Here's a picture of one of our happy riders from today. She's visiting from Sweden and had a great ride on Freckles. Freckles looked like he enjoyed it, too - particularly this quick stop one of our regular snack spots! She was a very nice rider.
Here are some of our horses at Campbell Valley Park waiting for their next riders - guests from Vancouver - to saddle up and hit the trails. From left to right, the horses are Shine, Annie, Pilgrim, Freckles and Traveller.
We just came across this photo and newspaper article from a couple of years ago. It was taken by a reporter from the Maple Ridge Times when we had just finished a ride in Golden Ears Park (about 45 minutes from Vancouver). Most of the riders are Gene's grand daughters, two of whom come from Halifax every summer and are real horse kids. A ride in Golden Ears is always part of their summer plans. Here's the link to the article in the Maple Ridge Times: http://www.mrtimes.com/community/six-in-the-saddle-1.492361
Our pretty pinto mare, Mary, is heading to her new home in Alberta tomorrow morning. She's such a kind, gentle mare but not quite strong enough for life in a trail riding outfit. We wish her and her new partners all the best. You'll be missed, Mary
Hootsuite saddled up and rode with us yesterday down the trails in Langley's Campbell Valley Park. What a great group! Here are a few iPhone shots from our break at one of the 'snack spots' that our horses love so much. Thanks for riding with us, Hootsuite! Hope you had as much fun as we did
Horses, left to right: Jag, Honey, Straws, Pilgrim, Freckles and Traveller
Our friend, Tani, brought a client of hers this weekend to ride our horses. The rain held off beautifully! Tani is on Annie, our buckskin, and her client is on Traveller. Both horses were happy to take a break from our ride to have a quick snack at one of our many 'snack spots!'
Watch this video to see some of the spectacular scenery where we ride, as well as some of the beautiful horses we saddle up for our guests. You'll see mountains, a little river, gentle trails and wide open fields. Thanks to the Gallagher family and Bonnie Davis for being in our video!
When new immigrant, Richard Bannister's, parents came to visit from England, he took them for a ride through Campbell Valley Park with us. The horses had a good time, too - particularly here at the snack spot. Horses, left to right, are Traveller, Freckles, Annie and Jag... and they're all looking forward to the picture taking being over and the grazing part to resume! (And, just in case you're curious, you can see Traveller's breeding by visiting the All Breed Database - his registered name is Cool Design and he's one cool horse!)
Here's where we share photos and memories of some of our guests and the horses they get to call their own for an hour or two. Saddle up!