get your horses show ready!!! All levels and disciplines welcome. For more information or to book, please contact Lorna White at or 250-213-7173

May 2-3-4
Dr. Andrew McLean, a world-renowned equine behaviourist with a PhD in equine cognition and learning, and author of several books in the field will be giving a clinic May 2-3 at Foxstone Stable in Duncan. This highly interactive clinic with auditors, and riders or handlers of all disciplines is designed to offer everyone as broad an experience as possible in the ways of ethical training and its better impact on horse welfare. Dr. McLean has spoken at the Global Dressage Forum and has competed for Australia in eventing. For more information visit “Equitation Science - Vancouver Island” on Facebook or the Cowichan District Riding Club website, or the Ekitok website.

May 2-5
Parelli Natural Horsemanship, with Devanee Cardinal at Tiger Lily Arena in Errington, BC. 4 Savvy's in 4 Days! Whatever your discipline, whatever your experience, Devanee will help you improve your horsemanship, both on the ground and in the saddle. contact Sue 250-248-4716 or

May 8-14
Equine Massage Therapy Course Takala Trails Ranch, Ladysmith, BC Learn equine massage therapy from a teacher with over 24 years experience. The skills to help your equine athlete, barn buddy, trail partner or older friend are right in the palm of your hand! Learn: massage theory, stretches, full body massage, lymphatic drainage, colic relief, and so much more! See web site for full course details. If the 2014 schedule does not appear, please click on the refresh button (little 1/2 circle with the arrow) on your browser. Instructor: Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF e-mail:

May 9-10
Rockslide 2014- presented by Peninsula Reining Club at Saanichton Fairgrounds, Vancouver Island . Please join us for the 11th annual Reining Show, 1st of the WCRA High Point series shows. Lots of great Prizes and money to be won. We will have our Saddle and Bridle and Bits classes up again this year , as well as many other awesome prizes and money!!!!! Classes for all levels. Concession on grounds .!! NEW this year is a raffle on a breeding to” LOKOTA CHIC “ We will have our amazing Silent Auction as well as a Used Tack Auction.. Saturday night Tailgate Potluck Party!!! Contact Jenna at

May 9-19
Georges Malleroni Classical Dressage Clinic to be held at Indigo Equestrian Centre in Courtenay. For more information contact Lois – 250-338-6588 or

May 15-18
Equine Adjustment Course - "The No Mallet Method" Takala Trails Ranch, Ladysmith, BC Tired of seeing your horse adjusted with a mallet? Mallets can cause soft tissue injury leading to soreness, swelling and soft tissue damage. Learn the skills to palpate joints, test them for movement and the need for adjusting - along with proper and safe technique! Sidonia McIntyre is a student of Dr. Daniel Kamen - author of the Well Adjusted Horse, Dog and Cat. See web site for full course details. If the 2014 schedule does not appear, please click on the refresh button (little 1/2 circle with the arrow) on your browser. Instructor: Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF e-mail:

May 24/25
Campbell River Trail Riders English Hunter /Jumper Show

May 31
Campbell River Trail Riders Dressage Show

May 31 and June 1
Explorations in Equine Facilitated Wellness at Generation Farms in Nanaimo. EFW is a field that combines Mental Health Professionals and Equine Professionals working together with horses to help people overcome emotional challenges and gain confidence. Generation Farms is a leader in this field offering both programs and training. Deborah Marshall is a Certified Trainer with the National Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness. This weekend workshop is the first step and a chance to find out if this work is for you.

June 15
Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association Ride a thon Elk and Beaver Lake Riding Ring More information at or 778 426 0506

July 13
Campbell River Trail Riders Western Show

Aug 9/10
Campbell River Trail Riders
English Hunter /Jumper Show

Aug 16
Campbell River Trail Riders Dressage Show

Aug 17
Campbell River Trail Riders Western Show

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