FAQ

What amenities are offered at Windsor?
What do the boarding fees cover? 
What type of hay and grain is available? 
Will you add supplements to my horse’s feed if I provide them?
What bedding do you use? 
Can my friends or family come to the barn with me? 
Can my friend from another barn come ride with me at Windsor? 
Is Windsor an adult-only barn? 
Are dogs allowed at the barn? 
What are the barn hours? 

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What amenities are offered at Windsor? 

  • 2 lit arenas: One all-weather 60 x 60′ sand lunging ring, and one 20 x 40m sand/rubber mix riding ring. Jumps are available for individual set-up, with the request that standards and poles are removed from the arena and stored after use.
  • 5 individual sand paddocks with loafing sheds for scheduled horse turn-out during the day
  • 32 rubber-matted stalls in 3 barns with attached pea gravel paddocks. All stalls are 11 x 11′ with varying paddock sizes. Each stall comes equipped with a heated automatic waterer.
  • Cold water is available from two hoses outside the barns for personal use, including cleaning and filling water buckets, bathing or cold-hosing, etc.
  • Barn 1 has an indoor wash stall with hot and cold water and two infrared heat lamps, available for use by all boarders and riders.
  • One full-size individual tack locker per stall, in heated, vented, and well-lit locker rooms. Each barn also has one hook per stall for hanging blankets.
  • New electrical system in all three barns: Individual lights in each stall, separate lights in barn aisles and Barn 1 wash stall, and security lights in stable courtyard and driveway
  • Two clean and heated washrooms with showers
  • Laundry room with coin-operated washer and dryer for saddle pads and wraps
  • Optional laundering of heavy blankets, rain sheets, and fly sheets by Old Country Laundry, with regular pick-up and drop-off from Windsor Stables
  • Heated barn lounge
  • 24-hour on-site staff, including a night manager who performs a night check of each horse, feeds additional late-night hay on request, and is available overnight in case of emergency or illness

What do the boarding fees cover? 
Windsor Stables is a full-service boarding barn. The horses receive one morning and one evening hay/grain feed, and one lunch hay feed. Additional hay at night check is available on request. Each horse is fed hay and grain to owner specifications based on the horse’s age, work load, and size. In addition to attached outdoor paddocks on each stall, each horse is scheduled for turnout in the individual sand paddocks several times a week. Stalls are cleaned daily before noon, and turnout paddocks are mucked between each rotation of horses. Horse blanketing is available in the winter for a small additional fee.

What type of hay and grain is available?
We provide a variety of feeds which are formulated for our horses’ needs in BC. Feeding requirements are individually tailored for each horse. Our hay is grown locally and is a quality second cut. Special diets verified with a letter from your veterinarian will be accommodated when possible.

Will you add supplements to my horse’s feed if I provide them? 
Yes, as long as they are pre-measured and stored in pest-proof containers on the stall door.

What bedding do you use? 
We use a sawdust shavings blend on top of rubber-matted cement floors. Barn aisles are also rubber-matted for safety.

Can my friends or family come to the barn with me? 
Of course! Friends and family are welcome to accompany riders to watch lessons or meet your horse. We only ask that visitors are respectful of other boarders, riders, and horses. This means maintaining adequate safety protocol by wearing close-toed shoes, avoiding running or making loud noises, and not petting or feeding other horses without owner permission.

Can my friend from another barn come ride with me at Windsor? 
Only horses boarded at Windsor Stables are permitted use of our arenas. This is to ensure fairness for buy generic viagra the owners and boarders who pay monthly strata fees that contribute to maintenance of the arenas and their footing.

Is Windsor an adult-only barn? 
No! We welcome riders of all ages and riding abilities.

Are dogs allowed at the barn? 
Dogs are only permitted in common areas (driveway and courtyard) when supervised and on leash. We do not allow dogs in any of the barn aisles, tack rooms, stalls, paddocks, or arenas. This is to ensure horse and rider safety. We also ask that you pick up after your dog; there are brown bags provided in Barn 1 for waste collection and disposal.

What are the barn hours? 
The barn is open from 6 AM to 10 PM, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The riding rings are equipped with individually operated timed lights to accommodate riding in the early morning and evening.