LOCAL RIDING ORGANISATIONS
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.
EQUINE HEALTH SERVICES
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
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.