Welcome to the Kelowna Riding Club!
Thanks to Jesse Alexander Photography for this stunning photo of sunset during the West Kelowna Smith Creek fire.
The Kelowna Riding Club is grateful that all fire evacuees are now back safe in their homes and stables! Thank you to all who assisted those in need!
***PLEASE NOTE***ADULT CAMP IS POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST***
The Spring Dressage Festival 2014 was a great success thanks to the hard work and dedication of the show committee and volunteers! Shown above is the KRC’s very own Kathrin Maxwell with Roksana, after completing her 71.6% Training ride! Kathrin and Roksana were the Training Champions and received the Sr. High Test score of the show! Jr High Test Score was won by Harmony Hoefler, shown below. The show was well attended by many riders coming from all over BC, including Vancouver Island, and Alberta. This year the show introduced Western Dressage and FEI Young Riders as well as FEI Grand Prix classes. Congratulations to all! Please click on the link for more 2014 Dressage Festival photos and championship results.
Also in May we held a Dressage Schooling show which was also well attended and gave riders a chance to practice tests in a very informal setting with less pressure and more opportunity to learn. We even had some Prix Caprilli tests, so much fun! Again, thank you to the coordinators and the participants for making these shows the successes they are.
Check out photos of the 2014 Spring Classic Hunter Jumper show here! The Kelowna Riding Club kicked off the 2014 show season with the Kelowna Spring Classic Hunter/Jumper Show on April 24-27. The show was a great success; there was a large turnout and we even had good weather! Many of our competitors came from Alberta, including Julie Allen and Isabella Maddalo from Bow Canyon Ranch, first and second place winners of the $400 Coast Capri Hotel/Chances Gaming Entertainment Gamblers Choice class. This class was exciting and entertaining to watch, and spectators got to enjoy food donated and served by the Coast Capri Hotel. Also from Calgary was the winner of the $500 The View Winery Hunter Spectacular, Centim, owned by Trish Mrakawa and ridden by Angelica Edwards-Jones. In the $400 Okanagan Equine Veterinary Beginner Hunter Classic, Olivia Austin and Del Rio beat out twenty other competitors to win the last class of the horse show. I bet we’ll see many of the competitors returning next year to compete in the Hunter Spectacular! Local rider Halle Gainey and her pony Sterling Silver showed pony power by winning two big classes at this horse show, the Okanagan Restoration Pony Challenge, and the $400 CF Farms 0.85m Mini Prix. Winning the $400 Jim Mills Memorial 1.10m Mini Prix was Jada Wagner and Bali from Cali. The CET Mini Medal title sponsored by Drummond Law was won by Tasha Otto. The Kelowna Riding Club would like to thank all of the generous sponsors and volunteers, as well as the competitors for making this show a success!
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!
Members please note: the sprinkler system has been started up for the season. Regular sprinkler times for the season will be: 6:00 am, 12:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
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 2014 Event Schedule
- April 23-27, 2014: KRC Hunter/Jumper Spring Classic.
Contact our 2014 show chair, 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 23rd. Show runs from Thursday, April 24th to Sunday, April 27th.
- 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 2-4: Doug Mills Clinic – Doug Mills Training Thru Trust Horsemanship Clinic. Click on Doug’s name to check out his website or contact Sarah for more information.
- Doug Mills May 2-4 2014
- Doug Mills Clinic Info
- May 10-11 Spring Fever HJ Show Spring Fever 2014 PDF
- May 12-16: Eiren Crawford Dressage Clinic - contact Ashton
- Click the Eiren may link for more info
- May 17-18: KRC Dressage Festival – contact show manager Cindy Foster for information and sponsorship opportunities
- May 25: Dressage Schooling Show, contact Lynda Ramsay
- July 1-15 Eiren Crawford Dressage Lessons contact Ashton
- July 27-30: KRC Adult Camp **POSTPONED TO AUGUST**
- Please contact Ashton if you are interested in attending in August
- August 9-10 Equi-Life Jumper Challenge show, Jumper Challenge Aug 9-10 2014 contact Lindsay
- August 30-31: John Turner Jumping Clinic contact Lindsay
- October 11-12 Equi-Life Hunter Jumper show, 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.