Here are some snapshots of the fun we've been having lateley!
Hunt Ball & FVHS Fund Raiser
April End of Season (Drag) Hunt Meet & Breakfast
Hunting Fun Day!
Hunting Newcomers' Clinic
Clients enjoyed a weekend of Hunting Theory and Coaching to prepare themselves and their horses to participate at the end of season Meet of the Fraser Valley Hunt Society at Riverlands. Many aspects were covered including the Theory of Hunting traditions, etiquette, horse training and fitness and the Practical aspects of Riding safety and Field protocols. Everyone had a great time and all participants are raring to go at the Hunt! We plan to repeat this clinic prior to subsequent Meets ~ All levels of horses and riders welcome, jumps are optional and we can provide horses for riders without mounts. Come and have a go!
Interactive Equine First Aid Demonstration
Riverlands was pleased to welcome Dr. Tracey Plough DVM, DACT of Plough Equine Services and Dr. Michael Perron DVM, CVA of West Coast Equine Clinic for an Interactive Equine First Aid Clinic. Dr's Plough and Perron demonstrated to clients how to check their horse's vital signs and what to look out for if a horse is unwell. Clients were also shown what to do in an emergency situation, how to perform basic First Aid on their horses and when to call the vet for more serious problems. Following the demonstration, clients were invited to gain hands-on experience testing the vital signs on volunteer horses. Finally, everybody went home with First Aid gift boxes Thanks to the Vets and Event Sponsors, The Animal Barn!
Lower mainland dressage trainer Terry Scott took a break between training tempi-changes and visited Riverlands to work with clients, including Jo and her young horse, Rollo, seen below. Terry plans to visit Riverlands on a regular basis for subsequent clinics.
Childrens' Christmas Party!
Christmas fun for All at Riverlands kicked off with a Skills Demonstration for friends and family by the Childrens' Lesson Program students, followed by their Riverlands Awards Presentation, Festive Cheer in the barn, Carol Singing and an early visit from Santa. Many Thanks to Anita Burleson and Shades of Gold for the beautiful carol singing, to Pastor Paul for the Blessing and to the Riverlands Elves for working so hard to pull everything together!
The Fraser Valley Hunt meet at Riverlands
Professional Photography by Megan Wilson. If you participated in the hunt and would like to purchase your photos, please view the full selection on Megan's website and follow the contact details to order at http://mwphoto.photoshelter.com/
Gary Brewster Show Jumping Clinics
Danz Op De Deel (by De Niro) Schooling Dressage
Isauro Flores, Candillo Junior (by Candillo Z) & Clients
Showjumper Isauro Flores visited the facility with young clients for a weekend of International Level Competition preparations in advance of their debut at the FEI Junior Level. Isauro also brought a couple of his own competition horses up for the weekend: Approved Breeding Stallion Candillo Junior (Candillo Z) and Oldenburg mare, Allie Cat (Dimaggio). Candillo Junior is approved for breeding by Badden Wurttemburg, BWP, KWPN Erkend and Canadian Warmblood; for more information, please visit http://www.osjs.com/candillojunior.htm
The Wonderful World of Rollo (by Rotspon)...
Danz 'Bears All'
Everyone was laughing while these photos were being taken because a big bear came to watch. So much for a lazy Sunday ride :-) He got quite close and they didn't really know what to do, so just kept riding around Megan, who was taking the photos, in a big circle. Eventually the bear got chased away by the barn staff, driving the mule (but don't tell Danz that, because he now thinks he has Equine Super-powers!