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

October 8-9
QMS Richard Keller Clinic, QMS Cost $330 for Two days For the past 40 years, Richard has judged and designed courses for prestigious events on both the East and West Coasts of the United States and is considered one of the premier judges of Hunters, Jumpers and Hunt Seat Equitation throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is nationally recognized for the development of many Grand Prix horse and rider combinations; producing numerous medal final contenders (USET, USEF and ASPCA Equitation), World Cup Finals jumper riders and many year-end hunter riders (Young Riders Championships).

October 15
QMS Equine First Aid Workshop, QMS Cost $149. Learn injury prevention, pain source identification and saddle fit for spinal health. Learn the proper way to take vital signs, how to weigh your horse without a weight tape, and what your vet needs to know when you call! You will also learn the types of wounds and their treatment. PLUS - colic, choke, collapse, founder, scratches and more.

October 15-16
LH Equestrian Management presents a clinic with Karen Pavicic at Bonita Stables in North Saanich. Auditors are always welcome, $20 per day. Check out or email Laura at for more information.

October 16
7th Annual Used Tack Sale and Swap Meet at Seabreeze Riding Stable. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday October 16, 2016, 2040 Saddle Drive, Nanoose Bay, BC. Bring your new or used tack for sale or trade. Rain or shine (indoors). Table rental is $13 with all proceeds being donated to the Errington Therapeutic Riding Association. E-mail: or call (250) 390-4218 to reserve a table or for more information. Reservations accepted until Friday October 14.

October 22
Supple Equestrian Somatics Level I . Saturday October 22nd 10 am – 12 noon $35 if registered by October 14 , $45 after. To register 250 748-6600 Create comfort and suppleness in your body so you can be more comfortable in and out of the saddle. Improve your riding and decrease pain. If you have pain, tense muscles or injuries Somatic education and movements will help you release tension, gain self control of your muscles and give more effective aids 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 decreased tension and pain, increased self-awareness, more 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. Booklet of movements provided with workshop. Held at Duncan Wellness Centre 303 B 80 Station Street. Instructor: Violet Reynolds, RMT, Somatic Educator

October 23
Mid-Island CADORA's a Haunted Dressage Fall Fest Schooling Show at Beban Park in Nanaimo. Dressage, western, para and eventing dressage classes offered as well as hack classes and the always entertaining Costume Class! Great prizes including high points, best turned out, longest hauler and more. Entry form at or contact Laura for more information at

November 3
QMS If Your Horse Could Talk Evening Workshop with Jodine Buydens, QMS Cost $25 6:30pm-8:30pm

November 6
QMS If Your Horse Could Talk Clinic with Jodine Buydens, QMS Cost $85 If you're yearning for a deeper connection with horses, or your child who loves them, but haven't known how to go about it, look no further. Jodine Buydens, author of If Your Horse Could Talk, will share with horse lovers, or their parents, how to get the most of their relationship with a horse, including understanding the basics of horse psychology, equine behaviour and equine body language.

November 16
QMS Horse Leg Care workshop with Kate Heikkila, QMS Cost $25 12:30pm-3:00pmKate has been grooming showjumpers for the past six years. She has worked for top level riders and barns at shows like Spruce Meadows, Thunderbird & Colorado Horse Park. She will be working with riders on caring for their equine partners at horse shows. Topics covered will be caring for your horse's legs and maintaining soundness and health through proper equine husbandry.

November 18
QMS Brian Morton-Journey to the Canadian Equestrian Team Evening Workshop Cost $25 6:30pm-8:30pm

November 19
QMS Brian Morton Hunter Jumper Clinic, QMS Cost $330 for two daysBrian Morton grew up in Southlands and has been a passionate rider from a young age. He completed his "A" level of Pony Club and enjoyed all the English disciplines. As an adult, Brian has specialized in Show jumping, and has based himself in Langley, BC. For the past nine years, Brian has developed a training and coaching program named "Equimark", with business partner and current Canadian Chef d'Equipe Mark Laskin. In 2016, Brian rode on the Canadian Equestrian Team in Europe, winning the first qualifying event, and finishing 5th overall with his Team for the Nation's Cup.

December 9
QMS Sandra Sokoloski Evening Workshop, QMS Cost $35 6:30pm-8:30pm

December 10
QMS Sandra Sokoloski Clinic, QMS Cost $125 E-Sport Physiotherapy is owned and operated by Sandra Sokoloski. Her focus is to treat riders as athletes and facilitate their understanding of relevant human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Enhancing the riding experience, whether on the trail or in the show ring, is accomplished through equestrian-specific physiotherapy treatment, equestrian fitness training, education sessions and clinics.

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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