Welcome to the Kelowna Riding Club!
Happy New Year! Looking forward to 2015!
Congratulations to our 2014 Volunteer of the Year, Mark Prevost! Mark was instrumental in helping out the club with grounds and ring maintenance this summer and fall. Thank you Mark for helping to keep the rings in fabulous condition!
We also wish to congratulate our 2014 Carol Schellenberg Memorial Sportsmanship Award recipient, Tatjana Gjesdal! Thank you to Lynda Ramsay for presenting this special award to Tatjana. Tatjana exhibits exemplary sportsmanship qualities and is an inspiration and role model to our up and coming young riders. Way to go Tatjana! Tatjana received a plaque and has had her name engraved on the large trophy on display at the clubhouse.
The Volunteer and Sportsmanship Awards were presented at our 2014 AGM on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
With two directors stepping down, two new ones were appointed being Darryl Ramsay and Kate Mincey. Welcome to the Board, Darryl and Kate! We look forward to working with you in 2015!
In addition to the AGM, we also had a potluck, door prizes, year-end awards and silent auction. We had a free membership draw which was won by KRC member Lynne Arbuthnot.
A special appreciation was presented to Dwayne from Prairie Coast Equipment/John Deere for providing the club with a tractor at a very reasonable rate and we look forward to continuing this great relationship in 2015.
Thank you so much to all our sponsors who support us throughout the year and provided us with silent auction items to help our club fundraise. Sponsors include: Prairie Coast Equipment; Diamond H Tack; Greenhawk Kelowna; Kelowna Flightcraft; Day Orchards; Lynne Arbuthnot; Susanne Zimmerman ~ thanks to all!
It was also announced that we have completed the upgrades to the caretaker’s trailer and we welcomed our new caretaker, Joan Gibson. Welcome Joan!
~ stay safe and in the tack ~
Check out photos of the 2014 Spring Classic Hunter Jumper show here.
Please check out all of our wonderful sponsors on our Sposors/Links page. We wish to extend a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, please support them as they have supported us!
The Kelowna Riding Club wishes to extend a huge thank you to Prairie Coast Equipment for providing us with an awesome lease on an affordable John Deere tractor for the Club! Now Tony can get out there and get our rings in tip top shape in Green & Yellow Style! Prairie Coast even offers an “Equine Discount Program” to support the equine industry – check out the Prairie Coast website for more info.
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Did you know the Kelowna Riding Club is available for rent for your horse show, clinic or even non-horsey event? You can rent the entire facility or just one ring, or just the clubhouse. Please see the Facility Rental tab at the top of the page for more info.
The Kelowna Riding Club is a non-profit facility run by volunteers. We welcome all new members, whether you are a rider in any discipline or a horse lover (non-riding memberships are available). We are not a boarding or teaching facility, rather we are a gathering place for equestrian sports. Members are welcome to use the four rings at our 10 acre facility to exercise and train their horses. We also welcome coaches to come and provide lesson programs on site. We hope you will consider becoming a member of this Kelowna institution! The club is officially in its 50s but has been in existence since the early part of last century – perhaps as early as 1898!
KRC 2015 Event Schedule
- April 22-26, 2015: KRC Hunter/Jumper Spring Classic.
Contact Lindsay Kern-LeGroulx for sponsorship and/or event information. Rocky Mountain Show Jumping’s Caroline Jones will be managing KRC’s premiere event once again. Warm-up rounds on Wednesday, April 22nd. Show runs from Thursday, April 23rd to Sunday, April 26th.
- KRC Spring Classic Prizelist 2014
- KRC Spring Classic Entry Form 2014
- 2013 KRC Hunter/Jumper Spring Classic in photos 2013 Sponsors
Link to Onsite Digital Photography’s gallery
- May ? (to be confirmed) Spring Fever HJ Show Spring Fever 2014 PDF
- May ? (to be confirmed) Eiren Crawford Dressage Clinic - contact Ashton
- May 16-17: KRC Dressage Festival – contact Ashton for information and sponsorship opportunities
- August ? (to be confirmed) Equi-Life Jumper Challenge show, Jumper Challenge Aug 9-10 2014 contact Lindsay
- October 17th, Saturday, Fall Cleanup 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, contact Tracy Avery or Kate Mincey
- Annual General Meeting ~ Saturday, November 14th, 6:00 pm, potluck and silent auction, be sure to come and vote in your 2016 Directors!
- Equestrian Christmas Fair, December , contact Lindsay.
Visit our Contact Page for the current Board of Directors list, and please feel free to contact us at any time. If you notice any problems or mistakes on our KRC website, or have submissions or ideas of what you’d like to see on the site, please contact us.
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Thank you to Onsite Digital Photography for providing some fantastic pictures for our website.