Island Horses
EQUINE EVENTS ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

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EVENTS 2015
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 2016

June 4-5
Comox Valley Pony Club Open Hunter Jumper Show & Pony Club Regional Championships For more information: web: cvponyclub.ca email: exec@cvponyclub.ca

June 4-5
Island Invitational Horse Show June 4 & 5 Cowichan Exhibition Grounds. Open classes - Breed classes - BC Heritage Qualifier - English - Western - Driving. Contact Doug at Valley View Farms for a prize list doug@valleyviewfarms.ca or text 250-710-1517

June 4-5
Explorations in Equine Facilitated Wellness Generation Farms in Nanaimo BC. Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm This is an introduction into the field of Equine Facilitated Wellness and the role of the equine, safety issues when working with equines and humans and other core concepts of EFW. It will feature two days of experiential learning at Generation Farms, combined with a distance learning component. Participants will leave with a general understanding of the EFW field and the next steps if they want to develop their skills further in this field. Explorations in EFW is open to anyone. Come to our new location in Yellow Point. www.generationfarms@shaw.ca

June 5
Cowboy Dressage Introduction Sunday $60 2 1/2 hours See fondamunro.com for details

June 10-13
Ranch School with 3* Parelli Professional Buddy Cardinal. A Horseman’s Introduction to Stockmanship, Ranch Roping, and Ranch Work. Clinic will be held in Ladysmith. Auditors welcome but must pre-register. Contact Gayle at gpbrase@telus.net for more information.

June 12
Equine Health and Emergency First Aid course Millshaw Meadows, Mill Bay BC Full day, hands on course with take home manual $149+gst Contact Alex Hamilton for information or to register alexhamilton_@Hotmail.com or 250-701-3232

June 12
Alberni Valley Pony Club is hosting a Give-It-A-Go dressage test day June 12, 2016. Western dressage tests welcome. For more information email: dj_yeha@hotmail.com Judge: Jayne Essig

June 18
Outdoor Adventure Trail Clinic $75 2 1/2 hours See fondamunro.com for details

June 18-19
VIAHA Island Classic Arabian show will be held June 18 and 19. We are offering open all breed dressage classes and Saddlebred classes. See VIAHA website for entry forms.

June 18-19
Sprout Meadows Open Schooling Show

June 24-26
The Silver Spur Riding Club is hosting a weekend equestrian trail event in Bowser. Friday June 24th to Saturday evening June 25th is the Lighthouse Country Competitive Trail Ride (CTR). June 26 is the Vancouver Island Memorial Trail Ride to raise money for the Oceanside Hospice Society. More information for the CTR is at http://www.bcctra.ca/services.html and the Vancouver Island memorial Trail Ride at at http://www.silverspurridingclub.org/memorialtrailride.html

June 25
Campbell River Trail Riders Western Gymkhana Show

June 26
Courtenay CADORA Dressage Show – email bigspottedpony@hotmail.com for entry forms

July

Riding Camps Register now for Summer Riding and Horsemanship Camp at Takala Trails Ranch, Ladysmith, BC
Monday to Thursday 9:30 - 1:30 $225.00 See attached Registration Form

Sprout Meadows Riding Camps
July 5-7 Three Day Kids Camp , July 19 One Day Kids Camp, July 26-28 Three Day Kids Camp

July 2
Cowboy Dressage Introduction Sunday $60 2 1/2 hours See fondamunro.com for details

July 2, 3
Nanaimo Equestrian Mid Island Cadora Summer Festival (Bronze/Gold Show)

July 2, 3
Campbell River Trail Riders English Show

July 11-15
Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association is offering a 5-day “Take The Reins” clinic for youth and young adults 15 years and up who are either currently working towards becoming a certified instructor/ working on their Equine Canada Rider Levels, or who are seriously considering a career in coaching and want to learn more about the process. Includes: Lesson planning, preparation, and hands-on teaching experience. Correct lunging theory and practice. Stable management topics applicable to each participant’s level. Opportunity to sit a written Equine Canada Rider Level exam upon completion of the course. Introduction to therapeutic riding and para-equestrian sport. Taught by dual-certified Equine Canada and CanTRA coaches, who are qualified to test EC Rider Levels. $200 plus an additional fee for writing an exam. All participants must be current HCBC and CTRA members. For more info or to register please email info@ctra.ca or call 250-746-1028

July 11-15
Alpine Stables 2016 Riding Camp Dates Now Available July 11-15 | July 25-29 | Aug 8-12 | Aug 22-26

July 23
Outdoor Adventure Trail Clinic $75 2 1/2 hours See fondamunro.com for details

August 13-14
NVIHA English show

August
Sprout Meadows Riding Camps
August 9-11 Three Day Kids Camp, August 16 One Day Kids Camp


August 7
Courtenay CADORA Dressage Show – email bigspottedpony@hotmail.com for entry forms

Sept 3-4
Campbell River Trail Riders English hunter jumper show

Sept 10-11
Liberty Workshop with Heather Nelson on Gabriola Island, B.C.. Weekend workshops consist of private lessons where you start from the very beginning without lines. Develop your bond and communication, then learn exercises to build your horse’s strength and suppleness. Observe and interact with others as well in a fun, safe and relaxing weekend. $195/horses, $40 for spectators. 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Register on website

Sept 10
Campbell River Trail Riders Western Gymkhana Show

CLUB DIRECTORY
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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: Maureen Pearse 250 245-2683

B.C. Competitive Trail Riders Assoc
Contact Tammy Mercer 250-335-3390 or ridingforfreedomranch@shaw.ca

BC Islands Pony Club

Greater Victoria Hilary Harris hilaryharrisk@gmail.com Tina Mason masonclan@shaw.ca
Salt Spring Island Samantha Clarkson sclarkson@icloud.com
Cowichan Valley Tarka Clayton tarka@shaw.ca
P's & Q's Catherine Dempster cannedempster@gmail.com
Alberni Valley Colleen Jansma dj_yeha@hotmail.com
Comox Valley Penny Mullen dc@cvponyclub.ca
Campbell River Shannon Buck Shannon.buck@shaw.ca

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

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

Courtenay CADORA
Bonnie Earle at nelson-earle@shaw.ca

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 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

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!

Nanaimo Equestrian Association

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

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 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
Audrey Cooper. (Executive Director)

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