Southlands Area

Dunbar-Southlands is located on unceded and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory, just 10 minutes by car from UBC and 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver. The neighbourhood is located next to Pacific Spirit Regional Park, which consists of miles of recreational trails, and məqʷe:m (the Camosun Bog), a 2000-year-old wetland revered by the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people for its significance in tradition, medicine, and narrative.

The Southlands neighbourhood is now divided into plots of land occupied by multimillion-dollar mansions and barns. The Southlands Riding Club (SRC), founded in 1943, is a regional highlight; its 16-acre grounds include numerous indoor and outdoor riding rings, a beautiful half-mile track, and a spacious barn lounge. The SRC hosts a number of riding competitions and clinics each year, and with festivities like the annual Country Fair — a popular family-friendly event held each September — it is the perfect gathering place for equestrians and non-equestrians alike. The Club is open from 6 AM to 10 PM, 365 days a year.Group ride

                                                            Morgan on nearby trail
                                                       Photo courtesy of Dex Horton Photography


Tack Shops

The Carrington Shoppe
Located at Carrington Stables
3434 W 55th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6N 0A2

Greenhawk Equestrian Sport
1622 W 75th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G2

Thunderbird Tack Shop
Located at Thunderbird Show Park
24550 72nd Ave.
Langley, BC V1M 3W8
Open seasonally, May through August, or by appointment

Equine Essentials Tack & Laundry Services
6087-64th St
Delta, BC V4K 4E2




All boarders are welcome to bring their own vets.
Following is a list of vets who service the Southlands area:

Clover Valley Veterinary Hospital
Meadow Lane Equine Clinic
Paton Martin Veterinary Services
West Coast Equine Clinic
Wise Equine Veterinary Services  

                Photos courtesy of Dex Horton Photography



All farriers are welcome to work on horses during opening hours outside Barn 3. Following is a list of local farriers popular in Southlands. Availability and rates vary; please contact your farrier individually for more information.

Blair Bartlett

Steve Dixon
604-856-8212 (Home)
604-832-2676 (Cell)

Connie Egolf
604-563-1767 (Home)
604-837-1767 (Cell)

James Findler

Jamie Poulos

Jay Thacker

             Photo courtesy of Dex Horton Photography



Other Services


Southlands Riding Club: Neighbourhood riding facility with indoor and outdoor arenas for all disciplines, indoor and outdoor lunging rings, a half-mile track, cross-country course, and barn lounge. Hosts regular community events and regional horse shows.

Southlands Drill Team: A group of casual riders who practice mounted drill riding (think marching band or synchronised swimming — but with horses!). Run by part-time local trainer Claudia Zurmuhle and her students, drill team is a great way for horses and riders to challenge themselves with new riding techniques, build community for humans and horses, and have fun.

Southlands Trail Riders: A local group of riders who organise casual trail rides along the Fraser River and through Pacific Spirit Regional Park. A great resource for anyone new to the neighbourhood who would like to safely explore our fabulous network of trails.

Pony Club, British Columbia Lower Mainland Region: Canadian Pony Club is a member-based organisation supporting youth aged 6-25 in learning about taking care of and working with horses and ponies. They have a number of regional branches across Canada, and Vancouver is serviced by the BC Lower Mainland branch.


Dental: Fred MacKenzie (call 604-858-6250)
Natural Care: Liz Stone (call 604-351-2747)
Nutrition: Ken Wilkinson at Otter Co-op (call 604-856-2517)
Therapy: Katherine Penner Equine Therapy Services
Training & Rehab
: Pegasus Training & Rehabilitation Center (located in Redmond, WA, USA)

Photo courtesy of Dex Horton Photography

The Southlands Riding Club is an excellent resource for riders, parents, and community members. For an extensive list of equine information locally and across BC, please click here.