Island Horses





Events Calendar - Please email your events islandhorses@showpen.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

EVENTS 2014

Oct 15, 22, 29 & Nov 5
Calm & Confident Classes with Jodine Carruthers at CTRA classroom, Providence Farm. Are you tired of riding through fear or dealing with unwanted nerves? Would you like to gain more confidence on the ground and in the saddle? Then join us for this four part classroom series. Guest Speakers include Gina Allan, Emily Pelletier and Dr. Tonia Winchester. Cost for all four is $195+gst. A portion of the proceeds to benefit CTRA. Each class runs from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Contact Jodine at (250) 618-9322 or jodine@harmonioushorsemanship.com.

Oct 25-26
Topnotch Warmbloods is hosting a Dressage Clinic with Sven Smienk on the weekend of October 25-26 . Cost is $60 plus $10 ring fee each lesson. Contact us for more info. natilien22@hotmail.com or 250-245-8614.

Nov 8-9
The Cowgirl Re-union 2-day. 9-5pm Intensive: An Adventure in Horsemanship with Stefanie Travers and Alexa Linton. At Blue Eagle Equestrian Centre in Cedar, BC. Email Alexa at alexa@alexalinton.com for more details.

Nov 22
Supple Equestrian Somatics Level I Saturday Nov 22nd 10 am – noon $45, $35 if registered by Nov 7th 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.

CLUB DIRECTORY
Club information listings are Free
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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 neseeka@shaw.ca
Port Alberni Chapter, Mel Francoeur melodyfrancoeur@shaw.ca
Southern Van. Island Chapter, Ybo Plante, 250 361-6290 farmgirlbc@gmail.com
Powell River Chapter – Contact Lynn 604-487-1337 lynn.w@shaw.ca

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 ridingforfreedomranch@shaw.ca

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: dbeaton@telus.net (604) 476-0558

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

Coombs 4H Horse Club
Joan Larson 250-752-0395 or joan@joanlarson.com

Courtenay CADORA
Bonnie Earle at nelson-earle@shaw.ca web site: www.courtenaycadora.com

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

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 silfern@shaw.ca

Cowichan Therapeutic Riding
Providence Farm 1843 Tzouhalem Rd., Duncan

Elk and Beaver Lake Equestrian Society
Contact: President Pam Nezel parkridersunited5@gmail.com

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

Garden City Horsemen's Club
Anne Bell (250) 642-3539 email gchc@shaw.ca

HarbourCity Pony Club (Nanaimo)
Contact Sue Prior Phone number 250-247-0123 e-mail: priorconsulting@hotmail.com

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
email islandbarrelracing@hotmail.com

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 heidichartrand@shaw.ca

Metchosin Pony Club
Contact Anita Rados 250-727-3595 email ponyclub@farmerbranko.com

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 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 sunnyfarm01@hotmail.com or ebonar@shaw.ca or phone 722-2955

Natural Phanatics
Victoria Natural Horsemanship Group, Contact Laura Foxgord  250-391-9612 laurafoxgord@shaw.ca

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 flyingchanges-rs@shaw.ca

Parksville/Qualicum Pony Club
Contact Tanya Richards at tjrd@shaw.ca

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 ssiwishtrailride@hotmail.com RIDE A HORSE - GRANT A WISH

Queen Margaret's School
Contact Carol Newington cnewington@qms.bc.ca

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 tjbater@telus.net

Sooke Saddle Club
Gail Nash 250-642-4515 (Publicity) Email nashramblers@hotmail.com

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: uvicequestrian@hotmail.com

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 doug@valleyviewfarms.ca

Vancouver Island Welsh Pony & Cob Society

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

Victoria Polo Club
Dan Pedrick dpedrick@uvic.ca

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association
Sue Colgate (Executive Director) at 778-426-0506, PO Box 412, Brentwood Bay, BC, V8M 1R3 email sue.colgate@vtra.ca

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

Vimy Western Riding Club
Vimy Western Riding Club All breeds, all levels of experience welcome! Check out our website or contact vimyclub@gmail.com

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. westerndressage.cvi@gmail.com Contact person is Trish Hyatt Facebook group page